Ottawa music development fund

Collaboration Grants

This is the form to use if you’re applying for either the Diversity + Inclusion in Music Collaboration Grant or the Music Media Collaboration Grant ($5,000 each). These grants address the need for increased collaboration across the local music community as identified by community members during the Ottawa Music Strategy consultation process. 

In order to be eligible for these grants, the proposed project must involve a partnership between at least two music entities (artists, organizations, collectives, businesses, entrepreneurs). The lead applicant must be an eligible artist, non-profit organization or collective. 

If you do not meet the partnership requirements for this program, please have a look at the Ottawa Music Microgrant, Diversity + Inclusion in Music Microgrant, or Ottawa Exchanges funding streams. More information is available here

You must complete all questions with a (*) for your application to be complete. 

Please provide as much information as possible as it will help the jurors make better decisions about which projects to fund.  

Applications must be received on or before 23/09/2019 in order to be eligible. Project start and end dates must be between 01/08/2019 and 31/12/2019. 

An artist, organization or collective may submit or be listed as a partner on more than one application. 

Thank you for taking the time to apply. We look forward to hearing about your project!

Name *
Please use your full name, not your stage name.
Phone *
Mailing address *
Mailing address
Please include contact information (email and phone number) for each partner. If partnering with an organization please include the organization name and the name of your lead contact as well as their email and phone number.
Public performances include but are not limited to : festivals, club shows, house concerts, etc. Releases include singles, EPs, and albums. If you do not meet this requirement due to exceptional circumstances (an accident, emergency or other life event) but are an active artist, please email or call (613)518-2424 to determine eligibility.
At least three (3) collective members must be active musical artists, music organizations or other music entities (businesses, entrepreneurs) etc.
I confirm on behalf of the collective that we operate on a non-profit basis (making money is not the goal for what we do).
Please provide a brief description of your project in 100 words or less. If you application is successful, this description will be used to help promote your project on our website and in our reports on the project.
In 50 words or less, please tell us the main goal you’re hoping to achieve with this project.
Which of the vision statements found in the Ottawa Music Strategy does your project work towards (found on pages 9-10)? For Diversity + Inclusion Collaboration Grant applicants, please make sure to include how your project will work towards a future where “Ottawa is respected as the most inclusive music city in the world.” For Music Media Collaboration Grant applicants, please make sure to include how your project will work towards a future where “Diverse media outlets work together to nurture Ottawa’s brand as a music city.” The report can be found here:
Provide a detailed description of your project in 1500 words or less. In the description, please tell us : What you are hoping to achieve with this project? What are you hoping to learn? How will this project benefit the wider music community? What are the key milestones and timelines for the project? How will receiving this microgrant make a difference to the project’s success? For Diversity + Inclusion Collaboration Grant applicants only : What currently underrepresented group(s)/community(communities) are you seeking to support with this particular project?
If this application relates to a specific event (or events), please provide us with the name(s) and date(s). If the details of either change, please notify us at Events must take place between August 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
Provide a description of how this partnership will work. How are responsibilities going to be shared?