Every year thousands of Canadian writers receive writing grants: you might as well be one of them.
Criteria for grants vary, but you need to have had work published in a recognized journal, or had a book published. Yet another reason to keep submitting your work to literary and trade magazines.
Travel grants are also available. If your book is soon to be published and your publisher cannot afford to send you on a book tour, you can apply for a travel grant to help you hop across the country.
You may be eligible for a writing grant at a local, provincial or federal level, or all three. Read the criteria carefully and follow the application instructions.
Hint: you may be awarded less than what you apply for, but you will not be awarded more, so always apply for the maximum allowable in your category.
Edmonton, AB T5H 0A1
Victoria, BCV8W 1N3
Walter K. Quan, Individual Arts Awards Programs
P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V8
(613) 566-4414 ext 5060
1 (800) 263-5588
Québec, QC G1R 5N5
M. Stéphan La Roche, Président-directeur général
1 (800) 608-3350
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3B1
Patricia Sanders, Literary Arts Programs
(204) 945 – 0422
Fredericton, NB, E3B 1C3
Joss Richer, Programs Officer
St. John's, NL A1E 2R1
Katrina Rice, Program Officer
(709) 726-2212 ext 204
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
1 (877) 445-2787 ext 3 or 5
P. O. Box 456, STN Central
Halifax, NS B3J 2R5
Peter Kirby, Grants to Individuals; Artist Residency Program
Toronto, ON M5S 1T6
Jack Illingworth, Literature Officer
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1H7
Darrin White, Executive Director
1 (888) PEI-ARTISTS (734-2784) ext 3
Regina, SK S4R 7V1
Deron Staffen, Administrative Coordinator for Community Programs
1 (800) 667-7526
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6C2
1 (867) 667-3535