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  • Thursday, September 03, 2020 3:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Association of South Dakota Museums supports and acknowledges outstanding contributions to the museum field. Members of ASDM are invited to nominate individuals or museums for the Excellence in Exhibits, Excellence in Leadership, or Excellence in Community Programming or Collaboration awards.

    • The Excellence in Exhibits Award is awarded to museums for work in exhibitions during the past year. Nominations should include general exhibit information for the nominated exhibit and an explanation of the significance, success and/or innovation of the exhibit.
    • The Excellence in Leadership Award is given to individuals for work that exemplifies dedication and leadership in the South Dakota museum field during the past year. Nominations should outline the achievements and contributions of the nominee in relation to the South Dakota museum community.
    • The Excellence in Community Programming or Collaboration Award is given to museums for work in the past year that reflects the spirit of community engagement. Nominations should highlight efforts that engage your community, create new audiences for the South Dakota community, or collaborate with community partners in an innovative and successful way. These projects could include but are not limited to interpretive exhibitions, lecture series, programming, or community collaboration.

    Awards are only available to ASDM members museums, their staff, board members, and volunteers. [Learn more about memberships here: https://southdakotamuseums.wildapricot.org/membership ] Award winners will be acknowledged at ASDM’s annual meeting, on social media and on the ASDM website and newsletter. Only one award per year is given in each category and not all categories may be awarded every year. Please submit the nomination form along with:

    • A 500-word essay explaining the nomination.
      Exhibition materials, if applicable.
      Photos illustrating or supporting the nomination.
      Two support letters for the nomination.

    Nominations Forms: ASDM Award Application 2020.docx

    Submit nomination materials in electronic form to:
    Tawa Ducheneaux, ASDM Awards Chair
    tducheneaux@olc.edu
    PDF and JPEG formats are preferred

    Questions? Call (605) 455-6065

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2020. Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.

  • Thursday, September 03, 2020 2:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ASDM grant application for 2020 is below. Please consider applying for a grant for projects in your institution. Grant deadline is October 1, 2020. For any questions, contact Ronette Rumpca at 605-773-6011 or ronette.rumpca@state.sd.us

    ASDM Grant application with Oct deadline.pdf


    Grant Application Guidelines

    PURPOSE

                The Association of South Dakota Museums (ASDM) believes that museums have an irreplaceable role in South Dakota as guardians of our cultural and natural history legacies. They are vital educational resources and drivers of economic prosperity. Museums add greatly to the quality of life for South Dakotans. ASDM supports its organizational members through grants which are designed to help museums of all sizes, types and budgets fulfill their important missions.

    ELIGIBILITY

                ASDM grants can be awarded to any ASDM Institutional Member who has an eligible 501c3 status.

                Grant applications will be considered in two institutional budget categories – Large (over $75,000 annual budget) and Small – (under $75,000 annual budget). Every effort will be made to award ASDM grant monies to institutions in each budget category but this is not guaranteed. Grant awards are determined on the merit of each application. In any given year the winning applications may come from either or both budget categories.

    REQUIREMENTS

    - Applicants MUST BE CURRENT ASDM INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS and have a qualifying 501c3 status, be a government entity or other IRS-recognized charitable organization. 

    - Grant projects must meet the standards set forth in the ASDM Grant Project Standards (below).

    - A 1-to-1 grant match is required. In-kind services can be used to meet the grant match.

    - Institutions may submit only one application per year. Grant winners are not eligible to reapply for three years after receiving an ASDM grant.

    - Grant recipients are required to complete their grant-funded project within twelve months of the date awarded.

    - Recipients must submit a follow up report on the grant project no later than May 30th of the next calendar year to ASDM for use in marketing materials, newsletter or website.

    Deadline for Applications has been extended to October 1, 2020

    Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. MST for consideration.

    Notification of awards will be made within the following month.

    PROJECT STANDARDS

                The scope and variety of grant projects is wide, but winning projects must demonstrate practical standards for museum improvement.

                ASDM will consider grants for the following types of projects:

    general collections care; public programming; critical maintenance projects; exhibit design and development; collections storage; improved technology; collections consultants; staff training; security issues.

                This list is not exhaustive, and ASDM will consider other projects and encourages creativity in applicants for funding.

                ASDM will not consider grants for:

     General operating support; fundraising events; food or catering services; staff salaries or stipends; travel expenses; cosmetic building improvements. Regranting ASDM monies is not allowed.

    AMOUNTS

                No ASDM grant award will exceed $500. Recipients may be awarded partial grant funding less than the total amount requested in their application. The number of awards granted each year will vary as funding is determined by ASDM’s annual revenue, which may fluctuate. 

