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Canadian Music Assistance

Grants to Canada Organizations to Promote
Canadian Music Nationally and Abroad

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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SOCAN Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/16/19 11:59 PM (EST)


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Grants starting at $1,000 to Canada organizations for activities and events that support local music publishers, music creators, and audiences. Funding is intended to promote Canadian music within the country and abroad. Eligible program areas include music presentation events, education activities, and publication activities:

- 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).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185307

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum grant level is $1,000. Historically, the average Canadian Music Assistance grant is $1,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

SOCAN Foundation provides grants for Canadian music creators and publishers working to promote an appreciation for Canadian music in today’s society.

Pre-Application Information:

Next deadline: September 16, 2019 (11:59 pm – EST)

The applications receive final approval at quarterly board meetings generally held in March, June, September, and November.

Generally, this program only funds a small portion of the applicant’s budget.

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

All grants are paid by check upon receipt and approval of the final report. Once the final report has been approved, the organization will receive the check within 4 to 6 weeks.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

SOCAN Foundation
41 Valleybrook Drive
Toronto, ON M3B 2S6

1 800 557-6226 - ext. 3855

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon