Digital Access to Heritage — Museums Assistance Program

The Digital Access to Heritage component of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) provides funding to heritage organizations to digitize collections, develop digital content and build their capacity in these areas.

Who can apply

Applicants must meet the criteria under 1 of the following 4 categories:

  • An Indigenous governing body or an Indigenous organization with a mandate to preserve and support Indigenous heritage

Or

  • An incorporated non-profit Canadian museumFootnote 1 which: 
    • provides services to the public year-round
    • employs the equivalent of 1 full-time paid professional staff
    • has policies for key museum functions
    • has a current 3 to 5-year strategic/business plan

Or

  • An incorporated non-profit Canadian museum that does not have a permanent physical space which:
    • provides services and/or programming to the public year-round, in person and/or online
    • has been in continuous operation for at least 2 years
    • employs the equivalent of 1 full-time paid professional staff
    • has policies for relevant museum functions
    • has a current 3 to 5-year strategic/business plan

Or

  • A museums association or an incorporated non-profit Canadian service organization whose membership relates to the museum sector which:
    • provides services to the public year-round
    • employs the equivalent of 1 full-time paid professional staff
    • has a current 3 to 5-year strategic/business plan

Application deadlines

November 1, 2021

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

March 1, 2022

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

How to apply

Applicants are required to:

Contact us

Museums Assistance Program
Department of Canadian Heritage
25 Eddy St, 9th Floor (25-9-N)
Gatineau QC  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 am to 5 pm (ET).

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