January 8, 2018: Access Copyright Foundation awards $100,000 in Event Grant funding to 18 Canadian cultural organizations

Toronto; January 8, 2018 – Access Copyright Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded $100,000 in Event Grant funding to 18 Canadian organizations that will bring a diverse range of cultural programming to Canadians in the coming year.

The following organizations have been approved to receive an Event Grant:

  • Alberta Magazine Publishers Association
  • Ânskohk Aboriginal Writers’ Circle Inc.
  • Asian Canadian Writers Workshop Society
  • Creative Nonfiction Collective Society
  • Editors’ Association of Canada
  • Kingston WritersFest
  • Playwrights Guild of Canada
  • Room Magazine
  • Saskatchewan Festival of Words Inc.
  • Shuswap Association of Writers
  • Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
  • The FOLD Foundation
  • Victoria Festival of Authors
  • West Bank Book Prize Society
  • Whistler Writing Society
  • Writers Fête
  • Yukon Writers’ Collective Ink

“The Foundation’s Event Grant program continues to play a small but vital role in supporting and celebrating Canadian culture,” said Access Copyright Foundation chairperson Katherine Lawrence. “These grants will help to bring the arts to communities and cities across Canada.”

The Foundation Event Grants provide funding to support 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.

The 2017 Event Grant recipients were selected by a jury composed of Kieran Leblanc (executive director of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta), Siobhan O’Connor (associate director of the Writers’ Union of Canada) and Shelley Youngblut (CEO of Calgary Banff International Wordfest). Grants are administered on behalf of the Foundation by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

The Foundation promotes and supports Canadian culture by providing grants (Events, Professional Development, and the Marian Hebb Research Grant) to assist with the development and distribution of publishable Canadian works.

To learn more about Access Copyright Foundation and the Saskatchewan Arts Board, please visit:  www.saskartsboard.ca/menu/apply/programs-a-z/access-copyright-foundation-grants.html.


For media inquiries:
Access Copyright Foundation, Katherine Lawrence, Chairpersonkalawrence@sasktel.net
For information on Access Copyright Foundation Grants Programs:

Saskatchewan Arts Board