Support to professional arts organizations and groups is directed through the Professional Arts Organizations Program. This program contributes to an eligible organization's and group's arts programs and services, governance, management, administration, and operational functions and provides multi-year support.

Gallery and media arts grants under the Professional Arts Organizations Program are supported by funding from Sask Lotteries through the partnership between SK Arts and SaskCulture Inc.


Deadlines

  • Lite: January 15, 2024
  • Core Support: January 15, 2026
  • Sector Development: January 15, 2026

Contact

Many of SK Arts' program consultants work in PAOP, each with a different group of funded organizations. If you don't know who your Consultant is, if you think your Consultant may have changed, or if you are new to PAOP, contact the Administrative Coordinator for PAOP, Carmelle Pretzlaw. Carmelle will be able to put you in touch with the best Consultant for your needs.


Contact

Administrative Coordinator: Programs

Carmelle Pretzlaw
(306) 787-4153 (Regina) or 800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)
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Consultants

Philip Adams
(306) 250-0613 (Saskatoon) or 800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)
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Joanne Gerber
(306) 290-7738 (Saskatoon) or 800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)
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Berny Hi
(306) 526-8367 (Regina) or 800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)
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Geoff Smith
(306) 260-5784 (Saskatoon) or 800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)
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Application and Information

All Streams

  • Program requirements and conditions are outlined in the Funding Relationship document.
  • Reporting: To complete grant reporting, login here. On the Welcome page, scroll down to the Requires Attention section. All reports that are due in the future will show up in the Pending tab, so please note the due dates of the report you are to complete. Year-end reports for PAOP grants are due six months after the end of the recipient's fiscal year.

Lite Stream

Core Support Stream

Sector Development Stream

Special Initiatives Fund

Book and Periodical Publishers


Eligible Applicants

Arts organizations and groups with a professional arts mandate in the areas of research, creation, production, presentation, exhibition, and publishing, and/or the development of professional artists or community engagement with their centre of operations in Saskatchewan.

Other eligibility requirements are stream-specific. Please review the guidelines for additional eligibility requirements.


Recent Recipients


Photo credit: Dancing Sky Theatre's With Glowing Hearts by Jennifer Wynne Webber. Directed by Angus Ferguson. Left to right: Nadia Mori, Elizabeth Nepjuk, Rachelle Block, and Angela Kemp. Photo by Britainy Zapshalla.