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Access Copyright Foundation awards $50,000 in Professional Development Grant funding

TORONTO: August 9, 2022 – Access Copyright Foundation is delighted to announce its 2022 recipients of Professional Development Grants. Through the grants awarded this year, the Foundation will be facilitating two dozen professional-development opportunities for members of Canada’s creative community.

Please join us in congratulating the following:

  • Association of Manitoba Book Publishers; Winnipeg, MB
  • Donna Besel; Lac du Bonnet, MB
  • Brick, A Literary Journal; Toronto, ON
  • Pamela Bustin; Chapleau, ON
  • Lauren Carter; Saint Andrews, MB
  • Kate Finegan; North Battleford, SK
  • Colleen Fisher Tully; Elora, ON
  • Lindsey Harrington; Dartmouth, NS
  • Megan Hunt; Montreal, QC
  • Pauline Le Bel; Bowen Island, BC
  • Ying Lee; Kingston, ON
  • Jessica Leeder; Oakville, ON
  • Joanna Lilley; Whitehorse, YK
  • Brooke Lockyer; Toronto, ON
  • Sylvia McNicoll; Burlington, ON
  • NeWest Publishers Limited; Edmonton, ON
  • Sandra Nicholls; Ottawa, ON
  • Liza Potvin; Nanaimo, BC
  • Clea Roberts; Whitehorse, YK
  • Margaret Rodgers; Oshawa, ON
  • Marí­a (Mary) Helena Rykov; Toronto, ON
  • Luca Seccafien; Vancouver, BC
  • Vanessa Shields; Windsor, ON
  • The Art Bar Poetry Series; Toronto, ON

“Through this year’s round of Professional Development Grant funding, authors will have a chance to pursue important mentorship relationships as well as to have their manuscripts workshopped, and members of Canada’s publisher and cultural communities will be able to pursue important educational opportunities,” said Margaret Reynolds, chair of Access Copyright Foundation. “I am excited to see the great new work, including new books and cultural initiatives, that is sure to result from this investment in Canada‘s creative talent.”

Access Copyright Foundation grants are awarded through a peer review process administered by SK Arts on behalf of the Foundation. We thank Literary Press of Canada Executive Director and writer Laura Rock Gaughan as well as authors Kevin Major and Maria Sabaye Moghaddam for their work as review panelists for this year’s edition of the Professional Development Grant program.

About the Professional Development Grant

Access Copyright Foundation’s Professional Development Grant program promotes 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.

About Access Copyright Foundation

Access Copyright Foundation provides support to creators and organizations engaged in the development and dissemination of publishable Canadian works in the literary and visual arts. We are an arm’s-length foundation of Access Copyright which is a collective voice of creators and publishers in Canada.

For media inquiries:
Robert Gilbert, Communications Specialist, Access Copyright

For information on Access Copyright Foundation Grants Programs:
Joanne Gerber, Program Consultant, SK Arts