April 16, 2013 – Access Copyright Foundation Awards $150,000 in Research Grants

Toronto, April 16, 2013 – The Access Copyright Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Access Copyright Foundation Research Grants. Six organizations and 25 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 past 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.”

The Access Copyright Foundation 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. The 2013 research grants recipients were selected by a jury composed of authors Alan Cumyn and Candace Savage and author and editor Alana Wilcox.

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
Penney Kome, Chairperson

pkome@shaw.ca

For information on the Access Copyright Grants Programs please contact:
Saskatchewan Arts Board
Joanne Gerber, Program Consultant – Literary and Multidisciplinary Arts
(306)964-1163

joanne@artsboard.sk.ca