Members of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada and homegrown music organizations can now apply for financial assistance under two new grant programs launched by the PRO's affiliated grant trust.
The new SOCAN Foundation grants are in two categories: a program for the presentation and dissemination of Canadian music in all genres, and travel assistance for music creators and music publishers.
The Foundation is currently accepting submissions for the new presentation and dissemination of Canadian music grant program.
Eligible applicants include collectives and organizations that curate initiatives in the form of live presentation, educational projects, publications, and other projects that foster Canadian music.
The travel assistance program will support a variety of travel-related costs in Canada and abroad.
The next deadline for both programs is Sept. 15. Grant applications are to be submitted on the Foundation's new website.
“It's incredibly encouraging to see the SOCAN Foundation working with us and for us," said songwriter Laurent Bourque. "These new programs will undoubtedly help promote Canadian music and its creators even more.”
“The SOCAN Foundation has worked tirelessly to transform itself Foundation Director Charlie Wall-Andrews said separately.
“The new granting programs, submission processes, and user-friendly website will ensure that we're more accessible and philanthropically innovative while maximizing our resources, to have a greater impact on the communities we serve.”
Later this year, the org will launch new programs designed to help mid-career music creators.
Established in 1992, the SOCAN Foundation has an annual budget in the six figure range and is a key supporter of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and generously supports various other homegrown endeavours, including FYIMusicNews.