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Grants to Canada Individuals and Organizations for Music Education Projects

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SOCAN Foundation
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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;

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/15/17 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Canada organizations and individuals for musical education projects involving Canadian music publishers, songwriters, composers, and lyricists. Funding is intended for initiatives such as workshops, school projects, and master classes. Projects must be non-dramatic ("small-right") performances.

Activities may be local, regional, national or international in scope, and preference will be given to activities that are beneficial to several Canadian songwriters, composers, lyricists or music publishers.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Grants are provided to organizations or individuals for educational initiatives that concern Canadian songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers. Grant recipients presenting activities that include performance of music are expected to insure that at least 50 percent of the total duration of works performed are written (or arranged, in the case of public-domain works) by Canadian songwriters, composers and lyricists.

Applications for activities that include performance of music must not be dramatic ("grand-right") performances, such as operas, ballets and musical theatre. Only non-dramatic ("small-right") performances are eligible.

Applications for commissioning of works, radio or audio-visual productions, recording projects or purchase of instruments or equipment are ineligible.

Pre-Application Information
Applications must be submitted to the SOCAN Foundation before the start date of the activity.

In most cases, the SOCAN Foundation supports only a small percentage of an applicant’s activity budget.

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Technical FAQs:

Grant applications are screened by the SOCAN Foundation manager, then submitted to special committees from the board of directors for review. Those committees make recommendations to the full board of directors, which offers final approval at quarterly board meetings generally held in March, June, September and November. Applicants will be notified of decisions by email and decisions by the board of directors are final.

Contact Information
Register and apply online:

Ms. Charlie Andrews, Manager
Toll free 1 800 557-6226 - ext. 3855
Fax (416) 442-3372

Mr. Julien Boumard Coallier, Administrator
Telephone direct: 514 844 8377 ext. 4525
Toll free: 1 800 797 6226
Fax : (416) 442-3372

SOCAN Foundation
41 Valleybrook Drive
Toronto, ON M3B 2S6

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