Recipient Community Discipline Program Year Amount Description
Raine, Nathan Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $8,000 Principle photography for a short crime film about the dehumanizing effects of capitalism, set in cold and snowy Saskatoon.
Uzelman, Kara Nokomis Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $13,000 To support the production and exhibition of new work from October 2, 2019 to October 1, 2020.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,821 Three day artist residency in Quebec to workshop, develop and rehearse live visual set before departing on German tour in November and December.
Bernbaum, Joel Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 To travel to Australia and do an artistic apprenticeship with BIGhART - Australia's leading social arts and social change organization.
KSAMB Dance Company Saskatoon Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,955 Perfecting the technique of live amplification of dancers’ heartbeats and integrating the technique into a work in progress performance.
Wensel, Misty Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,534 To evolve the contemporary dance solo, Trails, with an ensemble of dancers. Taking a personal narrative and allowing it to grow into its next translation
Prairie Roots Ensemble Lloydminster Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,103 We plan to produce three collaborative-focused concerts this year that include different members of the various unique art and music scenes in Saskatoon.
Emel, Tod Invermere Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $18,000 To complete a new body of intermedia work combining audio, sculpture and painting; using post-painterly abstraction to explore 'natural' and 'artificial' worlds
Kardash, S.J. Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $8,000 Between November - April we will be writing new songs for future release under Reignwolf.
McNeill, Dean Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $2,500 This is a 2 part application: 1) Develop new web site for Dean McNeill 2) Support 'Edmonton Winds' (ensemble) European tour featuring McNeill as soloist.
Kuzbik, Paul Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,000 To work with my band to adapt my debut solo album into a world class live show, and simultaneously write our follow up record.
Slow Down Molasses Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,000 To write, arrange and collaborate on a new album's worth of songs for the band Slow Down Molasses.
Nolan, Yvette Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $16,000 To produce The Art of War, an original play by Yvette Nolan at the Refinery in September 2020.
Ripplinger, Matthew Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 The Corrupted Spectrum is a creation project exploring possibilities in Technicolor processes combined with homemade photographic emulsion techniques.
Paoli, Loretta Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,060 Continuation and completion of a series of interactive installations, Take Hold. Combining painting, video projection and viewer participation, each installation provides an experience of connection.
Theatre Naught Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,378 We will enrich Saskatchewan's theatre ecology through the rehearsal and performance of Eugene O'Neill's magnum opus, the Pulitzer-winning classic drama, Long Day's Journey Into Night.
Stonhouse, David Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 Participate in the Wassaic Project Summer Artist Residency, New York.
Pettigrew, Laura Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,000 This project is to write two new works for: Low Brass, premiere Portugal August 2020; Flute duet with piano, premiere Canada USA 2020/21
Carriere, Kenneth Air Ronge Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 Conduct and record Swampy Cree language interviews, record historical photos from family albums, attain permissions to use recorded photos and interviews for a book.
Gronsdahl, Todd Clavet Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $18,000 Funding for materials and some living expenses to create new sculptures, prints and a video for three upcoming solo exhibitions.
Cowan, Hilarey Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 To develop and expand my work around labour, connection and care through sculpture and performance, including a residency at the Banff Centre with Bridget Moser.
Zong, Megan Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $15,000 To develop and produce the world premiere of Unmasked at Live Five in 2020.
Anderson, Charles Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 I would like to complete a collection of quirky, humorous literary essays entitled The Boy in the Window.
Herriot, Trevor Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 to prepare a final draft of the novel I am writing to submit to my editor at HarperCollins.
Lesiuk, Dana Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,832 An animated 'fairy tale' symbolizing Ukrainian history, with vivid live-action rhythmic 'dream' sequences expressing the art of its diaspora juxtaposed with that of its homeland.
Lepage, Mario St. Denis Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,500 Elevating the production value and visual impact of Ponteix’s live performances via tour-ready custom projections and coordinating stage lighting.
Bradford, Michael Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $16,000 This project is to complete a middle-grade novel called Bonewalkers, the third book in the Nightside series, published by Orca Books Publishers.
Logan, Adam Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,311 Dedicate significant time to working on the completion of my first independently developed release while solidifying my artistic identity through the exploration of sound.
Bird, Keith Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $18,000 I will continue to create and finish a visual collection of art pieces using traditional and spiritual values to be disseminated for our youth.
Zdunich, Emily Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,600 To create and research a new body of work exploring the human condition for the purpose of exhibitions and professional development.
Yokozawa Farquharson, Hanna Saltcoats Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 Creating Textile Art for my first solo exhibition at the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in Yorkton from September 13th to October 31st , 2020.
Norlen, Alison Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,752 “curio” will explore elements of spectacle through miniature welded sculptures in bell cloches, for exhibitions at Art Gallery of Guelph and Moose Jaw Art Gallery.
Philips, Elizabeth Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $18,000 I intend to complete a new poetry manuscript centred around the long poem as a conduit for the transcendent power of personal and environment grief.
