Access Copyright Foundation proud to unveil its 2023 Events Grant recipients

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

TORONTO: February 21, 2024 – 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:

  • AfterWords Literary Festival; Halifax, NS
  • Anskohk Aboriginal Writers' Circle Inc.; Saskatoon, SK
  • Asian Canadian Writers Workshop Society; Vancouver, BC
  • BC Yukon Book Prizes; Vancouver, BC
  • Book Publishers Association of Alberta; Edmonton, AB
  • Elephant Mountain Literary Society (Kootenay Literary Society); Nelson, BC
  • Funny Pages Society; Halifax, NS
  • gritLIT; Hamilton, ON
  • Indigenous Editors' Association; Vancouver, BC
  • Lakefield Literary Festival; Lakefield, ON
  • NorthWords Writers Festival Society; Yellowknife, NT
  • Ontario Library Association; Toronto, ON
  • Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series Society; Victoria, BC
  • Saskatchewan Book Awards Inc.; Regina, SK
  • Telling Tales; Waterdown, ON
  • The Alexandra Writers Centre Society; Calgary, AB
  • Victoria Festival of Authors Society; Victoria, BC
  • Writers' Federation of New Brunswick; Moncton, NB
  • Writers' Guild of Alberta; Edmonton, AB
  • Young Alberta Book Society; Edmonton, AB

“The grants that the Foundation has awarded in 2023 for events cover Canada from coast to coast to coast,” said Foundation chair Paul Seesequasis. “I wish all our grant recipients for 2023 successful, enriching events.”

Access Copyright Foundation grants are awarded through a peer review process administered by SK Arts on behalf of the Foundation. Jurors for the 2023 Events Grant program were Kristina Cuenca, program manager of The Writers’ Union of Canada and authors Melissa McGrath and Jack Walton.

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. The Foundation is 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