Key Dates Announced for Ontario Music Fund

Timelines for the 2016-17 Ontario Music Fund are now available. OMF has four streams, and dates vary for each. All dates are 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 2016-17 Program Update: 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.

For more information, please send an inquiry to OMF@omdc.on.ca or call (416) 314-6858.