How To Apply

How to become a Smithsonian Affiliate

  • Organizations interested in learning more about the program or in applying to become a Smithsonian Affiliate are highly encouraged to contact the Smithsonian Affiliations office before completing or submitting the application materials.

  • Organizations interested in affiliating with the Smithsonian Institution should submit a proposal to Smithsonian Affiliations. Please feel free to contact Smithsonian Affiliations at (202) 633-5300 for assistance.

  • Smithsonian Affiliations creates long-term relationships with museums and other educational organizations in order to fulfill the Smithsonian’s mission, “the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” and to advance the Smithsonian’s Strategic Plan.

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