Access to Heritage — Museums Assistance Program

Status: The application period is open and closes December 22, 2021.

The Access to Heritage component of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) provides funding to heritage organizations for travelling exhibitions in Canada, and to promote access to heritage across different geographic regions.

Who can apply

Applicants must meet the criteria in one of three categories:

  1. Museum associations and incorporated non-profit Canadian service organizations whose membership relates to the museum sector which:
    • provide services to the public year-round;
    • employ the equivalent of one full-time paid professional staff; and
    • have a current three to five-year strategic/business plan

OR

  1. Incorporated non-profit Canadian museums* which:
    • provide services to the public year-round;
    • employ the equivalent of one full-time paid professional staff;
    • have policies for key museum functions; and
    • have a current three to five-year strategic/business plan

*Incorporated non-profit Canadian museum applicants that are governed by provincial or municipal levels of government or by academic or cultural institutions are eligible if their principal mandate is linked to heritage. They must also have distinct objectives, programs and budgets related to heritage. Federal departments, Crown corporations and agencies are not eligible for funding under this component.

OR

  1. Indigenous governing bodies or organizations with a mandate to preserve and support Indigenous heritage.

How to apply

Applicants must:

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Application deadline

December 22, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST

Contact us

For further information please contact the nearest regional office of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

or

Department of Canadian Heritage
Museums Assistance Program
25 Eddy Street, 9th Floor (25-9-N)
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5

Email
map-pam@pch.gc.ca
Telephone
819-997-0055
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
TTY
1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).

Regional offices of the Department of Canadian Heritage

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