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
St. Pierre, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,025 Production of new work towards solo exhibition at the U of S College Galleries (September 2022) and Art Placement Inc (January 2023).
Van Rees, Ken Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,091 This project is to further my artistic practice in charcoal mark-making in burnt forests in northern Saskatchewan by examining the impacts of weather and time
Agecoutay, Richard Regina Media Arts Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $6,125 I want to produce an independent feature length video documentary on Saskatchewan Pow Wows.
One Take Super 8 Event Saskatoon Media Arts SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $6,162 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.
Kovach, Jaye Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,295 To produce a solo exhibition that examines society’s view of my body and subjectivity as a queer, disabled, butch trans woman.
Ens, Sarah Winnipeg Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $630 I have been invited to attend the Community of Writers Poetry Workshop in the Virtual Valley from June 20-27, 2020.
The Mann Art Gallery Inc. Prince Albert Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $63,000 For general operating and programming support.
The Mann Art Gallery Inc. Prince Albert Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $63,000 For general operating and programming support.
The Mann Art Gallery Inc. Prince Albert Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $63,000 For general operating and programming support.
Bosiak, Charlene La Ronge Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $631 To perform as part of a collective of professional dancers under the Artistic Direction of Yasmina Ramzy and her YR Arts Global Collective Dance Company.
Pogorelova, Anya Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $631 International symposium for educators to explore new ideas. Participants conduct live ensembles, receive feedback, and are guided through score study, rehearsal techniques, movement, and interpretation.
Hill, Gerald Regina Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $632 A one-day work-through and talk-about of Charlotte and Wilbur, the brand new first draft of my adaptation of Charlotte's Web.
Janvier, Bobby La Loche Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $6,370 i would like to build a skiff, sled and a canoe. I would like to build more if i could get the tools.
Murawsky, Graham Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $640 Factor Chandelier to fly to Los Angles to be in a big video opportunity for a video
Stonhouse, David
Bridges Art Movement
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $6,408 Artist David Stonhouse is working with newcomer youth from Open Door Society to learn and create artwork that will lead to an exhibition at BAM
Johnstone, Hilary La Ronge Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,439 I will spend a week at a remote cabin and make drawings and take photographs, to base my fabric works on.
Kyle, Kevin Regina Media Arts Equipment Purchase Fund 2022-2023 $650 Purchase of Circumaural Hi-Fi/Pro Headphones for purpose of audio mixing.
Hamel, Madonna Val Marie Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,500 Write 6 months, complete 2nd draft of novel "The Hem of the World' using monologue 'Mother's Apron' as template. All scenes outlined if not finished.
Candline, Randi Saskatoon Visual Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $6,500 I would like to take time off work to on a fully beaded Men's Grass Dance regalia.
Pederson, Krystle Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,500 Continuing journey to prepare for recording first solo album with band rehearsal and composition work of five new songs to be recorded in 2021.
Tushabe, Irene Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,500 To write a book of creative nonfiction reflecting on my departure from the Christian God in whom I was raised to have absolute faith.
Snake River Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,530 Production of a live soundtrack for the silent film The Phantom Carriage presented at the Artesian in Regina and the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon.
Hagan-Egyir, Rebecca Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,573 Development of second draft of novella, Kingdom of Waking Dreams.
Midale Central School Midale Theatre Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $6,600 Midale Central School to partner with Missoula Theatre Group to create 2 school and community theatre events.
Rose, Karen Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,700 I wish to create material to choreograph three new solos for three individual dance artists, and in this creative process, advance my choreographic skills.
Regina Blues Association Regina Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $6,700 The 26th Mid-Winter Blues Festival is going back to its roots with a modified three-night, one-afternoon event featuring performers from Regina and across Western Canada.
Campbell, Tara Saskatoon Visual Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $6,725 I would like to create a collection of beaded jewelry and accessories that reflect the intertwining of Hip Hop culture and Indigenous culture.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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
Thunderchild, Richard Spiritwood Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $6,800 Classes for adults and youth to learn the powwow craft of headroach-making.
Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists' Collective Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $68,100 For general operating and programming support.
Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists' Collective Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $68,100 For general operating and programming support.
Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists' Collective Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $68,100 For general operating and programming support.
Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists' Collective Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2022-2023 $68,100 For general operating and programming support.
