Recovery Fund for Heritage Organizations – Museum Assistance Program – BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

The following is excerpted from the Government of Canada.

On June 27, 2022, Canadian Heritage announced details of the new Canada Arts and Culture Recovery Program (CACRP) which continues the Department’s targeted support to organizations that still face significant financial challenges in the third year of the pandemic.

As proposed in the 2022 Budget, the Government of Canada is investing $ 50 million in 2022-2023 to provide additional targeted support measures to compensate Canadian arts, culture and heritage organizations for revenue losses due to restrictions public health and capacity constraints, and the hesitation of The public will return to in-person activities due to COVID-19. This funding will strengthen the substantial $ 300 million Recovery Fund for the arts, culture, heritage and sport sectors for a duration of 2 years (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) and the 200 million Reopening Fund. of dollars announced in the 2021 budget.

Who can apply

In recognition of the exceptional circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) has temporarily changed the eligibility criteria for this funding.

Both incorporated and non-incorporated organizations and groups can apply.

To be eligible for funding, your organization must meet 1 or more of the following requirements:

  • be a non-profit organization such as a museum, archive or historic site (including those operating seasonally and those without full-time staff)

  • be an indigenous organization or an organization of official linguistic minority communities

  • be a municipal or university museum with a distinct budget

In order to be admitted, candidates must also possess all of the following requirements:

  • manage a heritage collection

  • provide access to the public through regular opening hours (including on a part-time or seasonal basis)

  • have had annual expenses in 2019 (or your last completed pre-pandemic fiscal year) between $ 2,000 and $ 1,000,000

How to apply

Candidates are required to:

Applications must be submitted on August 2, 2022 at 5pm (ET). For more information, click here.