> Home > Music > The Ontario Music Fund > OMF - Music Industry Development

OMF - Music Industry Development



Polaris Music Prize - 2015 Winner Buffy Sainte-Marie (with Fred Penner)



Honey Jam


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.  
Please ensure that you are subscribed to receive electronic communications from Ontario Creates containing news and information about our programs, services and events for Ontario’s creative media industries. Select the "Music - Program Updates" check box to receive updates on the new music program when it is released. 

Subscribe here

Guidelines and Application Form For The Previous Ontario Music Fund

The Music Industry Development stream of the Ontario Music Fund strengthens and develops the support structures and systems that contribute to economic and cultural growth of the music industry in Ontario by supporting organizations engaging in strategic initiatives with long-term impacts on the growth and sustainability of Ontario’s music industry.

OMF Music Industry Development - Activity Budget Template

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

Enquiries Program Coordinator, OMO


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

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.

Online Application Portal

Learn More

Online Application Portal

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