Recipient Community Discipline Program Year Amount Description
Lepage, Mario St. Denis Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $10,450 Creation of Ponteix’s new live performance incorporating new written material to support the new album "le canadien errant" to be released autumn of 2024
Graham, John Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $6,000 Post-production work on the art film STILL HERE and submissions to film festivals worldwide in 2024 & 2025.
Redding, Katlyn Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $1,500 Attend the British Columbia Music Educators Association Conference in Richmond, BC from October 18th - 22nd 2023.
Morken, Jaclyn Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 To finish outlining and drafting my short story collection, "Inter(n)ment," and to revise the manuscripts for publication.
Nelson, Josiah Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 To continue drafting poems for a poetry manuscript exploring the interconnectedness of the self and the natural world.
Bohn, Brooke Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 My project is to create many works to place in public shows and spaces to help solidify myself as an emerging artist.
Maier, Lenore Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $1,920 This project application will support my endeavors to learn the education of new percussive styles through formal drum lessons and mentorship from Graham Templeman.
Cameron, Heather Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $18,000 To create “helix” - a 10 minute contemporary dance duet in collaboration with acclaimed contemporary music composer Nicole Lizée.
Bonneau, Devon Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $14,948 An Independent theatrical presentation of Billy Bishop Goes to War by John MacLachlan Gray
Berenbaum, Jenna Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 Writing, re-writing and editing my play 18 Jews Order Chinese Food until it is ready for production and publication.
Barabas, Mishel Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,000 To create medium to large scale portrait (with unique settings) paintings. A body of work to exhibit, engage and connect with community.
Afenfia, Michael Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $10,000 The "Head of the Baptist" is a collection of short stories and poetry exploring Nigerian-Canadian identity and relationships within the context of Canadian multiculturalism.
Legris, Sylvia Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $6,000 I will work on developing the first draft of "Wake/Subwake," a new poetry collection.
Peart, Greta Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $15,000 To create an empathy-focused videogame called “Mitch” that explores finding personal growth and groundedness amidst new and unfamiliar experiences.
Andino Suns Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,600 Goal: Develop a psychedelic cumbia album by refining draft musical / lyrical concepts, merging traditional cumbia rhythms with innovative experimental sounds.
Dinsmore, Rowen Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,000 A project expanding my artistic practice through new ideas and mediums while obtaining advice and critique through mentorships with professional artists from Saskatchewan.
Pridmore, Helen Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $6,402 Presenting my one-person show "Mother Calling" in a double bill with Regina singer/actor Shannon Holmes, via RISER Regina's presentation series
Ppl r Ppl Productions Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $17,000 Ppl r Ppl Productions is creating professional work for theatre artists and will present 'Spring Awakening' by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, February 23-March 2.
Murray, Aryn saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,000 Collaborative creation of material for a concept album, "Speakeasy". Expansion of original works, increasing live repertoire.
Ricketts, Kathryn Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $10,925 This support is for the first design stage of the interdisciplinary production of The Chairs. This entails the set, sound and media design team.
Martineau, Andrea Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $2,988 To participate in the Surrey International Writers Conference (virtual), the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild Annual Conference & AGM (in-person), and writing residencies/retreats.
Nepjuk, Elizabeth Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,000 To transcribe and compile research data gathered during the production/duration of the game EVERY BODY DOES IT at the Saskatoon Fringe in August 2023.
Harris, Carla Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 To work with a dramaturg to refine a play about the experience of having a hidden disability.
Kazan, Lina Saskatoon Dance Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $14,577 Development, preparation and multiple presentations of Flamenco Borealis' reimagined stage work "Qadar: a Date with Fate"
Portman, Gordon Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 The creation of a collection of prose materials exploring the various experiences of mature / aging / elder gay men.
Lowry, Nancy Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $16,918 Create large scale paintings which push my perceived physical limits while highlighting the important intergenerational role of non-male artists from the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops.
Sapp, Cheyenna Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,069 I would like to write new material for my standup comedy routine to increase performance opportunities and expand my audience.
