Access Copyright Foundation Grants

acf-webThe Access Copyright Foundation provides grants to publishers, individual creators and publishing, writing and visual arts organizations through the following program components:

  • Research Grants
  • Events Grants

The Access Copyright Foundation grants program is administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board in association with the Access Copyright Foundation.

Deadlines

  • Research Grants: February 1
  • Events Grants: November 1

Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline is moved to the next working day.

Eligibile Applicants

  • Research Creators Grants: Professional writers and visual artists who have completed formal or informal training in their discipline, maintain an artistic practice, and publish or present their work in a manner recognized by their professional peers. Applicants must also be Canadian citizens or permanent residents (as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada) and meet at least one of the following criteria: one published book, one exhibition catalogue, or five publications in periodicals or journals.
  • Research Organizations and Publishers Grants: Publishers or publishing, writing and visual arts organizations located in Canada that are legally registered in Canada as non-profit organizations; or are public institutions in Canada operated by a government body, open to the public at least 120 days per year, and that maintain artistic control and separate financial records; or are independent professional book or periodical publishers at least 75% Canadian-owned and controlled. They must also have a program mandate that is based on the professional development and interests of Canadian writers or visual artists; and have been in continuous operation for at least one year prior to the date of application and have published or presented programs with Canadian content throughout that period.
  • Events Artists Groups Grants: Informal collectives or small groups of professional writers or visual artists that have a mandate to provide mutual support, critique, discourse, professional or skills development; have at least five active members; and have met, exchanged works-in-progress or convened online at least bi-monthly for one year prior to the date of application.
  • Events Organizations Grants: Publishing, writing and visual arts organizations located in Canada that are legally registered in Canada as non-profit organizations; provide advocacy, research, promotion, public education, professional development and other support services to Canadian publishers, writers or visual artists; or have a program mandate that is based on the interests of Canadian publishers, writers or visual artists. They must also have been in continuous operation for at least one year prior to the date of application and have provided services or presented programs with Canadian content throughout that period; and have presented events, festivals or readings series to the public featuring Canadian literary or visual artists and content for at least one year prior to the date of application.

Please review the application packages for more information on eligibility.

Maximum Grants

  • Research Creators Grants: $7,500
  • Research Organizations and Publishers Grants: $10,000
  • Events Organizations and Artists Groups Grants: $7,500

Notification

  • The Saskatchewan Arts Board will notify applicants of receipt of their applications within two weeks of the deadline.
  • The Access Copyright Foundation will notify applicants of grant decisions within 90 days of the deadline.
  • A list of grant recipients will be posted below.

Forms and Information

**Documents are subject to revision up to six weeks before the submission deadline.**

pdficon small Access Copyright Foundation Research Grants application package (Updated December 16, 2013)
pdficon small Access Copyright Foundation Events Grants application package (Updated September 11, 2012)

pdficon small Access Copyright Foundation Grants final report form

Contact

Joanne Gerber
Program Consultant
(306) 964-1163 (Saskatoon) or (800) 667-7526 (Toll-Free)
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