Digital Greenhouse

By mmuise

Digital Greenhouse is a digital innovation initiative for Canadian individuals, groups and organizations. It supports short-term projects that leverage digital technology to address sectoral and digital challenges, including:
1. the development of new digital tools and solutions that increase the resilience, sustainability, and discoverability of the arts sector,
2. the development of sector-wide and cross-sector collaborations, partnerships, and networks to support innovative digital business models, revenue models and monetization strategies,
3. sectoral approaches aimed at strategically increasing the digital/data literacy and ongoing digital transformation of the arts sector,
4. addressing challenges and exploring digital solutions related to accessibility, equity, diversity, decolonization, social justice, and climate responsibility created by, or relevant to, the digital world,
5. addressing challenges and exploring solutions related to the lack of access to digital infrastructure for remote regions and Northern and under-represented communities.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of a grant of up to $50,000.

Deadline: January 8, 2024

Applicants must:

  • artists and arts professionals,
  • cultural connectors,
  • artistic groups and collectives,
  • artistic organizations,
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, arts/cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups, collectives, for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations.
    Organizations presently receiving core grants are eligible to apply to this initiative.
    In addition to the Council’s designated priority groups, it also encourages applications from youth (18 to 35) and other historically underserved and marginalized communities, including 2SLGBTQ and gender-diverse communities, women, and artists at intersections of multiple identities.
Application Steps:

1. The applicant must register in the portal at least 30 days before applying.

2. Applicant's eligibility is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

3. Applicantions must be submitted any time before the start date of the project..

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must provide:
1. budget including budget notes,
2. list of key team members,
3. detailed work plan, including timeline,
4. letters of engagement from partners (optional support material),
5. user analytics or survey results (optional support material),
3. executive summaries of studies (optional support material),
4. technical specifications, mock-ups or URLs in a Word document or PDF (optional support material).

Note: The maximum number of pages for support material is 5 pages in total.

Other Things to Note:

Application limits:
1. One can apply to this initiative twice in one year (1 March – 28/29 February) for distinct projects with different activities. 2. Applications to this initiative do not count towards the maximum number of applications that can be submitted to the Canada Council each year (from 1 March – 28/29 February).

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