If your business or organization promotes or produces live music events in Ontario that feature Canadian artists, you could get a grant up to $125,000 to cover up to 50% of a project that aims to increase opportunities for Ontario artists, create new music experiences, or provide economic benefits to Ontario.
Domestic Music Promoters and Presenters (including festivals) must have revenues under $1M to apply to this program.
Applicants with revenues under $1M who meet the eligibility criteria for OMIF as well as the Reconnect Festival and Event Program (formerly Celebrate Ontario) may not receive funding from both programs for the same event in the same activity window.
Domestic Music promoters and presenters (including festivals) with revenues over $1M who meet the eligibility criteria for the Reconnect Festival and Event Program are NOT eligible to apply for OMIF. Domestic music promoters and presenters with revenues over $1M who do not meet eligibility criteria for the Reconnect Festival and Event Program may be considered eligible for OMIF support.
Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in the Ontario Music Investment Live Music Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application. Ontario Creates reserves the right to revise guidelines and application forms. Please ensure that you have the current versions before preparing your documentation.
Funding is available in the form of a direct grant.
- Up to 50% towards the cost of eligible activities
- The maximum funding is 40% of the company’s two-year average of total revenue to a maximum cap of $125,000
- Applicants must have minimum annual revenues of $25,000