Grants

Grants 2017-07-31T17:28:04+00:00

SOCAN Foundation provides grants for Canadian music creators and publishers working to promote appreciation for Canadian music in today’s society. Our grants support the spread of our music both within Canada and abroad, ensuring our voices are heard all over the world and in our own back yards.

Grants for Creators and Music Publishers – Deadline: Ongoing

Grants are provided to SOCAN composers, writers, and music publishers across all genres to assist with travel-related costs to attend activities in Canada or abroad such as:

  • Workshops

  • Collaborations

  • Showcases

  • Conferences

  • Marketing / Advance tour promotions in new territories

  • Award presentations

  • Important performances

Grant levels range up to $1,500.

Applicants may receive one Travel Assistant Grant within one calendar year. If the activity is undertaken by an ensemble or band, the ensemble or band may receive up to two Travel Assistant Grants within one calendar year.

Priority for approval will be given to applications demonstrating the importance of the activity for the applicant.

Application must be submitted before the activity starts.

Successful activities in this program cannot receive funding from another SOCAN Foundation program.

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants for Music Presentation and Dissemination – Deadline: September 15, 2017 (11:59PM – ET)

An organization may apply for funding to support initiatives that present Canadian music (e.g. festivals, showcases, concert series, etc).

Applicants may submit no more than one (1) application to this program per year.

An organization may apply to both categories if the total amount requested is below $3,000. If the combined request is above $3,000, the applicant should contact SOCAN Foundation staff for advice on potentially applying for SOCAN Foundation Sponsorship opportunities.

Deadline: September 15, 2017 (11:59PM – ET)

Funding is available for education, publication, and dissemination projects that nurture an environment supportive of Canadian music creators, Canadian music publishers, and audiences.

Education activities can range from:
a) presenting workshops for songwriters, composers, writers and publishers, to
b) presenting Canadian music in public schools.

Publication activities may include:
a) researching and writing towards the publication of books or journals (printed or electronic),
b) editing performance scores (printed or electronic), and
c) digital dissemination of pre-existing audio or audio-visual recordings.

Dissemination activities should have a strong emphasis on digital content and can include requests to support the recording of live concerts devoted to Canadian music for online viewing and other initiatives.

Applicants may submit no more than one (1) application to this program per year.

An organization may apply to both categories if the total amount requested is below $3,000. If the combined request is above $3,000, the applicant should contact SOCAN Foundation staff for advice on potentially applying for SOCAN Foundation Sponsorship opportunities.

Deadline: September 15, 2017 (11:59PM – ET)

How Are Grant Applications Reviewed?

Grant applications are screened by the SOCAN Foundation Manager, then submitted to special committees from the board of directors for review. Those committees make recommendations to the full board of directors, which offers final approval at quarterly board meetings generally held in March, June, September and November. Decisions by the board of directors are final.

Apply to receive one of our grants by filling out our online form.

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