Grant Name: SOCAN – Travel Assistance Program





Extended deadline for Travel Assistance final report


Grants are provided to SOCAN composers, writers, and music publishers across all genres of music to assist with travel-related costs for career-building or career-defining activities in Canada or abroad.

Applicants may receive only one (1) Travel Assistance Grant per calendar year.

Applicants that are funded by the Travel Assistance Program are ineligible to receive funding from the Professional Development Assistance Program.


Priority for approval will be given to applications demonstrating the importance of the activity to the applicant’s career. Activities that receive compensation are not eligible.

Activities that are self-directed are not eligible.

Activities that are eligible could include, but are not limited to:

  • award presentations.
  • important performances.
  • residencies.
  • showcases.
  • workshops.

To be eligible, all applicants must provide a letter of confirmation or invitation to attend the event or project activity.

To be eligible, music publishers must represent works by at least four (4) SOCAN members.

How to Apply?


Funding Amount

Maximum grant levels are limited to:

  • $400 for travel between 201 and 1000 km one way;
  • $600 for travel between 1001 and 2000 km one way;
  • $800 for travel between 2001 and 5000 km one way
  • $1000 for travel over 5000 km one way.

Contact Information

SOCAN Foundation
41 Valleybrook Drive
Toronto, ON M3B 2S6

1 800 557-6226 – ext. 3855

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