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Access Copyright Foundation announces its 2022 Events Grants recipients

TORONTO: January 31, 2023 – Access Copyright Foundation is pleased to announce the 16 organizations that have been awarded a total of $100,000 in Events Grants funding.

Please join us in congratulating:

  • Alberta Playwrights’ Network Society; Calgary, AB
  • CANSCAIP SK; Beaver Creek, SK
  • Canzine Arts Festival; Toronto, ON
  • Diaspora Dialogues; Toronto, ON
  • Eden Mills Writers’ Festival; Eden Mills, ON
  • Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award; Halifax, NS
  • Lethbridge Public Library; Lethbridge, AB
  • Morrin Centre – Literary and Historical Society of Quebec; Quebec City, QC
  • Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre; Halifax, NS
  • Saskatchewan Festival of Words Inc.; Moose Jaw, SK
  • Shuswap Association of Writers; Salmon Arm, BC
  • The FOLD Foundation; Brampton, ON
  • The New Quarterly; Waterloo, ON
  • The Writers’ Union of Canada; Toronto, ON
  • Whistler Writing Society; Whistler, BC
  • Winnipeg International Writers Festival; Winnipeg, MB

Among the events that the Foundation will be sponsoring are Script Salon, a monthly reading series of new plays by Alberta playwrights organized by the Alberta Playwrights’ Network Society, the 2023 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award ceremony in Charlottetown which promises to be a fun day of literary programming for young readers as well as the 2023 Festival of Literary Diversity, one of Canada’s foremost events celebrating the diversity of Canada’s literary community.

“I am very pleased that the Foundation is able to support a wide range of events celebrating Canadian literary culture,” said Foundation chair Margaret Reynolds. “I also look forward to seeing how these events will help create new published works and draw in new, enthusiastic audiences for them.”

Access Copyright Foundation grants are awarded through a peer review process administered by SK Arts on behalf of the Foundation. Jurors for the 2022 Events Grant program were Jennifer Gillies, artistic director of gritLIT; Moez Surani, poet (Reticent Bodies) and artist; and Suzanne Trudel, executive director of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association.

About Access Copyright Foundation’s Events Grants program

Access Copyright Foundation Events Grants program provides funding to organizations and artists groups to showcase publishable works to the public or to host professional development events for writers, visual artists, publishers and related arts professionals.


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, the collective voice of creators and publishers in Canada.

To learn more about Access Copyright Foundation, please visit the Foundation’s website.

For a look at how Access Copyright Foundation’s grants support Canada’s creative community, please visit the Foundation’s Spotlight page.


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

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