The SOCAN Foundation,
founded in 1992, is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today's society. The Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, reflects concert music and popular music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada.
Download our 2013 Guide to Programs brochure.
Download our Conflict-of-Interest Guidelines.
Go to Programs & Application Forms.
Applications must be submitted online. The SOCAN Foundation will no longer accept paper application forms.
Applicants to the SOCAN Foundation's granting programs must Register before applying. To register or apply, go to Login.
Grant decisions are made by the Foundation board of directors based on recommendations from special committees. The Foundation has limited funding with which to attempt to address the many requests that fall within its mandate. The granting programs and processes are reviewed and evaluated annually.
NEW! SOCAN Foundation announces winners of 2013 Awards for Young Audio-visual Composers
NEW! Marielle Groven wins SOCAN Foundation's John Weinzweig Grand Prize
NEW! Dr. Elaine Keillor wins 2013 SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award of Excellence
NEW! Martin Guerpin wins 2013 SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize
NEW! Lucille Mok wins 2013 SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award for Writings on Canadian Music