OMDC Announces Information Sessions for Ontario Music Fund Live Music Stream
The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) has issued a call for applications for the Live Music stream of the Ontario Music Fund (OMF), and announced an information session and a webinar session for interested applicants.
An important update to the 2015-16 program is that the Ontario Music Office now accepts a single Live Music stream application that can include funding requests for Category A: Live Music Performance & Programming and Category B: Business Development activities. The OMDC guidelines state that applicants can apply to one, or both, categories in the same application.
As per the Live Music stream guidelines, Category A: Live Music Performance & Programming covers “investments to support the development, marketing and staging of eligible concerts, live music events, music festivals and tours in Ontario based on project proposals centred on specific performance activities.” Category B: Business Development covers “funding for Ontario-based companies in the live music business to develop their business capacity and accelerate the growth of live music in the province by obtaining training, consulting and other business services, expanding their staff, and researching/developing new market opportunities.”
The guidelines note that each category has a distinct activity budget, activity plan, and set of application questions. Applicants are required to submit documentation for all categories they apply for.
The deadline for applications in the Live Music stream is May 11, 2015, by 5:00pm. The OMDC will be hosting an information session on March 31, 2014, and a webinar session on April 14, 2015. Registration is required for both sessions. Interested applicants can register now for the information session and webinar.
Last month, the OMDC announced information sessions for the Music Company Development and Music Futures streams, as well as key dates for all four streams of the Ontario Music Fund.