NYSCA Professional Development Grants
Apply for funding to attend GHHN's 2018 Programs!
The New York State Council on the Arts Museum Program, in partnership with CNY Arts, will again offer Professional Development Grants  to eligible museums across New York State in 2018. They have just over $33,000 to award. Museums may apply for up to $750 for a professional development opportunity for one or more staff or volunteers. Out-of-state travel cannot be supported with the award, but registration fees can be.
 
The opportunity will open on January 4, 2018, and applications will be submitted via Google Forms. (You do not need a Gmail account to access the form). The link will be made available on that day. 
Full details, application webinar information, a list of some examples of professional development opportunities, and FAQ are all available on the homepage of   www.arts.ny.gov .

Did you know you can use these Professional Development Grants to attend programs in GHHN's 2018 lineup? Applicants may request funding to attend any or all GHHN program in 1 ask, as long as it does not exceed the limit of $750. You will need to identify the specific programs and the amount per program. 

Questions about GHHN Programs? Give us a call at 914.592.6726 

2018 GHHN Programmatic Offerings
GHHN Annual Conference
Date: September 2018
Location: Lower Hudson Valley
Fee: GHHN Members: $65.00 ($75.00 After 8/26)
Non Members: $75.00 ($85.00 After 8/26)
Join us in September 2018 for the GHHN Annual Conference to share and discover strategies to interpret historic sites and collections. The 2018 Annual Conference will feature break-out sessions featuring your peers, office hours with grant funding organizations, Key-note speaker, lite breakfast, networking luncheon, full-day exhibit hall, the Awards for Excellence ceremony, and more!
NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator - 2 sessions in 2018
In these days of changing demographics, shrinking attendance, tightened budgets, increased competition, and exponential growth of technology & social media, institutions need to keep their exhibitions fresh, their work relevant, and take bold steps to keep up with the times.To address this statewide need, NYSCA and GHHN have created the Creativity Incubator, a 2-year pilot partnership program. The NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator workshop series invites staff in museums to test out experimental interpretive approaches. As part of this hands-on experience, the host site will have their collections or permanent installations re-imagined by creative thinkers in the field and session participants, This full-day workshop includes lite breakfast, luncheon, afternoon coffee break, and reference materials

NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator: Western NY Session
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Location:(location will be announced early April), Western NY
Fee: $25

NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator: Southern Tier Session
Date: June 2018
Location: (location will be announced early May), Binghamton/Corning NY area
Fee: $25

The NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  
Focus on Funding: Workshop/Webinar Series
Series 1: Workshops
Full-day workshops include lite breakfast, luncheon, afternoon coffee break, and reference materials.

Workshop: Finding Funds for All Your Collections Management Issues
Date: March 8, 2018
Location: Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site
Fee: GHHN Members: $45 NonMembers: $55
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Presented by GHHN and held at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site, the morning program will focus on grant opportunities for the preservation of collections and historic interiors: Conservation Treatment Grant Program, the Collection Needs Assessment Grant Programs, as well as state and federal funding sources. The afternoon will include a site tour and discussion with conservator Donia Conn about agents of deterioration. 

Workshop: More than Just Trails: Understanding the Wider Scope of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area's Funding Opportunities
Date: May 2018
Location: Mid Hudson Valley
Fee: GHHN Members: $45 NonMembers: $55
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Greenway Heritage Conservancy is committed to the preservation, enhancement and development of the world-renowned scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources of the Hudson River Valley. Its grant programs: the Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant Program, Greenway Conservancy Trail Grant Program, and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Heritage Development Grants, provide much needed project support for heritage organizations. Presented by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area/Hudson River Valley Greenway and coordinated by GHHN, this full-day workshop will focus on available grant opportunities for Trail Construction, Trail Planning and Design, Trail Rehabilitation or Improvement and Trail Education or Interpretation as well as a case study of a successful program. 

Workshop: Finding Funds for Your Historic Preservation Project
Date: July 2018
Location: Lower Hudson Valley
Fee: GHHN/PLNYS Members: $45 NonMembers: $55
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Preservation League of New York State invests in people and projects that champion the essential role of preservation in community revitalization, sustainable economic growth, and the protection of our historic buildings and landscapes. Through its signature grant programs, the League has strategically invested in the rehabilitation of historic places, leveraged significant additional resources, and protected properties at the local, state and national level through landmark designations. Presented by PLNYS and coordinated by GHHN, this full-day workshop will focus on historic preservation grant opportunities, focusing on the Preservation League and New York State Council on the Arts partnership programs: Preserve New York, Technical Assistance Grants (TAG). The Preservation League will also discuss other funding sources and the importance of sound project planning. The afternoon will include a presentation on successful preservation project planning and funding.

Series 2: Webinars
1.5 hr webinars -  includes reference materials

Webinar: Finding Funds for All Your Collections Management Issues
Date: April 2018
Fee: GHHN Members: $15 NonMembers: $20
Presented and produced by GHHN, this webinar will provide a funding source overview of the Conservation Treatment Grant Program, the Collection Needs Assessment Grant Program, as well as state, federal and foundation funding sources. The webinar will highlight collection care and storage solutions by Museum Consultant Kathleen Craughwell-Varda.

Webinar: More than Just Trails: Understanding the Wider Scope of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area's Funding Opportunities
Date: September 2018
Fee: GHHN Members: $15 NonMembers: $20
Presented by Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area/Hudson River Valley Greenway and produced by GHHN, this webinar will provide a funding source overview for Trail Construction, Trail Planning and Design, Trail Rehabilitation or Improvement and Trail Education or Interpretation. The webinar will highlight a case study presented by the Delaware & Hudson Historical Society and Museum staff on their on their successful proposal to repair a critical bridge connecting the natural historic landmark Five Lock Walk.

Webinar: Finding Funds for Your Historic Preservation Project
Date: November 2018
Fee: GHHN/PLNYS Members: $15 NonMembers: $20
Produced by GHHN and presented by Preservation League of New York State, this webinar will provide an overview of funding sources and will highlight a case study of a successful project. 

The Focus on Funding Workshop/Webinar Series is made possible by funding from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and some programs are presented in partnership with the Preservation League of New York State. 





SEE YOU AT OUR 2018 PROGRAMS!