Funding for Digital Access to Heritage

oct 01, 2021
Friday, October 1, 2021
New MAP Component:
Digital Access to Heritage
First Deadline: November 1, 2021
The Department of Canadian Heritage is now accepting applications for the Museums Assistance Program’s new component – Digital Access to Heritage.

The aim of the Digital Access to Heritage component of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) is to foster improved access to heritage collections through collections digitization and digital content development, as well as activities that build capacity in these areas. The component also supports the development and delivery of related training, resources and services that benefit multiple museums.

The Digital Access to Heritage component provides funding to museums and heritage organizations for projects to:
  • build organizational capacity through the development of a digitization strategy.
  • digitize collections (which must be guided by a digitization strategy) and make digitized heritage collections accessible to the general public;
  • develop digital content, based on digitized heritage collections, which is delivered online and/or in person and published using a variety of digital programs, platforms and channels;
  • development and delivery of related training, resources and services that benefit multiple organizations;
  • digitize collections and make them available to the public, develop digital content and build their capacity in these areas.

The component also supports the development and delivery of related training, resources and services that benefit multiple museums.

For full details on program eligibility and information on how to apply, please visit the Digital Access to Heritage page HERE.


Application Deadlines

November 1, 2021


March 1, 2022


 
For projects starting between August 15, 2021, and June 30, 2022

For projects starting between April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2024
Who Can Apply

The following are eligible (usual MAP criteria apply): Indigenous governing bodies or Indigenous organizations, incorporated non-profit Canadian museums, museums associations or incorporated non-profit Canadian service organizations whose membership relates to the museum sector.

*New eligible applicants: Incorporated non-profit Canadian museums without a permanent physical space


How to Apply

Review the Application Guidelines — Digital Access to Heritage.

Contact your regional office of the Department of Canadian Heritage to discuss your project and request an application package.

Complete and submit an application package.


Contact:

John Bell                                  johnw.bell@pch.gc.ca
Bruce Borysiuk                        bruce.borysiuk@pch.gc.ca
Sarah Hill                                 sarah.hill@pch.gc.ca
Roger Brathwaite (en français) roger.brathwaite@pch.gc.ca
Tracy Marsh                            tracy.marsh@pch.gc.ca
Museums Assistance Program Upcoming Deadlines

Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations: Deadline: October 20, 2021

Digital Access to Heritage: Deadline: November 1, 2021 for funding starting in 2021-2022

*New Deadline: MAP Collections Management, Indigenous Heritage and Access to Heritage -- Apply starting December 1; Deadline December 22, 2021 for funding starting in 2022-2023

See a PDF for a reminder on the upcoming MAP deadlines HERE.
 
For any questions or comments, please contact Marie Lalonde, Executive Director, (mlalonde@museumsontario.ca) or by phone at: 416-348-8672 or toll free, 1 866 662 8672. 

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