Collections Management — Museums Assistance Program
The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) - Collections Management component provides funding for projects to improve knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions.
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 a current three to five-year strategic/business plan.
*Eligible museums that are governed by provincial/municipal government or by academic or cultural institutions can apply to MAP, 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:
- review the Museums Assistance Program - Guidelines for 2021-2022;
- contact the nearest regional office of the Department of Canadian Heritage to discuss their project and request an application package;
- complete and submit an application package.
Department of Canadian Heritage
Museums Assistance Program
25 Eddy Street, 9th Floor (25-9-N)
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5
- 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).
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