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Digital Strategy Fund: Digital Literacy and Intelligence | Canada Council for the Arts


$50,000– $250,000


The Digital Literacy and Intelligence component supports the arts sector in building digital knowledge, skills and capacity. It supports Canadian artists, groups and arts organizations in their efforts to:

  • respond more effectively to the challenges, issues and opportunities of the digital era;
  • develop and broaden their strategic digital thinking;
  • strengthen their ability to translate that thinking into sustainable, concrete actions.

Applicants may request a grant for a single- phase initiative.

Eligible Applicants

  • Professional artists;
  • Arts professionals (excluding consultants and third-party service providers);
  • Artistic groups;
  • Canadian arts organizations.

Eligible Expenses

Expenses – what is eligible

  • For requests up to $50,000: 85% of eligible costs up to the maximum amount allowed
  • For requests of $50,001 to $250,000: 85% of eligible costs up to the maximum amount allowed

Eligible Expenses

All expenses directly related to carrying out the proposed initiative are eligible, including but not limited to:

  • honoraria and fees paid to artists, experts, trainers, facilitators, project managers, developers and consultants directly involved in carrying out the initiative;
  • travel, accommodation and per diem costs;
  • licensing fees;
  • equipment rental costs;
  • data acquisition costs;
  • public accessibility costs, e.g. sign language interpretation, captioning, audio description, etc.;
  • costs of sharing results and transferring acquired knowledge to the community;
  • other costs directly related to carrying out the initiative (must be justified).

The following expenses are also eligible, but subject to certain limits:

  • administrative costs up to 15% of the total grant requested;
  • equipment purchase costs up to 15% of the total grant requested;
  • content creation and digital media production costs up to 15% of the total grant requested.

Deadline Date

  Open and closes.
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