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:

  • Events 
  • Research 

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


  • Events: Deadline has passed
  • Research: February 2

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

Eligibile Applicants

  • Events - Artists GroupsInformal 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 been continuously active for at least one year.
  • Events - OrganizationsPublishing, writing and visual arts organizations located in Canada that are registered non-profits; provide 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 have been in continuous operation for at least one year and have presented public programming featuring Canadian literary or visual artists.
  • Research - Creators: 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. Applicants must also be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and have published at least one book or exhibition catalogue, or have five publications in periodicals or journals.
  • Research - Organizations and Publishers: Publishers or publishing, writing and visual arts organizations located in Canada that are registered non-profits, public institutions operated by a government body, or independent professional publishers at least 75% Canadian-owned and controlled. They have a program mandate based on the professional development and interests of Canadian writers or visual artists and have been in continuous operation for at least one year.

Please review the application packages for more information on eligibility.

Maximum Funding

  • Events - Organizations and Artists Groups: 50% of eligible expenses - maximum $7,500
  • Research - Creators: 85% of eligible expenses - maximum $7,500
  • Research - Organizations and Publishers: 75% of eligible expenses - maximum $10,000


  • The Access Copyright Foundation typically notifies 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 Events Grants application package (Updated October 2014)


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