Grant Recipients

See below for a searchable listing of grants that SK Arts has awarded since 2019-20. Use the general search box for multiple search terms and use the other boxes to locate grants by specific organization name, discipline, year and community.

SK Arts - Grant Recipients
Recipient Community Discipline Program Year Amount Description
Lepage, Mario St. Denis Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 A two month musical "boot camp" aiming to improve my technical and creative music abilities.
Cameron, Ian Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 To study C6th Pedal Steel Guitar with professional musician Burke Carroll by taking weekly lessons over Zoom video call.
Burnouf, Jordyn ile a la Crosse Media Arts Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $5,000 Storytelling through media to share land-based practices and worldview from an Indigenous lens. Videography, storytelling, and a virtual exhibit to capture northern lifestyle and art.
Morin, Myrtle Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $5,000 Photography Book Series, and first in the series. Answers the question, "Who Am I" and will be around IRS, Sixties Scoop and Foster Care.
Stevens, Tracy Regina Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $5,000 To write a film script titled: THE RIVERS FLOW: A NATIONAL TRAGEDY, the untold love story of Marguerite Monet dit Bellehumeur and Louis Riel.
Daniels, Kelly Cando Multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $5,000 A workshop of deer hide preperation and hand drum making following protocol and the participants will learn ceremonial and social Cree songs and sacred stories.
An, Andrea Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 Funding will cover rent and grocery costs, while I take a five month unpaid work leave, to prioritize songwriting and composition for my upcoming LP.
Epp, Carole Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 Attend a ceramic residency at The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts to research ancient Greek vase painting and make contemporary narrative political pottery.
Scott, Tallus Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 Educational project to develop drum performance practices and recording practices under the tutelage of Stephane Chamberland, Dave Elitch, and Flavio Cirillo.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $5,000 Purchase of a custom built computer for 3D rendering that will advance technical complexity of artist's work.
Wilcox, Zane Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 I am applying for funding for dedicated studio time to develop a new watercolour painting process.
Mikkola, Elian Regina Media Arts Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $5,000 Purchase of a laptop for portable video editing to participate in professional development mentorship program and further post-production capacity.
Wagner, Bernadette Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,000 To revise and polish a children's literature manuscript, Crybaby.
Cameron, Ian
St. Augustine Community School
Regina Music Artists in Schools 2022-2023 $5,000 Vinyl records will be used as a platform to teach different school subjects and achieve curriculum outcomes. Students will then write/record/produce their own compilation record.
Benson, Scott Moose Jaw Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2022-2023 $5,000 A Carbon Fibre Violin would allow me to take my instrument into extreme conditions (hot and cold climates) without worrying about damaging the instrument.
Graham, James Saskatoon Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2022-2023 $5,000 This Canon EOS R3 camera will give me the capability to shoot high definition and more dynamic photography taking my art to the next level.
Burke, Kelley Jo Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,000 To spend three months completing a working draft of a play, "Rigby" to be workshopped with Listen To 'Dis Community Arts Organization in spring/summer 2023.
Bennett, Andrew Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2022-2023 $5,000 My computer is struggling to keep up with the CPU demands of contorting and producing my voice within Ableton Live.
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.
Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society, Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $50,000 For general operating and programming support.
Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society, Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $50,000 For general operating and programming support.
Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society, Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $50,000 For general operating and programming support.
Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society, Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2022-2023 $50,000 For general operating and programming support.
SK Theatre Design Festival Vonda Theatre SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $5,038 An annual theatre festival to provide opportunities for theatre designers to create, connect, and learn, featuring performances for the public in Saskatoon and Regina.
Friesen, Marcy Carrot River Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $5,050 I plan to create new beaded face and body work. I will preserve the work through photography, printing, framing and epoxying the original bead work.
Daniels, Carol Regina Beach Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $5,050 I am an established and award-winning author and poet in Canada. The project I wish to produce is a new collection of short stories.
Friends of the Broadway Theatre Inc. Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $50,500 For general operating and programming support.
Friends of the Broadway Theatre Inc. Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $50,500 For general operating and programming support.
Friends of the Broadway Theatre Inc. Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $50,500 For general operating and programming support.
