BOOK PUBLISHING PRODUCTION GRANT
This grant helps Saskatchewan's publishing entrepreneurs cover production costs of commercially viable books. To successfully claim this grant, applicants will either present a solid track record of commercial publishing success or, for less established applicants, convince a jury of the commercial viability of a particular book.
Opens May 10, 2021 at 12pm
Deadlines for Fewer Than Three Stream:
September 1, 2021 at 4pm
December 1, 2021 at 4pm
If a deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4pm the following business day.
ELIGIBLE CREATIVE SECTORS
This grant invests exclusively in the book publishing sector.
Applicants from other creative sectors seeking production investments should refer to the following grants:
Live Performing Arts: Live Performing Arts Production Grant
Craft and Visual Arts: Craft and Visual Arts Production Grant
Interative Digital: Digital Game Development & Financing Equity Fund
To provide publishers with improved access to this grant while facing financial pressures associated with COVID-19:
a restriction on the number of “reprint titles” has been temporarily removed
a restriction that prevented applicants from including both an administration fee and in-house expenses in their project budget has been temporarily removed
The grant covers up to 50% of eligible costs of book production including: printing, graphic design, editing and more.
TWO STREAMS OF INVESTMENT
Publishers must apply to the appropriate grant stream based on their publishing activity during the two years preceding the date of application. For more information on how to determine your stream click here.
"Three or More" Stream:
for established corporations or individuals who are publishing three or more books each year
applications are not juried
applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis until available funds are fully invested
there are no application deadlines for the "Three or More" stream
applications are evaluated based on the applicant's track record of commercial success
no applicant may receive more than $125,000 per fiscal year
"Fewer Than Three" Stream:
for applicants publishing fewer than three books per year
a jury of publishing experts will assess each application for commercial viability
there are application deadlines for the "Fewer than Three" stream; upcoming deadlines are posted above
no applicant may receive more than $15,000 per fiscal year (with the exception of projects involving illustration or photography, see guidelines for details)
results will be delivered to applicants within 10 weeks of the posted application deadline
Note for both streams:
when the author makes a financial contribution to the project to cover any portion of the cost of production, that individual must be the primary applicant
OFFICIAL GRANT GUIDELINES
All applicants must read the Official Grant Guidelines. The official guidelines supercede all information contained elsewhere on this website, delivered to applicants by Program Officers, or otherwise made publicly available.
All applicants must read the General Program Guidelines, which contains important details that apply to all Creative Saskatchewan grants.
Experience & Capacity
Fewer than Three Stream:
- Click here for the assessment criteria specific to the Fewer than Three Stream.
- You'll be asked these questions as part of the online Grant Management System application process.
- Listed beside each criteria is the maximum number of points available as each application is scored.
- Applicants may wish to pay particular attention to criteria with the highest number of points available.
Three or More Stream:
- Assessed according to this Scoring Rubric
- An applicant's score determines the level of investment, which will range between 25% and 50% of total eligible expenses.
Authors who pay for production costs and apply to the "Fewer Than Three" Stream are encouraged to describe any book production partnership they may have with a publisher. Author applications to this grant stream are strengthened by partnerships with publishers.
AFTER YOU'RE APPROVED
OTHER FUNDING RESOURCES
- Access Copyright Foundation
- Canada Book Fund
- Canada Council for the Art
- Livres Canada Books Foreign Rights Marketing Assistance Program
- SK Arts
APPLICATION PROCESSING TIME
Applicants can expect to receive results within 10 weeks from deadline date.
Results will be delivered via e-mail, and will be available in GMS.