More than a dozen grants provided over the past 10 years - each awarded for a carefully-planned proposal - led to the development of programs and initiatives that welcome our community to an inclusive space here at LICM. 

IMLS, NEA and NEH award funds based on rigorous criteria. These grants are not only essential to create new programs and exhibits for our community, but the importance of these grants becomes even more profound as they challenge corporations and individuals to add their own financial support.

Make sure it's known you oppose eliminating IMLS, NEA and NEH.

Take Action

  1. Complete letters to Congress in under a minute: template for IMLS and template for NEA/NEH
  2. Directly Tweet, Facebook, or call your federal representatives: legislator identifying tool.
  3. Share this page with friends and family through social media so they can contact representatives, too. 

What if We Don’t?

Our exhibits, theater and public programs would be drastically different experiences without these critical agencies. Some wouldn’t exist at all. 

  • LICM4all - expanding Museum resources for visitors with neurodiversities or physical challenges
  • Westbury STEM Partnership - creating curriculum for first and second grade classes through on-site lessons, new classroom materials for inquiry-based learning and professional development
  • Cultural festivals - honoring the rich diversity of our community
  • Together to Kindergarten - ensuring new English learners succeed in school
  • Broken? Fix it! -  award-winning exhibit for LICM audiences and entire nation on tour
  • "Princess Frog: A Musical Fairy Tale” - first theater production commissioned for schools and public audiences
  • Artists in Residence - professional artists showcased work and hosted workshops with families during "The Art of Andy Warhol" traveling exhibit
  • Cranberry Festival - museum-wide event during “Native Voices” traveling exhibit
  • Saltwater Stories - immersive weekend programs to promote understanding of Long Island maritime culture through the history of local folk artists and baymen 
  • Global Footwear Festival - community event during “Global Shoes” traveling exhibit
  • Children’s Literature Symposium - idea of “home” explored during “Your House, My House” traveling exhibit
  • Pre-Theater Visits - kicked off new program to prepare children for their first live theater experience
  • Be Together, Learn Together - renovated of two visitation rooms at Department of Social Services  to promote communication and engagement to families in crisis

LICM is the most visited museum on Long Island and has welcomed over 3.5 million visitors. LICM serves 240,000 people annually, including more than 30,000 students & teachers.

We must continue to provide a relevant, thriving space for all.

Without everyone making it known we care, the consequences will affect not only everyone in our community, but countless others through thousands of other museums and libraries across our nation in need of this critical federal support.