Until this program opens in Nova, the Ontario Arts Council’s online granting system, program information may change. This includes deadline dates and specific information on eligibility. Be sure to visit this page after the program opens in Nova, but before starting your application.
The program supports the recording of music by Ontario-based musicians including composers, songwriters and beat producers. There are two categories:
Note: Projects are only considered complete once the recording is publicly available (except for demos not intended for release).
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. Complete and submit the report in Nova.
Note: Full-length recording projects are only considered complete once the recording is publicly available. Projects are only considered complete once the recording is publicly available (digitally and/or physically), except for demos not intended for release.
Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:
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
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.