Dill, Khodi Vanscoy Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $12,000 I am applying for this grant in order to revise and complete a novel, for which I have completed a first draft.
Nachtigall, Jeff Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $16,000 The production and exhibition of a body of work for the Museum of Temporary Art, an evolving pop-up with locations throughout Regina and rural Saskatchewan.
Bogan, Jillian Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,716 This grant is to finish a collection for exhibiting as well as do research travel with Alison Norlen, my mentor in the CARFAC mentorship program.
Gares, Jessica Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,474 I am seeking funds to complete post production work on my short film "Fuck" I shot this past summer, which I wrote, directed, and produced.
Kovach, Jaye Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $7,500 Showcase and archive trans joy and futurity through the development of a series of photographs and large oil paintings featuring trans subjects throughout Saskatchewan.
Hagel, Mandie Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $3,611 I will be continuing the work of my poetry manuscript that examines how my relationships we affected throughout or by the pandemic.
Saskatoon Experimental Music Ensemble Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $8,125 To compose, develop, rehearse, and perform three concerts worth of communally-focused experimental music in Saskatoon.
Piper, Lynette Lebret Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $18,000 'Driver's Licence' is the story of an elderly man who loses his licence after a series of accidents and run-ins with police.
Oblong and Oboe Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $17,000 The final stage of development and world premiere of Oblong and Oboe Stir the Pot as part of Live Five’s 20th Season in Saskatoon.
Elixir Ensemble Riverside Estates Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $6,485 Rehearsal and performance of two programs (three concerts) of chamber music in Saskatoon and Rosthern, SK for the Elixir Ensemble 2023-24 season.
Tweidt, Adam Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $2,000 Seeking funding to explore directing as a mentee during the production of Two Bees The Anger of Ernest and Ernestine.
Syrnick, Daniel Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $6,673 To take time to develop and create a new series of 10-15 artworks, to show as a solo exibit in the coming fall.
Scott, Tallus Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,000 Study advanced drum techniques & mentorship career paths for a 5 day period, Jan.2-6, 2024, with renowned drum educator Dave Elitch in Los Angeles.
Froese, Robert Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $13,000 research and produce new ceramic work using specialized soda kiln firing methods
Al-Harthi, Rania Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $17,000 Funds from this grant will be used to support an upcoming collaborative project at PAVED Arts.
Berglund, Blake Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $4,520 I will return home to the family farm to write new material influenced by family dynamic, rural culture and personal themes.
Gronsdahl, Todd Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $10,246 I am building and photographing "historical" scenes to exhibit with my Saskatchewan Maritime Museum installations at upcoming solo exhibitions in Swift Current and Edmonton.
Wensel, Judy Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $16,543 Collaborative exploration and development phase of new interdisciplinary work with visual artist Shaunna Dunn.
Tucker, Peter Moose Jaw Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $14,000 I AM DISAPPEARING is a large installation-based sculpture using reclaimed wood beams from the historic Souris Valley Mental Health Hospital in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
Neufeld, Clint Osler Visual Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $11,200 making ceramic soldiers, reminiscent of Royal Doulton figurines creating scenarios using memories from when I was a soldier.
McKnight, Spencer Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $5,010 This grant will be to take significant time to develop and create the song recital "In Dreams".
Bundon Pfeifer Henderson Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $10,000 Funds for bundonpfeiferhenderson to develop audio, projection, and installation concepts for the new play 'Tommy & Pere', by Arthur Milner.
Straker, Jeffery Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2023-2024 $3,600 This project is to compose 10 new songs covering a range of themes. Works will be used in performance & upcoming recording.
Parovsky, Karley Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $3,770 I will be travelling to Brevard, North Carolina to participate in the auditioned Blue Ridge Fiddle Camp led by Cassey Dreisen and Darol Anger.
Haines, Cat Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $13,200 Produce and present "Towards Liberation," a group exhibition featuring emerging and established Saskatchewan-based trans women artists at a time when our rights are under attack.
