Recipient Community Discipline Program Year Amount Description
Fayant, Stacey Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,000 I plan to travel to Halifax with my partner and my daughter, to receive and document my own chin tattoo from Métis artist Amy Malbeuf.
Atkins, Amalie Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $2,500 To film the November chapter for Agatha's Almanac, a 12 chapter experimental documentary and to begin time-lapse experiments with plants for intervals between chapters
Rosenwald/Rose Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $18,000 To create new work for Journal of the Plague Year(s) exhibition and on-site residency at Remai Modern, Saskatoon.
Froese, Ellen Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $17,077 Ellen Froese will be presenting her brand new album via residency and touring from November 2022 - March 2023.
W3APONS Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,000 Songwriting period, collaborating remotely with Award Winning Songwriters.
Scott, Tallus Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,000 The proposed grant is to study with renowned drum educator Dave Elitch in his studio in Los Angeles.
Diakuw, Mike Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $2,000 Research, write, build, and workshop an artist/audience collaborative shadow puppetry show about social behaviour with with groups of children and parents.
Zhao, JingLu Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,197 To create a new series of paintings in my home studio and two residencies in Saskatoon, SK.
Redding, Katlyn Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $1,500 Attend Midwest Band Clinic for world-class professional development, networking, community building and rejuvenation of self and teaching / creating practice.
Ziwa, Thandiwe Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $2,000 Income for living expenses while working full time on music
Feheregyhazi, Andrei Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $1,828 An interactive augmented reality experience that changes depending on how viewers engage with it.
Olsen, Farideh Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,000 To write 40 songs about motherhood for the musical component of a one woman show that integrates music, comedy and storytelling.
Peart, Greta Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 I will complete the first stage of a story-based videogame featuring original art/music that explores finding personal groundedness amongst unfamiliar psychological and social spaces.
Actor Director Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,800 In preparation for a debut album, we will workshop and develop existing demos and lyrics, and collaborate and rehearse with local musicians to provide orchestration.
Meneley, Barbara Val Marie Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,131 To create series of large drawings based on my research on Treaty 4 soil.
The Coterie Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $15,000 Funds to produce Measure For Measure with Live Five in March, 2023.
Walliser, Carson Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,000 Application for funds to support myself and my devising partners as we develop "Annette is a Bimbo!" for RISER Regina 2023
Krips, Spencer Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,989 Immersive 360-degree music performance, pairing improvised music with recorded natural sounds. Custom visualizers will be created to respond to the music and projected during performance.
Wicks, Bob Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $18,000 A staged production of the "Multi-Cultural, Multi-Lingual King Lear: Cree, French, English" script adapted in 2021-2022.
QuarterTones Flute Ensemble Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,600 The QuarterTones Flute ensemble will work in collaboration with emerging composer, Makenzie Hay to create a work for flute trio.
Conlon, Emily Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,500 Forming relationships to the body through visual language by creating large-scale drawing installations that mimic experiences navigating through natural spaces and the act of walking.
Fulcher Gagnon, Jesse Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $1,885 As a recent graduate of the MFA Studio Art program at the UofS, I hope to continue exploration of my practice and strengthen my portfolio.
St. Pierre, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $14,000 Framing new work for solo exhibitions Art Placement (Jan-Feb. 2023) and VivianeArt/Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary (Feb. 2023).
Scantily Glad Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,000 To devise, rehearse and perform "Homebuddies" an absurdist interactive outdoor performance exploring housing insecurity and biopolitics, in Saskatoon, in preparation for the Prague Quadrennial.
Ripplinger, Matthew Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,500 Cosmic Tundra will be a short 16mm experimental film, aiming to represent surreal landscapes paralleling the rugged realism of the Yukon environment.
Balion, Audra Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,410 Creation of final two chapters of "Flight Nineteen," a silent (wordless) sci-if/fantasy graphic novel exploring biological and technological transformation.
Shaw, Carey Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,000 To create a narrative short film about a 2SLGBTQ+ character who who has an unexpected encounter during an isolated period in her life.
Lorer, Danica Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,000 Continue work on Ghosts and Other Grandfathers, a poetry and storytelling project that was supported by a Canada Council grant in its first phase.
Baudemont, David Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,000 Writing of "Fenêtre sur cour", a collection of poems and poetic aphorisms inspired by ink drawings
COMPANY Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $2,500 A dance journey to New York City to learn, grow, and inspire our artistic practices as individuals and as a group.
Lobb, Greg La Ronge Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,500 A mosaic visual piece utilizing scraps and off cuts from sign production focusing on reclamation, conservation and salvage.
Fight or Flight Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,000 The Unforgettables has been selected for Live Five Independent Theatre’s upcoming season. This grant will help us pay our artists a living wage.
Beltran, Marlene Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,000 The production of an original play for young audiences featuring D/deaf performers. Telling the story of forbidden love between a cat and a swallow.
Bennett, Andrew Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 To create 8 new ambient tracks using only my voice.
Brochu Lambert, Anne Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,300 To conceive and create an interactive slide projection-based art installation, complementing two-dimensional works for a curated duo show at the AGR in 2023.
