|2019 Deadline||Notification||Contract Period||Funding Amount|
|March 20th, 12pm EST||May 1, 2019||5/1/19 - 5/1/20||Up to $5,000|
|May 15th, 12pm EST||July 1, 2019||7/1/19 - 7/1/20||Up to $5, 000|
|July 15th, 12pm EST||Sept 1, 2019||9/1/19 - 9/1/20||Up to $5,000|
|Sept 16th, 12pm EST||Oct 31, 2019||10/31/19 - 10/31/20||Up to $5,000|
|Nov 15th, 12pm EST||Jan 1, 2020||1/1/20 - 1/1/21||Up to $5,000|
Advocacy is about more than just showing up when you need something. It is about building ongoing relationships and trust, providing the facts, understanding your audience, and ensuring those in decision making roles are recognized. In this webinar you will learn basic advocacy principles for long term relationship building, as well as priorities within the museum field.
About the Speaker: Malinda Horton has served as the Executive Director of the Florida Association of Museums (FAM) since 1995. Prior to working for FAM, she worked for the previous Executive Director and also worked in the Florida Legislature. In addition to her regular Executive Director duties, she serves as the lobbyist for FAM and takes an active role in advocacy and advocacy training. She also serves as a consultant for several other non-profit organizations including the Florida Art Museum Directors Association, the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals, and Apalachee Land Conservancy. She currently serves as Past-Chair on the Board of the Tallahassee Museum, a board member of VISIT FLORIDA, and the Treasurer for the Coalition of State Museum Associations.
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12:00pm - 1:00pm
Florida Museums are the caretakers of Florida’s Cultural History – they preserve, interpret, and share. Now more than ever, Florida museums need to be prepared for disasters and emergencies. Many museums have suffered devastating losses over the last several years. Those that had a plan for how to ensure the safety of their staff and visitors, maintain their buildings and grounds, and minimize risk to the collections have been able to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters more quickly. This half-day workshop will share resources for creating a Pocket Response Plan TM and developing an emergency plan. In addition, national, state, and local emergency response representatives will provide information on resources, communication, and public assistance programs. Whether you have a plan in place or not, this is a great workshop to attend to learn more about these very important resources.
8:30am - 12:00pm
FAM Announces the dates for the 2019 Annual Conference to be held in Orlando September 15-18, 2019.
Location: HistoryMiami Museum, Miami
Florida is one of the most diverse places in our nation—a mecca of multiculturalism. How do our museums share the diversity of our culture? Can we do a better job at being more inclusive of all those who live in our great state? Diversity and Inclusion should be at the forefront of collecting, programming, exhibitions and hiring practices in our museums. In this workshop, we will start the discussion about how we share diversity, barriers that exist to changing our own practices to become more inclusive, and provide some resources to take home to your museums. The day will begin with a panel of professionals from a diverse variety of museums who will share their experiences. The YES Institute of Miami will provide an overview of gender and gender identity, what makes visitors feel included and safe, and use mock scenarios to work through best practices in this area. HistoryMiami will provide a tour of their Making Miami Home program in their Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida, which will be followed by small workgroup discussions about how we can make all feel welcome and invested in Florida’s museums.
Speakers & Panelists:
Martha Bireda, Executive Director, The Blanchard House Museum of African American History and Culture of Charlotte County
Dani Dominguez, Community Education Coordinator, YES Institute
Emory Grant, Director of Programming and Education, Stonewall National Museum
Kelsey Jagneaux, Outreach Coordinator, The Florida Holocaust Museum
Tina Menendez, Vice President, Education, History Miami.
Everett Osceola, Outreach Coordinator, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
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8:30am - 1:00pm