The Bell Fund hosts information sessions for producers and creators interested in applying to its Programs. There are two types of information sessions: Webinars and Application Clinics, each type has a different purpose, format, and intended audience.

Past Webinar and Application Clinic recordings are available year-round. You can find the recordings here.

WEBINARS

In 60-minutes, Webinars provide an overview of the Bell Fund and introduce participants to a specific funding program. They are geared towards all prospective applicants (new and returning) who would like to determine if they meet eligibility criteria, learn about recent changes to the guidelines, and ask questions during the question and answer (Q&A) period at the end of the session. Webinar participation is encouraged but not required.

Upcoming Webinars

TV Production Program Webinar (English)March 19, 2024 – 2 PM ET Recording available here
TV Production Program Webinar (French)March 19, 2024 – 10 AM ETCaptation disponible ici
Short-Form Digital Series Webinar (English)April 19, 2024 – 2 PM ET Sign up here!
Short-Form Digital Series Webinar (French)April 19, 2024 – 10 AM ET S'inscrire ici!

Registration

Webinars will be held on Zoom. When registration opens, a link to sign-up will become available next to the webinar’s date in the table above. Registered participants will receive a confirmation email.

APPLICATION CLINICS

Application clinics are 90-minute facilitated, virtual meetings for individuals that are ready to apply and would like support with their application. Clinics are open to groups of up to 25 applicants and provide a deep dive into application documentation, assessment criteria, and tips on how to prepare a competitive proposal. This format allows applicants to discuss specific questions about their application, and to interact with and learn from other producers and creators. Participation is required for first-time applicants.

Clinics will be offered for the following programs:

  • Short-Form Digital Series
  • Slate Development (to be announced)

Application Clinic Registration Requirements

Prior to reserving a spot in an Application Clinic, you must:

  • review the Guidelines, Program Policies and Application Documentation for the applicable Program;
  • attend or watch the Webinar for the applicable Program;
  • determine that you meet eligibility criteria for the applicable Program;
  • intend to apply to the next deadline of the applicable Program; and
  • have secured or be in the process of securing the required market interest for your Project.

Upcoming Application Clinics

OPTION 1: Short-Form Digital Series Clinic (English)April 24, 2024 – 2 PM ETRegistration open - see calendar below
OPTION 2: Short-Form Digital Series Clinic (French)April 26, 2024 – 10 AM ET Register here
OPTION 3: Short-Form Digital Series Clinic (English)May 9, 2024 – 2 PM ETRegistration open - see calendar below

Registration

  1. When registration opens, select a clinic date and a time in the calendar below.
    • If registration is not open, the calendar will indicate that no services are offered at that time.
    • If the date for a clinic has passed or a clinic is full, you won’t be able to select that date in the calendar.
  2. Fill out the registration form. All required fields must be filled out.
  3. Submit your booking request.
  4. Once your spot is booked, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to join your clinic via Zoom Meetings.

If you wish to participate in an Application Clinic but the dates have passed or there are no spots left, please contact info@bellfund.ca