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The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is a partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and GHHN that provides support for treatment procedures to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects held in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties and New York City. The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator. Organizational grant awards will not exceed $7,500. No match required.
APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY: Applications will be accepted from nonprofit organizations, museums, historical organizations or other cultural institutions either incorporated in or registered to do business in New York State, that own, care for and exhibit
collections to the public. Grant awards will be made to institutions lacking
in-house conservation staff with expertise in the area for which support is
requested. Organizations may submit only one request, which may involve a
single object or a group of related objects, all owned by the applicant
institution from New York State.
WHAT WE FUND: Support is available for conservation treatment of paintings, works on paper (including individual drawings, watercolors, prints, or photographs), textiles (including costumes, domestic textiles, and upholstery), furniture, frames, indoor and outside sculptures, historical, ethnographic, and decorative objects. Support is also available for treatment costs for supports, stands, and mounts that are integral to the
treatment of the object. This grant will not support treatment of archival collections.
FUNDING PRIORITIES: NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program embraces the widest spectrum of cultural expression and artistic pluralism and encourages organizations to demonstrate a holistic and comprehensive DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and access) commitment. We believe the objects an organization choose to conserve tells a story of what is valued. Our funding priorities value objects and stories that tell a more inclusive narrative of New York State. Therefore:
• The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program will strongly encourage requests for support of objects involving historically marginalized and underrepresented communities.
• For the purposes of this grant, historically marginalized and underrepresented communities may include: African American/Caribbean, Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Native American/Indigenous; LGBTQIA and people with disabilities.
• Additionally, objects that interpret the stories of New York State are strongly encouraged for conservation.
PORTAL OPENS: March 1, 2022
DEADLINE: June 1, 2022 by 11:59 pm
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Greater Hudson Hertitage Network website.
Link to complete RFP: https://www.greaterhudson.org/nyscaghhn-conservation-treatment-grant.html
Organization: Subjects: Arts / Culture
Organization: National Hudson Heritage Network
Geographic Funding Area: New York State
Keywords: conservation treatment
Posted: February 16, 2022
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