Value: Indemnity is limited to a maximum of $600 million CDN per exhibition.
In 1999, the Government of Canada established the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program within the Department of Canadian Heritage. Indemnification is a process through which the government assumes financial risk, and provides compensation for damage or losses, should these occur. Through the establishment of the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program, therefore, the Government of Canada assumes the financial responsibility for loss or damage to objects and appurtenances in eligible travelling exhibitions.
The Program has two objectives: first, to increase access for Canadians to Canada’s and the world’s heritage through the exchange of artifacts and exhibitions in Canada; and second, to provide Canadian art galleries, museums, archives, and libraries with a competitive advantage when competing for the loan of prestigious international exhibitions. Both international and domestically organized exhibitions are eligible for indemnification.
- Exhibitions that are organized domestically and shown at venues in at least two provinces within Canada. This encourages the circulation of travelling exhibitions within Canada and meets the government’s policy objective of providing greater access to Canada’s heritage
- Exhibitions where the total fair market value of objects borrowed from sources outside Canada exceeds that of the total fair market value of objects borrowed from inside Canada. Such exhibitions are required to have only one Canadian venue as, through hosting the exhibition, the Canadian public will have access to cultural and heritage objects that would not otherwise be available
Deadline: The deadline dates for applications are October 1 for exhibitions requiring indemnification as early as the following January 1, and April 1 for exhibitions requiring indemnification as early as the following July 1.
Contact: Department of Canadian Heritage | 1-866-811-0055 | PCH.dgpindemnisation-dghbindemnification.PCH@canada.ca