OMDC Newsletter
May 2015
Trillium Award

Stay Tuned for the Trillium Book Award Shortlist Announcement on May 27, 2015!

OMDC Program Deadlines and News

Note: *All Program Deadlines are by 5 pm

Ontario Music Fund (OMF)

Ontario Music Fund

May 11, 2015 - OMF - Live Music Deadline

May 14, 2015 - OMF - Music Futures Deadline

October 29, 2015 - OMF - Music Industry Development Deadline

OMDC Export Funds

OMDC Export Fund - Book
May 12, 2015 - OMDC Export Fund - Book Deadline

OMDC Export Fund – Interactive Digital Media
May 19, 2015 - OMDC Export Fund - Interactive Digital Media Deadline

OMDC Export Fund – Film & Television
May 25, 2015 - OMDC Export Fund - Film & Television Deadline

OMDC Book Fund

OMDC Book Fund

June 9, 2015 - OMDC Book Fund Deadline

OMDC Magazine Fund

OMDC Magazine Fund

June 24 - OMDC Magazine Fund Deadline

OMDC Research Grants

OMDC offers financial support directly to incorporated not-for-profit industry organizations undertaking research initiatives that support or complement the mandate of OMDC. Full eligibility requirements and guidelines are outlined in the OMDC Research Grant Guidelines.

We are pleased to announce the deadlines for the Research Grant program in 2015-16:

  • Monday, June 22, 2015
  • Monday, November 9, 2015
  • Monday, March 14, 2016

Application through the Online Application Portal is now 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.

OMDC-Supported Research

The Association of Canadian Publishers and its partners in the Book Strategy Group, an ad-hoc committee representing the interests of Canadian writers and publishers, have released research on the value English-speaking Canadians place on books. The study explores attitudes, knowledge and perceptions of books and the publishing industry, both in the context of leisure reading and in the classroom. The study received funding from the OMDC and the Canada Council for the Arts. To read it, click here.

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 Taining 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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