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The Ontario Creates Ontario Authors Tour Support Fund will provide eligible Ontario publishers with funding to support their Canadian authors’ appearances at festivals, readings, signings and other third party events that take place in North America and internationally.

Deadline:  May 16, 2016 (by 5:00 pm)

Funding Available
Successful applicants are eligible to receive a non-refundable contribution of up to $12,000 to a maximum of 50% of the total budget.

NOTE: Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in the Ontario Creates Ontario Authors Tour Support Fund Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely prior to commencing your application. Ontario Creates reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms.

Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted via the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.

  • Before beginning an application, your company’s corporate information must be registered with the OAP. If you do not have a user account on OAP, please go to https://apply.omdc.on.ca and click on “Register”.If your company is registered, the Ontario Creates Ontario Authors Tour Support Fund program deadline will appear in your dashboard. To start the application, click on “Start new application” and follow the onscreen directions to access the application form.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the application process early to allow ample time to compile and complete the necessary information. There is flexibility for completing the application form – you may begin at any time and save information as it is entered. Once saved, you can go back and edit and/or add information until the time when the application is actually submitted. 
  • If you encounter problems setting up your company’s corporate information, you can email

    applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.

Information Sessions
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming Ontario Creates Ontario Authors Tour Support Fund Information Session. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm on the day prior to the Information Session. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits. The same information is provided in both sessions.

Information Session – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Conference Centre, Main Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto. (Map)


Thursday, April 21, 2016 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
2:00 - 3:00 pm

*Note: Access to this information session is limited. Priority will be given to persons with accessibility challenges, and registrants outside of the GTA. Online information session participants will receive an invitation via email with a link and password to login and will be able to call in via conference call during the session. 

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates Information Session but require it be conducted in French please send a request to programs2@ontariocreates.ca by April 15, 2016 and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates Information Session and have additional accessibility issues that need to be considered, please contact us as above.

Guidelines, Documents and Application Form
Ontario Creates Ontario Authors Tour Support Fund - Guidelines pdf icon
Ontario Creates Ontario Authors Tour Support Fund- Budget Template  Excel icon
Ontario Creates Ontario Authors Tour Support Activity Detail Form MS Word icon
Application Form/Online Application Portal

Janet Hawkins
Program Consultant, Industry Initiatives 
Phone: 416-642-6698

Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca.

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please email programs2@ontariocreates.ca with your complete contact information, including your full name, company name and telephone number, as well as the name of the program that you are interested in. 

Funding Deadlines

Film Fund - Production
CYCLE 1: March 4, 2019
CYCLE 2: July 4, 2019
CYCLE 3: October 30, 2019

Business Intelligence Program
April 16, 2019
October 22, 2019

Contact Us

Janet Hawkins
Program Consultant, Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6698
Email: jhawkins@ontariocreates.ca

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