Access to Heritage

The Exhibition Circulation Fund of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) assists museums with the costs related to:

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.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible under the Exhibition Circulation Fund, applicants must meet the criteria of one of the following two categories:

Eligible Applicants for Hosting a Travelling Exhibition

  • Incorporated non-profit Canadian museums which:

Eligible Applicants for Borrowing Artefact(s)

Eligible museums that are governed by other levels of government or by academic or cultural institutions must have distinct objectives, programs and budgets related to heritage. Federal departments, Crown corporations and agencies are not eligible for MAP funding.

Eligible Projects

Please consult the Guidelines.

Application Process

Financial assistance through the ECF may be applied for year-round and will be recommended on an ongoing basis, based on funding availability.

Direct your application package to the nearest regional office of the Department of Canadian Heritage or, for national organizations, to the national office. It is also highly recommended that you consult your regional program officer to discuss your project prior to submission.

Guidelines and Forms

Guidelines for 2014-2015

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Application Forms

To obtain application forms, contact the nearest regional office. National organizations should contact the national office.

Service Standards

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.