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Grants

Grants are provided to organizations or individuals for activities benefiting Canadian music creators. Our programs are divided by genre:

One program concerns associations: Annual Operations.

How to Apply

All grant applications must be submitted online. Deadlines are midnight Eastern time. To apply, applicants will need to Login to their profile. New applicants to the SOCAN Foundation will first need to Create a Profile.

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Events and Projects

Deadlines TBD
Grants are provided to organizations or individuals presenting events or projects that concern Canadian songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers. Examples of this are music conferences, songwriter circles, awards shows, concert series and special presentations ... [+]

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Education

Deadlines • TBD
Grants are provided to organizations or individuals for educational initiatives that concern Canadian songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers. Examples of this are workshops, master classes and projects in schools. Private studies are not included ... [+]

Publications

Deadlines TBD
Grants are provided to organizations or individuals, to assist with researching and writing towards the publication of books, journals, online publications and other forms of dissemination that concern Canadian songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers ... [+]

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Festivals

Deadlines TBD
Grants are provided to not-for-profit festivals across Canada programming primarily Canadian musical performers, performing predominantly Canadian works ... [+]

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International Showcases

Deadlines • Two weeks before start date of conference
Grants are provided for travel assistance to individuals, duos or bands that are invited to showcase at selected international music conferences or events held outside of Canada ... [+]

Concert Music

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Events and Projects

Deadlines TBD
Grants are provided to organizations or individuals presenting events or projects that concern Canadian songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers. Examples of this are music conferences, songwriter circles, awards shows, concert series and special presentations ... [+]

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Education

Deadlines • TBD
Grants are provided to organizations or individuals for educational initiatives that concern Canadian songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers. Examples of this are workshops, master classes and projects in schools. Private studies are not included ... [+]

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Publications

Deadlines TBD
Grants are provided to organizations or individuals, to assist with researching and writing towards the publication of books, journals, online publications and other forms of dissemination that concern Canadian songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers ... [+]

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Festivals

Deadlines TBD
Grants are provided to not-for-profit festivals across Canada programming primarily Canadian musical performers, performing predominantly Canadian works ... [+]

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Composer Outreach Residencies

Deadlines TBD
Grants are provided to Canadian concert presenters or ensembles to engage Canadian concert-music composers in short-term residencies in the applicant’s community ... [+]

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Seasons

Deadline • TBD
Grants are provided to presenters programming concert series featuring primarily the works of Canadian concert-music composers. Requests for individual concerts within a series will not be considered ... [+]

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Multi-Program

Deadline • TBD
This program is available to organizations only at the invitation of SOCAN Foundation. Organizations are potentially eligible if they have a record of receiving at least three project grants from the SOCAN Foundation each year, for three consecutive years ... [+]

Annual Operations

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Annual Operations

Deadline • To Be Determined
Grants are provided to Canadian, national, not-for-profit associations or organizations representing songwriters, composers, lyricists or music publishers, to support core activities, as distinct from project funding. Applicants must have an established history within the Canadian music community, or have received substantial project funding from the SOCAN Foundation ... [+]