Access Copyright Foundation announces its 2021 Events Grant recipients

Thursday, January 27, 2022

TORONTO: January 27, 2022 – Access Copyright Foundation (ACF) is proud to unveil the 18 organizations that have been awarded an Events Grant for 2021. In total, $100,000 in Events Grant funding has been distributed.

Please join us in congratulating:

  • AfterWords Literary Festival; Halifax, NS
  • Alberta Magazine Publishers Association; Calgary, AB
  • Asian Canadian Writers Workshop Society; Vancouver, BC
  • Funny Pages Society; Halifax, NS
  • gritLIT (Hamilton Literary Festival Association); Hamilton, ON
  • Kingston WritersFest; Kingston, ON
  • NorthWords Writers Festival Society; Yellowknife, NT
  • Ontario Library Association; Toronto, ON
  • Playwrights Guild of Canada; Toronto, ON
  • Room Magazine; Vancouver, BC
  • Saskatchewan Book Awards Inc.; Regina, SK
  • Telling Tales; Waterdown, ON
  • The Art Bar Poetry Series; Toronto, ON
  • The Word on the Street Saskatoon Inc.; Saskatoon, SK
  • Versefest; Ottawa, ON
  • Victoria Festival of Authors Society; Victoria, BC
  • Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival; Sudbury, ON
  • Young Alberta Book Society; Edmonton, AB

“It is exciting to see the Foundation facilitating a wide range of events celebrating Canadian published works, including children’s works and poetry, programs geared toward the Asian-Canadian and BIPOC communities, and multiple opportunities for Canadians to discover Canadian stories either in-person or virtually,” said ACF Chair Margaret Reynolds. “We are pleased to make this vital contribution to the cultural vibrancy of Canada.”

As the way we hold events have evolved over the course of the past two years, the Foundation has adapted too so that its Events Grant program can support organizations no matter how they choose to hold events that celebrate Canadian works.

ACF grants are awarded through a peer adjudication process administered on behalf of the Foundation by SK Arts. Jurors for the 2021 Events Grant program were Jael Richardson, author (Gutter Child) and artistic director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD); Christian Sharpe, manager, business operations for Diaspora Dialogues as well as a musician; and Anne Simpson, a poet, author (Speechless), artist and essayist.

About the Events Grant

Access Copyright Foundation Events Grants provide 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 and SK Arts, please visit: https://sk-arts.ca/menu/grants/grants-by-type/artists/access-copyright-foundation-grants.html.  

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For media inquiries:
Robert Gilbert, Communications Specialist, Access Copyright
rgilbert@accesscopyright.ca

For information on Access Copyright Foundation Grants Programs:
Joanne Gerber, Program Consultant
SK Arts
306-964-1163
jgerber@sk-arts.ca