The Ontario Arts Council’s (OAC) Music Recording Projects 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.
For demo/EP recordings, the grant maximum is $5,000.
For a full-length album, the grant maximum is $12,000.
Deadlines: May 16, 2018; November 15, 2018
Eligibility: Professional musicians and composers who are Ontario residents and have a permanent physical address in Ontario; Professional music ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations based in Ontario with a permanent physical address in Ontario; Ontario-based, professionally-led community orchestras and choirs, as well as choral training groups whose project includes fees to professional musicians or composers.
NOTE: In general, you will be unable to apply to OAC in your capacity at Western University. You will apply as an individual (or from another eligible organization) and depending on the grant it may count as income for personal income tax purposes. Check with OAC’s Program officer prior to completing your application to ensure you are eligible.