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OMF - Live Music

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The Live Music stream of the Ontario Music Fund is intended to increase the number and quality of live music experiences enjoyed by residents in and visitors to Ontario at events, festivals and concerts featuring Canadian artists.

Deadline
October 4, 2016, by 5:00 pm

Funding Available

Successful applicants with eligible annual revenues of $100,000 or more, may apply for up to $500,000 (maximum $300,000 for Category A / maximum $200,000  for Category B) per funding cycle.

NEW : Important 2016-17 Program Update

To transition the Live Music deadline from spring to fall, applicants seeking funding for annual music festivals, music series or events that exceed a 12-month window may choose to apply for:

a)   2016 activities retroactively,
b)   2017 activities proactively, or 

c)   A combination of 2016 & 2017 activities, presented as two separate activities (with corresponding budgets).

NOTE: For 2016-17 program year only, applicants applying for two consecutive years of support (option c) may apply for up to $500,000 regardless of category provided that the intent to do so is registered with the OMDC at least two weeks in advance of the application deadline. Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in the Live Music Guidelines.

Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted via the OMDC 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 OMDC Music Fund 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 encouraged to start the application process well in advance of the deadline in case technical support is required.
  • If you encounter problems setting up your company’s corporate information, you can email applyhelp@omdc.on.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 the upcoming Information Sessions as new information around important program refinements will be communicated. Registration is required. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm the day prior to the Information Session. Unregistered guests will only be accepted is space permits. 

Webinar #1*

Date:      Wednesday July 20, 2016 (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED) 
Time: 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm

Webinar #2*

Date:      Wednesday August 24, 2016 (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED) 
Time: 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm

*Note: Access to these information sessions is limited. Priority will be given to persons with accessibility challenges and registrants outside 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. 

Information Session

Date:  Wednesday September 7, 2016 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Conference Centre, Main Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto (Map)

Guidelines and Application Form

OMF Live Music Guidelines 
OMF Live Music Category B: Business Development – Activity Budget Template   

Application Form/Online Application Portal   

OMF Final Cost Report Guidelines

Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the guidelines and if necessary, register your company’s corporate information with the OAP.

Enquiries

Program Coordinator, OMO
OMF@omdc.on.ca

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

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please email OMF@omdc.on.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

September 6, 2016
OMDC Research Grants

October 3, 2016
Film Fund

October 4, 2016
OMF – Music Futures

October 4, 2016
OMF - Live Music

October 11, 2016
IDM Fund: Production and Concept Definition

October 28, 2016
Music Industry Development

Contact Us

Program Coordinator
OMF@omdc.on.ca

Phone: 416-642-6696
OR
Phone: 416-572-0436