Ontario Creates - Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund
08/26/19 5:00 PM
Grants starting at $10,000 and grants starting at $25,000 to Ontario media production companies for the creation of original and high quality interactive digital media content. Newly-established companies and first-time applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support projects and activities that will positively impact the Province’s economy.
The IDM Fund consists of two programs to support content creation activities:
- Production: will support early-stage activities that take place prior to and assist the applicant company in preparing for full production of a content project. The types of activities that may be supported include but are not limited to prototype creation, preparation of pre-production documents and pitch material, business planning, and research.
- Concept Definition: will support the creation of complete market-ready content projects that are intended to be experienced by the end user on a digital media platform, network or device that is capable of interactivity. The types of projects that may be supported include but are not limited to video games, VR/AR content projects, mobile content applications, websites and/or web series.
More information about eligible projects and activities can be found here: http://www.ontariocreates.ca/Assets/Industry+Initiatives/English/Content+and+Marketing/IDM+Fund/OMDC+IDM+Fund-Guidelines_en.pdf#page=4.
To be eligible for the Ontario Creates IDM Fund the content project that is the subject of the application must fall into one of two categories: Proprietary Content or Partner-owned Content. For details, see http://www.ontariocreates.ca/Assets/Industry+Initiatives/English/Content+and+Marketing/IDM+Fund/OMDC+IDM+Fund-Guidelines_en.pdf#page=6.
The Ontario Creates IDM Fund will support projects from a range of genres, delivery platforms, and budgets. Consideration will be given to the industrial and creative benefits of activities and projects.
The Ontario Creates IDM Fund is designed to support the creation of projects that consist of professionally created content that will be distributed on a platform, network or device that is capable of interactivity.
Ontario Creates facilitates economic development opportunities for Ontario’s cultural media industries including book and magazine publishing, film and television, music and interactive digital media industries. For more details about the eligible publishing activities, see http://www.ontariocreates.ca/Assets/Industry+Initiatives/English/Content+and+Marketing/IDM+Fund/OMDC+IDM+Fund-Guidelines_en.pdf#page=12.
GrantWatch ID#: 175125
Concept Definition: $10,000 - $50,000
Production: $25,000 - $250,000
The applicant must begin incurring expenses no later than 90 days after notification of Ontario Creates’ decision or the award will expire.
Projects must be completed with all expenses incurred and all deliverables provided to Ontario Creates according to the following timelines or the Ontario Creates' commitment to advance further monies will expire:
- Concept Definition - within 15 months of notification of the decision (12 months for Concept Definition activities and 3 months for preparation of financial reporting documents)
- Production - within 30 months of notification of the decision (24 months for Production activities and 6 months for preparation of financial reporting documents)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://apply.ontariocreates.ca/
Kim Gibson, Program Consultant
Chris Dunn, Program Consultant
Matt Hilliard-Forde, Program Consultant
Program Coordinator, Industry Initiatives
Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to: email@example.com