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The Ontario Music Fund


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All programs under the Ontario Music Fund (OMF) are closed. The 2019/20 Ontario Budget announced a commitment to review and modernize the OMF. This process is currently underway. New program information and timelines will be communicated via the Ontario Creates website when finalized and confirmed.  
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The Ontario Music Fund (OMF), administered by the Ontario Music Office (OMO),  is aimed at strengthening and stimulating growth in Ontario’s music companies and supporting this growing sector. The Fund is designed to drive activity and investment and to support Ontario’s music companies and organizations in expanding their economic and cultural footprints within Canada and around the world.

The OMF is structured to complement other public funding programs and aims to address investment gaps at key phases of company and industry development cycles.   It provides support through four (4) program streams to music companies (record labels, music publishers, music managers, artist entrepreneurs, music promoters, music presenters, and booking agents), and music industry trade, service, event and training organizations.

Research grants are also available to incorporated not-for-profit industry organizations undertaking research initiatives that support or complement the mandate of Ontario Creates.

Music Industry Development
Music Company Development
Music Futures
Live Music
Funding Recipients

Enquiries regarding support for the music sector should be directed to:

Enquiries regarding research for the music sector should be directed to:
Research and Strategic Planning department
Phone: 416-314-6858

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please register 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 - Development
Friday, January 29, 2021 5:00 PM ET

Export Fund (Book)
Deadline 2: Monday, August 31, 2020 5:00 PM ET

IDM Fund: Global Market Development
Deadline 1: May 25, 2020 5:00 pm ET
Deadline 2: August 31, 2020 5:00 pm ET

Magazine Fund
Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Book Fund
Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Film Fund - Production
CYCLE 2: July 7, 2020, 5:00 PM EST
CYCLE 3: November 17, 2020, 5:00 PM EST

Export Fund (Film And Television)
Deadline 2: Monday, August 31, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Contact Us

Program Coordinator