Belarmino, Jimuel Weyburn Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 I will explore themes (acculturation, social class, identity) that will inform my work to create body of work for my first solo exhibition in 2023.
Kennedy, Marsha Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,514 My proposal requests funding to produce and frame 15 works for a traveling retrospective exhibition and to support experimentation and further production of new works.
Sharpe, Wendy Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,283 This proposal is to support the production of new work based on travel through Saskatchewan along a stretch of highway called Ghost Town Trail
Campos, Yulissa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,483 Script development of the new play "The Newcomer" by Yulissa Campos
Gan, Jelly Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,500 Collaborative experimental video combining performance art, visual design, ambient music composition, and projections.
Svennes-Smith, Diana Eastend Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 Complete a polished draft of my novel Sob Lake for submission to my editor Martha Kanya-Forstner at Doubleday Canada.
Johnson, Ashley Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,000 A continuation of a collaborative project The Moving Heart between Karlie King and Ashley Johnson. We combine dance, sculpture with an interactive exhibit exploring anatomy.
W3APONS Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $10,000 This project is to fund a writing period for Saskatoon-based band and writing collaborators, W3APONS.
Reyes, Lautaro Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $2,720 We are applying to pay artists for the third phase of creation of a new LGBTQ+, cross-cultural, theatrical collaboration: Antorcha.
Klassen, Hilary Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,783 Request for subsistence to work full-time for nine months on a non-fiction book tentatively titled: Stolen Land: Young Chippewayans & Settlers Seek Justice
St.Germaine, Yvonne Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $15,000 New project ready to present to public, summer of 2020 Cd release tour, Expenses, Production, technician fees, promotion, rehearsal space, venue and equipment, travel accommodation
Doyle, Eliza Mary Asquith Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $11,500 Music-collaboration with professional-musician Kiera Dall'Osto to inspire/complete/infuse fresh music ideas; proceed to workshop album material in Nashville before recording new full-length album.
Rollo, Michael Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $13,000 "B I R D" is a 10-minute experimental film that explores a fragile landscape stressed from the effects of human intervention in our world.
Ruecker, Gerry Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 The funding requested in this grant application is to support the further development and creation of my current body of work in mixed media sculpture.
LaRiviere, David Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $16,448 Production of new large-scale artwork for the 2020 Biennale of Contemporary art, opening September 26th at the Alberta Gallery of Art (confirmed).
Lazurko, Anne Weyburn Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 To provide writing and research time for completion of a draft of my novel "One Woman".
Harder, Kendra Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 I will be working with Saskatoon ensemble, Mistral 5, to create a new piece of concert music for wind quintet.
Kuz, Tessa Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,000 A professional development project for Saskatchewan based dance artist Tessa Rae Kuz to research the creative process of Margie Gillis via The Legacy Project.
Fornwald & Wilson Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,900 We are working as a duo to produce an installation of 50 flags and wallpaper for the Alberta Biennial at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon.
Baerwaldt, Wayne Assiniboia Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $16,116 To conduct original research, develop curatorial premises, write critical essays and deliver art exhibitions in Saskatchewan and abroad
Phelps Bondaroff, Amber Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,015 To further develop my performance art practice through attendance at a ten day workshop in Merida Mexico, with Guillermo Gomez Pena and LaPocha Nostra.
Maxwell, Aralia Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 To support the production of work and its documentation for confirmed exhibition at Neutral Ground in November 2020.
Berglund, Melanie Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,000 To write songs for a new album and conceptualize the videos, photos, on-stage patter, images, etc that relate to the music.
Wiwchar, Michelle Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 Development of the libretto for “Orpheus and Eurydice: Nox”, a modern, queer response to my existing work with Kendra Harder, “Orpheus and Eurydice... ish”.
Stooshinoff, Alexander Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,443 To complete the writing of my third LP, "Cold House," which features finger-style guitar and voice with an emphasis on performance.
McKnight, Spencer SASKATOON Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,500 To provide two months of living expenses to be able to develop a recital for touring in Saskatchewan for summer of 2020.
Garez, Simon Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,780 Direct and finish a narrative short film about beekeeping and the ecological issues effecting bees.
Billingsley, Alyssa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,000 Integrating musical and physical theatre practices while developing a one-person show at the Manitoulin Conservatory of Creation and Performance.
Torwalt, Greg Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $2,717 Too Soon Monsoon is writing and recording demos live off the floor at The Sound Castle to determine songs and recording method for 2021 album.
Rinas, Aarin Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 A series of portrait paintings depicting the emotional states of people affected by economic inequality.
Benning, Heather Swift Current Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,116 To create large scale installation sculpture "Winter Sleep" to exhibit at the 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Remai Modern.
It's Not a Box Theatre Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,000 To write and design a series of vignettes for an outdoor digital immersive installation about climate grief and justice, to be played live by audiences.
Hunter, Jennie Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 To complete a new literary novel titled 'Factor of Safety', which focuses on my continuing theme of women working in non-traditional roles.
