Edmonton Arts Council’s 10-year Arts & Heritage Plan

2029: Building Edmonton’s Community Plan for Arts & Heritage  In 2006, members of the arts and heritage community in the City of Edmonton came together in recognition that the economic boom in Alberta had increased the pace of development, creating a need for a proactive plan for the arts, heritage, and culture. The resulting plan, The […]

I Value Canadian Stories – Access Copyright Advocacy Website

UPDATE FROM ACCESS COPYRIGHT – JAN. 9 So far, since the IValueCanadianStories.ca launched on November 15: 796 users have registered on the site; 705 letters have been sent to MPs; 306 actions have been taken on social media; and 189 invites sent via the site to others to take part and stand up for Canadian creators for a total of 1,200 actions […]

Time for Writers to Rally!

Time for Writers to Rally! In the spirit of “writers helping writers,” the WGA urges you, its members, published or not, to communicate with your Members of Parliament in these next weeks to voice your concerns over the adverse effects of copyright reform in 2012. As writers, you know how to pen a letter. However, […]

NWU and The Nation Sign Freelance Agreement

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2017) – The National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) announced today that they have reached an agreement with The Nation over a contract that covers freelancers for the publication’s print magazine and website. The contract is one of the first of its kind for freelance digital writers, who have so far […]

Access Copyright Addresses Fair Dealing Decision

The following was a press release from Access Copyright on Sept. 5, 2017: The York U. Decision: what does it mean for you? You have no doubt heard about the Federal Court of Canada decision in the action between Access Copyright and York University. As well, you may be aware that York University has announced it intends to […]

WGA Announces 2017-18 Board President

Grande Prairie author to head Canada’s largest provincial writers’ association The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce that the 2017-18 President of the Board of Directors will be Grande Prairie author Dustin Archibald. Of his position, Archibald said, “I’m proud to serve as the President for the Board of Directors for the Writers’ […]

Canada Council Grant Applications Update

The Canada Council New Funding Model (NFM) is in place. The activities Council funded in the past are still eligible in the New Funding Model (NFM). However the manner in which people apply has changed. First, any artist or organization that wishes to apply to Council will need to open an account in the Canada Council portal and create a profile. […]


We want to hear from you!  We originally established a Facebook presence for the purpose of increasing public awareness of and to the writing community. For those of you who are current members of our Facebook group, or who attended our AGM on June 4th, you will be aware that several requests have been made […]

Nominate an Artist for the AFA’s 25 Influential Alberta Artists

As part of their 25th Anniversary celebrations, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) is seeking your nominations to identify 25 Albertan artists who have made significant impacts to the development and evolution of our province’s arts community over the past 25 years. They are collecting artist nominations from now until June 30, 2016. The 25 selected […]

Copyright and Fair Dealing, Update

The education sector’s overly broad interpretation of the education “fair dealing” exception passed into law in 2012 has impacted the livelihood of Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers. Many in the education sector have used this new exception to stop paying royalties for the copying of published works. The result has been stark: a $30-million […]