Bonetto, Estelle Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,060 Faire « parler » les corps et les âmes à travers le prisme d'un miroir photographique et tenter de capturer leur essence, leurs mots et leurs images.
Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre Inc. Saskatoon Theatre Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $50,640 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre Inc. Saskatoon Theatre Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $50,640 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre Inc. Saskatoon Theatre Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $50,640 For general operating and programming support.
Gowan, Darren Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $5,092 Through interviews and research I plan to garner stories and legends from elders in the area and be interpreted in sculptural expressions in bronze& ceramics.
Goodon, Jayde Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $5,092 Create a collection that I can showcase in an art exhibition. These new pieces would include large cardboard sculptures and mixed media canvas paintings.
Clinton Ackerman Music Regina Music Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $5,103 Students will practice mindfulness and independence in creative music practices, creating wind chimes while exploring different acoustic environments in Regina.
Gauvin, Vanessa
Camp Shagabec Committee
Swift Current Music Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $5,144 In partnership with Camp Shagabec, this project creates a dedicated youth music program, serving the Cypress Hills and area
Fournier, Lauren Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,188 Incredible, Instant Adoring Father is a single-channel video that uses performance for camera and humour to "heal" the world's daddy issues in an apocalyptic time.
St. Pierre, Laura Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $520 To do a performance and attend publication launch and closing of solo exhibition at the Maison des Artistes in Winnipeg.
The Sketchy Bandits Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,205 The Sketchy Bandits will spend five days creating a series of sketch comedy skits intended for theatrical production using devised theatre and traditional writing techniques.
Bennett, Andrew Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,250 To write new experimental-electronic works from March 1st until June 30th, 2021.
Yorkton Film Festival Yorkton Media Arts SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $53,000 For general operating and programming support.
Yorkton Film Festival Yorkton Media Arts SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $53,000 For general operating and programming support.
Yorkton Film Festival Yorkton Media Arts SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $53,000 For general operating and programming support.
Yorkton Film Festival Yorkton Media Arts SaskFestivals 2022-2023 $53,000 For general operating and programming support.
McDougall, Bradley Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,336 • Presentation of my one man show Night Sweats, a personal story of coming out during the AIDS crisis and parallels with Covid.
Straker, Jeffery Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,400 This project is to compose 8 new songs covering a range of themes. Works will be used in performance & recording.
Han, Xiao Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,497 A multidisciplinary project that explores and promotes community engagement through visual arts combined with dance, performance and choreography in downtown area Saskatoon.
Staples-Jetko, Sandra Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $550 Tto bring Sask Women Filmmaker to Regina as part of the panel with the Screening of Saskatchewan Borne Women Filmmakers, March 12, 2020.
Harder, Kendra Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,500 Along with my librettist collaborator, orchestrating and editing my two chamber operas for future performances in Saskatchewan.
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.
Dale, Danielle Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,500 An exploration of food in the post-Anthropocene through sculpture and photography.
Minnema, Conner Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,500 Compose and complete 5 original instrumentals to promote online
Erickson, Craig Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,515 New body of paintings based on a series of camping research trips across Saskatchewan and Alberta in 2021
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'.
One Take Super 8 Event Saskatoon Media Arts SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $5,575 This project will help artists create and exhibit 25 new films as part of an annual OTS8 film event dedicated to developing filmmakers in Saskatchewan.
Elixir Ensemble Riverside Estates Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,600 For the 2022 Winter/Spring season, Elixir proposes the rehearsal, production and presentation of two concert programs of Trios for violin, cello and piano.
Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $56,500 For general operating and programming support.
Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $56,500 For general operating and programming support.
Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $56,500 For general operating and programming support.
Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Professional Arts Organizations Program 2022-2023 $56,500 For general operating and programming support.
Reimer, Joel Dash
Centennial Collegiate EAL Program
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $5,700 We will engage a classroom of EAL students with the art of writing & performing spoken word poetry, culminating in chapbook creation and a performance.
Torwalt, Greg Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $571 To support my opportunity to attend the SK Writers' Guild facilitated retreat as I work on writing/editing poems, plus support the purchase of video-editing software.
Moker Wernikowski, Connie Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,714 To rehearse and present Full Tilt Two, a performance of my recent choreography, at Regina's Artesian on Treaty 4 Land, April 27-29, 2023.
Janvier-Dugan, Diane Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $5,715 Make 30 wall quilts representing calls 1 to 17 (Child Welfare, Education & Language and Culture) of the 94 Calls to Action.
Hainsworth, Alexa Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $572 Alexa Hainsworth, " Tissue" fibre installation transforming BAM Gallery, into a space reminiscent of cells in the human body.
Favel, Floyd Paynton Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,751 To create/present, a multi-disciplinary performance 'Following the Medicine', (Live accompanied with AV technology), of the story of Peyote's arrival into Saskatchewan in the 1930's.
Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society
Curtis Peeteetuce
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $5,751 “Stories About Us” is a storytelling program that invites young people to build friendships, explore identity, and develop their artistic voice.
One Take Super 8 Event Saskatoon Media Arts SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $5,775 This project will help artists create and exhibit 25 new films as part of the annual OTS8 film event dedicated to developing filmmakers in Saskatchewan.
City of North Battleford Galleries North Battleford Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $57,850 For general operating and programming support.
City of North Battleford Galleries North Battleford Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $57,850 For general operating and programming support.
City of North Battleford Galleries North Battleford Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $57,850 For general operating and programming support.
City of North Battleford Galleries North Battleford Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2022-2023 $57,850 For general operating and programming support.
Kumar, Madhu Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,800 An adaptation of both new and existing paintings with the use of Augmented Reality and Audio content to create immersive storytelling and deepen audience experience.
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.
Willett, Edward Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,809 To write a creative nonfiction book ruminating on the writing of science fiction and fantasy, drawn from experience and interviews with more than 100 authors.
Ppl r Ppl Productions Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,935 Ppl r Ppl Productions is creating professional work for theatre artists and will present 'Hand to God' by Robert Askins in Live Five's 2022/2023 season.
McCullam-Arnal, Caitlin Eastend Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $595 Attend Sage Hill Writing, Fiction Summer Course, to work on a draft of a novel in progress.
Parenteau, Donny Prince Albert Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,989 1st month to write and create songs 2nd month demo songs for my next album I plan to release in 2022.
Enzo, Aspen Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $600 Support my expansion from poetry into creative nonfiction by attending Saskatchewan Writers Guild's Facilitated Retreat and learning from poet & nonfiction author Mark Abley.
Lynch, Rory Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,000 Compose pieces designed to strengthen and diversify my band's repertoire, including a series of blues compositions and several stand-alone pieces.
Scarrow, Kristine Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,000 Create a fiction young adult manuscript exploring organ donation and its potential impacts.
Fortier, Zoe Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,000 This grant will help fund the creative production of Latente, a Mexican-Canadian sound art intervention project produced through two artist-residencies.
Billings, Terry Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,000 I plan to develop several years of video documentation of ponds into a form that can be exhibited.
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.
Swamp Fest Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $6,000 We are requesting funding to pay artists and administrators fairly for their work at Swamp Fest 2020.
Northern Saskatchewan International Children's Festival Inc.
Laura Hosaluk
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $6,000 Sock Puppet workshop
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Straker, Jeffery Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,000 This project is to compose 8 new songs covering a broad range of themes. Works will be used in performance & recording.
Avramenko, James Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,000 The creation of a new collection of poetry and micro-fiction titled "First Dates with Pro Wrestlers"
Farm Fest Terre Ferme Festival Ltd. Regina Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $6,000 Bilingual music festival held on a working organic farm in southern Saskatchewan, with emphasis on organic agriculture, spirituality, visual arts and high quality music.
Lerat, Muskwa Saskatoon Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $6,000 I want to write 6-8 songs about my Indigenous experience in Canada, as well as growing up with learning and mental disabilities being ignored.
Coronach Old Town Street Festival Coronach Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $6,000 The Old Coronach Street Festival will reinvigorate the rural community through a multi-disciplinary, participatory arts experience which celebrates Coronach's unique cultural identity.
Lynch, Taidgh Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,000 Complete edits and order poetry manuscript, Developing Home. Evaluate then submit to publishers.
Schindelka, Dara Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,000 To research, arrange, and create a modern interpretation of traditional folksongs that highlight the historic plight of women with connections to the present.
The Mann Art Gallery Inc. Prince Albert Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2022-2023 $60,000 For general operating and programming support.
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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.