Call for Applications: Access Copyright Foundation Events Grants. Deadline: November 1, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Access Copyright Foundation (ACF) is now accepting Events Grant applications until November 1.

The ACF Events Grants program provides support to organizations and artist groups holding festivals, reading series, conferences and workshops that celebrate publishable works or provide opportunities for professional development to writers, artists, publishers and individuals employed at organizations that serve these communities.

If that sounds like something that you are currently working to organize, whether taking place either in person, online or a combination of both, we encourage you to apply for an Events Grant by visiting SK Arts’ application portal. The ACF grants program is administered by SK Arts.

The deadline for applications is November 1 at 11:59 CST.

Important changes to Access Copyright Foundation’s granting programs

For over 10 years, Access Copyright Foundation has made an essential contribution supporting the work of creators, member service and advocacy organizations as well as to publishers all over Canada. As we continue this work, we want to make sure our granting programs provide the widest and most equitable opportunity to those communities the ACF serves which is why the Foundation is making some important changes to its granting programs as of this year’s Events Grant application call.

The two main changes are:

  • Applicants may be awarded a maximum of two ACF 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 is awarded an Events Grant for 2021 will be able to apply again in 2023.

There have been other minor changes surrounding grant-application requirements. Please refer to the ACF’s updated Application Guidelines for more information.

If you have any questions about these changes or this year's call for Events Grant applications, please don’t hesitate to contact Joanne Gerber, Program Consultant for SK Arts, at

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.