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Business Intelligence Program

Ontario Creates offers financial support to incorporated not-for-profit industry organizations undertaking business intelligence initiatives aimed at gathering, formulating and disseminating business intelligence relevant to the growth of one or more content creating sectors in Ontario.

FUNDING DEADLINES

Book :

Export Fund – Book

Deadline 2

August 31, 2020
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Film Fund- Production

Cycle 2

July 7, 2020
5:00 PM EST

Cycle 3

November 17, 2020
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Film Fund - Development

Deadline

January 29, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Export Fund – Film & Television

Deadline 2

August 31, 2020
5:00 PM EST

Interactive :

IDM Fund: Global Market Development

Deadline 1

May 25, 2020
5:00 PM EST

Deadline 2

August 31, 2020
5:00 PM EST

Music :

Music Industry Initiatives

Deadline

October 29, 2020
5:00 PM EST

Music :

Music Creation

Deadline

July 23, 2020
5:00 PM EST

Music :

Global Market Development for Music Managers

Cycle 1

August 6, 2020
5:00 PM EST

Cycle 2

October 6, 2020
5:00 PM EST

Proposed projects should achieve one or more of the following goals in the creative industries:

  • provide information needed by an industry to further industry development or growth
  • provide analysis or interpretation of existing data and statistics
  • offer intelligence regarding a consumer base, segment or geographic market
  • provide insight, analysis or strategic direction aimed at helping content creating companies counter challenges and pursue opportunities
  • be of benefit to content creating companies in one or more creative sectors.

The projects should address an existing information gap or gaps.

Full eligibility requirements and guidelines are outlined in the Ontario Creates Business Intelligence Program (BIP) Guidelines.

Application Process

All applications must be submitted electronically through the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP) at https://apply.ontariocreates.ca.

If you do not have a user account on the Ontario Creates OAP, please go to https://apply.ontariocreates.ca and click on “Register”. 
For assistance, please see Ontario Creates' website for a “How to Get Started” guide to the OAP. To start the application, click on “Start new application” and follow the directions through the five step wizard to access the application form.

For technical assistance, please contact the OAP Helpdesk at applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the application process early to allow ample time to compile the necessary information and complete the application. You may start an application at any time and save changes to it up until the time you submit.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

There are three deadlines in 2020/21. The deadlines will be at 5:00 p.m., Toronto time, on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Please note: Business Intelligence Program (BIP) Application deadlines are posted in advance subject to the availability of funds. Ontario Creates reserves the right to cancel a deadline in advance of the submission date if there are not sufficient funds available to fund one or more eligible applications.

** Ontario Creates reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms at any time. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they are using the most current Guidelines, available for download on this page.

Enquires

Enquiries regarding the Ontario Creates Business Intelligence Program (BIP) should be directed to:

Research and Strategic Planning department.
Phone: 416-314-6858
Email: research@ontariocreates.ca

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