Grants are provided to SOCAN authors/composers and music publishers across all genres of music, for upgrading their skills and knowledge or acquiring new skills and knowledge to advance their careers.

These grants may be used to pay registration and/or incidental fees associated with activities such as:

  • conferences;
  • courses;
  • seminars;
  • workshops.

To be eligible, author/composer applicants must have received two (2) SOCAN royalty payments in each of the previous three (3) calendar years.

To be eligible, music publishers must represent works by at least four (4) SOCAN members and must have received two (2) SOCAN royalty payments in each of the previous three (3) years.

Applicants may receive only one (1) Professional Development Assistance Grant every two (2) calendar year.

Applicants funded by the Professional Development Assistance Program are ineligible to receive funding from the Travel Assistance Program.

Applications must be submitted before the activity starts.

Results will generally be announced within ten (10) weeks of submission.

Deadline

Ongoing

Value

Up to $1,500

Apply

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

ONLINE FORM