SOCAN Foundation – Canadian Music Assistance


SOCAN Foundation’s 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.

When It Ends:

Accepting applications


Next deadlines to be determined


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:


create an online account on the SOCAN Foundation’s online application system,


fill out the online application form.

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

Other Things to Note:

  1. 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.
  2. The previous intake deadline was on September 15, 2022.

Program Contact:

Canadian Music Assistance

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