Ontario Arts Council
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Canada Council *Please note that these grants are for professional writers.
|PUBLISHING GRANTS & FUNDING|
The Canadian government offers a number of funding options to assist publishers with their publishing programs. Funding is available at both the federal and provincial level, and eligibility varies based on the types of grants and funding organizations. For more information on provincial grants and funding, please visit your provincial government's website. For more information on federal funding, please see the list below.
Department of Canadian Heritage
Funding program: Book Industry Development Program (BPIDP) - Aid to Publishers
The Aid to Publishers component of the BPIDP seeks to foster a strong and viable Canadian book industry that publishes and promotes Canadian-authored books. In order to be eligible for funding, applicants must be Canadian-owned and Canadian-controlled book publishers who have been in business for at least 36 months. The application deadline is May 3. For more information, please contact:
Book Publishing Industry Development Program
1 (866) 811-0055 (Toll-free tel)
1 (888) 997-3123 (TTY Toll-free)
(819) 997-4169 (Fax)
Canada Council for the Arts
Program: Book Publishing Support
Grant: Emerging Publisher Grants
The Emerging Publisher Grants are designed to assist small or emerging publishing houses. Applicants must have published four to 15 eligible titles and must demonstrate a potential to play an active role in the development of Canadian literature (for more information on title eligibility, please visit the Canada Council website). Because these grants are designed primarily to help small and emerging publishers grow to a level where they might be eligible for Block Grants, publishers who have attained the number of titles required for Block Grants cannot normally continue to receive Emerging Publisher Grants.
Grant: Block Grants
Block Grants are designed to provide funding to established professional book publishers with an ongoing publishing program. Applicants must provide evidence of a publishing program that includes at least 16 eligible titles. Participating publishers are expected to produce at least three new eligible titles per year and to have produced eight titles over the past 24 months.
A publishing house is not eligible for a Block Grant unless it has received a least one Emerging Publisher Grant. First-time applicants to this program must, therefore, apply to the Emerging Publisher Grants component regardless of the number of eligible titles they have produced previously.
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