Normand, Alexis Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,000 Create a concert that recounts my francophone identity-building journey via my new musical repertoire, scored field recordings and storytelling.
Vryenhoek, Leslie Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $12,000 I require support to draft a novel, tentatively called Separate and Apart, that follows the journey of a woman whose husband is being held overseas.
La Marre, Rebecca Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,000 I plan to attend the Flex Residency Program at the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program in Medicine Hat, Alberta in 2023.
Reimer, Joel Dash Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $8,500 To workshop a 1 hour spoken word poetry/folk music set that integrates a loop pedal in order to tour it in Eastern Canada.
Melberg Schwier, Karin Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 Develop an in-progress literary prairie fiction manuscript, Inheriting Violet, a sequel to my award-winning debut novel, and produce a finished draft ready for substantive editing.
Macnab, Bonny Mervin Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,000 Developing knowledge for a sustainable, bio-diverse art practice through mapping color extraction from Canadian plants. Rebuilding connection to sense of place through experience with plants.
Hoggarth, Opal Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $3,163 Peyote Ugly is a show that combines live music with alternative drag in Regina and Saskatoon.
Brenna, Beverley Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,500 --A YA novel following eighteen-year-old Kay as she navigates FASD and grade twelve in a new school, discovering her bio mom, and a twin brother.
Powell, Marie Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,070 I will spend five months focused on my writing to complete a clean submission draft of my newest medieval fantasy novel, Chronicles of Meirionnydd: Excalibur.
Garcia-Luna, Gabriela Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $17,000 New body of work and research in relation to my feminine Mexican ancestry, based on photographic documentation of Mexican and Saskatchewan flora.
Weber, Angel Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,996 I've been invited to the first special event workshop and exhibition held by the international association for my art form - the International Tsumami-Zaiku Association.
Pottle, Adam Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $8,000 Complete the first draft, then revise and rewrite into a second draft my young adult horror novel FULL MOON CHRISTMAS.
McFadzean, Credence Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $6,153 To write the first draft of a fiction manuscript exploring the intricate mythology of an invented slasher movie villain or 'supernatural killer.'
Hosaluk, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 'The Circle and the Dot' is a mixed-media Installation influenced by folklore and Saskatchewan architecture. New work is scheduled for exhibition for 2024.
Joa, Catherine Denare Beach Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 To take time to create six paintings for "View from the Edge of the World", a confirmed group exhibition at the AGR in August 2023.
Haines, Cat Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,147 Develop a collection of 10 large watercolor self portraits featuring moments of my activist history.
Kirchmeier, Kurt Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $9,000 To write a short speculative fiction novel about a man returning to his childhood home to face unresolved trauma and unanswered questions about his past.
Nepjuk, Elizabeth Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $9,275 I will be researching and developing, and then presenting my death-centred production TEA. CAKE. DEATH. at the 2023 Saskatoon Fringe.
Martin, Monique Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $3,661 I am installing and exhibiting a large installation based printmaking piece and attending the International Printmaking Biennial in Duoro, Portugal, which is an invitational event
Gronsdahl, Troy Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $18,000 to create a video and sound installation comprised of a woodwind quartet playing in the northern Saskatchewan wilderness.
The Women's Company Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $10,000 Funds for the production of "Annette is a Bimbo" as part of RISER Regina 2023 presented by On Cue and Why Not Theatre.
Peart, Greta Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $9,000 I will create an empathy-focused videogame called “Mitch” that explores finding personal growth and groundedness amidst new and unfamiliar experiences.
Benjamin, Paul Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,000 To study traditional Māori music and instruments in Marae (Māori community) with Cultural Expert Tohunga (Elder) Dr. Pouroto Ngaropo and Grammy winning instrumentalist Jerome Kavanagh.
Wilson, Nic Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $6,800 To research and produce a new performance about queer embodiment and history.
Harpham, Lindsay Tisdale Dance Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 To present a full-length show entitled "Behind Us" in Saskatoon, SK. Intended for future goals of national and international touring as well as festival submissions.
Eger, Ruby Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $2,320 The opportunity to take part in a 1 week intensive training program under a renowned contemporary company, Rubberband in Montreal, Quebec.
Han, Xiao Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,000 To attend an artist residency which aims to research and develop my photograph into public art which creates spaces and connections for Saskatoon-based BIPOC communities.
Whirligig Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $10,000 Whirligig Theatre seeks to produce Jean Genet's queer classic, The Maid's, at Divas Nightclub in downtown Saskatoon.
Mikkola, Elian Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $13,500 For the production and presentation of a time-based media installation for an upcoming solo exhibition
Baraniecki, Jordan Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $2,000 I am applying to create a series of paintings that explore the intersections between contemporary Surrealist painting and three-dimensional collage.
Battie, Kyath Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $11,500 This short film will focus on creating nocturnal collage imagery of Vancouver Island as a supernatural place of privilege and pristine beauty.
