Grants

Grants. Mentoring. Sponsorships.

A grant opportunity for Canadian writers and graphic novelists:

The OAC offers the Writers Reserve program (program name to be changed in 2017) through which a recommender (like ELQ/Exile) receives applications. On average, ELQ/Exile allocate $32,000 to fiction writers, poets, non-fiction writers, dramatists, and graphic novelists, through a multi-tiered selection process that arrives at a final list of recipients – for us, on average, 16 people (with allocations between $1,500 and $2,500 to each).

Important to note is that over the past 10 years ELQ/Exile has consistently remained one of the top two recommenders – receiving among all the recommenders the “highest volume” of applications.

• We encourage all creative people to submit.

• In our deliberations, all creative people are considered equally, based on their talent.

• We are very fair in our decision making, looking to support a diversity of talent so that we may enable vibrant and pluralistic creativity.

• We also look to publish – from our selections, when appropriate – those works of creative literary and visual arts that we feel fulfill our mandate, and importantly, represent an arts ecology that may enrich Canadian and international readers.

Mentoring:

In the latter part of 2017, and through 2018, we will offer a professional mentorship program that brings emerging writers together with established writers. This program will be administered by The Excelsis Group (link to be added here).

Sponsorships:

In 2019, by way of ELQ/Exile and through The Excelsis Group, there will be opportunities for creative people to apply for funding to realize proposed works/works-in-progress.