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Access Copyright Foundation announces 2019 event grant recipients

Toronto; May 21, 2020 – The Access Copyright Foundation is pleased to announce the 18 Canadian cultural organizations that received 2019 Event Grants. The Foundation provided $100,000 funding in total.

The following organizations will receive an Events grant:

  • AfterWords Literary Festival
  • Ânskohk Aboriginal Writers’ Circle Inc.
  • BC Yukon Book Prizes
  • Canadian Artists’ Representation / Le Front des artistes canadiens
  • Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective Inc.
  • Creative Nonfiction Collective Society
  • Diaspora Dialogues
  • Frye Festival
  • gritLIT (Hamilton Literary Festival Association)
  • Indigenous Editors’ Association
  • Kingston WritersFest
  • Lethbridge Public Library
  • Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples Inc.
  • NorthWoods Writers Festival Society
  • Room Magazine
  • The FOLD Foundation
  • The Word on the Street Saskatoon Inc.
  • Winnipeg International Writers Festival

“The Access Copyright Foundation’s Events grant program provides critical funding for organizations dedicated to bringing the arts to Canadians from all walks of life,” said Access Copyright Foundation Co-Chair Margaret Reynolds.

“As we face the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, we have been heartened by the efforts of creators, publishers and arts administrators in harnessing their creativity to share their work virtually, helping us to stay connected even as we need to remain apart.”

Grant recipients who have had to postpone events can receive an extension on their funding by making a request in writing to the Foundation. More information on how the Foundation is responding to COVID-19 can be found here:

The Foundation’s Events grant program supports literary and visual arts organizations to promote published work 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 2019 event grant recipients were selected by a jury composed of Pat Sanders, arts professional, publisher and poet; Hazel Miller, co-editor and co-publisher of Book*hug Press, editor and literary programmer and Allan Cho, festival director, author, editor and research and librarian. Grants are administered on behalf of the Foundation by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

The Foundation promotes and supports Canadian culture by providing grants in the following three areas: research, professional development, and events to assist with the development and promotion of publishable Canadian works.

Learn more about Access Copyright Foundation programs and the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

For media inquiries:

Access Copyright Foundation, Margaret Reynolds Co-Chair

For information on Access Copyright Foundation Grants Programs:

Joanne Gerber, Program Consultant
Saskatchewan Arts Board