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Museums Alaska is pausing all of its grant programs, including the Art Acquisition Fund and Collections Management Fund, until further notice. Current applications will be reviewed, but no new applications will be accepted. We are working with our funders to determine the best ways to support museums during the current public health crisis and future opportunities.

The Art Acquisition Fund, established in 2004, was created by Rasmuson Foundation and is managed by Museums Alaska along with the Collections Management Fund. The purpose of the AAF is to encourage museums in Alaska to collect the work of accomplished Alaska artists for their collections, and support living, practicing Alaska artists through these acquisitions. Applicants 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. The AAF has not only made possible the enrichment of the state’s museum and cultural center collections, but the funds also have gone directly to Alaska artists encouraging them to continue their work in Alaska.

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.



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).

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