SOCAN Foundation – Canadian Music Assistance


The Canadian Music Assistance Program nurtures an environment supportive of Canadian music creators, Canadian music publishers and audiences. This program can include: music presentation events, education activities and publication activities.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of a grant of minimum $1,000. The average Canadian Music Assistance grant is $1,500.

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 must be organizations that organize:

  • 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).

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

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

Other Things to Note:

The Canadian Music Assistance Program will continue to receive applications that provide details that address the reality of delivering their application’s activity under the COVID-19 crisis.

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