Announcing Access Copyright Foundation’s 2022 Marian Hebb Research Grant Recipients

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

TORONTO: June 15, 2022 – Delving into the discovery of the world’s oldest basketball court. Learning more about the current state of Indigenous literature translation. Facilitating research plans for a variety of soon-to-be-published non-fiction Canadian books.

All these projects and more will be receiving funding from Access Copyright Foundation through its Marian Hebb Research Grant program this year. The Foundation is pleased to award $100,000 in total Research Grant funding to 22 creators, publishers and organizations serving these communities.

Please join us in saluting the following Marian Hebb Research Grant recipients for 2022:

  • Association of Canadian Publishers; Toronto, ON
  • Linda Besner; Toronto, ON
  • Ali Blythe; Victoria, BC
  • Brick, A Literary Journal; Toronto, ON
  • Lana Button; Burlington, ON
  • Marc Edge; Ladysmith, BC
  • Tim Falconer; Toronto, ON
  • Fiona Foster; Toronto, ON
  • Laurie Graham; Peterborough, ON
  • Taras Grescoe; Outremont, QC
  • Denise Hobsbawn-Smith; Saskatoon, SK
  • Indigenous Curatorial Collective; Toronto, ON
  • Literary Translators' Association of Canada; Montreal, QC
  • Premee Mohamed; Edmonton, AB
  • Michelle Mossop; Surrey, BC
  • Trina Moyles; Peace River, AB
  • Michael Nardone; Montreal, QC
  • Dominik Parisien; Hamilton, ON
  • Candace Savage; Saskatoon, SK
  • Melanie Siebert; Victoria, BC
  • Anne Simpson; Antigonish, NS
  • Yilin Wang; Richmond, BC

“I am excited that the Foundation’s Marian Hebb Research Grant program will be supporting an impressive variety of activities that will lead to new Canadian literary works being published in the near future,” said Margaret Reynolds, chair of Access Copyright Foundation. “This excitement is matched by seeing so many receiving a grant from the Foundation for the very first time.”

In concert with unveiling this year’s Marian Hebb Research Grant recipients, Access Copyright Foundation is pleased to share the launch of its brand-new website and brand identity. Both are critical parts of ongoing work by the Foundation to provide the widest opportunity for those engaged in the world of Canadian literary and visual arts to apply to receive financial support for their critical work as part of Canada’s creative economy.

Access Copyright Foundation grants are awarded through a peer review process administered by SK Arts on behalf of the Foundation. We thank author and poet Najwa Ali, novelist, poet and translator Genni Gunn and novelist Guy Vanderhaeghe for their work as review panelists for this year’s edition of the Marian Hebb Research Grant program.

About the Marian Hebb Research Grant

Access Copyright Foundation’s Marian Hebb Research Grant program supports inquiry and exploration relevant to Canadian publishing, writing and visual arts.

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
rgilbert@accesscopyright.ca 

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