Submissions Open:
Nov. 2, 2015

Submission Deadline:
Jan. 31, 2016


Email: Claudia Ocello

EdCom Award for Excellence in Programming

This award recognizes exemplary creativity and innovation in museum educational programming.

To be eligible, the program must have clearly articulated goals, be designed to achieve the goals with the intended audiences, have concrete evidence of success, have been presented three consecutive years and reflect institutional commitment.

Programs that clearly address one or more of the principles outlined in the Alliance’s policy statement on public education, Excellence and Equity, will be given special consideration.



  • Native American Fellowship Program
    Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

    This paid summer fellowship program for Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native backgrounds provides participants with a comprehensive perspective on the theory and practice of museum management in the context of a meaningful, in-depth project in a museum department. The program also includes weekly workshops, field trips, and topical presentations. Judges were struck by the track record of the program (6 years and counting), its organization and content, and the museum’s strong commitment to increase diversity in the museum field.