The Collections Management Fund, established in 2013, builds on the success of the Alaska Art Fund (previously the Art Acquisition Fund). The new fund was created by Rasmuson Foundation and is managed by Museums Alaska. The program responds to needs of the Alaska museum community to enhance collections management through professional expertise, training, and access to conservation materials and supplies.
Starting in 2022, the program was updated to allow ANY department to submit an application requesting funds for a collections-focused project—whether that be collections management, exhibitions, education, or programming.
Applicants to CMF are required to be 501(c)(3) nonprofit, government, tribal entities or equivalent organizations that hold collections in the public trust, such as a museum or cultural center. Small, rural-based organizations are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to projects that are collaborative or cooperative in nature. Emergency conservation projects are given priority.
Institutional membership in Museums Alaska is encouraged but not required. If your institution is not a member, click here to join and help us continue to develop programs that benefit the Alaska museum community and the cultural sector.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the program.
Important Documents and Links:
To apply, click the button below to go to our grant application website. Grant application deadlines can be found in the Application Guidelines document linked above. An optional grant review deadline is open for 2 weeks only. To submit your application for optional grant review or for final review, fill out your application on the grant application website and choose the appropriate submit button at the end.
Note: This is an external website (museumsalaska.gosmart.org), where you will be required to create a user login (this is separate from any member login you may have at museumsalaska.org).
Grant Application Website