Ferraton, Dominique Gravelbourg Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $9,827 To complete first drafts of a 5-part audio piece exploring our relationship with water in Southwestern Saskatchewan.
McDougall, Bradley Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $5,000 Rehearse and tour my re-written one man show “Night Sweats” to Regina & Saskatoon Fringe Festivals and Flin Flon & North Battleford.
Pedersen, Courtney Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $2,428 "A Poet's Blouse" will be a series of short videos and accompanying photography, portraying poets and their words through these visual mediums.
Pasqua, Anthony saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $4,000 I will research, develop, write and select 6-8 tracks for my album highlighting the modern day struggles and powerful resiliency of First Nations people.
Bernbaum, Joel Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $12,000 To create and share a new verbatim theatre play with music about the Gaza / Israel conflict and impact on people here in Saskatchewan.
Mabrouk, Rawda Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $6,890 Explore the paradoxes of an Egyptian woman, bridging trauma of oppression in Egypt to the challenges of life in Canada through tracing movement onto canvas.
Worrell, Peggy Swift Current Literary Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $13,000 I will work on the final three stories for a collection of short fiction titled Shame, doing some of the research and writing in Newfoundland.
O'Gorman, Kate Sasktatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $2,095 The artist will attend Sage Hill’s 2024 Fiction Course with a focus on revising part one of a three-part novel-in-progress currently titled The Light Chasers.
Campbell, Jesse Prince Albert Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $7,000 To research, conduct studio visits, and write texts for an exhibition in March 2025 that commemorates the 50th anniversary of George Glenn's residency in P.A.
Hansen, Yolanda Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $4,500 A mentorship with an established Saskatchewan poet to learn more about the craft of poetry and work on a full-length collection.
Ouellette, Dianne Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $14,000 To create a 15-20 minute short film that explores similar Métis and Oneida family histories through storytelling, as I learn to bead,
Eger, Ruby Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $2,000 The goal to engage in a month long dance training program based in Lucca, Italy.
Hainsworth, Alexa Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $7,500 This Creation Grant supports 3 months of materials and production of textile sculptures, which will be on display at Saskatchewan Craft Council in 2026.
Sinclair, Aaron Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $14,000 A multidisciplinary project based on the surreal and abstract experiences an artist has growing up with church, school and a farm in rural Saskatchewan.
Pickrell, Jonathon Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $4,500 Funding to support a dramaturgy cycle and two day workshop for my play "66 No Exit Lane" to prepare it for production.
Nawaz, Zarqa Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $7,238 Everyone loves to watch a good crime story. But we've never seen a play about mosque heist. I'd like to write that play.
Conly, Bonnie Grasswood Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $5,500 Honouring women’s resolve: an installation featuring Baba Yaga’s Hut and at least ten large photographs depicting the hut in Saskatchewan locations settled by Ukrainian immigrants.
McGuinty, Mooky Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $9,747 Creation time to script write and production plan 13 episodes of a preschooler and neurodivergent student, screen based educational program
Harpham, Lindsay Tisdale Dance Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $2,500 To spend time developing a contemporary dance curriculum focusing on floor work, partnering, and injury prevention/cross-training. Used for company, master classes and tour.
Gronsdahl, Troy Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $13,000 a creative project that investigates and contemplates the ethics and aesthetics of land-based artistic practice.
Wilson, Nic Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $10,000 Over the next year, I would like to pursue three projects that will focus on new material processes and collaboration.
Devine-Tajgardan, Negar Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $2,290 production, installation and presentation of art works at the above mentioned art centers and provide artist talk and community engagement programs at ARTSPLACE gallery
Tic Toc TEN Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $7,239 Tic Toc TEN is a short performance festival (in person and online) featuring a selection of new, multidisciplinary performances by emerging and established Saskatchewan artists.
Silverthorne, Judith Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $10,423 To complete the Walking the Prairies manuscript, an innovative AR fusion of nature photographs, videos, and thought-provoking notes to share as a hand-held visual experience.
derdie Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $6,050 This workshop introduces ceramic-making techniques and interactive art concepts, culminating in a collaborative miniature golf course installation to explore play and creativity in Winnipeg.
