Can you believe it? It’s been a year since proposed changes to the Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP) were first announced. With multi-year funding, revised admission standards and tiered operational support tied directly to the achievement of best practices and standards on the table, the “new and improved” CEDP was a significant departure from the original program.
The heritage community responded to these changes with relatively little fuss. Largely, I suspect, because important details, like the revised admission requirements and funding formula, were still in the works. Well, that’s all changed ... sort of.
This month, we’ve harvested a whole new crop of heritage and not-for-profit webinars from across the internet, including a five part series on fundraising for collections care.... Read More
This week, AHI received word that applications from a number of heritage organizations for funding under the Job Creation Partnership Program (JCP) have been turned down. With the next round of funding applying to projects with a start date between September and November, 2013, the failure to receive funding is a serious blow to organizations that were depending on JCP to help staff their sites and/or undertake initiatives during the current tourist season. Read More
What exactly is the DDP? How might it impact heritage and heritage organizations in this province? Is it a process that we should be involved in? And if so, why do so many of us know so little about it? Read More
For many of us, the May 24th weekend signals the official start of the visitor season. And with the holiday just a couple of weeks away, I’ll bet many of you are up to your eyes in grant applications, summer job postings, staff training, site maintenance, and a thousand other details. Here’s hoping that amidst the chaos, you’ll find a little of time to connect with colleagues, expand your mind, and improve your skills. To help, we’ve assembled a list of available webinars for the month of May. There’s something here for everyone: From fundraising to interpretation, governance to social media ... and my personal favorite - “Adventures with Odors in Collections”!
I recently sat down with Lisa McDonald of the Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Board to discuss the upcoming launch of their Tourism Assurance Program (TAP). Never heard of it? Well listen up. It could have important implications on the way you operate and market your facility. Read More
Last year, Newfoundland and Labrador’s heritage sector was abuzz with all things CEDP: a government commissioned assessment, a sectoral roundtable, recommendations to the Minister. Then, nothing ... or so it seemed.
It's time we filled you in on what’s been happening behind the scenes. Read More