Call for Applications – Access Copyright Foundation Events Grants. Deadline: November 1, 2023

Friday, September 1, 2023

Access Copyright Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for this year’s round of Events Grants funding.

The Foundation’s Events Grants program is ideal for organizations planning festivals, reading series, conferences, professional-development opportunities or other activities, either in-person or virtual, that aim to celebrate the literary and/or visual arts in Canada. If that sounds like something your organization is doing, we encourage you to apply for an Events Grant through SK Arts’ application portal. The Foundation’s grants programs are administered by SK Arts.

Recent events that the Foundation has been proud to support include the 2023 edition of the Festival of Literary Diversity, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival’s THIN AIR KIDS literary festival and the Writers’ Union of Canada’s ongoing webinar series for its members.

Applications will be accepted until November 1 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Learn more about the Foundation’s Events Grants program

Visit the Foundation's website and download the Application Guidelines (please refer to pages 27-32).

Important eligibility information about Access Copyright Foundation’s granting programs

Access Copyright Foundation wants to make sure its granting programs provide the widest and most equitable opportunity to those communities that the Foundation serves. That’s why the following eligibility restrictions are in place for grant recipients. 

  • Applicants may be awarded a maximum of two Foundation grants within a 24-month period;
  • Successful grant applicants must wait two years before applying for another grant in the same category. For example, an individual or organization that was awarded an Events Grant for 2022 will be able to apply again in 2024.

Access Copyright Foundation strives to embody its values of excellence in publishing; professionalism; inquiry and engagement; imagination and creativity; curiosity and life-long learning; and the expression of the unique and diverse voices of Canadian creators, publishers, and arts organizations. In all aspects of its work including its leadership, communications, jury selection and adjudication, the Foundation aspires to uphold these values. Access Copyright Foundation believes that equity requires intention and action to counteract systemic racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia/heterosexism, and other oppressions.

In order to address historical and current inequities, the Foundation welcomes applications from creators with additional challenges in the creation or dissemination of their work including newcomers; people oppressed by racism; and those from a full spectrum of genders, sexual identities and abilities. The Foundation also welcomes applications from organizations representing these communities. The Foundation recognizes potential barriers such as geography and language.