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TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - SOCAN Foundation today announces the participants for its inaugural TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator. "The program is designed to foster high-potential music creators, and to help them evolve their passion and talent into a sustainable career," said Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation.
After reviewing nearly 1,000 submissions, SOCAN Foundation is pleased to announce that the following music creators have been accepted into the TD Creative Entrepreneurial Incubator Program:
Julie Austin, Ontario
Laura Babin Rioux, Quebec
James Bailey, Ontario
Justin Boissonault, Ontario
Marvin Chan, Saskatchewan
Kassandra Clack, British Columbia
Desiree Dawson, British Columbia
Domanique Grant, Ontario
Aliah Guerra, Quebec
Madmoud Ismail, Ontario
Bella Krys, Ontario
Dante Leon, Ontario
Madeline Ritter, Ontario
Jon Saldanha, British Columbia
Dave Sampson, Nova Scotia
Connor Seidel, Quebec
Linnea Siggelkow, Ontario
Annie Sumi, Ontario
Vincent Turcotte, Quebec
Joanna Worthington, Ontario
Visit http://www.creativeincubator.ca/participants/ for more information about the program, and to meet the participants.
Each participant in the TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator program will receive:
A cash grant of up to $3,000, intended to defray start-up costs (such as costs for marketing, business development, branding, etc.)
Mentorship by an industry professional, including Adrian X (Musician/Producer/Songwriter, Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR), Amy Eligh (Arts & Crafts), Joe Ferrari (Sony Music) and Emily Smart (SixShooter Records), among many more.
Access to an exclusive webinar series led by industry professionals and experts, to fuel the entrepreneurial spirit of the participants.
This new SOCAN Foundation program was made possible with the generous support from TD. "Music has the power to strengthen communities by connecting people.," said Valerie Picher, Associate Vice-President, Community Relations at TD Bank Group. "We're excited to partner with SOCAN Foundation to support the TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator program, through our global corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment. This program will empower music creators from all backgrounds to develop the necessary skills to enhance music creation and sharpen their entrepreneurial abilities, so music continues to enrich our lives in a sustainable way."
About The SOCAN Foundation
Founded in 1992, The SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today's society. The organization is a part of the SOCAN Group of companies, and guided by a Board of Directors, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, and reflects concert music and popular music genres, as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. To learn more about the SOCAN Foundation and SOCAN, visit www.socanfoundation.ca and www.socan.com.
About TD Global Corporate Citizenship
TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. Through its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, the Bank is targeting CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow – Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. The Ready Commitment is a multi-year, enterprise initiative with the aspiration is to link the Bank's business, philanthropy and human capital to help people feel more confident - not just about their finances, but also in their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit td.com/thereadycommitment.