THE SOCA FUND
1 in every 116 Canadian workers is an artist. The country greatly benefits socially, culturally, and economically from the collective output of its artists. Yet, as self-employed individuals, many artists are not eligible for government income support programs, leaving them vulnerable. Canin Cultural Council and Artists & Artisans Development have partnered to launch SOCA - Support our Canadian Artists, a fundraising initiative that will allow artists severely impacted by the cancellation of performances and productions, the closure of venues, and the loss of teaching opportunities to continue earning an income while creating works of art.