Lyons, Joanne Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $8,850 This project is to create new mixed media work exploring the weight of accumulation.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,393 Learning 3D rendering software and exploring unconventional projection surfaces to enhance technical quality and conceptual aspects of abstract video art practice.
Lepage, Mario St. Denis Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,000 Write and compose music and lyrics for Ponteix’s next record
Solheim, Krista Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $11,077 This application seeks funding to support the commission of a new 20 minute Contemporary dance solo by Robin Poitras and Edward Poitras.
Feheregyhazi, Andrei Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,100 I'm looking for time to create an animated film that will be presented in the form of an augmented reality picture book.
Dumont Walker, Dawn Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $15,000 To outline and write a novel in supernatural genre about a woman who is possessed by the spirit of a deceased cop and a cow.
Alvarez, Kris Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,410 Acknowledgement is a creative response to the impact that my current work of opening up about race has had on me.
St. Pierre, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $15,975 Production of new work towards the AGA/Remai 2020 Biennial and La Presence des Femmes at CAVA Edmonton.
Bundon Pfeifer Henderson Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $12,963 Support for a 3-month work term, for the continued creation of 'Untitled Peter Tripp Project'.
Mathieu, Veronique Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $2,500 Work in collaboration with composers to develop a set of 12 etudes for solo violin that will address unusual contemporary techniques.
Malinsky, Charles Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,000 Preliminary development of a new narrative series of paintings entitled, "Alisa and the Seven Deadly Sins."
Moore, Tim Swift Current Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $8,000 I will continue to create a body of work "Erasure is Futile" to be exhibited at the 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Remai Modern.
Gomez, Felipe Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 To produce and present “Soundtrack for Adventurous Kids” a 45-minute interactive musical experience.
Bundon, Johanna Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,316 Three-week solo research period to consider the Feldenkrais Method ® in relationship to solo contemporary dance practice and ongoing movement training and teaching.
Graham, John Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,000 To produce a short experimental film during a 3-month artist residency at GlogauAIR in Berlin, Germany.
Ouellette, Dianne Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $8,500 I will honour the memory of the extinct "buffalo wolves" and the strength of these beings, who at one time thrived in the prairie grasslands.
Noel-Maw, Martine Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,760 Hitch and Agatha: A play in which the Master of Suspense and the Queen of Crime meet, clash and then join forces for the better.
Palmer, Josh Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,000 Take the time necessary to create and write new songs and produce new sounds for my music group, The Sunset Kids.
Normand, Alexis Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 This project is to write new songs in French and English that explore bilingual identity on the prairies.
Reimer, Joel Dash Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,571 I want to create a poetry manuscript of about 80 pages based around a variety of approaches to the idea of 'nothing'.
Hansen, Naomi Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,750 I am researching and writing the manuscript for my first book "Only in Saskatchewan," which highlights restaurants all across Saskatchewan through food, stories, and history.
Will, Elaine Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $15,000 The Last Band On Earth is a graphic novel about a noise rock band who are trapped in a ramshackle unearthly city run by demons.
Bates, Steve Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,400 To create an environmentally sensitive listening station and exhibition site from my home. Artworks will be exhibited from the same site and streamed online.
Goodwyn, Amber Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 Support for the creation of a new cycle of songs for my experimental pop music project, Natural Sympathies.
Scantily Glad Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 This project is to remount our queer physical comedy, "Something in the Water", for presentation by the Adelaide Fringe Festival through co-production with Gluttony Theatre.
Legris, Sylvia Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $18,000 During my project period I will complete the first draft of a new poetry collection, The Principle of Rapid Peering.
Friesen Reed, Tricia Yorkton Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,750 I am planning to revise and add to a collection of creative nonfiction essays titled, "A Field Guide to Travelling Home".
Claxton, Mark Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 A Regina remount of xTasis Screen/Stage's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, by Edward Albee, which was presented in Saskatoon in autumn of 2019.
Dale, Danielle Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,500 An exploration of food in the post-Anthropocene through sculpture and photography.
Simon-Worobec, Hillary Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,000 To purchase equipment/materials to for my home pottery studio to enable me more freedom within my craft and become a full-time potter.
Rowley, Mari-Lou Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $16,200 This grant will allow me to complete, revise and polish my manuscript Palingenesis, a poetic memoir of trauma, survival, revival and ultimately, redemption.
Sefton, Ben Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,707 I have recorded 4 songs that need to be mixed and mastered and 2 more songs that are ready to be recorded, mixed and mastered.
Laird, Tonia Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,750 Planning and writing of high fantasy novel with themes of decolonization, kinship, and intergenerational trauma and healing.
Solheim, Tara Dawn Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,044 This project is to dedicate time to the creation of new material for a spoken word collection, approximately eight to ten performance poetry pieces.
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Photo Credit: Artist Evie Ruddy partnered with UR Pride Centre for Sexuality & Gender Diversity on a photography project featuring trans and non-binary people. Photo by Charity Marsh.