The program provides grants to assist in covering some of the costs of large-scale projects/activities/initiatives that encourage broad-based knowledge and awareness of the literary arts within the community.

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Non-profit arts organizations that operate as a Canadian incorporated company held and controlled by New Brunswick residents.

Municipalities and First Nations with a cultural policy.

*Please refer to the guidelines which contain important information about the criteria and conditions of this program.

There are three broad objectives that this Initiative is intended to serve:
• To create an environment where New-Brunswickers are encouraged to integrate books and the joy of reading into their daily lives;
• To improve access to books and foster reading;
• To support the province’s Book Policy.

Level of funding:
Up to 50% of the project’s total cost to a maximum of $20,000 per year.

Application process:


There is no deadline for this program. Please submit an application at least three weeks prior to the start of your project. Projects should take place between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.