January 9, 2012 – Access Copyright Foundation Awards $100,000 in Events Grants

Toronto,  January 9, 2012 – The Access Copyright  Foundation  is pleased to announce  the recipients  of the 2011 Access   Copyright   Foundation   Events   Grants.     Seventeen   organizations   have  been  awarded   grants   by  the Foundation   on  the  basis  of  peer  adjudication.     These  grants  support  eligible  events  taking  place  between September, 2011 and September 2011 and August 2012.

The Access Copyright Foundation Events Grants Program promotes the development and public appreciation of Canadian publishing, and literary and visual arts. Events Grants provide funding to organizations and artists groups in order to showcase publishable works to the public or to host professional development events for writers, visual artists, publishers and related arts professionals.   Events must celebrate and present Canadian content in a public context, or provide opportunities  for learning, career advancement  or creative discourse in publishing, writing or visual arts.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support these vital Canadian arts events,” says Michael O’Reilly, Chairperson  of the Access Copyright Foundation. “We know how hard it is for Canadian creators, publishers, and arts organizations to survive  and thrive these days. Through  ACF’s various  granting  programs,  we aim to make life a little easier  for those working to tell the Canadian story.”

The Access Copyright  Foundation  Grants Program  and juries are administered  by the Saskatchewan  Arts Board.  The  2011  Events  Grants  recipients  were  selected  by  a  jury  composed  of  author  David  Bergen  and  publishing veteran Susan Renouf.    The Arts Board is now accepting applications  for the 2012 Research Grants Program and the deadline is February 13, 2012.

The Access Copyright Foundation was created to promote and support Canadian culture by providing grants to encourage the development and dissemination of publishable Canadian works.   The Foundation provides grants to publishers,  individual  creators  and  publishing,  writing  and  visual  arts  organizations  through  Research  Grants,  Professional Development Grants, and Events Grants.

To  learn  more  about  the   Access Copyright  Foundation  Grants  Program  and  the  Saskatchewan  Arts  Board,  please visit:  www.artsboard.sk.ca/grants/grant-­-programs/2131-­-access-­-copyright-­-foundation-­-grants.

For media inquiries please contact:

Access Copyright Foundation
Michael O’Reilly, Chairperson
(807) 474-­‐5343


For information on the Access Copyright Grants Programs please contact:

Saskatchewan Arts Board
Joanne Gerber, Program Consultant – Literary and Multidisciplinary Arts