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FAIC/TRU VUE Conservation and Exhibition Grant

Foundation for Advancement in Conservation and Tru View Inc

Funding Amount

In-Kind (Optium Museum Acrylic® or UltraVue® Laminated Glass) & $3,000 maximum

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Applications are due May 15th and November 1st of each year


Funds are to help defray direct project costs, including contract workers, display fabrication, supplies, and publicity. Salary and benefit expenses of full-time conservators on staff are not eligible for funding but may be included in the overall budget to show institutional support for the project

Who Can Apply

- Applicants must be a not-for-profit collecting institution (museum or library) with active exhibition programs and located in one of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories
- Institutions must have at least one full-time conservator on staff or a conservator on contract for the project
- Rationale for support (demonstrated conservation goals, rather than collection management or maintenance)
- Feasibility of project (project support and appropriate use of Optium Museum Acrylic® or UltraVue® Laminated Glass products) and project significance
- Level of innovation in use of Optium Museum Acrylic® or UltraVue® Laminated Glass products
- Publicity proposed for project to help raise awareness of conservation, including online efforts

Additionally, preference may be given to projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Highlight the role of conservation and/or conservators
- Institutions that have not received funding from FAIC in the past three years

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Applications are submitted through our online application portal. When you enter the portal, you will be prompted to log in to the system using a login ID and password. If you already have an account (this should be the case if you are an AIC member or have participated in an AIC or FAIC program), use the same login information you use to access that account. If you do not have an account in the system, you can quickly set one up before you begin your application

The online form will take you through the four sections of the application:
1. Institution (name and contact information, description of activities related to exhibitions, letter of commitment)
2. Conservator (name and contact information, resume/CV, letter of commitment)
3. Project (description of the project, publicity, institutional plans and priorities)
4. Budget (project costs and FAIC funding request)

You can save and return to your application later to complete it. When you are satisfied with your responses, “save and finalize” to submit your application. Once the application has been submitted, you cannot return to edit the form

Online Application:



Additional Information

For additional information, contact the organization at (t) 202.452.9545 or

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