CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: BOOK FUND Ontario Creates Book Fund 2022-2023
Ontario Creates is continuing to support the creative industries as they recover from the challenges presented by COVID-19. Companies will be permitted to budget funds for operations-related costs to a reasonable extent. Project outcomes should account for these types of necessary expenses.

‎Ontario Creates is now accepting applications for the 2022/2023 cycle of the Book Fund. The Book Fund supports the business development of independent Ontario-based book publishers. Funding is provided for marketing initiatives that promote the works of Canadian authors to both foreign and domestic markets, as well as activities that enable publishers to build on their capacity to achieve business development goals. Eligible projects should have clear and measurable objectives. 

Book Fund: Diversity Enhancement Stream 
The Ontario Creates Book Fund supports project applications from companies who do not meet the eligibility requirements for this program through a time-limited Diversity Enhancement. Companies with ownership that is racially diverse, Francophone, or otherwise meets dimensions of the provincial definition of diversity, may be eligible to apply for up to $15,000 in project support. Please see the appendix of the Program Guidelines for details. 

Program Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 5:00 PM ET 

Guidelines and Application Process
Complete Guidelines and the link to the Online Application Portal (OAP) are posted on the Ontario Creates website: https://ontariocreates.ca/investment-programs/business-development/book-fund 

All applications must be submitted via the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP). 

Information Sessions
Ontario Creates will be hosting two “Office Hours” webinars where applicants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Book Fund. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to read the guidelines and watch the pre-recorded Information Session in advance. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 PM on the day prior to the webinar. 

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET 

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET I

f you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates event but require it be conducted in French please send a request to programs2@ontariocreates.ca by April 11, 2022 and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date. 

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates webinar or Office Hours session and have additional accessibility issues that need to be considered, please contact us as above. 

For further information, please send an inquiry to programs2@ontariocreates.ca or contact: 

Bianca Spence
Program Consultant, Industry Initiatives (Books)
Direct phone: 416-642-6698

Ontario Creates
175 Bloor Street East | South Tower | Suite 501 Toronto | Ontario M4W 3R8
Main phone: 416-314-6858