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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture

Bloomerang

Similar to the list I shared for nonprofits focusing on education , arts and culture tends to be a very popular issue area for American foundations. The large difference is that most funders tend to direct a majority of their arts funding to local and regional organizations.

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Who are we, museums?

Museum 2.0

Then, I get home, confined to the couch with a terrible sinus headache, to find ICOM was debating the definition of a museum. ICOM matters because museums are a global phenomenon. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed interacting with all the international museum folks at conferences, particularly at AAM. ICOM might not seem to matter to our workdays in American museums, but it does matter global. People can only define museums on what we have now.

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How to Get Your Visitors to Post About Your Arts and Cultural Organization

sgEngage

A genuine social media shout out from a happy visitor is fantastic for marketing your arts and cultural institution; consider it like a testimonial but not as arduous to solicit. Photo Credit: Devon Rose Turner, Natural History Museum, London. .

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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture

Kindful

Similar to the list I shared for nonprofits focusing on education , arts and culture tends to be a very popular issue area for American foundations. The large difference is that most funders tend to direct a majority of their arts funding to local and regional organizations.

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International Museum Day 2020: Tips To Engage Supporters

Connection Cafe

Monday, May 18th is International Museum Day , the mission of which is to raise awareness of the fact that, “museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”.

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Content Strategy for Digital Collections: Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Forum One

Museums, archives, and libraries share many goals and functions. The items that museums, archives, and libraries collect reflect the human spirit. Art, artifacts, books, and manuscripts are all documents of human innovation, thinking, and activity.

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Q&A with sgLEADERS: H. Beecher Hicks, III, National Museum of African American Music

sgEngage

Beecher Hicks III, President & CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville, TN. NMAAM is the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans.

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Covid-19 and Museum

Museum 2.0

As we are all making adjustments to living through a global pandemic I've tried to reach out more. When the Museum closed I was expecting the next few weeks to be different. I hoped, at this moment of many museum professionals working at home, that I could have some digital lunches.

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4 Important Membership Trends Every Museum Needs to Consider

Connection Cafe

It’s 2019, and a whole lot is changing in the museum and nonprofit world. That’s not to mention how strained museums already are in terms of resources. According to the American Alliance of Museums, the average museum has 6 volunteers for every paid staff member , a ratio which s oars to 18:1 in museums with budgets under $250,000. Adding to this equation, more museums are starting to unionize.

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Q&A with sgLEADERS: H. Beecher Hicks, III, National Museum of African American Music

Connection Cafe

Beecher Hicks III, President & CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville, TN. NMAAM is the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans.

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Guest Post by Nora Grant: Lessons from A Year of Pop Up Museums

Museum 2.0

This post was written by my colleague Nora Grant, Community Programs Coordinator at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Pop Up” has become an international buzz term to describe ephemeral, experimental projects--from pop up restaurants to pop up boutiques--but a “Pop Up Museum” is still somewhat mystifying. How can you take something as substantial and precious as a museum and add a pop up twist? guestpost Museum of Art and History participatory museum

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#GivingTuesday: The Arts & Culture Way

Connection Cafe

These are phenomenal statistics and your organization should participate in this global day of giving. Arts and Cultural organizations are capitalizing on this giving movement by creating a clear call-to-action attached to customized campaigns. This global day of giving was created for you! Don’t let it pass without acting and have fun building your Arts & Culture campaign.

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Celebrating Women Leaders in the Arts & Cultural Sector for International Women’s Day 2020

Connection Cafe

I had a total fan-girl moment meeting Colleen when she delivered the Arts & Cultural track’s keynote at bbcon 2019 in Nashville last October. These are just a few of the countless women in the arts and cultural space who we we’re grateful to work with.

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Self Care in the Museum Workplace

Connection Cafe

The following post was originally published on the Center for the Future of Museums blog. On Wednesday, August 8, over 300 museum professionals joined CFM director Elizabeth Merritt and Seema Rao, principal of Brilliant Idea Studio , to explore self-care in the museum workplace. Seema) In some museum work places, the culture of stress is tied to perceived effort, as you mention. Q: Do you know any museums that have implemented telecommuting successfully?

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Top #GivingTuesday Takeaways for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

Taking a different approach, the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature , the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast, partnered with a local couple who are matching donations dollar for do llar up to $25,000 given before December 31. . Museums or performing arts centers can do the same but ask their followers to name new statues or caption new pieces of art. The results are in – and this year was the biggest # GivingTuesday yet!

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A Guide to bbcon 2020 for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

Though we’re disappointed to not be exploring Seattle with all of our awesome Arts and Cultural friends, we are super excited for our first-ever virtual bbcon 2020 ! This year’s event will be global and free for all attendees, so there’s no excuse not to jump in!

