MAPPED Funding

Status: Open Year Round

Must Apply Prior to Start of Production

CION’s Media Arts Production: Practiced, Employed, Developed (MAPPED) program is a production assistance fund, designed to help film and television producers provide on the job training to Northern Ontario residents looking to work in the industry. With funding from FedNor, MAPPED seeks to supplement existing funding sources in order to hire and train emerging film and television workers by providing partial funding for Northern Ontario crew trainees to a maximum of $10,000 per production.

Building and growing a skilled film and television workforce in Northern Ontario is one of the main goals of CION. It not only provides funds for productions filming in Northern Ontario but also ensures a strong and dynamic workforce.

The key points of the program are:

  • Qualifying productions can receive partial funding for up to six (6) Northern Ontario crew trainees to a maximum of $10,000 per production;
  • Trainee applicants must be new or emerging in their respective positions; this means they can have no more than two (2) credits totalling six (6) weeks of experience in the position being applied for. The position must be an upgrade within a department or a lateral transition to a new department; please see full guidelines for Northern Ontario priority positions.
  • MAPPED funding may cover up to 25% of the crew trainee’s wages or up to 50% if the applicant is not receiving other government funds. The percentage of MAPPED funding will be determined on a case by case basis.

To meet the growing demand and limited funding available, MAPPED applications are typically accepted during competitive application intake rounds.

For more information, or to apply for funding please contact:

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