OMDC Newsletter
Celebrate Ontario 2016

OMDC Program Deadlines

Note: *All Program Deadlines are by 5 pm

Ontario Music Fund (OMF)

October 4, 2016 - OMF – Music Futures Deadline

  • For Domestic Booking Agents and Music Promoters/Presenters

October 4, 2016 - OMF - Live Music

October 28, 2016 - Music Industry Development


OMDC Film Fund

October 3, 2016 - OMDC Film Fund Development and Production Deadlines

OMDC Research Deadlines

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.

Upcoming Research Application Deadlines:

  • Monday, December 5, 2016
  • Monday, April 3, 2017

Tax Credit Tips and News

OIDMTC and Websites Reminder:
Although broadcaster websites are not eligible, standalone producer websites may qualify. Please note that the producer must demonstrate that they meet the 80/25 labour test on the whole interactive digital media product (the website) and not just a component of the content on the site.

OPSTC and OCASE Transitional Grant:
To be eligible for the OPSTC Transitional Grant, companies had to submit their OPSTC application by November 30, 2015. To be eligible for the OCASE Transitional Grant, companies had to submit their Notice of Intent to apply by November 30, 2015. Please note that those companies that submitted the OCASE Notice of Intent but have not yet submitted their OCASE application for the production for the relevant year(s) will be receiving communication from OMDC about their deadline to apply for the grant.

Eligibility for the OPSTC and OCASE Transitional Grant will be determined upon processing of the related tax credit application. Where eligible, OMDC will issue tax credit certificates with commitment letters for the transitional grant. The commitment letters will be conditional upon applicants filing their tax returns with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) within 6 months of their fiscal year-end and OMDC’s receipt of the CRA Notice of Assessment. Once applicants provide proof of the CRA Notice of Assessment, OMDC will issue a cheque for the transitional grant.

Digital Dialogue Breakfast # 2 – OMDC Podcast
The Digital Dialogue Breakfast Series is a forum for ongoing conversation among decision-makers in the cultural media industries. Missed a session? We’ve got you covered. All of the past Digital Dialogue Breakfasts can be accessed below, as audio recordings. Simply expand the series year and click the play button on the session you wish to listen to.
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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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