Questions about the Innovation Lab for Museums? Get Answers.

Innovation Lab for Museums Deadline

The deadline to apply for the Innovation Lab for Museums is fast approaching. Proposals are due Monday, May 14, 2012. Download the RFP here.

If you have questions about the application process or would like someone at EmcArts to review your draft application, here’s how:

  • IN-PERSON CONSULTING: Liz Dreyer, Manager of National Programs, and Richard Evans, President, will be conducting in-person application clinics and answering questions at the American Association of Museums Annual Conference on April 30th and May 1st. If you would like feedback on your draft application, you must submit it by Friday April 27th. Email Liz at to schedule an appointment and to submit your draft. Slots are filling fast.
  • BY PHONE: Melissa Dibble, Managing Director, will be conducting 30-minute phone consultations through next Friday May 4th. If you would like Melissa to give you feedback on your draft application, you must submit it by Tuesday May 1st. Email Liz at to set up your appointment and submit your draft.
  • ONLINE RESOURCES: For more on the Innovation Lab for Museums, you can read Highlights from Round 1 Applicationsdownload summaries of Round 1 selected projects, finalists, and 11 other applications, read the Center for the Future of Museum’s blog post about Tips for a Successful Application.

Happy applying!


Liz Dreyer is the Senior Program Manager at EmcArts, managing the Community Innovation Labs as well as the Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators (ALACI) program. She is also a Process Facilitator in the New Pathways programs.