    SELECTION PROCESS

                Applications will be reviewed by a committee of peer reviewers using a written rubric to score each application. The committee will make recommendations for grant awards to the ASDM Board. The Board will make final decisions and approval of grants via a board vote. Any grant reviewers or board members from organizations submitting grant applications will abstain from the selection process.  Applicants will be notified of their status within thirty days of the grant deadline. Successful applicants will be announced at the annual ASDM conference.


  • Thursday, September 03, 2020 11:18 AM | Museum of South Dakota State Historical Society (Administrator)

    Registration for the Mountain-Plains Museum Association's online conference "Charting the Unknown" is now open. The conference will be held online September 29 - October 2, 2020. To register, go online to the MPMA website at www.mpma.net. 


  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:30 PM | Museum of South Dakota State Historical Society (Administrator)

    Hello, ASDMers - I hope all are safe and keeping well out there. Due to the ongoing Corvid-19 virus emergency, the ASDM annual conference scheduled for April 30-May 2 in Rapid City has been cancelled. We will hold the conference next year (2021) in Rapid City. 

    Also, the deadlines for applications on ASDM grants and awards has been pushed back to October 1, 2020. Please consider applying for a grant or nominating someone or some project for an award. 

    Continue to practice safe social distancing and take care.

    Best,

    Ronette Rumpca, President

    ASDM

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2020 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ASDM grant application for 2020 is below. Please consider applying for a grant for projects in your institution. Grant deadline is October 1, 2020. For any questions, contact Ronette Rumpca at 605-773-6011 or ronette.rumpca@state.sd.us

    ASDM Grant application.pdf

    Grant Application Guidelines

    PURPOSE

                The Association of South Dakota Museums (ASDM) believes that museums have an irreplaceable role in South Dakota as guardians of our cultural and natural history legacies. They are vital educational resources and drivers of economic prosperity. Museums add greatly to the quality of life for South Dakotans. ASDM supports its organizational members through grants which are designed to help museums of all sizes, types and budgets fulfill their important missions.

    ELIGIBILITY

                ASDM grants can be awarded to any ASDM Institutional Member who has an eligible 501c3 status.

                Grant applications will be considered in two institutional budget categories – Large (over $75,000 annual budget) and Small – (under $75,000 annual budget). Every effort will be made to award ASDM grant monies to institutions in each budget category but this is not guaranteed. Grant awards are determined on the merit of each application. In any given year the winning applications may come from either or both budget categories.

    REQUIREMENTS

    - Applicants MUST BE CURRENT ASDM INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS and have a qualifying 501c3 status, be a government entity or other IRS-recognized charitable organization. 

    - Grant projects must meet the standards set forth in the ASDM Grant Project Standards (below).

    - A 1-to-1 grant match is required. In-kind services can be used to meet the grant match.

    - Institutions may submit only one application per year. Grant winners are not eligible to reapply for three years after receiving an ASDM grant.

    - Grant recipients are required to complete their grant-funded project within twelve months of the date awarded.

    - Recipients must submit a follow up report on the grant project no later than May 30th of the next calendar year to ASDM for use in marketing materials, newsletter or website.

    Deadline for Applications has been extended to October 1, 2020

    Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. MST for consideration.

    Notification of awards will be made within the following month.

    PROJECT STANDARDS

                The scope and variety of grant projects is wide, but winning projects must demonstrate practical standards for museum improvement.

                ASDM will consider grants for the following types of projects:

    general collections care; public programming; critical maintenance projects; exhibit design and development; collections storage; improved technology; collections consultants; staff training; security issues.

                This list is not exhaustive, and ASDM will consider other projects and encourages creativity in applicants for funding.

                ASDM will not consider grants for:

     General operating support; fundraising events; food or catering services; staff salaries or stipends; travel expenses; cosmetic building improvements. Regranting ASDM monies is not allowed.

    AMOUNTS

                No ASDM grant award will exceed $500. Recipients may be awarded partial grant funding less than the total amount requested in their application. The number of awards granted each year will vary as funding is determined by ASDM’s annual revenue, which may fluctuate. 

    SELECTION PROCESS

                Applications will be reviewed by a committee of peer reviewers using a written rubric to score each application. The committee will make recommendations for grant awards to the ASDM Board. The Board will make final decisions and approval of grants via a board vote. Any grant reviewers or board members from organizations submitting grant applications will abstain from the selection process.  Applicants will be notified of their status within thirty days of the grant deadline. Successful applicants will be announced at the annual ASDM conference.


  • Monday, February 03, 2020 11:27 AM | Museum of South Dakota State Historical Society (Administrator)

     

    The Association of South Dakota Museums supports and acknowledges outstanding contributions to the museum field. Members of ASDM are invited to nominate individuals or museums for the Excellence in Exhibits, Excellence in Leadership, or Excellence in Community Programming or Collaboration awards.

    • The Excellence in Exhibits Award is awarded to museums for work in exhibitions during the past year. Nominations should include general exhibit information for the nominated exhibit and an explanation of the significance, success and/or innovation of the exhibit.