Last Birds North Portal Music Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $7,000 To write, arrange and rehearse twelve original songs for the full-length album Last Birds plans to record in 2025 and release in 2026
Mendez, Edward Warman Theatre Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $3,000 I will obtain my Intermediate Actor/Combatant Certification through Fight Director's Canada at The 2024 National Stage Combat Certification Conference in Saskatoon, SK
Han, Xiao Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $3,280 To support Xiao Han's multidisciplinary creation on a sound-based performance which reflects the relationship between human, migration, and the environment with the Saskachewan landscape.
Solheim, Krista Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $3,500 With this Professional Development grant I will attend and complete The Franklin Method 6-month Level 4 long-form training program (June – November 2024).
Prairie Saxophone Initiative North Battleford Music Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $2,818 To hold the Canadian premiere of Joseph Lai's new work for 2 saxophones and piano entitled 3 M's of a Union.
Stinn, Cassandra Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $2,071 Creating an immersive performance experience for the release of my newest work, “Returnings,” my first work for small ensemble.
Meneley, Barbara Val Marie Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $13,724 To develop, document and disseminate my project "Soil."
Erwin, Keisha Spiritwood Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $14,000 This project is to produce a 10-minute film documenting an Indigenous woman’s experiences while evacuating her traditional territory as a wildfire rages on in Saskatchewan.
Scantily Glad Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $7,000 This project is to remount our outdoor roving interactive performance, "Homebuddies" for presentation at Summerworks Festival from July 30 - August 11th, 2024.
Lehner, Katelyn Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $6,607 This grant would allow me to go on two seperate writing retreats, working alongside co-writers, to create music for my upcoming project.
Hosaluk, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $4,000 New work develops my ceramic practice and brings innovation to sculptural work scheduled for exhibition July 4th, 2024 at the Mann Gallery, in Saskatchewan.
Tiggelers, Larissa Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $3,315 I am applying for funding to support the costs associated with attending an artist residency hosted by the University of Lethbridge in Blairmore, Alberta.
Chadwick, Madison Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $1,573 With this funding I’d attend the 2024 b12 dance festival in Berlin, a professional development opportunity to attend research workshops taught by international dance artists.
Rosenwald, Betsy Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $5,000 To attend an artist residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia.
Macdonald, Daniel Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $9,000 Build a touring production of my play IAGO SPEAKS to tour to High Schools students through arts centres across the province in 2024/25.
Spilchen, Danielle Warman Theatre Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $4,583 Our collective will produce and present George F. Walker's Zastrozzi as part of Live Five's 2024-2025 season in November/December of 2024.
Billingsley, Alyssa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $4,500 Dramaturgy, rewrites, & remounting 'Identity Crisis' for a 2024 tour to the Winnipeg & Edmonton Fringe Festivals with John Turner, Karen Hines, Kenn McLeod.
Daniels, Carol Regina Beach Literary Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $8,053 Weather or not, a personal memoir through poetry (working title). To develop a manuscript of poems which chronicle my experiences under a living sky
Klassen, Hilary Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $4,500 Professional development in the form of mentorship for creative nonfiction book manuscript about a Saskatchewan land conflict, subsequent reconciliation and shared continuing quest for justice.
McKenzie, Tiess Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $4,570 To present three musical events in Saskatoon: An outdoor, interactive soundwalk, a concert of string and piano music, and a concert of electro-acoustic trombone music.
Mathieu, Veronique Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $5,000 Research manuscripts of violin works written by four women composers in Calgary (AB), and Paris (France) in June 2024.
La Marre, Rebecca Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $11,600 To exhibit ceramic works, and produce a catalogue with a critical essay for presentation at Western Front, Vancouver, in November, 2024.
McCreary, Sara Michelle Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2024-2025 $2,274 Miniature futurism dioramas blending technology and traditional knowledge and are based on prairie life. They depict climate change impacts and resilience from global nation collaboration.
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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.