Gares, Jessica Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,000 'The Rehearsal' is a devised play to be independently produced and presented as part of the RISER Project's inaugural season in their Regina expansion.
Francoeur, Paige Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,000 This grant money would be used to pay myself and a dramaturge to complete a new draft of my play.
Arnott, Johanna Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,000 The production of A Bronte Without Genius by Johanna Arnott in Live Five's 2023-2024 Season
Olsen, Farideh Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,500 To write a 60-90min show about motherhood that integrates music and comedy.
Richter, Jessica Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 We seek funding to develop an exhibition for the Ukrainian Museum of Canada. In addition to Artist Run Centers & Gallery's in Canada.
Kimbley, LJ Prince Albert Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $10,000 Focusing on writing new music reflective on the personal experience of a two-spirit person in Saskatchewan.
Coppens, Nathan Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $10,800 To help cover costs associated with producing I Have No Idea with Live Five in March, 2024.
Schneider, Zoë Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $9,900 This proposal seeks funding to support the creation of a solo exhibition of sculpture, video, and installation at Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA in September-October 2024.
Atkins, Amalie Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $15,000 To create the March chapter for Agatha's Almanac, an ongoing 16 mm documentary film and experiment with eco-processing and rayograms.
Coughlan, Conor Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $6,000 This grant would enable me to take a temporary leave from work and turn my primary focus towards songwriting and recording.
Morgun, Jessica Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,000 Explore collaborative drawing and installation work with JingLu Zhao, working toward creating a body of work together as an emerging artist collective.
McKenzie, Tiess Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,178 To compose and workshop three new pieces for string quartet, in collaboration with local performers in Saskatoon.
Polischuk, Katelyn Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,000 Funding production of The Josephine Knot by Meg Braem as a part of Live Five's 2023/2024 season.
Garez, Simon Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,500 To develop, write, and storyboard my debut feature-length bilingual screenplay.
Haynes, Sierra Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $10,000 Workshop the first act of the new musical Crazy Girl The Musical in advance of Pacific Theatre’s New Roots Festival Showcase in Vancouver, BC.
Cameron, Ian Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,000 To study C6th Pedal Steel Guitar with professional musician Michael Eckert by taking weekly lessons over internet video call.
Merasty, Marcus Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $3,000 Professional development in dance creation. Exploring Indigenous storytelling as choreographic research.
Kruger, Samuel Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $13,570 To rewrite, remount and produce solo physical theatre show, "Bat Brains or lets explore mental illness with vampires" as part of Live Five's 2023/2024 season.
Bundon, Johanna Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $3,000 To research and create a dance piece, within a body of solo work, through Fall 2023.
Murawsky, Graham Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,000 To write a new Factor Chandelier solo record in Saskatchewan focused sonically on expanding my prairie sound and taking it to the next level.
Billingsley, Alyssa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,000 Dramaturgy of 'Identity Crisis' with physical theatre / bouffon icons Deanna Fleysher and Karen Hines from July 14 2023 - August 16 2023.
Trapp, Amanda Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $3,000 I'll be travelling to NYC to take classes to deepen/refresh my acting and dance practice, ensuring I am working to the best and safest extent.
Doyle, Eliza Mary Asquith Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $15,898 Music collaboration with professional musician Kiera Dall'Osto to inspire/complete/infuse fresh music ideas; proceed to workshop album material in Nashville before recording follow-up full-length album.
Favel, Floyd Paynton Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,000 To develop my research on Indigenous theatre methods combined with my literary text Red People Red Magic. Create a virtual platform for global artistic presentation.
Anderson, Charles Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $8,000 I plan to finish writing a novel-in-stories entitled Penny Fictions which is presently one-sixth complete.
Macdonald, Daniel Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,000 The development of a creative work in the form of a full-length play through dramaturgy, workshops, redrafting, and public feedback.
St. Germaine, Yvonne Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 To write and perform a brand new full-length album that is contingent upon my newly released single "Sacred Tree" inspired by Sixties Scoop survivors.
Kuz, Tessa Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $3,367 To support the creation of a new contemporary dance solo choreographed by Adam Barruch and danced by Tessa Rae Kuz.
Clinton Ackerman Music Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $16,000 Composition of an art song using the poetry of "The Lost Words." Written for voice, piano, and electronics. Connecting the poetry to environments across Saskatchewan.
Holowachuk, Dorianna Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,500 Developing an artistic vision and repertoire list, and supplementing skills in preparation to direct a newly-formed independent choir.
Saltzman, Vera Fort Qu'Appelle Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $13,661 Rural settler women responding to the beauty and destruction of small remnants of land in SE Saskatchewan to encourage discourse about the land’s intrinsic value.
Bandur, Breanne Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 A body of work that investigates adapting my drawing practice to a smaller scale, carrying forward formal attributes and conceptual considerations of my large-scale works.
Hill, Milo Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,000 Uplift LGBTQIA+ voices and showcase the wealth of local talent in 12 all-ages drag shows at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival
Blackett, Tim Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 Writing the second half of my novel, "We Were Meant to be Grownups," currently about 35k words in length.
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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.