Ontario Music Fund 2016-17: Key Dates

The Ontario Music Fund (OMF), administered by the Ontario Music Office, 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.

Timelines/deadlines for OMF 2016-17 are as outlined below. Please note that the OMF has four separate streams. Key dates for each stream vary. All dates may be subject to change.

OMF Music Company Development Stream

  •    Guidelines and Application Launch: Early March 2016
  •    Deadline: May 17, 2016 (by 5 p.m.)
  •    Activity Period: August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017

OMF Music Futures Stream

NEW Important 2016-17 Program Update

Note: Two separate deadlines for specific types of applicants:

For eligible Domestic Artist-Entrepreneurs, Music Managers, Music Publishers and Record Labels:

  •    Guidelines and Application Launch: Early March 2016
  •    Deadline: May 18, 2016 (by 5 p.m.)
  •    Activity Period: August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017

For eligible Domestic Booking Agents and Music Promoters/Presenters:

  •    Guidelines Launch: Early March 2016
  •    Application Launch: Early June 2016
  •    Deadline: October 4, 2016 (by 5 p.m.)
  •    Activity Period: June 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017

OMF Music Industry Development Stream:

  •    Guidelines and Application Launch: Late March 2016
  •    Rolling Deadline: Application evaluations occur throughout the year, from launch

through to October 28, 2016

  •    Activity Period: June 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications in advance of the program deadline date.

OMF Live Music Stream

NEW Important 2016-17 Program Update

Note: Application deadline has moved to Fall 2016

  •    Guidelines and Application Launch: early June 2016
  •    Deadline: October 4, 2016 (by 5 p.m.)
  •    Activity Period: June 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017

Guidelines and Application Process:

Applications must be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP).

Information and Webinar Sessions:

Upcoming Information and webinar sessions will be held between April to September 2016. Details and registration will be posted on the OMDC website in the near future.