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 for organizations that are still facing significant financial challenges in the third year of the pandemic.
As proposed in Budget 2022, the Government of Canada is investing $50 million in 2022-2023 to provide additional targeted support measure to compensate Canadian arts, culture, and heritage organizations for revenue losses due to public health restrictions and capacity limits, and the hesitancy of audiences to return to in-person activities due to COVID-19. This funding will reinforce the substantial 2-year (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) $300 million Recovery Fund for Arts, Culture, Heritage, and Sport Sectors and the $200 million Reopening Fund announced in Budget 2021.
Who can apply
In recognition of the exceptional circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) has temporarily modified eligibility criteria for this funding.
Both incorporated and unincorporated organizations and groups can apply.
To be eligible for funding, your organization must meet 1 or more of the following requirements:
be a not-for-profit organization such as a museum, an archive, or a historic site (including those that operate seasonally and those without full-time staff)
be an Indigenous organization or official language minority community organization
be a municipal or university museum with a distinct budget
To be eligible, applicants must also meet all of the following requirements:
manage a heritage collection
provide public access through regular hours of operation (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
Applicants are required to:
Applications are due August 2, 2022, at 5 pm (ET). For more information, click here.