The Access Copyright Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Access Copyright Foundation Events Grants. Seventeen organizations have been awarded grants by the Foundation on the basis of peer adjudication. These grants support eligible events taking place between September 2011 and September 2012. View the list of recipients here.

The Access Copyright Foundation Events Grants Program promotes the development and public appreciation of Canadian publishing, and literary and visual arts. Events grants provide funding to organizations and artists groups in order to showcase publishable works to the public or to host professional development events for writers, visual artists, publishers and related arts professionals. Events must celebrate and present Canadian content in a public context, or provide opportunities for learning, career advancement or creative discourse in publishing, writing or visual arts.

"We're thrilled to be able to support these vital Canadian arts events," says Michael O'Reilly, Chairperson of the Access Copyright Foundation. "We know how hard it is for Canadian creators, publishers, and arts organizations to survive and thrive these days. Through the Foundation's various granting programs, we aim to make life a little easier for those working to tell the Canadian story."

The Access Copyright Foundation Grants Program and juries are administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board. The 2011 Events Grants recipients were selected by a jury composed of author David Bergen and publishing veteran Susan Renouf. The Arts Board is now accepting applications for the 2012 Research Grants Program and the deadline is February 13, 2012.

The Access Copyright Foundation was created to promote and support Canadian culture by providing grants to encourage the development and dissemination of publishable Canadian works. The Foundation provides grants to publishers, individual creators and publishing, writing and visual arts organizations through Research Grants, Professional Development Grants, and Events Grants.

To learn more about the Access Copyright Foundation Grants Program and the Saskatchewan Arts Board, please click here.