Establish and staff a network of digital cultural development agents – Measure 120 of the Québec Digital Cultural Plan

Where
Canada
When
2020
Who
Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (MCC) du Québec [Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications]
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ [Québec Council of Arts and Letters])
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC [Cultural Enterprise Development Corporation])
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

In 2016, the Quebec Digital Cultural Plan (QDCP) implemented a major "support and assimilation" project, assigning the application of measures to cultural Crown corporations, Competence culture, Quebec numerique and Culture pour tous.

The vision of the "support and assimilation" project is to support and assist cultural sector stakeholders in adapting and sharing new practices. The purpose is to provide the entire Quebec cultural community with a broad, cross-cutting view of its relationship with digital technology and to ensure that initiatives combining culture and digital technology
* can take precedence over the business interests of individual organizations and individuals;
* can find solutions that address the needs of the cultural community more directly;
* support the transformation of the cultural community's digital practices so that it can take advantage of the opportunities generated;
* can produce learning that is accessible and transferable to other sectors or stakeholders.

Measure 120 - Establish and staff a network of digital cultural development officers
Complementing the measures already in place, Measure 120 comes into play in the fifth, sixth and seventh years of the QDCP. It makes it possible to hire digital cultural development officers (DCDOs) by provincial, sectoral or regional organizations federated under the DCDO network. The latter's objectives are as follows:
* Assert the cultural community's digital leadership;
* Encourage the sharing of issues, the implementation of sustainable collective solutions and the development of core projects;
* Support the digital transformation of participating provincial, sectoral and regional organizations.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Two tangible results:
1) Forty-seven DCDOs engaged in the digital transformation of the 56 organizations (and their members) that hired them, based on four specific mandates: coordination, training, monitoring and project development
2) A community of professional practice in action around the sharing of problems and sustainable collective solutions and the development of core projects

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Approximately USD 5 million (CAD 7 million) for the duration of the measure, from 2019 to 2022.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Québec numérique
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Fifty-six provincial, regional or sectoral organizations
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
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