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Vote for RTPI to host the 2018 NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator Workshop!

Posted on Mar 19, 2018

RTPI has entered a competition to be the host site for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)/ Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) Creativity Incubator Workshop in Western New York!

In these days of changing demographics, shrinking attendance, tightened budgets, increased competition, and exponential growth of technology & social media, institutions need to keep their exhibitions fresh, their work relevant, and take bold steps to keep up with the times.

To address this statewide need, NYSCA and GHHN have created the Creativity Incubator, a 2-year pilot partnership program. The NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator workshop series invites staff in museums to test out experimental interpretive approaches. As part of this hands-on experience, the host site will have their collections or permanent installations re-imagined by creative thinkers in the field and session participants. The Creativity Incubator workshop series will be led by the Museum Mavericks, some of the most creative thinkers in the field today. In the afternoon session, participants will explore the chosen site’s collections, discovering the amazing stories they hold and creating new ones. The end goal of the program is to open our eyes to the possibilities and encourage museums to think more imaginatively about the interpretation of their collections and the visitor experience.

Photo from a 2017 NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator Workshop in Hudson Valley.

The next NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The location of the workshop will be determined by you by voting HERE – anyone can vote (once per device) – so help us spread the word! Tell your family and friends they can help make RTPI the winning site!

The Creativity Incubator, a NYSCA/GHHN Partnership Program, is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.