Grantwriting for Preservation Projects

Free workshop on grantwriting from the California Preservation Program:

“Grantwriting for Preservation Projects To Enhance Collection Care” Workshop

World Music Center, UCLA
March 11, 2016, 9am-4pm

Workshop goals: “Grantwriting for Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care” is a one-day workshop, 9am-4pm, that identifies and sets priorities among collection needs, reviews sources of grant funding, and addresses key preservation questions asked on grant applications. By the end of the workshop day, participants will have 1) outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution; 2) identified possible funding sources; and 3) tested their ideas with other workshop participants.

Who should attend: Administrators and staff responsible for care of the collection in all types of libraries, archives, and museums with an emphasis on small-to-medium sized institutions without preservation grantwriting experience. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s goals to develop and submit proposals for preservation projects to enhance collection care. When possible, TWO attendees from an institution should attend so they can work together on project development.

Requirements for Attendance: 1) Completion of an advance assignment to fill out a questionnaire used to gather data needed for the workshop; 2) a commitment to move forward from the workshop with a preservation project proposal.

Registration required:
For general & content information, contact Barclay Ogden,, workshop instructor and grant writer of more than 50 preservation grants for the UC Berkeley Library, the California Preservation Program, and the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS).

Cost: No charge to the institution. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the California State Library. Mileage reimbursement funds are available to staff (paid or volunteer) from California organizations with annual operating budgets of less than $250,000 for travel in excess of 100 miles, round trip, to attend the workshop.

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