The program supports the recording of music by Ontario-based musicians including composers, songwriters and beat producers. There are two categories:
The program’s priorities are to support:
Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
If you receive a grant you must submit a final report upon completion of the project. See Terms and Conditions - receipt of OAC project grant funds for more information on reporting obligations.
Important: To report on a project grant received through a paper application process, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a final report form, indicating the program for
which you are submitting a report. To report on a project grant you applied for in Nova, complete and submit the report in Nova.
Note: Full-length recording projects are only considered complete once the recording is publicly available.
Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:
Note: The budget should show that the OAC grant was spent on eligible expenses. Expenses for activities that take place before the application deadline or outside of Ontario are ineligible (i.e. not covered by this grant). These ineligible expenses should appear on the budget, but be sure to include other sources of revenues to cover these costs. You may need to attach budget notes to list revenue and expense line items that include a mix of eligible and ineligible expenses. Unused grant money must be repaid. Projects that show a surplus of more than $250 (revenues over expenses) may be required to repay the surplus amount to OAC.
Complete and submit an application in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system. You will be able to do this approximately two months before the deadline.
Before applying, you must:
Your application includes:
Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.
For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric – Activity Projects.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
Definitions are provided in the Music Definitions page.