May 24, 2012 - Access Copyright Foundation Awards $100,000 in support of Canadian creators and publishers

Toronto, May 24, 2012 – The Access Copyright Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Access Copyright Foundation Research Grants. Five organizations and 19 creators have been awarded grants by the Foundation on the basis of peer adjudication.

“Our research grants help Canadian writers, visual artists, and publishers develop new ideas and new projects,” says ACF Chairperson Michael O’Reilly. “We’re pleased to be able to support these Canadian creators and publishers in their efforts to tell the Canadian story.”

Access Copyright Foundation’s Research Grants support inquiry and exploration relevant to Canadian publishing, writing and visual arts. Research projects must be designed to facilitate the creation of a publishable work, an innovative program, strategic initiative, study paper or report.

The Access Copyright Foundation Grants Program and juries are administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board. A jury composed of three distinguished Canadians selected the 2012 events grants recipients:

  • Writer and photographer Marilyn Bowering.
  • Writer Michael Kenyon.
  • Writer, editor and arts administrator Pat Sanders.

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:­‐programs/2131-­‐access-­‐copyright-­‐foundation-­‐grants

For media inquiries please contact:

Access Copyright Foundation
Michael O’Reilly, Chairperson
(807) 251-­‐6536

For information on the Access Copyright Grants Programs please contact:

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