There  is a new initiative to give grants to Libraries & museums for heir expansion  and test the boundaries of library, archive, and museum services and practices. It provides small, targeted investments in high-risk, innovative responses to the challenges and opportunities facing cultural heritage institutions in a rapidly changing information environment. These grants will support the testing of specific innovations and foster broad sharing of information about what works and what does not. Because innovations can emerge in a variety of settings, the  Ignition Grants initiative is structured to encourage participation by organizations of all types and sizes. Examples of projects that might be funded by this program include, but are not limited to:

  • exploring the potential of highly original, experimental collaborations,
  • testing inventive new work flows or processes that may result in substantial cost savings,
  • rapid prototyping and testing of new types of software tools, or creating useful new ways to link separate software applications used in libraries, archives, or museums,
  • research that involves the deployment, testing, and evaluation of a specific innovation, and
  • offering innovative new types of services or new service options to library, archive, or museum visitors.

Grant funding for such activities may include all activities associated with planning, deploying, and evaluating the innovation, for more info and to start your proposal call 860-350-4440 and speak to our expert Thomas Duffy

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