In 2013, The Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport announced the new $45 million Ontario Music Fund (OMF), aimed at strengthening and stimulating growth in Ontario’s music companies and supporting the music sector. Administered by the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the OMF is a 3-year fund, with the deadlines of year 1 having recently passed in December 2013/January 2014.

Today, the Ontario Media Development Corporation has announced Ontario Music Fund – Program Years 2 & 3 Key Dates.  Below is a bulletin from the OMDC:

February 14th 2014

Timelines/deadline for OMF program years 2 & 3 are as follows. Please note that the OMF has four separate streams. Key Dates for each stream vary. Exact dates for application launches are to be determined. All dates may be subject to change.

Music Company Development:

Year 2 (2014-15)
• Application launch: Early April 2014
• Deadline: May 30, 2014
• Activity period: July 1, 2014- July 31, 2015
• Funding decisions: Early September, 2014

Year 3 (2015-16)
• Application launch: Mid-March, 2015
• Deadline: May 15, 2015
• Activity period: July 1, 2015 – July 31, 2016
• Funding decisions: Mid-September, 2015

Music Industry Development:
Year 2 (2014-15)
• Application launch: Early May, 2014
• Deadline: December 31, 2014
• Activity period: April 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015
• Funding decisions: ongoing to late January/Early February, 2015

Year 3 (2015-16)
• Application launch: Early March, 2015
• Deadline: December 31, 2015
• Activity period: April 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016
• Funding decisions: ongoing to late January/Early February, 2016

Live Music:
Year 2 (2014-15)
• Application launch: Mid-April 2014
• Deadline: June 16, 2014
• Activity period: August 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015
• Funding decisions: Mid-September, 2014

Year 3 (2015-16)
• Application launch: Early March, 2015
• Deadline: April 30, 2015
• Activity period: July 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016
• Funding decisions: End of July, 2015

Music Futures:
Year 2 (2014-15)
• Application launch: Early May 2014
• Deadline: June 30, 2014
• Activity period: May1, 2014 – May 1, 2015
• Funding decisions: Late September, 2014

Year 3 (2015-16)
• Application launch: Mid-March, 2015
• Deadline: May 29, 2015
• Activity period: April 1, 2015 – April 1, 2016
• Funding decisions: Early September, 2015

For further information on the OMDC music programs, please send an inquiry to the OMF Program Coordinator: OMF@omdc.on.ca or contact the OMDC at 416 314 6858

 

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