OMF Live Music and Music Futures Streams: Deadlines and Program Changes Announced

The Live Music stream of the Ontario Music Fund is intended to increase the number and quality of live music experiences enjoyed by residents in and visitors to Ontario at events, festivals and concerts featuring Canadian artists.

OMF Music Futures #2 2016-17

The Music Futures stream of the Ontario Music Fund is aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and providing support to develop Ontario’s diverse and emerging music industry, including live music.

Live Music and Music Futures #2 Application Deadline : October 4, 2016 (by 5:00pm)

  • Webinar Session #1: (Registration Required) : July 20, 2016
  • Webinar Session #2: (Registration Required) : August 24, 2016
  • Information Session: (Registration Required) : September 7, 2016

NEW: Important 2016-17 Program Update

Adjustment to Funding Thresholds for Live Music Activities

Due to the shift in deadline and activity window for Live Music applicants, the following adjustments have been approved for the 2016-17 program year only.

Live Music

  • For 2016-17, the funding cap for Category A (Live Music Performance and Programming) is $300,000 and for Category B (Business Development) is $200,000.
  • Applicants seeking funding for activities that exceed a 12-month period during the 2016-17 eligible activity window, particularly those presenting annual festival-based events, are permitted to request up to $500,000 (regardless of category), provided that the intent to do so is registered with the OMDC at least 2 weeks in advance of the program deadline.
  • Applicants who have previously received OMF funding for the 2016 edition of an annual event are not eligible to apply for additional funding for the same 2016 event.

Music Futures #2 (Domestic Music Promoter/Presenters and Booking Agents)

  • Applicants seeking funding for activities that exceed a 12-month period during the 2016-17 eligible activity window are permitted to request up to a maximum of $75,000 (rather than the current cap of $50,000), provided that the intent to do so is registered with the OMDC at least 2 weeks in advance of the program deadline.
  • Applicants who have previously received OMF funding for the 2016 edition of an annual event are not eligible to apply for additional funding for the same 2016 event.
  • Applicants undertaking activities within a 12-month period or less are subject to the regular Music Futures cap of $50,000.

Guidelines and Application Process

Complete Guidelines and the link to the Online Application Portal (OAP) are posted on the OMDC website:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications in advance of the program deadline date. All applications must be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP).

Information Sessions

Interested Music Promoters/Presenters and Booking Agents are strongly encouraged to attend the upcoming OMF Live Music and Music Futures #2 Information Sessions as new information around important program refinements will be communicated. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm on the day prior to the Information Session. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits.

 

Webinar Session #1*  –  Click here to access online registration form

Wednesday July 20, 2016, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Webinar Session #2*
–  Click here to access online registration form

Wednesday August 24, 2016, 2:30 pm to 4:00pm

Information Session –  Click here to access online registration form*Note:

Access to these information sessions is limited. Priority will be given to persons with accessibility challenges, and registrants outside of the GTA. Online information session participants will receive an invitation via email with a link and password to login and will be able to call in via conference call during the session.

September 7, 2017 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location:  Conference Centre, Main Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Media Development Corporation Information Session but require it be conducted in French please send a request to OMF@omdc.on.ca by Thursday,  July 28, 2016 and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date.

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

For further information on the Ontario Music Fund, please send an inquiry to the OMF Program Coordinator: OMF@omdc.on.ca or contact:

 

Ontario Music Office

Ontario Media Development Corporation

175 Bloor Street East | South Tower | Suite 501 Toronto | Ontario M4W 3R8

Main phone: 416-314-6858 | Fax: 416-314-6876