ISO Partnership Program

ISO is pleased to announce the launch of the Partnership Program– a funding program created to address the business continuity needs of Indigenous creators at all career stages during the COVID-19 crisis. The Partnership Program supports online training and learning, and innovation strategies to support Indigenous screen creators during the coronavirus pandemic. This program recognizes that learning and training is a critical component to ensuring the continued momentum and sustainability for the Indigenous screen sector during an unpredictable and economically unstable period.

Indigenous Development Grants

The Indigenous Development Grants Program will provide funding for project and professional development for both Indigenous individuals and majority Indigenous-owned companies. The objective of this program is to support Indigenous content creators in the screen-based sector.

Solidarity Fund

DEVELOPMENT GRANTS for Racialized (Black and People of Colour) Application for Individuals ISO and partners REMC and BIPOC TV & Film have launched the Solidarity Fund in response to the ongoing movement demanding justice and equality for racialized people in all aspects of Canadian life and society. The Solidarity Fund is a strategic initiative supporting project and professional development for racialized screen-based creators, particularly Black creators, whose voices and stories are underrepresented and necessary to a vibrant, innovative and equitable media landscape in Canada.

Emergency Relief Funding

The Emergency Relief Fund for Productions will grant eligible Indigenous productions up to $50,000 and will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis until the fund allocation has been depleted. The relief funding will support COVID-19-related business continuity and expenses such as health and safety consultants, extended production dates and associated costs, Personal Protective Equipment, and insurance. This fund developed to support projects in production or post-production during the period of March 15, 2020 to March 31, 2021.