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8 Museum Apps Doing Good

Care2

This week we’ve found apps from museums. Mobile apps are an interesting way for museums to advance their educational missions beyond people’s expectations. ArtClix from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. iOS/Android: ArtClix enhances uses mobile to enhance the museum experience. This app is heavily informed by its content and can adapt with each new exhibition installed at the museum. Louis apps by Missouri History Museum.

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Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere

Tech Soup Blog

arts organization , and a Canadian wildlife organization to better fulfill their missions. Read the transcript of the Nonprofit Commons meeting, featuring Dr. Valerie Hill of Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Science discussing libraries, museums, and immersive learning. From the TechSoup Global Network. From TechSoup Global. TechSoup Global reflects on collaboration and inspiration at the TechSoup Global Contributors Summit.

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Which New Audiences? A Great Washington Post Article and its Implications about Age, Income, and Race

Museum 2.0

The Washington Post covered the MAH's transformation as part of an article about museums engaging new audiences. The whole second half of the article was dedicated to our work: Smaller museums can be especially scrappy in finding ways to connect with the community. One that has found remarkable success is California’s Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Museum attendance was at about 17,000 a year, and primarily made up of retirees and schoolchildren.

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Tattoo Parlors and Art Museums: Comparative Comfort

Museum 2.0

Which has more social impact: the place frequented by educated art lovers or the one populated by blue collar joes? Over the last several weekends, my husband and I have been visiting a different kind of art institution: a tattoo parlor. I love having a permanent piece of symbolic art on my arm. It's like I've joined a club of disparate individuals who are bound together by art. I'd love to see a museum offer temporary tattoos instead of stickers at entry.

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Taking Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Maureen O'Brien Development Director Musical Instrument Museum. I was able to participate thanks in part to professional development grants from Arizona Commission on the Arts and Sigma Alpha Iota. As the development director at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), which celebrates the music of every country in the world, my team has a platform to fundraise internationally.

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Taking Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Maureen O''Brien Development Director Musical Instrument Museum I recently had the opportunity to travel to Paris, France to attend the 5ème conférence de fundraising pour le secteur culturel (5th conference on fundraising for the cultural sector) put on by the Association Française des Fundraisers (French Association of Fundraisers). I was able to participate thanks in part to professional development grants from Arizona Commission on the Arts and Sigma Alpha Iota.

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Building Community: Who / How / Why

Museum 2.0

These are the slides and notes for the talk I gave at the American Alliance of Museums conference on Monday, April 27 about the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. When I became the director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History four years ago, I took this work with me. We invited community members in, to be active contributors, collaborators, and co-creators in our museum space. culturally curious but maybe not inclined to walk into a museum.

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OFBYFOR ALL: Let's Build Organizations that are OF, BY, & FOR our Communities

Museum 2.0

Today, I'm thrilled to announce the launch of a new global initiative, OFBYFOR ALL. This project is led by the MAH but global in scope. We're launching it with partners at community-based libraries, parks, museums, and cultural centers around the world. We turned a struggling museum into a thriving community center that is of, by, and for our county. We're building a global network across sectors, organizational types and sizes. Happy International Museums Day.

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Center for the Future of Museums: Khan Academy & Cultural Understanding

AFP Blog

Center for the Future of Museums: Khan Academy & Cultural Understanding : Smarthistory at Khan Academy is used by museum visitors, independent learners, professors, teachers and their students. There are nearly 600 short-form art history videos created from conversations recorded on-site (in urban spaces, archeological sites, museums, churches and mosques), as well as hundreds of essays on art and art history.

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5 Steps to Content Marketing Success for Arts and Cultural Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

How can arts and cultural organizations start leveraging content marketing? Surely this doesn’t apply to zoos, museums, and theaters does it? There are 5 steps to start a content marketing program at your arts and cultural organization. Your zoo visitors who come to see the penguins are going to be much less interested in content you create about “The Struggles of Life on the Savannah” than they are about content about “How Global Warming is Impacting our Polar Ecosystems.”

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How Does Participation Work in Multi-Lingual Museums?

Museum 2.0

While there are some kinds of participation that are not language-based like making art or voting, most participation is lingual. In the most extreme cases, I've talked to folks from museums that are government-mandated to provide all content in multiple languages who say they are unable to invite visitors to make comments because they'd have to translate all of them and simply can't dedicate the resources to do so.