    • The Excellence in Leadership Award is given to individuals for work that exemplifies dedication and leadership in the South Dakota museum field during the past year. Nominations should outline the achievements and contributions of the nominee in relation to the South Dakota museum community.

    • The Excellence in Community Programming or Collaboration Award is given to museums for work in the past year that reflects the spirit of community engagement. Nominations should highlight efforts that engage your community, create new audiences for the South Dakota community, or collaborate with community partners in an innovative and successful way. These projects could include but are not limited to interpretive exhibitions, lecture series, programming, or community collaboration.

    Awards are only available to ASDM members museums, their staff, board members, and volunteers. [Learn more about memberships here: https://southdakotamuseums.wildapricot.org/membership ] Award winners will be acknowledged at ASDM’s annual meeting, on social media and on the ASDM website and newsletter. Only one award per year is given in each category and not all categories may be awarded every year. Please submit the nomination form along with:

    • A 500-word essay explaining the nomination.
    • Exhibition materials, if applicable.
    • Photos illustrating or supporting the nomination. 
    • Two support letters for the nomination.

    Nominations Forms: ASDM Award Application 2020.pdf

    Submit nomination materials in electronic form to:
    Tawa Ducheneaux, ASDM Awards Chair
    tducheneaux@olc.edu
    PDF and JPEG formats are preferred

    Questions? Call (605) 455-6065

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2020. Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:30 PM | Museum of South Dakota State Historical Society (Administrator)

    The Mountain-Plains Museum Association conference will be held in Sioux Falls, SD September 2-5. Please consider submitting a proposal for a session or workshop. Proposals can be submitted on the MPMA website at https://www.mpma.net/Proposals/ .  Deadline for proposals is February 7, 2020. 

    Hope to see you in Sioux Falls in September!

    Ronette Rumpca

    President, ASDM

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:20 AM | Museum of South Dakota State Historical Society (Administrator)

    With very low registration, it has been decided to cancel the Gift Shop Management workshop scheduled for Hill City on October 24, 2019. We intend to offer gift shop management as a session at the ASDM 2020 annual conference in Rapid City April 30-May 2 instead. Thank you for your interest in the workshop and I apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation causes. We hope to see you in Rapid City in May!

    Ronette Rumpca

    President, ASDM 

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2019 2:40 PM | Museum of South Dakota State Historical Society (Administrator)

    Join your museum colleagues for workshop focusing on gift shop management in Hill City October 24. Share tips and tricks for making a gift shop successful. Registration is open online under "Events" on the ASDM website.

     ASDM Fall Workshop: Gift Shop Management

     Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Hill City Senior Citizens Center - 227 Walnut Avenue, Hill City SD

     Lunch at Hill City Cafe

     Cost: ASDM members - $20.00; non members -$25.00

    Refreshments and Meals included

     Schedule

    Coffee and rolls

     10:00 am - Welcome by Kathy Skorzewski, Mayor of Hill City

    10:15 - 11:30 am - Workshop/Q&A with representative of the SD Department of Revenue

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Lunch at the Hill City Cafe

    1:15 - 3:00 pm - Making Your Retail Pay It’s Own Way; Q&A

     Speakers - Mona Jackson and Blanche Farrar

    Mona Jackson

    Mona Kumar Jackson is an entrepreneur who is co-owner of Killian’s restaurant in Spearfish, SD. She also owned and operated a boutique (Ventana) in downtown Spearfish for a year and a half.

    Mona holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology (1988), a Master’s degree in Education (1991) with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration, both from James Madison University and a certificate in Accounting (2012) from the University of Louisville. She was employed in Higher Education for over twenty years before segwaying into her adventures as an entrepreneur.

    Mona has lived in the Northern Black Hills since the summer of 2014. In that time she has become involved with the community/city on many levels. She sits on the board of Visit Spearfish, is a planning member on two of the South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SDCEO) committees, and is the current treasurer of the Downtown Business Association. As a local business owner she has had many opportunities to interface with the Chamber of Commerce and the Spearfish Economic Development Corporation.

    Mona is married to Tom with whom she has two children (TJ and Chandi).

     Blanche Farrar

    Blanche Farrar is the Manager of Everything Prehistoric, gift shop of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc., and caretaker for the daily needs of the Museum at the Black Hills Institute in Hill City. 

    In this capacity, she oversees purchasing, merchandising, advertising, event planning, shipping, sales, customer service, web development, social media, marketing and advertising. 

    She enjoys and shares this work with a great team of dedicated team members at the Institute.

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:13 AM | Museum of South Dakota State Historical Society (Administrator)

    IMLS will be holding a workshop in Sioux Falls in August about funding opportunities . See the link below for details and registration information.

     https://www.imls.gov/news/imls-offers-grants-workshops-museums-six-regions-across-nation

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