Large investment | Digital Museums Canada

Large investment

For a project requiring an investment of $150,000 to $250,000, in collaboration with a technical team of your choice.
Next call: Spring 2022

Status

closed

Investment

Between $150,000 and $250,000

Limit

One (1) project at a time per applicant.

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Overview

These guidelines address the essential elements required to submit a proposal under the “Large investment” stream of the Digital Museums Canada program.

Administered by the Canadian Museum of History (CMH) with the financial support of the Government of Canada, the Digital Museums Canada (DMC) investment program invests in online projects by Canadian museums and heritage organizations, helping them build digital capacity and share stories and experiences with people everywhere.

Funding is available for bilingual online projects, modest or ambitious, that provide an interpretation of the subject matter and content as well as an engaging user experience. The Large investment stream provides an investment of $150,000 to $250,000 to cover eligible costs.

Projects are developed around the organization’s chosen subject and must provide the user with a complete online experience. Examples include virtual exhibits, virtual tours, online games, web apps, educational resources and more.

All projects must be available online for a period of five years from the launch of the project and comply with DMC’s technical requirements.

There is an annual call for proposals. The proposal must be submitted online before the deadline by the organization responsible for the project, also referred to as the “applicant”. Only proposals that meet the eligibility requirements will be evaluated by the DMC Advisory Committee. Agreements are signed with the organizations receiving an investment.

Notes: Applicants can submit more than one proposal in response to a call for proposals. However, DMC will only award an investment to one project at a time.

DMC may reject a proposal if it determines that an organization’s performance in another DMC-funded project has been unsatisfactory or sufficiently poor to jeopardize the success of the new project.

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.
Large

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

Large

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 

Large

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
Large

Hanging Out

La Boîte Rouge VIF 2020