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Industry Development Program

FUNDING DEADLINES

Book :

Export Fund – Book

Deadline

May 3, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Film Fund - Development

Deadline

November 30, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Export Fund – Film & Television

Deadline 1

May 11, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Film Fund- Production

Cycle 1

March 10, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Cycle 2

July 7, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Cycle 3

November 17, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Interactive :

IDM Fund: Industry Development

Deadline 1

March 4, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Deadline 2

July 8, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Deadline 3

November 4, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Interactive :

IDM Fund: Discoverability and Commercialization Program

Deadline

January 31, 2022
5:00 PM EST

Interactive :

IDM Fund: Global Market Development

Deadline

April 26, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Interactive :

IDM Fund: Production and Concept Definition

Deadline 1

April 12, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Deadline 2

August 30, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Magazine :

Magazine Fund

Deadline

May 28, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Music :

Live Music

Deadline

October 6, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Music :

Music Industry Initiatives

Deadline

October 28, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Music :

Global Market Development for Music Managers

Deadline

July 29, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Music :

Music Creation

Deadline

July 15, 2021
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

March 4, 2021 by 5:00pm

  • Activity Period 1: for activities commencing April 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021

July 8, 2021 by 5:00pm:

  • Activity Period 2: for activities commencing August 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

November 4, 2021 by 5:00pm:

  • Activity Period 3: for activities commencing from December 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Refer to the guidelines for more information on Activity Periods and 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.

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 activity. Applications should be submitted by the deadline prior to the start date of the proposed activity. Single applications containing multiple activities can be made providing each activity commences within the appropriate timeframe for that deadline. An applicant organization may need to apply multiple times throughout the year depending on the commencement time of their 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.
  • 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.ontariocreates.ca/ and click on “Register”.
  • If your company is registered, the Ontario Creates Industry Development Program 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@ontariocreates.ca for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.

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 Initiatives:

Film, Television and Screen-based Media
Phone: 416-642-6695
Email: programs@ontariocreates.ca

Books and Magazines
Phone: 416-642-6652
Email: programs2@ontariocreates.ca

Interactive Digital Media
Phone: 416-642-6697
Email: idmfund@ontariocreates.ca