This program nurtures an environment supportive of Canadian music creators, Canadian music publishers and audiences. This program can include:


  • Music Presentation events which can be a showcase, single concert, concert series or a festival. To be eligible these events must include at least 50% of Canadian music.
  • Education activities which can range from presenting workshops for songwriters, composers, writers and publishers to the introduction of Canadian music in schools.
  • Publication activities, which may include research and writing towards the publication of books or journals (printed or electronic), production of performance scores (printed or electronic).



Generally, this program only funds a small portion of the applicant’s budget. Minimum grant level is $1,000. Applicants with a long track record of successful applications to the SOCAN Foundation’s Canadian Music Assistance program may be invited to enter into a Sponsorship Agreement with the SOCAN Foundation. Historically, the average Sponsorship amount is $6,000.

The annual deadline for this program is April 1st. Applicants may submit only one application to this program per year.






Apply to be considered for a grant by submitting our online form.