For Immediate Release
Priscilla Brendler
Executive Director
November 19, 2019
New York Council on the Arts Awards GHHN
$225,753 For Statewide Programming
GHHN (Greater Hudson Heritage Network) has been awarded funding for 2020 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for four distinct programs:
NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program
GHHN has been awarded $125,350 per year for the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program (funding through 2022) for continued management and regrant funds for the program. The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program provides support for treatment procedures by professional conservators to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State.

NYSCA/GHHN Collection Needs Assessment Program
GHHN has been awarded $15,000 per year for the Collection Needs Assessment Program which provides two opportunities for museums across New York State. Sites may apply for site assessments or collections care supplies.

NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator Grant Program
GHHN has been awarded $44,403 to support the NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator Grant Program, a partnership program which provides NYS museums with financial support (up to $5,000 each) to experiment and/or implement ideas inspired by the spirit of the Creativity Incubator workshops, held from 2017-2019.

General Operating Support
GHHN has been granted $41,000 for general operating support. This funding will aid in the development and implementation of workshops, webinars, technical assistance, and other collections care programming for organizations across New York State.
GHHN is thankful to be able to serve all heritage keepers in New York State, and for these funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature .  

About The New York State Council on the Arts 
The New York State Council on the Arts champions community and creativity by preserving and advancing numerous aspects of the cultural heritage that makes New York State an exceptional place to live, work and visit.

NYSCA upholds the right of all New Yorkers to experience the vital contributions the arts make to our communities, education, economic development and quality of life. Through its core grantmaking activity, NYSCA awarded $51M in FY2019 to 2,400 organizations statewide through direct grants and regrants in our 15 programs, the Regional Economic Development Council initiative and the Mid-Size Capital Project Fund. NYSCA funding supports the visual, literary, media and performing arts and includes dedicated support for arts education and underserved communities. NYSCA further advances New York's creative culture by hosting convenings with leaders in the field and providing organizational and professional development opportunities and informational resources.

Created by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1960, and continued and expanded to the present day with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, NYSCA is an agency of the Executive Branch of the New York State Government. For more information on NYSCA, please visit:  

About GHHN (Greater Hudson Heritage Network)
GHHN is the statewide 'go-to' service organization for responsive assistance, interpretation and collections care. Our program services are local, professional and statewide. GHHN offers grants, workshops, webinars, consultations, technical assistance, a resource network and professional development opportunities to advance the work of historical societies, historic house museums, heritage centers, historic sites, archives and libraries. To learn more about our work, please visit .