|READING THE MUSEUM PROGRAM|
The Canadian Museums Association welcomes applications for demonstration projects that use the museum as a resource for literacy. Successful applicants will receive up to a maximum of $7,500 to cover project costs. A project can involve adults or families and it must include the participation of a local literacy organization or program. Museums can seek advice from literacy councils and provincial literacy coalitions if they are looking for partners. Museums wishing to apply must be members of the CMA. Literacy organizations and programs are also encouraged to approach museums. For contacts check the National Adult Literacy Database at http://www.nald.ca.
Projects are awarded on a competitive basis by a selection committee made up of museum and literacy professionals. Projects are assessed in terms of their innovative aspects, their benefit to learners, their usefulness as models for other museums and their value and effectiveness as community-based partnerships.
A Variety of Possibilities
Project Expenses and Duration
What to Include in an Application
All awarded projects must provide appropriate public acknowledgment of the CMA's "Reading The Museum" program and the National Literacy Secretariat. Applications must be received by October 15, 1998. Announcement of the awards will be made no later than December 1, 1998.
For further enquiries, contact Lon Dubinsky directly at (514) 489-0571.
For additional information about the "Reading The Museum"
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