Interested in a project addressing challenges in the arts sector using digital technology?

Apply for a Digital Greenhouse grant soon …

January 8, 2024, is your last chance to apply for a grant under this time-limited program.

What is Digital Greenhouse?

The 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:

  • the development of new digital tools and solutions that increase the resilience, sustainability, and discoverability of the arts sector
  • the development of sector-wide and cross-sector collaborations, partnerships, and networks to support innovative digital business models, revenue models and monetization strategies
  • sectoral approaches aimed at strategically increasing the digital/data literacy and ongoing digital transformation of the arts sector
  • 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
  • addressing challenges and exploring solutions related to the lack of access to digital infrastructure for remote regions and Northern and under-represented communities.

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Create an account and submit one or more profile(s) for validation at least 30 days before you want to apply

Activities: What is eligible?

Activities that leverage digital technology to address sectoral and digital challenges, including:

  • research and planning activities: feasibility studies, consultation, strategic foresight, research, etc.
  • development activities: development of collaborations and new ways of working, development of piloted solutions, development of tools and applications, etc.
  • implementation and testing activities
  • evaluation and knowledge sharing activities: conferences, symposia, workshops, toolkits, webinars, etc.

Partnerships are encouraged but not required. Projects must have the potential to benefit the wider sector.

You can’t apply for activities that occur before your project start date, those that receive funding from another Canada Council program or those on the general list of ineligible activities.

Candidates: Who can apply?

Types of potential applicants to this initiative include:

  • 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.

Your eligibility to apply to this initiative is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

Targeted funding will be in place to ensure equitable support for applicants who have self-identified using the checkboxes in the Council’s portal as belonging to one of the Council’s designated priority groups, which include applicants from culturally diverse, Deaf and disability, official language minority, and Indigenous communities.

In addition to the Council’s designated priority groups, we also encourage 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.

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