Ontario Creates - Book Fund
06/04/20 5:00 PM ET
Grants to Ontario book publishers for international marketing support to local authors as well as operational support to local authors impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Funding is intended to support publishing houses' business development and job creation to enhance the local economy. Eligible uses of funds include promotional activities to foreign and domestic markets, providing Canadian-authored books to local schools, and promoting Canadian authors nationally and internationally through festivals, readings, school appearances, and other events.
Ontario Creates understands that COVID-19 has created many challenges across the creative industries. While the 2020-21 program application processes and deadlines will remain unchanged, please note:
The evaluation criteria for this program includes a bonus score for projects/activities that support and reflect diversity and gender parity in Ontario, and/or applications from Francophone, Indigenous, culturally, and otherwise diverse applicants.
Eligible projects and activities may include, but are not limited, to:
Activities relating to assistance for authors to travel and participate at readings, festivals, signing, conferences, and other events are supported under the Book Fund.
For additional project eligibility, including Author Tour Support Activity and Canadian Books projects: http://www.ontariocreates.ca/Assets/Industry+Initiatives/English/Content+and+Marketing/Book+Fund/Book+Fund+Guidelines+Final.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 189200
Eligible applicants may apply for funding based on levels of eligible sales revenue. Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to $150,000 depending on eligible sales revenue, capped at 75% of the total project budget.
Eligible sales revenue: over $1,500,000 - Total funding available: $150,000
Eligible sales revenue: $500,001 to $1,500,000 - Total funding available: $100,000
Eligible sales revenue: $150,001 - $500,000 - Total funding available: $80,000
Eligible sales revenue: $20,000 to $150,000 - Total funding available: $30,000
For publishers with eligible sales revenues of less than $75,000, the funds requested should be proportional to sales, with total request not exceeding 33% of eligible sales revenues and in keeping with 75% of total budget.
Applicants are expected to begin incurring expenses related to the project no more than 90 days following funding approval notification. Projects should be completed with all expenses incurred and all deliverables provided by the applicant’s final report date, and no later than February 15, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Application: https://apply.ontariocreates.ca/
Bianca Spence, Program Consultant, Industry Initiatives
Inquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to: applyhelp@ontariocreatesca
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