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"The SOCAN Foundation’s grant resulted in a significant number of performances and career-building opportunities for singer/songwriters."

—Ava Kobrinsky, Home Routes, Winnipeg

"SOCAN Foundation's contribution will assist with presenting two songwriters sessions over the course of our festival--always a popular component
of the 10-day event."

—Shirley Montague, Trails Tales Tunes Festival, Norris Point, NL

"We are happy to be able to offer performing songwriters in Manitoba professional development programming with the Foundation’s support."

—Sean McManus, Manitoba Music, Winnipeg

"All these partners and sponsors are the reason why our festival enjoys such a broad reach today."

—Michèle Goyette, Festival Mémoire et Racines, Joliette, QC

"Thanks to the support of the SOCAN Foundation and other funders
we were able to present a special Black History Month themed project
during our workshop series."

—Sandra Butel, Regina Folk Festival

"We are honoured to count the SOCAN Foundation among our supporters for the Ninth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate Celebration."

—Brian Levine, The Glenn Gould Foundation, Toronto

"Our SOCAN Foundation grant had a major impact in every department,
particularly at the creative level as it made it possible for the orchestra
to be directed personally by the composer (Tim Brady)."

—Emmanuelle Pequin, Orchestre symphonique de Québec

"We are very grateful for the SOCAN Foundation’s support of our
Composers in the Schools program, which assisted in providing 54
songwriting workshops with seven performing artists to more than 1,000 students
in 16 Ontario school communities."

—Dolores DeMarchi Anderson, Mariposa in the Schools, Toronto

"Alliances with partners such as you are what makes it possible for Productions Plateforme Inc. to present an internationally recognized event."

—Michel Levasseur, Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville, Victoriaville, QC

"The Newfound music festival and the musical community in St. John’s in general were greatly enriched by John Beckwith’s presence. We are grateful for the SOCAN Foundation’s Composer Outreach Residency program."

—Andrew Staniland, Newfound Music, St. John's

"We are grateful that the funding from the SOCAN Foundation permits us to bring worthwhile Canadian works to new audiences."

—Maria Bourgeois, New Brunswick Summer Music Festival, Fredericton

"SOCAN Foundation support played a critical role in the implementation
of this new project providing children with a stimulating experience
and an introduction to new musical forms."

—Clément Topping, Productions Totem Contemporain, Montreal

" Your gift helped ensure that the festival audience had access to free concerts by some of the best Canadian artists."

—Janice Price, Luminato, Toronto

"We wish to express our sincere thanks for your part in the success of our 45th year. Your involvement helped us set a new record with 31,240 website visitors – 8 times more than 5 years ago."

—Pierre Fortier, Festival international de la chanson de Granby, Granby, QC