Professional Development Grant

Deadline: 03 Apr 2019

The Access Copyright Foundation programs promote excellence in Canadian content by supporting artistic and professional skills development for individuals and organizations engaged in the creation, production and publication of text and images. The Access Copyright Foundation Professional Development Grants provide access to specialized training and continuing education for writers and visual artists and for arts professionals employed or contracted by Canadian publishers, writing and visual arts organizations.

Professional development may be undertaken through formal or informal means such as:

  •  Workshops, courses, conferences or seminars
  •  Online or correspondence courses
  •  Internships or professional exchanges
  •  Mentorship or apprenticeships
  •  Residencies, colonies or studio programs for professional artists
  •  Career development events or consultation

Artistic Discipline

Professional Development grants are available in the literary and visual arts.

Grant Category


For individual creators (writers and visual artists) seeking to develop their craft, learn new skills, train with an established professional peer or pursue career development opportunities.

Arts Professionals and Publishers

For employees of, or freelance professionals contracted by publishers or publishing, writing and visual arts organizations seeking to enhance their expertise and knowledge through professional exchange, continuing education, skills development or attendance at creative industry events.

Grant Term

Funded projects must be completed no later than one year after their start date.

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