OMDC Newsletter
September 2014

See how Ontario's creative industries are thriving in OMDC's 2013-14 Year In Review.

OMDC Program Deadlines and News

Note: *All Program Deadlines are by 5 pm


The Ontario Music Fund (OMF)

OMF Music Industry Development Stream

Industry Development Program

Ongoing | OMDC's Industry Development Program offers financial and, where appropriate, strategic support to established trade and event organizations that are undertaking initiatives that provide business growth and business development opportunities for Ontario cultural media companies. Guidelines are now posted on our website at http://www.omdc.on.ca/film_and_tv/Funding/Industry_Development_Program.htm. For further information contact: programs@omdc.on.ca.


Research Grant Applications Now 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.

Applications can be submitted online or on paper for November 10, 2014 application deadline.
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.

We are also offering a WebEx training session on the OMDC Online Application Portal. Visit our website for upcoming WebEx training dates on how to use the Online Application Portal.

Upcoming Research Application Deadlines

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

  • Monday, November 10, 2014
  • Monday, March 16, 2015

*OMDC reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms at any time. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they are using the most current Guidelines and Application Form. Inquiries regarding OMDC Research should be directed the Research and Strategic Planning department. Phone: 416-314-6858 / Email: research@omdc.on.ca.

OMDC-Supported Research

eBOUND Canada has released Book Publishing: Current & Emerging Best Practices in Promoting and Marketing Digital Content. This OMDC-funded study examines how book publishers are marketing e-content in a changing environment. The study is based on a literature review, interviews, and results of a survey of Canadian book publishing companies. Digital marketing approaches from other creative sectors (film/television, magazines, games and music) that can be adapted to book publishing are also explored. To read the report, 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 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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