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Celebrate Ontario 2017

OMDC Year In Review 2016 | 2017 Now Online

Click here to see the highlights from our 2016-17 fiscal year! #ONcreates

OMDC Program Deadlines

Note:  deadlines for all programs are due by 5 pm EST on deadline day

Ontario Music Fund (OMF)
October 4, 2017 | OMF – Music Futures 2 Deadline
For Domestic Booking Agents and Music Promoters/Presenters
October 4, 2017 | OMF – Live Music Deadline
October 26, 2017 | OMF - Music Industry * rolling deadline - continuous intake from program launch to October 26 (final deadline)

October 10, 2017 | OMDC Film Fund Development and Production Deadlines*
OMDC Film Fund Cycle 2 | Deadline October 10, 5:00 pm | Diversity Enhancement

The Ontario Government’s Culture Strategy goals include the promotion of cultural engagement and inclusion, strengthening culture in communities and fueling the creative economy. In support of these goals, the Film Fund (Cycle 2) will introduce enhanced support for films with diverse elements in order to help achieve these important goals. Click here for more details.



January 31, 2018 - IDM Fund: Marketing Support * continuous close deadline

OMDC - Funded Research

The Ontario Book Publishers Organization has launched its report on books taught in English classrooms through the province entitled Use of Canadian Books in Ontario Public and Catholic Intermediate and Secondary English Departments. The report details which books are being taught, which Canadian authors and titles were the most commonly read, and how teachers choose what is to be used in the classroom. A table of all titles collected from the survey is provided. To read this report, click here.

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Digital Dialogue Breakfasts 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. If you are active on iTunes, please visit our channel here. Be sure to subscribe to our channel to automatically receive new episodes. You can also subscribe to our Simplecast RSS feed here. 

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June 29, 2017 | OMDC Digital Dialogue Breakfast | SESSION 2 – Diversifying Audiences and Revenue Streams Though Live Events

OMDC’s June 29 Digital Dialogue Breakfast, Diversifying Audiences and Revenue Streams Through Live Events, looked at how content creators have added live experiences to traditionally mediated cultural products to offer new audience development and revenue generation opportunities: think author readings, pop up shops, eSports, and conventions. Moderator Heather Kanabe, Festival Director, The Word on the Street Book and Magazine Festival was joined by panelists Meridith Braun, VP Publishing, Digital Extremes; David Leonard, Events Director, The Walrus; and Mark Montefiore, Co-President, New Metric Media & Executive Producer, Letterkenny who shared how they created and curated premium experiences to connect with their audiences in novel ways, and explained how they diversified their revenue streams in the process.

OMDC's OAP Training Videos Available Online!

As always, applicants can access OAP training videos for assistance using the application portal. The videos 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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