Medium investment | Digital Museums Canada

Medium investment

For a project requiring an investment of $50,000 to $150,000, in collaboration with a development team of your choice.
Next call: June 16, 2021




Between $50,000 and $150,000 (excluding applicable taxes)


One (1) project at a time per applicant.

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These guidelines address the essential elements required to submit a proposal under the “Medium investment” stream of the Digital Museums Canada program. They are provided for your information while the call for proposals is closed. When the next call opens, please consult the updated guidelines to prepare a proposal.

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, with interpreted content and an engaging user experience. The Medium investment stream provides an investment of $50,000 to $150,000 to cover eligible costs.

Projects are developed around the organization’s chosen subject, and  must provide the user with a complete online experience that can be accessed wherever and whenever desired without specialized equipment.  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, hereafter 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 a participant’s performance in another DMC-funded project  has been  unsatisfactory or sufficiently poor to jeopardize the success of the new project.