May 24, 2016: Access Copyright Foundation awards $100,000 in research grants

Toronto; May 24, 2016 – The Access Copyright Foundation (ACF) has awarded $100,000 in research grants to 20 Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers.

“A research grant helps to give members of Canada’s creative community an opportunity they might not otherwise have: time to conduct intensive research that will bring greater authenticity,  colour and detail to their upcoming projects,” said ACF chairperson Katherine Lawrence. “I am pleased and grateful that through the direction of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, we are able to continue this important grant program.”

The ACF Marian Hebb Research Grants program provides grants on the basis of peer adjudication for research projects designed to facilitate the creation of a publishable work, an innovative program, strategic initiative, study paper or report.

The grants program was named in the honour of Marian Hebb in April 2015 to celebrate her contributions as an outstanding copyright lawyer and champion of Canadian culture.

The Access Copyright Foundation promotes and supports Canadian culture by providing grants to assist with the development and distribution of publishable Canadian works. The Foundation will next be accepting applications for Event Grants. Once the grant application is made available, the deadline for applications will be November 1, 2016.

To learn more about the Access Copyright Foundation Grants Program and the Saskatchewan Arts Board, please visit:

For media inquiries:
ACF, Katherine Lawrence, Chairperson

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