The American Alliance of Museums is currently accepting proposals for the Museums Connect grant program. Museums Connect aims to build global communities through cross-cultural exchanges while also supporting US foreign policy goals such as youth engagement and social innovation.
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 US museum and at least one non-US 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 2015-July 2016.
In the first phase of the application process, museums submit a basic profile form and search for a partner. Many profiles of US and non-US museums have already been posted online for potential partners to review.
If foreign or US museums are interested in the project, but do not have a partner, they can fill out a profile before 31 October and AAM will assist in suggesting potential partnerships. After partnering, museums submit a statement of intent to propose, accepted on a rolling basis through 20 January 2015. Final proposals are due in April.
Click here for details on the AAM website.