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The Music Futures stream of the Ontario Music Fund is aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and providing support to develop Ontario’s diverse and emerging music industry, including artist entrepreneurs which have the potential to grow professionally if provided with business mentoring, skills development and working capital to expand their recording, touring or A&R (artist and repertoire) capacity.

October 4, 2016, by 5 pm
For Domestic Music Promoters/Presenters and Booking Agents

Funding Available 
Successful applicants with annual eligible revenues between $30,000 and $100,000 are eligible to receive up to $50,000 per funding cycle. 

IMPORTANT 2016-17 Program Update

To transition the Music Futures deadline for spring to fall (for Promoters/Presenters and Booking Agents only), applicants seeking funding for annual 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 events, presented as two separate activities (with corresponding  budgets). 

NOTE: For the 2016-17 program year only, applicants applying for two consecutive years of support (option c) may apply for up to $75,000 (rather than the usual Music Futures program cap $50,000) provided that the intent to do so is registered with the OMDC at least 2 weeks in advance of the application deadline. Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in the Music Futures 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 Session 

There are no Information Sessions scheduled at this time. 

OMF Music Futures #1 Info Session Presentation

(For Domestic Record Labels, Artist-Entrepreneurs, Music Managers and Music Publishers)

OMF Music Futures #2  Info Session Presentation 

(For Domestic Music Promoters/Presenters and Booking Agents)

Guidelines and Application Form 

OMF Music Futures Guidelines                       
OMF Music Futures - Activities Budget Template

OMF Music Futures - Revenue Breakdown 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.

Program Coordinator, OMO


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

Online Application Portal

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Contact Us

Program Coordinator

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