(315) 685-8534 — Skaneateles, New York

Grants and Funding

Grant Applications

The West Lake Art Conservation Center carries out numerous conservation treatments funded by grants. Our thorough exams are supported by detailed written condition documentation and photography, and will support the need for proposed preservation treatment of your application request.

The combined experience of our mixed specialty conservation staff provides the expertise to treat items from many schools and eras, constructed with a variety of materials. Our understanding of material science, combined with hands-on training and research skills, allows us to provide the appropriate treatment proposal for each case. All treatment materials and techniques are selected for their known stability and long-term, reversible nature.

Among works we treat are paintings (including murals, theater curtains, easel paintings, on a variety of supports and artistic styles), works on paper (watercolor, engravings, ephemera, archival documents, and photographic materials), painted objects and frames (carriages, clock faces, gilt statuary, period frames, mirrors).

The West Lake Art Conservation Center also offers preservation framing for a wide variety of items, using archival materials and designs, as well as a range of custom frames.

Obtaining funding through grants is an important source for all tax-exempt heritage organizations with collections.  If you are responsible for a collection owned or maintained by an institution, a public or private non-profit organization, or if you believe your collection may be of historical, cultural, or artistic significance, funding may be available through any number of Private or Public Foundations. We can help you identify some grant opportunities and assist by reviewing your draft application.  Many of our clients have taken advantage of these funds to catalog, restore, and preserve their collections.

Funding Opportunities

There are multiple programs available from a variety of sources including:

Additional funding resources can be found through the GHHN Grant Opportunities webpage.

The West Lake Art Conservation Center may be able to help you by:

  • Discussing the details of your collection or object and providing guidance on grants
  • Reviewing and editing your applications
  • Providing grant writing support

Call or email the West Lake Art Conservation Center to discuss your collection goals, current needs, and funding opportunities.




Examples of Conservation Grant Treatments: