Ontario Music Fund 2017-18: Key Dates

 

The Ontario Music Fund (OMF), administered by the Ontario Music Office, is aimed at strengthening and stimulating growth in Ontario’s music companies and supporting this growing sector. The fund is designed to drive activity and investment and to support Ontario’s music companies and organizations in expanding their economic and cultural footprints within Canada and around the world.

 

Timelines/deadlines for OMF 2017-18 are as outlined below. Please note that the OMF has four separate streams. Key dates for each stream vary.All dates may be subject to change.

 

OMF Music Company Development Stream

 

·    Guidelines and Application Launch: Late February 2017

·    Deadline: May 3, 2017 (by 5 p.m.)

·    Activity Period: August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018

 

OMF Music Futures Stream
Note:  Two separate deadlines for specific types of applicants:

 

For eligible Domestic Artist-Entrepreneurs, Music Managers, Music Publishers and Record Labels:

 

·    Guidelines and Application Launch: Late February 2017

·    Deadline: May 4, 2017 (by 5 p.m.)

·    Activity Period: August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018

 

For eligible Domestic Booking Agents and Music Promoters/Presenters:

 

·    Guidelines Launch: Late February 2017

·    Application Launch: Early May 2017

·    Deadline: October 4, 2017 (by 5 p.m.)

·    Activity Period: December 1, 2017 – November 30, 2018

 

OMF Music Industry Development Stream

 

·    Guidelines and Application Launch: Late February 2017

·    Rolling Deadline: Application evaluations occur throughout the year, from launch through to October 26, 2017.

·    Activity Period: August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018

 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications in advance of the program deadline date.

OMF Live Music Stream

 

·    Guidelines and Application Launch: Early May 2017

·    Deadline: October 4, 2017 (by 5 p.m.)

·    Activity Period: December 1, 2017 – November 30, 2018

 

Guidelines and Application Process

 

Applications must be submitted via  the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP).

Information and Webinar Sessions

 

Upcoming Information and webinar sessions will be held between April and September 2017. Details and registration will be posted on the OMDC website in the near future.

 

Ontario Music Office Ontario Media Development Corporation

175 Bloor Street East | South Tower | Suite 501 | Toronto | Ontario| M4W 3R8

Main phone: 416-314-6858 | Fax: 416-314-6876

www.omdc.on.ca

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