Digital Museums Canada invests in 19 new online projectsMay 18, 2023
Digital Museums Canada (DMC) is delighted to announce its investment of more than $2 million in 19 new online projects, selected from the 2022 Call for Proposals. The DMC program provides museums and heritage, cultural and Indigenous organizations with funding and mentorship to help them create inspiring online experiences to share with people across Canada.
“Through Digital Museums Canada, the Canadian Museum of History is pleased to honour its commitment to communities across the country in sharing diverse online stories, accessible to all,” said Caroline Dromaguet, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of History.
“The recipients of funding from the 2022 Call for Proposals represent a wide range of compelling subjects from organizations all over Canada,” said Leah Resnick, Director of Digital Museums Canada. “We look forward to working with these organizations to build their digital capacity and bring their projects to life.”
Topics covered in this year’s new digital projects include:
- Diaspora: Montréal Jewish Community (QC); Lebanese business community in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Community History: Early coal mining in the Bow Valley (AB); Lithuanian immigrants and the War of 1812 (ON); a community festival in Saint-Eustache (QC); the impact of the SS Atlantic shipwreck (NS)
- Art and Architecture: Inuit art (MB); Winnipeg modernist architecture (MB); NFT artmaking (ON); Franco-Ontarian illustrators (ON); Acadian stained glass (NB)
Women: Women in medical illustration (QC); women journalists in the early 20th century (QC)
Full list of approved projects:
In all, DMC received 39 proposals for the Medium and Large investment streams, and 20 proposals for the Small stream. Projects were selected through a competitive process by an arm’s-length advisory committee.
Digital Museums Canada is the largest investment program of its kind in Canada, providing more than $15 million in funding to more than 200 projects to date. It offers Canadian museum and heritage organizations funding, expert guidance, and user-friendly tools to tell stories on a variety of online platforms, such as virtual exhibitions and tours, online games, web apps, educational resources, and more. Accessibility, user experience, and innovation are at the heart of the program.
Eligible organizations are invited to apply during the next Call for Proposals, which opens on Thursday, June 15, 2023. For more information, please visit the DMC website.
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.