Tuesday, May 1, 2018 

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University 

GPS Address:

3261 W. State St., Allegany, N.Y. 14706





Kerry Sclafani
Program Director, GHHN

What is the NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator?
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 our Museum Mavericks - creative thinkers in the field - and session participants. We are delighted to announce that the Museum Maverick for the Western NY session will be Linda Norris. To learn more about Linda, click here. 

We visited the Hudson Valley, Long Island and the Mohawk Valley in 2017. One workshop was held in each of the regions to a sold out crowd of museum professionals around the state! Click here to see photos from the workshops. 

The workshop morning session will feature our Museum Mavericks challenging our perception of the museum experience-exploring why audiences should care and inviting them to step outside their routine scope of work and explore the core concepts of interactivity, engagement & relevancy. 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. 

We're very excited to bring this unique opportunity to museums around our great state - and hope you'll join us on this journey to think more creatively! We can't wait to see what ideas hatch!

Workshop Fee: $25.00 ($35.00 for non-NYS registrants)

Fee includes lite breakfast, networking luncheon, and resource materials.

Psst...The last three workshops were sold out (with a waiting list!) - so make sure to secure your spot as soon as you can!

 The Creativity Incubator, a NYSCA/GHHN Partnerhip 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.