Caudillo, Kiela Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2022-2023 $690 Artist is a performing vocalist requiring a wireless microphone to improve stage performances and vocal sound.
Peters, Charles Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $700 Participating in a devised theatre workshop with Frantic Assembly, a celebrated UK theatre company while they are in Saskatoon for the first time.
Bellefleur, Stephanie Willow Bunch Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2022-2023 $700 A professional drawing tablet will strengthen my Mural Practice by building capacity and variation, converting relevant content in addition to elevating current portfolio.
Ntibandetse, Diana Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $700 To organize a painting workshop. The workshop will promote cultural awareness and act as abridge between communities by exposing participants to a neo-African painting style.
Tucker, Peter Moose Jaw Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,000 “Defined by Otherness” is the creation of a body of work exploring the structure of identity for an upcoming exhibition of sculptural installations.
Allard, Mark Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,000 A Graphic Art (graphic novel format) adaptation of the Icelandic saga known as The Saga of the Völsungs.
Penner, John J Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,000 The project entails the exploration and applicaiton of digital technology to the historic process of carbon printing.
Burke, Kelley Jo Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,000 To write a production-ready draft of a musical "The Curst" in collaboration with Library Voices in preparation for a 2020 premiere with Dancing Sky Theatre.
The Salt Shaker Festival Saskatoon Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,000 This application is seeking funding for the Manitou Boogaloo, a 2-day multi-media arts festival set in the community of Manitou Beach on July 10-11th, 2020.
Kirchmeier, Kurt Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,000 To put together a short story collection of 18-20 pieces of speculative fiction for young readers. To be titled “Souls on Display & Other Stories.”
Nuit Blanche Regina Arts Festival Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,000 Nuit Blanche Regina is a free, accessible, night-time festival showcasing art installations and engaging audiences in downtown Regina on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Farm Fest Terre Ferme Festival Ltd. Regina Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,000 Music festival emphasizing Canadian singer-songwriters, held on an organic farm in southern Saskatchewan. Laid-back, welcoming, spiritual experience for all ages.
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.
Berglund, Blake Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,000 Four months of deep focused music creation inspired by the rural Saskatchewan experience and greater thematic narratives.
Poitras-Jarrett, Phyllis Regina Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,000 To paint the final six 36"x40" Metis Spirit Animals paintings for my series of 22 animals. A porcupine, fish, owl, skunk, raven and fox.
Arcand, Gary Saskatoon Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,000 Write a first draft of a collection of traditional Plains Cree stories of long ago told to me by my late Mother in the 1970's.
Garneau, David Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,000 Dark Chapters is a collection of still life paintings that metaphorically depict issues familiar to contemporary Indigenous people.
Schultz, Rylan Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,000 My goal with this project is to create new music for a solo album, collaborating with songwriters and producers from across the country.
Waskesiu Recreation Association Inc. Waskesiu Lake Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $7,000 The Lakeside Music Festival is a free, family-friendly outdoor festival. 2019 attendance was 3500+. All performers are from Saskatchewan and Sunday highlights Indigenous performers.
Regina Jazz Society Inc. Regina Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $7,000 JazzFest Regina is city wide music festival, using public and commercial venues, featuring emerging, local, national and international musicians focused on the Jazz Genre.
Regina Pride Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $7,000 A celebration of Regina’s gender and sexually diverse communities through a presentation of artistic, cultural, and social events meant to educate, entertain, and enlighten audiences.
Quewezance, Wendy Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $7,000 Creating traditional and modern styles of ribbon skirts and jewellry using custom-designed fabric and mixed textiles.
Worrell, Peggy Swift Current Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,000 I will learn more about the craft of writing short fiction, polish five stories, research and write two new stories, working toward a story collection.
Pettigrew, Laura Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,000 Write new work for Orchestra and Choir; Hymn for Peace, my gift to orchestras and choirs globally, performance September 21, 2023 International Day of Peace
Reynolds, Jamie Regina Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $7,000 Creating a series of paintings that reflect on the use of crownland in Saskatchewan, and how it relates to themes of reconciliation and the environment.
Lorer, Danica Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,000 Continue work on Ghosts and Other Grandfathers, a poetry and storytelling project that was supported by a Canada Council grant in its first phase.
AKA Gallery Inc. Saskatoon Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $70,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $70,000 For general operating and programming support.
AKA Gallery Inc. Saskatoon Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $70,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $70,000 For general operating and programming support.
