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. We visited the Hudson Valley, Long Island and the Mohawk Valley in 2017 and in 2018, we're headed to Western NY and the Southern Tier.
We wanted the experience of the Creativity Incubator to stay with you after the workshop ends - as a fundamental shift to choose to infuse creativity into your work and your life. To do this, we're launching a three part forum for sharing ideas and inspiration: a Facebook community for past workshop attendees, monthly creativity challenges, and this blog. We're calling this space 'The Hatchery' - and it will serve as a place to share the ideas, photos, and stories born out of the NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator.
If you've got an idea for a post, or want to share a story - please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!