March 15, 2017: Access Copyright Foundation continues its support of Canadian culture: awards nearly $100,000 in Event Grants

Toronto; March 15, 2017 – Access Copyright Foundation is pleased to announce that 19 Canadian cultural organizations have been awarded Event Grants in the Foundation’s latest round of funding.

The following organizations have been approved for an Event Grant:

  • Asian Canadian Writers Workshop Society
  • Association of Manitoba Book Publishers
  • Canadian Artists’ Representation /Le Front des artistes canadiens
  • Creative Nonfiction Collective Society
  • gritLIT Readers & Writers Festival
  • Humber College/PEI Writers Guild
  • Kingston WritersFest
  • OCW Arts & Publishing Foundation
  • Ontario Library Association
  • Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre
  • Room MagazineSaskatchewan Festival of Words Inc.
  • Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
  • The FOLD Foundation
  • University of Alberta Press/The Writing Stick
  • Victoria Festival of Authors
  • Whistler Writing Society
  • Winnipeg International Writers Festival

“With Canada celebrating its 150th birthday this year, there is renewed attention to the importance of the enriching power of Canadian culture,” said Access Copyright Foundation chairperson Katherine Lawrence.

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 2016 Event Grant recipients were selected by a jury composed of Martin Ainsley (poet, short story writer and production editor at Goose Lane Editions), Cherie Dimaline (author, editor and literary animateur) and Nicole Nozick (executive director of the Vancouver Word Fest). 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:

For media inquiries:
Access Copyright Foundation, Katherine Lawrence,

For information on Access Copyright Foundation Grants Programs:
Saskatchewan Arts Board
Joanne Gerber, Program Consultant – Literary and
Multidisciplinary Arts; (306)964‐1163;