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