Digital Projects | Digital Museums Canada

Digital Projects

Apply for an investment of up to $250,000. Develop an online project from the ground up, with the support of a web development agency. Typically, Digital Projects take about 2-3 years to build to achieve your vision and meet web accessibility standards.

Call closes: December 1, 2024




Up to $250,000
according to the scope of the proposed project


One project at a time per applicant

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The Digital Museums Canada (DMC) investment program helps build digital capacity in Canadian museums and heritage, cultural and Indigenous organizations, and gives people living in Canada unique access to diverse stories and experiences.

DMC is managed by the Canadian Museum of History, with the financial support of the Government of Canada.

We funded their project

" Our project benefitted from DMC's commitment to an engaging and immersive user experience. We are now reaching new audiences and increasing our public impact through accessible, innovative digital material. "

Allison Bain

Heritage Toronto

A man is seated at a piano wearing a cape. His tall formal hat rests on the piano. His eyes are closed.

Sounds Like Toronto

Heritage Toronto 2021

" We learned a lot throughout the project, about visitor expectations and how to meet them, and ways to allow new audiences to understand a story that is not theirs but a human, universal story. [Translation] "

Alice Herscovitch

Montreal Holocaust Museum


Building New Lives: Stories of Holocaust survivors’ immigration to Canada

Montreal Holocaust Museum 2018

" …it was a discovery curve for the team to create a truly user-centered online experience accessible to more people… we appreciated the patience and guidance of DMC in helping us achieve the high standards sought by all of us. "

David Hanks

The Stewart Program for Modern Design 


Partners in Design

The Stewart Program for Modern Design 2020

" DMC's cooperation and openness has allowed us to innovate and offer an engaging visitor experience that goes beyond accessibility standards. [Translation] "

Jean-François Vachon

La Boîte Rouge VIF

Lieux de rencontres

Hanging Out

La Boîte Rouge VIF 2020

"My specialism is science, I had very little knowledge of web development. There were many accessibility and style aspects that I hadn’t considered. The DMC provided great support to us during the development of our project ‘Dive Deeper’. The final product will enable new audiences to dive in and experience life below the ocean waves."


Huntsman Marine Science Centre


Dive Deeper!

Huntsman Marine Science Centre 2022

"[This]... is the most significant digital exhibit... [we have] undertaken thus far. We had the unique task of coordinating separate creative content and web development teams and a steep learning curve with the DMC process. We appreciate the thorough guidance of the DMC team..."


Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

A bundle of sepia-toned documents on a desktop surface with a sepia-toned album and black-and-white photo of people

Writing Wrongs: Japanese Canadian Protest Letters of the 1940s

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre 2021

"With the expertise and invaluable collaboration of DMC, this project has allowed us to create an experience that enables... [people] to understand contemporary art and the works in the collection from a different angle, and that uses an interactive navigation that foster discovery and is accessible. [Translation] "


Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Colour image. On a black background, two superimposed black-and-white images of Leonard Cohen in close-up.

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal 2021