Professional Development Fund

By mmuise

This industry-driven program is designed to support the professional development of independent Manitoban writers, directors and creative service professionals with at least two years of experience in the screen-based industry.

Comments on Funding:

Funding takes the form of contributions and covers 50% of the maximum total of the actual eligible costs up to the amount approved by the jury.
The OSM payment covers the eligible expenses to a maximum of $2,500 for North American travel and $3,000 for international travel.

Deadline: Rolling deadline

Applicants must:

  • be eligible OSM members (with Professional+ or Production Company memberships) in good standing* for a minimum of three months prior to applying for funds (*with a current membership and not in default). Membership must remain in good standing for one (1) year following an Access Funds award. Exceptions may be made for applications received in the first application window;
  • have attendance of workshops, master classes or courses organized by established industry institutions outside of Manitoba.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

- For activities between April 1 and June 30: noon on April 21.
- For activities between July 1 and September 30: noon on June 15.
- For activities between August 1 and September 30: noon on August 1.
- For activities between October 1 and December 31: noon on September 15.
*NEW* For activities between November 1 and December 31: noon on November 1.
- For activities between January 1 and March 31: noon on December 15.

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