Presentation of the device
As part of the implementation of the Franco-Quebec strategy for the online discoverability of Francophone cultural content, the Ministry of French Culture (DGMIC) and the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec join forces and launch a double call for applications.
This call for applications aims to fund projects whose objective is to strengthen the digital discoverability of francophone cultural content.
What is digital discoverability?
Discoverability of content in the digital environment refers to:
- Its online availability
- Its ability to be spotted among a vast array of other content without the specific search for that content.
The notion of discoverability is essential in a digital ecosystem characterized by the hyper-abundance of supply, the concentration of distribution on a few large platforms and the role of recommendation mechanisms in access to cultural content.
Objectives of the approach
The call for applications "Support for the discoverability of Francophone cultural content" has two main objectives:
- Promoting the diversity of cultural content
- The sovereignty of francophone cultural actors, through the promotion of French or Quebec cultural content and the use of technologies developed within the francophone sphere
Call for Nominations Streams
The call for applications is divided into two distinct streams:
- Strand A: Development of digital initiatives for content discoverability (technological solutions, prototyping or deployment, data management tools, adaptation of technological components, etc.)
- Component B: Development of research projects related to discoverability (analysis of platform strategies to meet the needs of audiences, development of new discoverability measurement methods, etc.)
It is intended for structures installed in France or Quebec.
For French projects, the scope of the sectors selected includes audiovisual, cinema, live entertainment in all its disciplines, music in all its components (including instrumental design), museums and heritage (including archival heritage), visual arts, design, architecture, crafts, video games, books, the press. The related communication and fashion sectors may also be eligible for the creative component of their activity.
For structures installed in Quebec, carriers must ensure that they meet the criteria and procedures defined by the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications in the dedicated specifications available on the next page.
Am I concerned by this approach?
- Private companies
- Local public enterprises
- Public institutions/ State services
- Research laboratories
Applications meeting the following criteria are eligible:
- The project leader must be a company, association, public institution or research laboratory located in France or Quebec
- Application package must be complete
- The project must meet the objectives set out in the rules of procedure (promotion of the diversity of cultural content and strengthening of the sovereignty of francophone cultural actors, better understanding of online discoverability, etc.)
Projects are not eligible:
- With only operating costs, without developing a new solution
- Artistic creation without development of digital tools
- Consisting solely of exploratory missions aimed at finding international partners
- Exclusively aimed at creating or digitising content
- Creation or animation of places (fab lab, co-working, etc.)
- Open Online Training and Courses (OLMC)
The supported structures will receive, for the implementation of their project, an amount of up to EUR 150,000 for Strand A and EUR 75,000 for Strand B, in the form of a grant which may not exceed the following ceilings:
- 50% of the total project budget (possibly up to 70% for projects submitted in consortia or by SMEs/SMEs);
- 80% of eligible costs detailed in the appeal’s resolution.
When the agreement is signed, the Ministry of Culture pays a first instalment of the grant, representing 70% of the total amount of support.
The remainder of the grant is paid on a technical and financial balance sheet, according to terms and stages determined by the nature of the project, the duration and the expected deliverables.
- Applications close: July 4, 2022, 11:59 pm (Paris time). No applications can be submitted or considered after this date.
- The selection committee will meet in late September 2022.
- The results will be announced to project leaders in November 2022 on Simplified Procedures. The list of successful projects will be published on the website of the Ministry of Culture.
- To access the online form, click on the "Access form" button at the bottom of this page.
- Log in or create an account, then let yourself be guided.
For any questions about how to submit your application, you are invited to contact the Delegation for Cultural Enterprises by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 01 40 15 37 77.
The submission for 2022 is complete.
The results of the 2022 call for projects are available below: