Ontario Creates is seeking applications from qualified industry professionals to be jurors for the Ontario Creates Book Fund program. The program is adjudicated by three jurors comprised of two industry experts and one Ontario Creates representative. The ideal candidate will have senior industry knowledge and experience, with current activities unlikely to pose a conflict of interest with the role of juror.
The Ontario Creates Book Fund is designed to increase financial viability and overall business growth of Ontario-based publishers through marketing initiatives which profile the works of Canadian authors to both foreign and domestic markets and activities that build on digital capacity that enable publishers to achieve business development and/or marketing objectives that best suit their individual corporate goals. Funding will be provided to support projects that have clear, objective and measurable results and/or indicate direct and positive impact that on the overall long-term business growth of the book publisher.
It is estimated that the reviewing process may take up to 110 hours, spread over a 4 to 5 week time period between late June and end of July. Jurors will receive an appropriate honorarium based on the volume of applications received and the review time required.
“Confidential Information” means all information (whether oral, written, in computer readable format or otherwise), data and material acquired by the juror from Ontario Creates or in connection with the performance of their duties for Ontario Creates.
To submit an application, please complete the application form below. You will be asked to upload your resume.
Ontario Creates strives to compose juries that reflect diversity in Ontario as described in the Government of Ontario’s definition of diversity and/or gender parity. The provincial definition states: the dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to: ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion (creed), sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.
Ontario Creates is grateful for your interest in participating in this important process. It is anticipated that a substantial number of industry experts will respond to the Call for Application. In light of this, only those invited to be a juror for the Ontario Creates Book Fund will be contacted. Ontario Creates maintains an active list of potential jurors.
Please direct any questions to:
Program Coordinator, Industry Initiatives
Appendix – Ontario Creates Book Fund