Advocacy, Legislative & Policy Updates

The Museum Association of New York is a central resource for the museum community to find out about legislative and policy issues that affect our field. This is where you can find the latest updates and news about our advocacy initiatives.

Museumwise: The Museum Association of New York Comparison of One House Bills SFY 2013-14
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) In the Aid to Localities Bill, NYSCA’s budget reflects the incorporation of the $4 million line item added last year to local assistance grants for...
FORMULA FUNDING New York is the only state in the country that incorporates its museums and heritage organizations through its State Education Department (SED). The state’s museum community takes...
As the State Education Department moves toward adoption of new/updated curriculum standards and frameworks for K-12, it is making drafts of these materials available for public review and comment....
In a message sent to grantees from NYSCA, the following clarification was given regarding the $4 million increase to local assistance funding: The Council is very pleased that Governor Cuomo and the...
The state budget, which has been passed in sections over the past three days, contains a $4 million increase in grants funding for the State Council on the Arts. This is the first increase in four...
NYSCA’s funding for local assistance (grants) stays at last year’s level, $31,635,000, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2012-13 budget. There are also no cuts in jobs or programs at the state Office...
This week arts advocates from across the state will be in Albany to press the case for public funding for the arts and humanities.  MANY will be circulating its advocacy agenda to members of the...
The following priorities comprise MANY's advocacy agenda for 2012 Preserving the Infrastructure: Rebuild the New York State Council on the Arts.  In 1960, New York State was the FIRST in the nation...
The Attorney General's Charities Bureau has prepared "A Practical Guide to New York's Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act" to assist charities in complying with the  requirements of the...
New White Paper Unveiled at Buffalo Conference During the business meeting this morning at the NYS Museums in Conversation conference in Buffalo, MANY Director Anne Ackerson unveiled a new white...
This year's Museum Advocacy Day drew 310 museum representatives from 46 states to Washington to speak with Senators and Congressmen about the importance of museums and museum funding.  In two days,...
The Governor's Executive Budget for FY11 mostly slices 10% across the board from agency budgets.  Here's what we know: NYSCA:  local assistance funding (grants) has been reduced 10%, from $35.2M to...
The state’s diverse and vibrant museum community is central to the economic vitality of New York State and the education of its youth. They annually employ 17,000 people, generate more than $1...
We've been on the road for six weeks crisscrossing the state from Buffalo to Riverhead.  The tenth and final Member Briefing was held in Albany this week, capping a wide-ranging collective...

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