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Monday, March 5, 2012

Community Memories Program Guidelines

Call for Proposals

February 16, 2012

Members of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) are hereby invited to submit proposals for the production of Community Memories exhibits for the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC). The proposal form is available online in Word format for downloading in the submit a proposal page.

It is important to carefully review the latest version of the Community Memories Program Guidelines prior to completing a proposal.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is March 28, 2012 at midnight Eastern time.

This program is specifically designed to meet the needs of smaller institutions that are either volunteer-run or that have no more than five full-time paid employees. In addition to a software package, successful first-time participants are awarded $5,000 to cover associated production costs. CHIN will also be pleased to consider proposals for subsequent productions—the standard investment for subsequent productions is $2,500. However, only one proposal per institution will be eligible for consideration during any given round.

The VMC will not invest in more than one production at a time from any institution. If your institution is currently working on a VMC production, please do not submit any proposal until the current one has been launched.

Please note that because community participation is essential in the development of Community Memories exhibits, and that calls for proposals are a competitive process, priority will be given to proposals accompanied by letters of support (from community/school groups, individuals, others) received by the deadline date.

Prior to completing a proposal form, it is advisable to confirm your CHIN membership status. If your institution is not a CHIN member and wishes to apply for membership, please access our website under the section Join at least three weeks prior to the deadline date to complete the membership process.


For more information, please contact:

VMC Investment Programs Manager
Canadian Heritage Information Network
15 Eddy Street, 4th Floor (15-4-A)
Gatineau QC  K1A 0M5