OMDC Newsletter
December 2014

OMDC Program Deadlines and News

Note: *All Program Deadlines are by 5 pm

Ontario Music Fund (OMF)

OMF Music Industry Development Stream
December 30, 2014 – OMF Music Industry Development Application Deadline

Trillium Book Award

Call for Submissions
Deadline: January 20, 2015

Research Grant Applications Available on OMDC’s Online Application Portal (OAP)

OMDC is pleased to announce that applications to the Research Grants program can now be made on the OMDC’s paperless, secure Online Application Portal (OAP). You will be able to apply online (including uploading and storing corporate documents), track the status of your applications and communicate with OMDC regarding your application through the OAP.

For deadlines in 2015 and after, application through the Online Application Portal is mandatory.

New users to the OAP will first have to register for a user account.

OAP training videos are available online and can be found on the Online Application Portal Training Videos page of the OMDC website.

Upcoming Research Application Deadlines

Research deadlines will be at 5:30 p.m., Toronto time, on the following dates:

* Research Grant deadlines for the fiscal year 2015-16 will be announced in early calendar 2015.

OMDC's OAP Training Videos Available Online!

We are very pleased to announce that the OAP training videos have gone live and can be found on the Online Application Portal Training Videos page of the OMDC website.

OAP Quick Tip

The Portal Dashboard displays five of the most recent action items by default. To see the full list, click SHOW ALL at the bottom right corner of the Action Items table. You can also remove closed action items from the Dashboard by selecting the HIDE button to the right of the closed items.

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OMDC-Supported Research

Magazines Canada has released the results of a study commissioned to explore development of a service (or ‘emarket’) linking magazine publishers to qualified video and app producers. The study found that although current volumes of video and app production do not warrant the creation of such a service at this time, the industry should monitor this area for future opportunities. The report includes some background information on how Canadian publishers are currently using and monetizing video, apps and responsive websites (HTML5), based on interviews and an online survey. To read the report, click here.

OMDC Supported Event - DM@X: Digital Media at the Crossroads

January 24, 2015 – DM@X: Digital Media at the Crossroads is a conference on the future of content in digital media, taking place in Toronto on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Regular registration is only $399 and that rate includes HST, program materials, and buffet lunch! Register Here. Keynote Speakers and Program Panels address trends in digital media, including subscription streaming, niche content, social media metrics, and dragon’s-den-style presentations of alternative business models for Canada’s cultural industries. Click here for more information.

OMDC Kids Visit the Set of 'Bitten' on Take Our Kids To Work Day!

OMDC kids Lucy, Sophie, Julian and Jacob visit the Bitten set for Take Your Kids to Work Day.

On November 5, 2014, four OMDC Grade 9 kids participated in Take Your Kids to Work Day. They took a tour of the set of Entertainment One’s TV series Bitten, now shooting in Toronto. The show is based on the Women of the Otherworld books by Ontario author Kelley Armstrong.