Museum Grants for African American History and Culture -- Resources
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Materials from the June 2013 Grantee Convening:
Presentation: Grants and Financial Management (PDF, 118KB)
Presentation: Association of African American Museums (PDF, 1.7MB)
Presentation: Social Media for AAHC Museums
Presentation: American Alliance of Museums (PDF, 640KB)
Handout: MAP Social Media Handbook (PDF, 192KB)
Toolkit: Developing Project Ideas, Part 1 (PDF, 519KB)
Toolkit: Developing Project Ideas, Part 2 (PDF, 710KB)
Presentation: Shaping Outcomes and Logic Model (PDF, 359KB)
Worksheet: Logic Model (PDF, 232KB)
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture content on the IMLS website:
July 17, 2015 10:04 AM
Forty-four grants to 21 states will strengthen museum operations and support the stewardship of our nation’s cultural heritage.
April 22, 2015 02:51 PM
Visit the IMLS booth in the federal pavilion and learn more about our funding opportunities.
September 26, 2014 09:01 AM
IMLS will accept applications until December 1, 2014.
May 16, 2013 12:28 PM
A new wing of the Weeksville Heritage Center will allow for expanded programing while connecting to a permanent exhibit in the original structure.
The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland used an IMLS grant to begin documenting Professor David C. Driskell’s one-of-a-kind archive consisting of an estimated 50,000 objects. The center hired an archivist, graduate student interns, and a consulting archivist to develop procedures for inventorying and making the collection available online.
As a small museum grew into a multi-dimensional center of historic and cultural preservation, it faced a challenge. The museum’s founder needed to expand professional capacity and put in place a leader to succeed her.
The Tubman African American Museum is giving “community outreach” a new meaning. While looking to expand its audience and provide education beyond the museum walls, the museum developed an “Arts & History Outreach Program” that is doing just that.
This four-page overview of IMLS museum funding programs provides succinct information on the Office of Museum Services' FY 2016 grant and award programs, as well as agency initiatives and partnerships of interest to the museum community.
With succinct text and bold infographics, the report presents an accessible look the grant programs, strategic priorities, and the types of organizations and projects that were funded in 2014 by the Office of Museum Services.
This four-page overview of IMLS funding programs provides succinct information on the agency's grant and award programs, as well as agency initiatives and priorities.