Since mid-March 2020, as part of the global effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, FRAME museums have closed their doors to ensure the safety of public and staff. Now museums can only demonstrate their relevance by disseminating online resources for learning and education, for personal and spiritual fulfillment, and to prepare for the healing process once the pandemic subsides.
EMERGENCY GRANTS FOR DIGITAL PROGRAMMING
At the April 3 meeting, the FRAME Board of Directors approved a special Emergency Grant Cycle to provide funds to support content development for on-line programming during the COVID-19 crisis, while museums are closed to the public. This emergency program falls under the newly revised Audience Development category described in the Project Support Guidelines.
The Emergency Grant aims to optimize accessibility to the member museums’ collections and educational programming by engaging their worldwide audiences remotely during the quarantine. Funds will support programs that advance FRAME’s mission of transatlantic cooperation throughout its network.
Proposals must involve collaboration between at least two FRAME museums and preference will be given to worthy projects between French and American museums.
Emergency Grant Awards will range between $1,000. to $10,000.
April 10, 2020