Announcement: National Grants for American Museums

department-of-state-logoThe American Alliance of Museums is currently accepting proposals for the Museums Connect grant program. An initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in conjunction with the Alliance, Museums Connect strengthens connections and cultural understanding between people in the United States and abroad through innovative projects facilitated by museums and executed by their communities. The program’s mission is to build global communities through cross-cultural exchanges while also supporting U.S. foreign policy goals such as youth empowerment and promoting disability rights.

Museums Connect offers up to $100,000 for projects that address issues of critical need in the museums’ communities. Partnerships consist of at least one U.S. museum and at least one non-U.S. museum; museums may find partners through existing relationships or by posting a profile on the Museums Connect website. Projects for the upcoming cycle must be completed between August 2014-July 2015.

For further information and deadlines, visit http://www.aam-us.org/resources/international/museumsconnect.

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