INTERESTED IN EXPLORING WAYS TO BE MORE ENGAGING & RELEVANT?
CREATIVITY INCUBATOR 
COMING TO NEW YORK CITY IN NOVEMBER 2019!

We are looking for a host site!

Ready to get Creative?!

The "Creativity Incubator" - a partnership between the New York State Council on  the Arts' Museum Program and the Greater Hudson Heritage Network - is coming  to the five boroughs! If you are located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, or Queens - then we are looking for you!
 
What is the "Creativity Incubator?" it's a chance to put all your pre-conceptions  aside, and use your imagination to experiment and explore different ways to  engage with different audiences. The program is hosted by a museum which  becomes a lab - we use that space and the museum's collections to  brainstorm ways to be more interactive and relevant.
 
Activities are led by a "Museum Maverick" - in the past we have worked with Linda  Norris and Rainey Tisdale, authors of Creativity in Museums , Franklin Vagnone of Twisted Preservation, Lia Tamborra from Museum Hack, Gonzalo Casals of the  Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and for New York City we will be bringing back Andrea Jones of Peak Experience Lab. You can read more about  her work here: www.peakexperiencelab.com
 
We have the "Maverick" now we need the venue.
 
That's where you come in!  We are looking for a museum to host our seventh and  final Creativity Incubator. Past sites have included: Boscobel House & Gardens (Garrison), Raynham Hall Museum (Oyster Bay), Munson Williams Proctor Art  Institute (Utica), Quick Arts Center (Olean), Finger Lakes Boating Museum (Hammondsport), and Adirondack History Museum (Elizabethtown). 

Click here to see photos from the workshops: 

I f you meet the criteria, please apply!

WHAT WE NEED IN A HOST SITE:
  • You must: be located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, or Queens
  • You must: be available November 20 and 21 (one day for set-up/prep and one for the workshop)
  • You must: have space for a minimum of 40 people and be able to provide tables and chairs
  • You must: have room for breakout sessions
  • You must: be accessible to public transportation
  • You must: be willing to allow access to period rooms/exhibitions/collections

PRIORITIES FOR SELECTING FINALISTS: 
NYSCA and GHHN staff will review the following to select a host.

Provide the most creative response to the following: The top 5 reasons why we should pick your site.

Tie-breaker: Organizations which have not worked with an outside consultant related to interpretation in the past 3 years. (Please be honest - we can check).
 
WHAT YOU GET FROM BEING A HOST SITE:
  • $1,000 rental fee
  • Heightened community awareness of your site
  • Chance to have museum professionals brainstorm new ideas for your collections/exhibits 
  • Free admission to the program for 2 staff members if held at your site
The NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator covers all programmatic expenses (i.e., handouts, catering, supplies, etc)

Ready? Apply by clicking below!

Application Deadline: September 9, 2019
CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

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.