2019 Call for Proposals for virtual exhibits from the Virtual Museum of Canada
The Virtual Exhibits investment program helps Canadian museums and heritage organizations develop virtual exhibits and resources that engage online audiences in Canada’s history, heritage and culture.
Got an online product in mind? Now is the time to submit your project!
The Virtual Museum of Canada is pleased to open its new Call for Proposals as part of its Virtual Exhibits investment stream.
If you’re a museum or heritage organization looking to create an online product, this program is for you. Better still, there are two convenient levels of investment: medium and large.
Deadline: You have until October 23 to submit your proposal.
Don’t Forget the Quick Pitch!
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get early feedback on your proposal through a quick and simple process. Note: Deadline to send your Quick Pitch is July 17.
Proposals can be submitted for the creation of the following types of products.
Note: Each product must provide a complete online experience, independent of a specific context or physical space.
- Virtual Exhibit: Uses technology to reach and engage visitors with interpreted content organized around a subject and a storyline.
- Virtual Tour: Uses technology to provide access to and interpretation of a physical space (such as an historic site, a geographical location, or an exhibit) or of an imagined space.
- Interactive Resource: Uses technology to engage visitors in active play, like a game, hunt or quiz.
- Educational Resource: Uses technology to engage visitors in learning about a subject directly or indirectly related to a curriculum area.
Value of Investment
The Virtual Exhibit Investment Program provides funding up to a maximum of $250,000 (excluding applicable taxes) per production. This includes mid-range projects of $50,000 to $150,000.
Public or private, not-for-profit Canadian museums and other Canadian historical, heritage and cultural organizations, including equivalent Indigenous peoples’ organizations, are eligible for submission to the VMC Investment Programs.
The budget of the Virtual Exhibit Investment Program is limited and all eligible proposals are evaluated on a competitive basis. The evaluation process takes six months from the proposal submission deadline.