Dear AAAM Members and Supporters:

I hope this message finds you well.

I’m sure many of you have had to make the hard decision to temporarily close your museum or are grappling with the idea to close your doors to the public in light of the coronavirus.  Our office stands with you as we try to find our way through COVID-19.  

Please refer below for important updates regarding funding, to include an important survey to help my office best determine the needs of our AAAM member museums.

All the best,

Vedet Coleman-Robinson




AAAM Wants to Partner With You!

AAAM wants to partner with you as we apply for funding of national significance (AAAM federal agency members are ineligible.).

Our Goal:

We will work with several federal agencies in an effort to help AAAM Institutional Members increase their digital footprint.  The anticipated projects will be completed through:




Cooperative Agreements

Please click the red button below to submit your institution for consideration.  

AAAM and AAM’s Partnership 

Since the announcement of the COVID-19 outbreak, several leaders of membership organizations like AAAM have kept their fingers on the pulse of the virus.  Each organization has been updating its members and supporters with information as it pertains to remaining safe and diligent.  AAAM and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) have partnered to make certain members have the best information to arm themselves.  AAM created a guide that we feel is the best resource for our members.  To access the full guide, please refer to the link below.

AAAM and Advocacy for Museums and Non-Profits

Please urge the U.S. Congress to consider the COVID-19 relief and economic stimulus as well as additional economic relief proposals in the future. 

Click the icon below to make certain Congress hears from you directly and inform them to include museums in COVID-19 relief and economic stimulus. 


Grant Program Description “The Arts . . . belong to all the people of the United States” * The arts are a powerful and important part of what unites us as Americans. The arts celebrate our differences while connecting us through a communal experience.
For over 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts has been healing, uniting, and lifting up communities with compassion and creativity. Grants for Arts Projects is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program for organizations based in the United States.
Through project-based funding, the program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of excellent art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.
The Arts Endowment encourages applications from a variety of eligible organizations, e.g., with small, medium, or large budgets, and from rural to urban communities. Similarly, projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
DEADLINE: Feb 11, 2021

Art Business Accelerator Grant

Artwork Archive’s Art Business Accelerator Grant provides visual artists with unrestricted funds, resources, and a curriculum to help establish, grow and manage their art careers. The grant is designed to arm artists with the necessary business skills to succeed as artists and entrepreneurs—and to make a living through their artwork.


SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application



Please click the icon below to read a special message from our President, LaNesha DeBardelaben regarding COVID-19: