Digital Greenhouse - Video

Video description

Thinking about applying to Digital Greenhouse? Looking to use digital technology to address challenges, gaps, or opportunities related to the digital world? Will your project impact more than just your own organization? In this video, we’ll guide you through the program guidelines, eligibility, and evaluation criteria to help determine if this stream is right for you, your group, collective, or organization.

To learn more about Digital Greenhouse, check out the guidelines.

Publication date

August 15, 2022

Slide 1: Digital Greenhouse 

Welcome to the Digital Greenhouse. 

Slide 2: Introducing the Strategic Innovation Fund

In this short video, we’re going to introduce and explain The Digital Greenhouse— an exciting component of our Strategic Innovation Fund.   

But first, here’s a quick overview of the Fund so you can see where the Digital Greenhouse fits in.    

The Strategic Innovation Fund aims to build a more inclusive, resilient, sustainable arts sector. It includes

  • Three main components — Seed, Cultivate and Grow
  • Two support components — Digital Generator and Digital Greenhouse.   

Now let’s turn the spotlight on those digital components.   

Slide 3: Digital components of the Strategic Innovation Fund   

To support the digital transformation of the arts sector, the Strategic Innovation Fund offers two funding opportunities.   

  • The Digital Generator helps arts groups and organizations build digital capacity and transform their own operations    
  • And if you’re thinking bigger picture, the Digital Greenhouse helps individuals and organizations address sector-wide digital challenges.   

We’ll explore the Digital Generator in another video. If your focus is broader than just your organization, keep watching.   

Slide 4: What do we mean by digital?   

First of all, what is a “digital” approach anyway?    

Well, maybe you are exploring a new way to connect artists in remote regions.

  • Or you want to prototype a tool that art galleries can use to boost digital engagement? 
  • Or test a technology that could help performing artists work in new ways? 

A digital approach means using electronic tools, systems, devices and resources to explore questions like these. 

Slide 5: The Digital Greenhouse: What you can do   

The Digital Greenhouse helps you address digital challenges, gaps, or opportunities related to the digital world that impact more than just your work or your organization. This may be something that affects your community, your region, or even the entire sector. We want to hear about what issue you are ready to tackle, why it matters, and who within the arts sector stands to benefit.

For example, you can get up to $50, 000 for:   

  • Research and planning 
  • Development of tools and applications    
  • Implementation and testing prototypes 
  • And Evaluation and knowledge sharing of your project 

Or other activities that have the potential to benefit the wider arts sector.

If your project will only impact you or your organization, then you might want to think about applying to the Digital Generator instead.  

Slide 6: The Digital Greenhouse: The fine print   

To apply, you need to be an individual, group, collective or organization with a validated Canada Council profile.    

There is no deadline.   

Keep in mind that this grant component is for activities that address digital challenges or opportunities. It is not for:    

  • Regular operating costs, including salaries of permanent staff   
  • Creating, producing or programming artistic works   

Slide 7: Guidelines and resources   

If you’re still not sure whether your project is a good fit for this grant component, visit our website. You’ll find:   

Slide 8: Contact us   

If you still have questions, we want to hear from you!    

Please email us at Send us a few lines about your project and questions. We’re here to help!   

And keep an eye out for more videos with details about the other Strategic Innovation Fund grant components.