The program supports the recording of music by Ontario-based musicians including composers, songwriters and beat producers. These recordings can include demos/EPs or full-length albums.
The program’s priorities are to support music created by Ontario composers/songwriters as well as works by other Canadians. If your project features non-Ontario composers, a compelling case should be made for adding currently unrecorded or rare music to available recordings. Jurors will consider this element when assessing the project’s artistic merit and impact.
Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.
More about eligibility for OAC’s project programs
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
Note: You cannot apply to this program if you have an overdue final report in any OAC grant program.
If you receive a grant you must submit a final report upon completion of the project. See Terms and Conditions for Project Programs for more information on reporting obligations.
EP: Recording of a series of songs that may be released individually or as a short album, 25 minutes maximum, intended for public release.
Demos: Recordings not intended for public release, but for the purpose of demonstrating newly developed work for labels, funders, presenters, promoters, festivals, etc.
Full-length Album: A single work or collection of compositions, 26 minutes minimum, recorded for public release in physical format or an online platform. The album is only considered complete after it has been publicly released. If you are applying for this category, you should be ready or nearly ready to begin recording.
More definitions are provided in the Music Definitions page.