The Collections Assessment Grant Program (CAG) provides small and mid-sized museums with a free assessment of their museum or archive collections. Successful grant applicants will receive a half-day site visit from a museum curator or archivist who will examines collections on exhibit, in storage, and policies and procedures related to collection care and management and provide a written report. Every assessment report will include a prioritized list of recommendations for improving the care and management of collections. These recommendations are intended to help institutions decide where to invest limited resources, alert board members to collections care concerns, provide documentation that can support development of a long-range collection/preservation plan, and be used to fundraise for collection projects.
Priority will be given to institutions with budgets under $50,000. Institutions with a budget not exceeding $250,000 are eligible to apply.
Before applying, organizations must contact Kathy Craughwell-Varda, Director of Conservation ConneCTion, at CSL.ConservationConnection@ct.gov to discuss your project idea. We are eager to help you submit a strong application and are available to review draft applications received at least two weeks before the grant deadline.
Please read the Grant Guidelines before applying.
Log in to the CT Humanities grant portal, click “Apply” and find the Collections Assessment Grant, then click “Apply” to apply to this grant. This will allow you to save your application and return to the continue working on it.
Learn more about the Collections Assessment Grant by watching the recording of the info session.