Songwriter Development

The Songwriter Development program offers a $2,000 subsidy toward a year of songwriting initiatives, such as domestic and international travel for co-writing sessions and trips, songwriting camps and workshops, and eligible showcases.

Components in this program

This program consists of the Songwriter Development component.

Who is Eligible

  • Approved Songwriter

To apply for this program, you must select Songwriter as a business activity and enter the following information in your Applicant Profile in order to receive an Approved Songwriter rating:

  • Registration details from your performing rights organization;
  • 3 commercially exploited copyrights in the past 12 months; and
  • 10 songs written or co-written in the past 12 months.


Rolling deadline. Applications must be submitted at least one calendar day before travel departure.

Funding & Payments

FACTOR will reimburse 75% of the total eligible costs up to $2,000.

Assessment Process

As part of your application, you must submit:
1. A current biography
2. Plans for your songwriter development year. This plan should set out all your intended activities, and should be as detailed as possible. You must outline where, when, why and how you intend to make your plan happen successfully.