Access to Heritage — Museums Assistance Program

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

Who can apply

Applicants must meet the criteria in one of the following two categories:

  • 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.
  • Museums 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;
    • have policies for key museum functions; and
    • have a current three to five-year strategic/business plan.

*Applicants that are governed by other levels of government or by academic or cultural institutions are eligible, as long as 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 MAP funding.

How to apply

Applicants are required to:

Application deadline

November 1

Contact us

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

Email
PCH.map-pam.PCH@canada.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. (EST).

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