Exhibition Circulation Fund
The Exhibition Circulation Fund of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) assists museums with the costs related to borrowing a travelling exhibition.
Please note that funding for development and circulation of travelling exhibitions is available through the Access to Heritage component of the MAP.
Applications for the Exhibition Circulation Fund are accepted year-round.
To be eligible under the Exhibition Circulation Fund, applicants must meet the criteria of one of the following two categories:
- Incorporated non-profit Canadian museums which:
- Provide services to the public year-round;
- Employ the equivalent of one full-time paid professional staff; and
- Have policies for key museum functions.
- Incorporated non-profit service organizations whose membership relates to the museum sector.
Applicants that are governed by other levels of government or by academic or cultural institutions are eligible but must have distinct objectives, programs and budgets related to heritage. Federal departments, Crown corporations and agencies are not eligible for MAP funding.
Please consult the Guidelines.
Financial assistance through the ECF may be applied for year-round and will be recommended on an ongoing basis, based on funding availability.
It is highly recommended that you consult your regional program officer to discuss your project prior to submission. To discuss your application for funding, contact the nearest regional office. National organizations should contact the national office.
Direct your application package to the nearest regional office of the Department of Canadian Heritage or, for national organizations, to the national office.
Guidelines and Forms
Guidelines for 2013-2014 [ HTML ]
Important: To apply for funding, three forms must be submitted: the Application Form, the Project Budget Form and the Application Checklist. To obtain the forms, please contact the MAP Team.
Final Activity/Results Reports
- For projects that started in 2011-2012 or later
[PDF (read only), 28 KB | MS Word, 172 KB ]
- For projects that started prior to 2011-2012
[ PDF (read only), 28 KB | MS Word, 172 KB ]
Canadian Heritage has set service standards for the timely delivery of the acknowledgement of receipt, funding decision and payment processes.
See the service standards for the Exhibition Circulation Fund component of the MAP.
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