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OMDC Business Intelligence Program

OMDC offers financial support to incorporated not-for-profit industry organizations undertaking business intelligence initiatives aimed at gathering, formulating and disseminating business intelligence relevant to the growth of one or more content creating sectors in Ontario.

Proposed projects should achieve one or more of the following goals in the creative industries:

  • provide information needed by an industry to further industry development or growth
  • provide analysis or interpretation of existing data and statistics
  • offer intelligence regarding a consumer base, segment or geographic market
  • provide insight, analysis or strategic direction aimed at helping content creating companies counter challenges and pursue opportunities
  • be of benefit to content creating companies in one or more creative sectors.
  • The projects should address an existing information gap or gaps.

    Note: Studies focused solely on the music industry are not eligible for OMDC BIP funding. Such projects should apply for support through the Ontario Music Fund. (Cross-sectoral projects that include the music industry are eligible.)

    Full eligibility requirements and guidelines are outlined in the OMDC Business Intelligence Program (BIP) Guidelines.

    Application Process

    All applications must be submitted electronically through the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP) at https://apply.omdc.on.ca.

    If you do not have a user account on the OMDC OAP, please go to https://apply.omdc.on.ca and click on “Register”.
    For assistance, please see OMDC’s website for a “How to Get Started” guide to the OAP. To start the application, click on “Start new application” and follow the directions through the five step wizard to access the application form.

    For technical assistance, please contact the OAP Helpdesk at applyhelp@omdc.on.ca.

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the application process early to allow ample time to compile the necessary information and complete the application. You may start an application at any time and save changes to it up until the time you submit.

    Upcoming Application Deadlines:

    There are two deadlines in 2018/19. The deadlines will be at 5:00 p.m., Toronto time, on the following date:

    • Monday, April 23, 2018
    • Monday, October 22, 2018

    Please note: Business Intelligence Program (BIP) Application deadlines are posted in advance subject to the availability of funds. OMDC reserves the right to cancel a deadline in advance of the submission date if there are not sufficient funds available to fund one or more eligible applications.

    Guidelines and Documents:

    OMDC Business Intelligence Program (BIP) Guidelinespdf icon

    OMDC Business Intelligence Program (BIP) - Budget Template (Optional)

    Application Form/Online Application Portal

    Applicant Affidavit

    ** 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, available for download on this page.

    Inquiries regarding the OMDC Business Intelligence Program (BIP) should be directed to the Research and Strategic Planning department.
    Phone: 416-314-6858
    Email: research@omdc.on.ca

    Online Application Portal

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    Funding Deadlines

    October 2, 2018
    Film Fund

    October 4, 2018
    OMF – Music Futures

    October 4, 2018
    OMF - Live Music

    October 22, 2018
    OMDC Business Intelligence Program

    October 25, 2018
    OMF - Music Industry Development

    Contact Us - Research

    Research and Strategic Planning department.
    Phone: 416-314-6858
    Email: research@omdc.on.ca