Digital Museums Canada (DMC) offers Canadian museum and heritage organizations funding, expert guidance, and user-friendly tools to tell stories in a variety of online platforms, such as virtual exhibits and tours, online games, web apps, educational resources, and more.
DMC is pleased to announce that it is investing in 25 new online projects selected from its 2021 call for proposals. This program provides museums and heritage organizations with funding and mentorship to help them create inspiring online experiences to share with all Canadians. At more than $2 million, DMC is the largest funding program of its kind in Canada.
“As newly appointed Director of Digital Museums Canada, I am inspired by the diversity, coast-to-coast reach, and innovation of the proposals. As the pandemic has continued, heritage organizations have been turning to digital as an accessible and inclusive way to reach their audiences,” says Leah Resnick.
Here are just a few of the topics covered by this year’s new digital projects:
- Ecology (Vancouver Island’s forests and rivers of the Fraser Valley
- Diaspora (the Punjabi experience in Surrey, B.C. and immigrant food businesses in Scarborough
- Indigenous ways of knowing and being (projects related to Dane-zaa, Sḵwxwú7mesh, Métis and Innu)
- Ontario’s connection to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
- Artists, musicians and architecture in Val-David, Québec City, and Drummondville, Que.
- Sports in London, Ont.
- Aviation in Harbour Grace, N.L.
The next call for proposals opens on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. We encourage all eligible Ottawa-based organizations to apply for a chance to receive funding and mentorship. For more information, visit the DMC website.
Managed by the Canadian Museum of History, Digital Museums Canada is a federally funded investment program that invests in online projects by Canadian museums and heritage organizations, helping them build digital capacity and share stories and experiences with people everywhere.