Digitization Grant Initiative (DiGI)

August 8, 2019
NEW! FPCC Digitization Grant Initiative (DiGI).

Application deadline is: September 30, 2019


FPCC is excited to announce that we are launching a new project to support the digitization of Indigenous language resources in B.C. These grants are available for B.C. First Nations communities and organizations.

The new digitization program will:
  • Provide support and funding  for the conversion of existing First Nations language-related audio, video and print materials to digital file formats.
  • Provide training opportunities for community-led audio and video digitization projects that focus on the development of effective practices for the management of digital heritage materials.
Other eligible activities include - new digitization staff, purchasing equipment, digitization training, cataloging resources.

Funding details:
$10,000 - $100,000 available

Timeline:
Term/Year 1 – November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020
Term/Year 2 – April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Projects can be completed over a 17-month period. B.C. First Nations communities and organizations can apply for funding for one or both of the terms. If you only apply for one now, you can still apply for another term at a later date. The second call will open in February 2020.

All projects must be completed by March 31, 2021.

Apply now! For additional information, grant guidelines and application form click here.

As part of our legacy plan with this project, communities will have the option of utilizing FirstVoices.com to store their digital assets and archival language collections. Digital assets and archival collections will continue to be accessible and managed by individual First Nations communities in B.C.
FirstVoices.com is FPCC’s online language documentation tool, featuring language content that is curated by Indigenous communities in B.C.

For questions, contact Kevin Perkins:
digitization@fpcc.ca
250-652-5952 ext. 215

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