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Industry Development Program

FUNDING DEADLINES

Book :

Global Market Development Program – Book

Deadline

May 1, 2023
5:00 PM EST

Book :

Industry Development

Deadline 1

April 4, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Deadline 2

August 8, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Film Fund - Development

Deadline

November 30, 2023
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Film Fund- Production

Cycle 1

March 14, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Cycle 2

July 11, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Cycle 3

November 14, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Film Fund: Marketing and Distribution Initiative

Deadline

December 18, 2023
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Global Market Development – Film & Television

Deadline 1

April 26, 2023
5:00 PM EST

Interactive :

IDM Fund: Production and Concept Definition

Deadline 1

April 8, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Deadline 2

August 26, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Interactive :

IDM Fund: Global Market Development

Deadline

April 29, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Interactive :

IDM Fund: Discoverability and Commercialization Program

Deadline

December 18, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Magazine :

Magazine Fund

Deadline

May 31, 2023
5:00 PM EST

Music :

Live Music

Deadline

October 17, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Music :

Music Creation

Deadline 1

May 2, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Deadline 2

September 5, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Music :

Music Industry Initiatives

Deadline

October 24, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Music :

Global Market Development for Music Managers

Deadline

June 19, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Ontario Creates Industry Development Program provides support to Ontario’s established trade and event organizations to offer initiatives, events and activities with long-term impacts on growth and sustainability in the book, magazine, film, television, and interactive digital media sectors.

Deadlines

  • April 4, 2024 5:00 PM ET
  • August 8, 2024 5:00 PM ET

Applicants must begin their project planning no later than 3 months after the deadline at which they submit their application, and have a total of 12 months to complete the project.

    Refer to the guidelines for more information on the best time to submit an application for your project. 

    Program Streams

    1. Business Development – support to organizations for business to business (B2B) industry activities and business to consumer (B2C) audience development activities that offer opportunities for new business leads, sales and relationships.

    2. Capacity Building – support for strategic activities that address challenges and opportunities or environmental changes that contribute to either the capacity of the applicant organization or its stakeholder group.

    In both the Business Development and Capacity Building streams, Ontario Creates has identified two priority areas for 2024-25:

    • Professional development and strategic initiatives related to:

           -    Environmental Sustainability

           -    Accessibility

    • Mentorship and training opportunities for mid-career professionals, particularly those from equity-deserving communities

    Successful Industry Development Program applicants will receive funding for activities that expand skills, business capacity, market share, sales, and innovation. Activities must demonstrate the potential for measurable results for Ontario companies that create and sell content in the book, magazine, film, television, and interactive digital media sectors, and/or any combination of these sectors.

    Music industry applications are administered through the Ontario Music Office. A description of the various music industry funding programs together with program guidelines and information can be found on the Ontario Creates website here.

    Application Process

    Organizations planning to submit an application are required to contact the appropriate program consultant beforehand to discuss the eligibility of both the organization and the project. Applications should be submitted by the deadline prior to the start date of the proposed activity. Organizations can only include one project per application, however an organization may submit more than one application per deadline, and may submit applications at both deadlines depending on the start time of their project activities.

    Late applications will not be considered for funding.

    Applications must be submitted via the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted. Please see Program Policies for details

    Information Session

    Ontario Creates will be hosting a webinar where applicants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Industry Development Program. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to read the guidelines in advance. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 PM on the day prior to the webinar.

    INFORMATION SESSIONREGISTRATION CLOSED
    Date:Tuesday, February 27, 2024
    Time:2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

    If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates event but require it be conducted in French please send a request to programs2@ontariocreates.ca by February 23, 2024 and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date.

    If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates webinar and have additional accessibility issues that need to be considered, please contact us as above.

    Guidelines and Documents

    Applicant Affidavit

    Ontario Creates Program Policies

    To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please register here 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.

    Enquiries

    Enquiries regarding Ontario Creates programs should be directed to the Coordinator, Industry Development:

    Film, Television and Screen-based Media
    Email: programs@ontariocreates.ca

    Books and Magazines
    Email: programs2@ontariocreates.ca

    Interactive Digital Media
    Email: idmfund@ontariocreates.ca