The SOA grant will cover up to two-thirds of the project, and will consider administrative expenses up to 25% of the total budget.
Activities or programs that take place before the deadline date. Funding is not retroactive.
1. Purpose: to support individuals participating in training activity that is consistent with the objectives of the SOA.
2. Eligible Applicants: Individuals who
Hold an individual membership in SOA.
Are citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
Have been involved in musical activities in Saskatchewan for a period of not less than two years.
Plan to live and work in Saskatchewan, for a period of not less than nine months following the professional development activity, in a position where the benefits gained from the workshop can be shared with other Saskatchewan residents.
3. Eligible Activities: Projects designed to improve a person's ability as a teacher of music and which have the potential to enhance the applicant’s musical development. For example, a workshop or university class would be a supportable activity, while attendance at a concert would not.
4. Funding Priorities:
Training activity for teachers of orchestral string instruments.
Training activity for those wishing to initiate string and orchestral activities in
Saskatchewan communities where none currently exist.
Training projects for music educators and symphonic musicians that upgrade
Individuals who have not received a professional development grant from the
SOA during the preceding two years.
Grant applications must be received by the SOA before the start of the activity.
A grant shall not normally exceed 80% of anticipated expenses for the project.
Eligible expenses are limited to fees, travel costs, room and board.
All applications are reviewed by the SOA Board and notification of results is
provided within 30 days of receipt.
Approved grants are paid in two installments: (1) Initial 50% on approval by the Board [but not more than 6 weeks before the training start date] (2) final 50% following completion of the training activity and upon receipt and approval of the recipient’s Summary Report using the prescribed form.
The Summary Report and supporting documentation are due no later than 90
days following the completion of the training activity.
Approved grant applications will be payed in two installments, the first payment will be prior to the activity, with the second payment released upon receipt of a final report. More information is available on the follow-up report .
Saskatchewan Orchestral Association
2113 Clarence Ave. S