Ontario Creates - Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund
08/11/22 5:00 PM ET
Grants of up to $35,000 to Ontario nonprofit trade and event organizations for capacity-building and business development activities. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to submitting an application. Funding is available for projects that will encourage the growth of local cultural media industries.
Ontario Creates Industry Development Program provides support to Ontario’s established trade and event organizations to offer initiatives, events, and activities with long-term impacts on growth and sustainability in the book, magazine, film, television, and interactive digital media sectors.
There are two program streams. Proposed activities must be eligible for one of these streams:
For additional information on these streams, see: https://ontariocreates.ca/uploads/industry_initiatives/eng/industry-development-program/idp-program-guidelines-2022-2023.pdf#page=3
In both the Business Development and Capacity Building streams, Ontario Creates has identified three priority areas for 2022-23:
Successful Industry Development Program applicants will receive funding for activities that expand skills, business capacity, market share, sales, and innovation. Activities must demonstrate the potential for measurable results for Ontario companies that create and sell content in the book, magazine, film, television, and interactive digital media sectors, and/or any combination of these sectors.
Ontario Creates applies a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the evaluation criteria for this program, and directs jury members to do the same. Applicants proposing projects/activities that support, reflect, and strengthen diversity and gender parity in Ontario are expected to tangibly demonstrate a genuine and sustained commitment to these equity-seeking communities.* Ontario Creates encourages applications from companies that are led by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour) or Francophone individuals and applicants that otherwise meet the provincial definition of diversity.
For a complete list of Eligible Costs, see https://ontariocreates.ca/uploads/industry_initiatives/eng/industry-development-program/idp-program-guidelines-2022-2023.pdf#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 175127
Contributions will generally range from $5,000 to $35,000. Requests for higher amounts must be discussed with the appropriate program consultant prior to application. Funding may not exceed 75% of the approved budget.
Applicants must begin their project planning no later than 3 months after the deadline at which they submit their application, and have a total of 12 months to complete the project.
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/
For Information Session accommodations, contact: email@example.com
Inquiries regarding Ontario Creates programs should be directed to the appropriate Coordinator, Industry Initiatives:
Film, Television and Screen-based Media
Books and Magazines
Interactive Digital Media:
For specific information, contact the appropriate Industry Initiatives Consultant:
- Book Publishing: Bianca Spence: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Film and Television: Karam Masri: email@example.com or Kelly Payne: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interactive Digital Media: Danielle Hébert email@example.com or Kim Gibson firstname.lastname@example.org
- Magazine Publishing: Matt Hilliard-Forde: email@example.com
For technical assistance with the application, please contact the OAP Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416)314-6858
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