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Kresge Foundation 
Arts & Culture Grants

Focuses on Creative Placemaking, an approach to community development and urban planning that integrates arts, culture, and community-engaged design strategies. Grants are made in three specific focus areas: national networks; local systems, and place-based initiatives.
Deadline: On-going

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)  
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions (PAG)  

Helps small and mid-sized institutions-such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town, city, and county records offices, and colleges and universities-improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.
Amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: January 15, 2020

American Association for State and Local History
Workshop Scholarships

Scholarships to attend an onsite workshop.
Deadline: January 15, 2020

National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
Access to Historical Records Grants: Major Initiatives  

Supports projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images.
Amount: $100,000-$350,000
Deadline: January 16, 2020   

American Alliance of Museums
Annual Meeting Scholarship

Includes complimentary conference registration; complimentary tickets to selected networking events; and $750 cash award to subsidize expenses.    The program is designed to nurture greater inclusivity—for the benefit of museums, museum professionals, and the diverse audiences they serve—by supporting the professional development of individuals from underrepresented or marginalized groups.
Deadline:  January 24, 2020

National Endowment for the Arts
Big Read

Supports approximately 75 dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read book. Selected organizations receive a grant, access to online training resources and opportunities, digital resources, and promotional materials designed to support widespread community involvement.
Deadline: January 29, 2020

National Endowment for the Humanities
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC)

Helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience: the ability to anticipate and respond to disasters resulting from natural or human activity.
Amount: Planning: up to $50,000; Implementation: $350,000
Deadline: January 30, 2020

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants

Supports collaborative projects taking place in-school, after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services in one of the following three categories:
Planning: Future project planning, curriculum development, evaluation, resource development, etc.
Professional Development: Training and learning for certified arts educators, classroom teachers, administration, teacher/artist teams, etc.
Student Learning: Sequential, hands-on learning in, though, and/or about the arts.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline:  January 30, 2019

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants

Supports partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in community settings for learners of any age in one of the following three categories:
Participant Engagement: For projects taking place over a period of time with a group of identified participants with arts learning and/or creative expression outcomes.
Planning: For projects focusing on evaluation, resource development, etc., and/or planning for a future Participant Engagement project.
Professional Development: For projects providing arts-based training and learning for the staff, administration, etc., of the applicant.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline:  January 30, 2019

Council on Library and Information Resources
Recordings at Risk

Supports the preservation of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of high scholarly value through digital reformatting. The program aims to help institutions identify priorities and develop practical strategies for digital reformatting, build relationships with partners, and raise awareness of best practices. Grants will range from $10,000 to $50,000 and will cover costs of preservation reformatting for fragile or obsolete time-based media content by qualified external service providers.
Deadline: January 31, 2020.  

Institute for Museum and Library Services/Foundation for Advancement in Conservation
Collections Assessment For Preservation (CAP) Program  

A CAP assessment is a study of an institution’s collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its collections care policies and procedures. The assessment involves a site visit by collections and building assessors, who spend two days touring the museum and interviewing staff and governing officials. The assessors then prepare a comprehensive report that outlines recommendations for improving collections care.
Deadline: February 1, 2020 

National Trust Preservation Funds (NTPF)
Provides seed money for planning activities and education efforts focused on preservation
Amount: $2,500 to $5,000
Deadlines: February 1, June 1, and October 1, 2020.   

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Opportunity Grants for Artists, Teaching Artists, and Arts Administrators   
Provide funding support to Arizona artists, teaching artists, and arts administrators as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact their professional growth.
Amount: $500-$1000
Deadline: February 14, 2020

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Community Investment Grants

Provide unrestricted general operating support to nonprofit arts organizations of all sizes, local arts agencies, and tribal cultural organizations whose primary mission is to produce, present, teach, or serve the arts.
Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
Deadline: March 12, 2020

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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