Amount:

$1,500

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

The Professional Development Assistance Program grants are provided to SOCAN composers, writers and music publishers across all genres of music, for upgrading their skills and knowledge or acquiring new skills and knowledge to advance their careers.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $1500.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling Deadline

Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

  • Applicants must be SOCAN composers, writers, and music publishers across all genres of music,
  • 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 that are funded by the Professional Development Assistance Program are ineligible to receive funding from the Travel Assistance Program.

Applications Steps:

1

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

2

fill out the online application form.

Application must be submitted before the activity starts. Results will be announced within ten (10) weeks of the application.

Other Things to Note:

The Socan Foundation also offers the TD Incubator for Creative Entrepreneurship program that includes up to $3,000 to offset start-up costs. This program was offered in 2019 and 2020. On their website now it is mentioned that "Applications for 2021 are now closed." and there are nor hints about future intakes. - See Sources

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