OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES
As an economic development agency, Ontario Creates’ priority is to support the growth and development of business entities that are focused on driving commercial growth and creating job opportunities within the province of Ontario. The core objective of the AcceleratiON program is to invest in new and emerging Black- and Indigenous-owned music businesses that demonstrate high potential for economic and cultural impact.
The key goals of this program are to:
- Enhance capacity for emerging Black- and Indigenous-owned music businesses.
- Strengthen support at critical stages in the careers of Black and Indigenous entrepreneurs in Ontario’s music ecosystem.
- Enable the next generation of Black and Indigenous music industry professionals to create high quality content and retain Intellectual Property (IP) ownership and control over their own narratives.
Please see the AcceleratiON application page for details on available funding, eligibility and the application process. The AcceleratiON deadline for the 2022-23 program year is November 30, 2022. Updated information and guidelines for the 2022-23 program year will be available when applications open in October 2022.
HOW TO BE A JUROR
Applications for the funding component of the AcceleratiON program will be reviewed and evaluated by Ontario Music Office staff and an external jury comprised of Black and Indigenous music industry stakeholders. Jurors will be selected by the Ontario Music Office through an open Call for Jurors. Please see the How to Be a Juror page for details on the AcceleratiON program’s jury process.
AcceleratiON Program Coordinator