Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Coteau gave an update on the Interactive Digital Media Fund this afternoon at marblemedia. Minister Coteau announced that the guidelines of the IDM Fund have expanded to include marketing support and forms of interactive digital media that were not previously eligible, such as interactive publishing.
As previously announced, the IDM Fund has increased to $6 million for this fiscal year and will increase to $10 million next year. Applications for the 2016-2017 IDM Fund are now open and there are two deadlines for this year, up from a single deadline in past years. This year’s deadlines are May 9th and October 16th.
As well, Minister Coteau today announced the recipients of the most recent round of IDM Fund support, which included many of IO’s incredible member companies. View the full list here.