Yupiit Piciryarait Museum Sustainability Initiative

by AVCP Staff

The Yupiit Piciryarait Museum was established in 1994 by the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP). The mission of the YP Museum is to promote Yup’ik culture through history, language and arts.
Beginning in August 2017, AVCP began a new Museum Sustainability Initiative in order to ensure a sustainable operating budget and sound management. The primary goal of this initiative is to build partnerships with sister organizations, federal and state agencies, public and private foundations, as well as the Alaska museum community.
At this stage in the Museum Sustainability Initiative, AVCP is currently re-initiating a Museum Advisory Committee among our partners. The Advisory Committee’s primary goal will be assessing options to achieve a robust and sustainable fiscal and managerial framework for the museum.
AVCP has successfully managed the YP Museum for over 20 years and has grappled with the challenge of establishing a sustainable operating budget. We are confident that our strategic plan for the Museum will better reflect the original intent and vision while allowing for the continued operation of a regional museum in Bethel, Alaska.
For additional questions and information, please contact AVCP at 907-543-7317 or email [email protected]
AVCP is a regional nonprofit tribal consortium comprised of the 56 federally recognized tribes of the YK Delta. The geographic boundaries of AVCP extend from the Yukon River Village of Russian Mission downstream to the Bering Sea coast, north up through Kotlik and south along the coastline to Platinum and then extending up the Kuskokwim River to Stony River, including Lime Village on the Stony River tributary. The area encompasses approximately 6.5 million acres, or 55,000 square miles, in Western Alaska.

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