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Want to Work at the MAH? Two New Jobs Building Community & Social Change

Museum 2.0

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History keeps growing and experimenting in our quest to build a stronger, more connected community. Both these people will lead innovative work to build community locally and globally. The OFBYFOR ALL Communications Catalyst will be the online host and voice of the growing global OFBYFOR ALL movement. We especially encourage people to apply who have experience feeling excluded or disconnected from the arts.

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64 Online Stores That Benefit Nonprofits and the Greater Good

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4) Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop :: shop.artic.edu. The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop sells unique and beautiful objects from around the world in support of the arts. 8) Field Museum Store :: store.fieldmuseum.org.

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12 Ways We Made our Santa Cruz Collects Exhibition Participatory

Museum 2.0

In the spirit of a popular post written earlier this year , I want to share the behind the scenes on our current almost-museumwide exhibition at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz Collects. We worked co-creatively with a group of anthropologists and archaeologists from UCSC to produce a small exhibition on the 3rd floor based on a pre-existing exhibition they had created about how they encounter and work with objects in their global research.

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Developing a Theory of Change, Part 1: A Logical Process

Museum 2.0

This is the first in a two-part series about the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History’s new theory of change. This week, Ian David Moss and I are each writing blog posts about our collaborative process to develop a theory of change at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. For three years, we hit the gas at my museum—hard. One of the first things we decided we had to do was to grow some roots under the new strategies at the museum.

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How Will You Turn Those New Ideas into Action?

Museum 2.0

But as the executive director of a museum, I spend a lot less time raising awareness and a lot more time on will-building and behavior change. I love being a participant in global conversations about the future of cultural and civic organizations, and I want to play a more action-oriented role. institutional change Museum of Art and History professional developmentYou've just come home from a conference. You finished a book. You aced that course.

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29 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Art Institute of Chicago. Field Museum. Getty Museum. Global Goods Partners. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Museum of Modern Art. The National Retail Federation is projecting that the average American holiday shopper will spend on $738 this holiday season generating more than $602 billion in total sales. That’s a lot of consumer spending power that when spent consciously can help finance nonprofits and good causes worldwide.

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Self-Censorship for Museum Professionals

Museum 2.0

There are lots of things visitors can’t do in museums. But what about the things that museum professionals can’t (or feel they can’t) do? This week at the ASTC conference, Kathy McLean, Tom Rockwell, Eric Siegel and I presented a session called “You Can’t Do That in Museums!” in which we explored the peculiarities of self-censorship in the creation of museum exhibitions. Science is political, and science museums have a hard time grappling with that fact.

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Father's Day Show: My Dad, Tom Aageson, Co-Founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship

Have Fun - Do Good

Tom Aageson, the co-Founder of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. In addition to being the co-Founder of the Global Center, he is also the Executive Director of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. He is also the co-Founder of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. This month's Big Vision Podcast interview is a special one with. my Dad (!)

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2023 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

18: Global Recycling Day — #GlobalRecyclingDay. 15: World Art Day — #WorldArtDay. 18: International Museum Day — #MuseumDay. 16: Global Cat Day — #GlobalCatDay.

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Interview with My Dad, Tom Aageson, Co-Founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship

Have Fun - Do Good

We want to give people an opportunity to really develop, innovate, and preserve their own culture." -- Tom Aageson, co-founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship A week, or so ago I interviewed my Dad, Tom Aageson, for a special Father's Day show on the Big Vision Podcast. My dad is the co-founder of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. He is also the co-founder of the International Folk Art Market. She's been in the International Folk Art Market.

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Art, Social Change & Young Women Bloggers

Have Fun - Do Good

While writing my mentor post last Sunday I got to thinking about how artists use art for social change and accumulated a bunch of links for related projects, programs and organizations that I thought I'd share: Change Me: The Power of Imagery to Create Change. This is a project of the Getty Museum. (I For every submission the Getty gets, they will donate $10 to Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria. art activism social change

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The Novice Interpreter and the Art of Conversation

Museum 2.0

Radiolab does what I hope all great museum exhibitions can do--take a deep topic and make it compelling on many levels. Which brings me to museums and how we present content. Could you imagine a curator, designer, or museum educator speaking this way about an exhibition? After listening to this clip a few times, I wondered: what if museums dropped the authoritative voice, the cultural voice, the friendly teacher voice, and adopted a novice voice?

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48 Online Stores That Benefit Nonprofits and the Greater Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

4) Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop :: shop.artic.edu. The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop sells unique and beautiful objects from around the world in support of the arts. 6) Field Museum Store :: store.fieldmuseum.org. The Field Museum Store offers gifts for those interested in science and cultural, natural, and human history. 9) Global Goods Partners :: globalgoodspartners.org. 18) SFMOMA Museum Store :: museumstore.sfmoma.org.

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