AKA Gallery Inc. Saskatoon Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $70,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $70,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2022-2023 $70,000 For general operating and programming support.
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.
Unheard Sound Collective Saskatoon Media Arts SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,050 To present the 10th edition of Sounds Like: An Audio Festival "Corporeal Origins" in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 1-4, 2020.
Bandur, Breanne Saskatoon Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $712 To Purchase a Metaltech Maxi Round 6 foot Scaffold to produce large drawings.
Slade, Arthur Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,148 To write a graphic novel based on my award-winning novel DUST.
Roher, Amy Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,200 This grant is to continue editing and polishing my collection of short stories and developing new material, with the aim of eventually publishing a collection.
Wilson, Nic Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,200 I will make an 8 hour video and several large photographic works that consider the emotional outcome and material culture of death and mourning.
Beaucage, Marjorie Duck Lake Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,200 To shape Movements- a collection of 7 decades of journal entries, poems and reflections- into a publication, with the help of an editor.
Kozak, Kathryn Creighton Visual Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,300 To support experimental sculptures, photographs and recorded soundworks to be made during and following a July 2019 land-based residency at the Sointula Art Shed.
Richter, Jessica Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,326 "Einwanderer" is an installation project in an abandoned farmhouse that explores inter-generational, post-war German-Canadian identity and immigration.
Creighton Community School
Karen Clark
Creighton Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $7,356 This school led program will provide opportunities for youth and parents to experience visual arts and gain knowledge of traditional Cree teachings, values,
Gereaux, Tara Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,369 To research and write the first draft of a novel about a Métis woman who reconnects with her cultural identity through beading.
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.
YXE Drag Collective Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,378 Drag Me Across the Prairies will present LGBTQ+ drag artistry across the three Prairie provinces expanding on last years successful Saskatchewan Drive-in tour.
Elixir Ensemble Riverside Estates Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,400 Rehearsal and Production of a series of 3 concerts of chamber music for piano and strings for the Elixir 2022-23 season
Campos, Yulissa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,483 Script development of the new play "The Newcomer" by Yulissa Campos
Baggett, Brian Fort Qu'Appelle Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $750 To attend the 2019 Chapman Stick 4-day Workshop featuring Stick inventor Emmett Chapman and master instructors Greg Howard and Steve Adelson.
Currie, Dillon Swift Current Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $750 Funds are requested to assist in paying for audio production, mixing/mastering, and lyric video fees allotted for production of Christmas single, 'Staying Home This Christmas.'
Saskatoon Business College Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $750 This project is meant to assist students entering a very demanding health care field to reduce stress and promote self care through holistic art expression.
Bradshaw, Ryan Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $750 This grant will partially fund the research and creation of a poetry collection focused on Saskatchewan birds and climate change.
Worrell, Peggy Swift Current Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 To write a collection of linked short stories with the theme of contemporary rural and urban culture in prairie Canada.
Normand, Alexis Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 This project is to complete the research, development, and treatment plan for "Sing Me Home" – a 30-minute POV documentary.
Tushabe, Irene Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 A work of literary fiction that explores the moment when a young woman asserts herself outside the religious and cultural limits of her family.
Pooyak, Roberto Saskatoon Music Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 15-17 Track Reggae & Hip Hop album following two previously released albums.
Nordstrom, Alexandra Battleford Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 This project provides grades 5-9 students of Chief Poundmaker School with a week of creative workshops that use land as pedagogy for art practice.
Fletcher, Étienne Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 This project is to fund the creation of a new full-length album for Étienne Fletcher which will be released in 2020.
Standing, Lorraine Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 To research and develop my stories of my father’s stories of song and drumming when I was a child.
Atimoyoo, Erland Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 I will reach Descendants who were unable to attend the 2018 "Gathering", report on last year's Gathering, promote this year's Gathering and contact ceremonial Elders.
Cuthand, Shawn Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 We want to create and produce fifteen videos that focus on Indigenous comedy and satirical news.
Johnson, Omar Regina Music Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 This project will produce an album. Utilizing a 4 part method. I.e Locale sampling, sound sculpting, sound generation, sound pallet programming, plus composition.
Cameron, Howard Duck Lake Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 In my process of learning Cree stories from elders, I will illustrate images that coincide with the stories. Thus, limiting the need for English translation.
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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.