FY 2021-2022 Disaster Relief Grants

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The North Carolina Museum Council and North Carolina Preservation Consortium are accepting grant applications for the Disaster Relief Grant program. These grants support member organizations who are affected by state or federally declared disasters within North Carolina.

Newly listed eligible storms include Tropical Storm Eta and Tropical Storm Fred.

Applicants must be a member of either NCMC or NCPC. Applications must be received between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. For complete application information including how to apply, please see our Disaster Relief Grant website.

Call for Conference Presentations

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium is pleased to share this call for proposals for its 2021 annual conference. Considering last year’s successful online format and current public health concerns, it will be held virtually again this year Friday, November 5, 2021.

Titled Adapting to a New Reality: How Cultural Institutions are Responding to COVID-19, the conference will focus on how we as a community are working to maintain and keep our organizations moving forward in a challenging time. Possible presentation topics include:

  • Making budgets work in case of shortfall or reorganization due to closures. 
  • Monitoring collections when facilities are closed, managing interior disasters, working without volunteers/interns. 
  • Acquisitions and donor relations, managing donations during quarantine, revamping donation/acquisition policies. 
  • Opening collection spaces: procedural changes, staffing adaptations, sanitizing collections, research rooms, and galleries.
  • Programming: taking programs online or outside, self-guided programming.
  • Preserving the pandemic: collecting COVID-19 related materials, describing COVID-19 collections.
  • Staffing reallocations or changes.
  • Make it your story. How did COVID-19 impact your organization?

Submit proposals to: North Carolina Preservation Consortium Conference Committee,
c/o Barbara Ilie, bilie@dconc.gov

Proposals due Monday, October 4, 2021.
Acceptance notifications will be sent by October 9, 2021.

FY 2020-2021 Annual Report Now Available

Our Annual Report for FY 2020-2021 is now available. It’s been a tough year, but NCPC has navigated it successfully due in large part to our members and donors. Thank you all for your support.

A reminder that this year membership is again “pay as you wish.” It’s the perfect time to become a member, or to renew your membership. All staff at Institutional members receive member rates on workshops and the Annual Conference.

In this issue:

  • Messages from the President, Past President, and Executive Director
  • Save the date for the Annual Conference: November 5, 2021
  • FY 2020-2021 budget snapshot
  • Workshops and Conference reviews
  • 2021 NCPC Preservation Grant Recipients report
  • Call for Disaster Relief Grant applications
  • NCPC organizational overview

Read all about it in our July Newsletter.