Apply for a grant

By harnessing the combined strength of Alaska's museums and cultural centers, we work to secure funding for grant programs exclusive to our state.

Our grant initiatives empower museums, enabling them to enhance their practices, expand their audiences, and diversify their collections.

We also invest in the future of museum professionals by offering scholarships for professional development.

But that's not all – we're champions of innovation, constantly seeking funding for new programs that will transform our industry.

How to Apply

Select the grant fund you're interested in from the list below to learn more and to access the application link.

Grant Programs

Conference Scholarships Museums Alaska is committed to helping its members attend its annual conference by offering scholarships for travel, lodging, and conference registration. ​ This initiative is made possible by income from our last two auctions and donations to the Donna Matthews Professional Development Fund….

Access to Alaska Native Collections This grant program facilitates research visits to museum collections storage in Alaska. Elaine Kingeekuk visiting the Alaska State Museum. Image credit: Ellen Carrlee. Created in 2023, this initiative invites Alaska Native artists to propose visits to participating museums that have…

Collections Management Fund Launched in 2013, the Collections Management Fund (CMF) builds upon the legacy of the Alaska Art Fund. Funded by the Rasmuson Foundation and overseen by Museums Alaska, this grant is designed to meet the evolving needs of the Alaska museum community by…

Alaska Art Fund Established in 2002 and initiated in 2003, the Alaska Art Fund (AAF), formerly known as the Art Acquisition Fund, stands as a testament to the partnership between Rasmuson Foundation and Museums Alaska. The Alaska Art Fund fosters a vibrant synergy between Alaskan…