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
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.
Penner, John J Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 The grant proposal is to replace my old deteriorating resin coated plywood darkroom sink with a chemical resistant stainless steel sink.
Oblong and Oboe Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 Exploration, creation and development to expand a 20-minute clown piece to a full 60-minute tourable production at the Manitoulin Centre for Creation and Performance.
Olsen, Farideh Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,500 This project is to write 60 songs, the best 10 will be recorded and performed by Farideh.
Pottle, Adam Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $18,000 Finishing the first handwritten draft of my new novel, tentatively titled APPARITIONS, and typing, arranging, and editing the manuscript's second draft.
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.
Martin, Monique Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To create/install/exhibit "Context is Everything" decals with The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton at the Edmonton Tower.
Rewuski, Lindsey Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 I will develop an immersive installation and photo series for a confirmed online exhibition, as well as future exhibitions.
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
Bérubé, Annie Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 I will present a new series of work about abandoned buildings and their inner stories at CAVA in Edmonton in February 2021.
Lapointe, Ky Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,264 The aim of this project is to create French and bilingual spoken word centered around my Fransaskois experience with language and community.
Lee, Erica Violet Saskatoon Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $13,000 "On the Prairies We Will Live Forever": a collection of poems exploring urban prairie Indigenous feminist freedoms.
Payne, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $16,859 Creation of a body of electronic light-based work, consisting of light box compositions and projection installation, for public exhibition across Canada
Burnt Thicket Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $17,000 Develop the script and music of the musical Breathe by Sienna Holden and produce the world premiere in Saskatoon
Scott, Tallus Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,000 This grant would be to facilitate the development of Tallus Scott's proficiency at drumming, drum tuning, and electronically capturing the sound of the drums.
Stonhouse, David Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 I will be participating in BAM's artist residency, November 2020. I will create an installation to wrap up and document my POWER BOX series.
Friday, Kristi Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,931 Kristi Friday and Nathan Coppens are working together to create a Video by combining Kristi's illustrations and written prose and Nathan's composed music with narration.
Bennett, Andrew Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,250 To write new experimental-electronic works from March 1st until June 30th, 2021.
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.
Nuit Blanche Saskatoon Contemporary Arts Festival Inc.
Jason Surkan
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 This project engages youth to create an installation that explores how the rhythms and patterns of Métis tectonics can be translated through contemporary architectural design.
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.
Knight, Daniel Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 I am wishing to purchase high quality two channel audio interface to increase my capacity as an independent artist.
Knight, Daniel Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $16,080 We want to continue our series of satirical news monologues and comedy skits centered around an indigenous comedy perspective, and develop into an episodic series.
SK Theatre Design Festival Saskatoon Theatre SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 An annual theatre festival providing opportunities for professional designers to create, connect, and learn that features light and sound shows for the public.
Ritornello Chamber Music Festival Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 Ritornello Festival is building on 12 years of success and looking towards the future through 3 concerts of fresh and original programming in Saskatoon’s core.
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.
Campbell, Tenille Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 "natural desire, embodied" is a series of ten portraits featuring Indigenous men who embody desire through an Indigenous woman’s gaze, exploring land, identity and lust.
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.
Normand, Alexis
Ecole Notre-Dame-des-Vertus
Saskatoon Music Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $10,000 This project is to carry out a rock camp with students who will learn and perform songs in French about Zénon Park.
Ppl r Ppl Productions Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 Ppl r Ppl Productions presents: {Title of Show}, a four person, 1 pianist, 1 act musical Performed at the Refinery and The Dekker Centre
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
Wicks, Bob Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Study Clown with Christopher Bayes and The Pandamonium Studio while they have reduced tuition and shifted classes online during the Covid Pandemic.
Larsen, Mitchell Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $1,000 We will communicate with the above organizations to develop arts-based community wellness workshops with remote delivery options.
YXE Drag Collective Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,500 A Country themed Virtual Drag Show to create stay at home programming.
Weber, Janice Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To purchase an exposure unit and screens for home printmaking studio, supporting artistic development into textile printing and increasing capacity to initiate professional projects.
Oehlerking, Darrin Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 This project aims to rehearse and perform large chamber music for winds that requires a conductor. The performance will be video recorded.
The Feather Saskatoon Media Arts Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 The Feather is looking to get funding for artist fees to do a Christmas project and live stream which involves mentorship within the collective.
Francis, Jaron Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To do a comprehensive rewrite of my award-winning script Like Parting Water, in preparation for its second production, which will tour from November/21 through January/22.
Aurora Voce Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 Aurora Voce choral commission for their "North" performance in collaboration with composer Carmen Braden from the Northwest Territories.
Campos, Yulissa Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Workshop for I, Frida by Yulissa Campos that is going to be feature at the Singapore Fringe Festival
Sinclair, Johnny Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 With our grant proposal we are planning to present a "one-night only" live streaming concert event by local music group Tucker Lane.
McKenzie, Tyrone Saskatoon Music Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $1,000 High school bands in two communities: Engage students in conversations to develop a new composition. Provide workshops, partnering with students to develop a virtual concert.
Cameron, Jay Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 A graphic novel which will be sold with my game, as of high requests we are making an additional novel to tell the story
Macza, Jason Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 sculptural addition to my painting series “Dogs dreaming of rabbits and Rabbits Dreaming of Dogs” Life size rabbits carved from standard Spruce.
Piggott-Suchan, Naomi Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Commission a composition during the final stages of the current Covid-19 pandemic. To be performed in concert with compositions from other great historical pandemics.
Burnt Thicket Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Ferre Play Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $15,000 For general operating and programming support.
Slow Down Molasses Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To put together video content for streaming/promotional purposes in advance of the upcoming Slow Down Molasses album release.
Garcia-Luna, Gabriela Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To produce digital prints to complete works for installation at confirmed exhibition in February 2021
Void Gallery Saskatoon Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $12,500 For general operating and programming support.
Janzen, Ava Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To produce a new, experimental alternative pop single with Juno-award winning producer Ryan Stewart. A musical bridge between my recent and upcoming EPs.
Poitras, Jarrid Curtis Lee Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 In order to market export my music I am in need of providing a professional music video to talent buyers and international music festivals.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 March 2021 Artist residency at Bridges Art Movement
Bradley, Bevin Saskatoon Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 Through three workshops students will learn to communicate, and to develop abstract thought through their art, and be invited to talk about their art one-on-one.
Iris, Loretta Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Create portraits and sculptures for an online international exhibit titled "Variant ~ Ways of Seeing Through"
Billingsley, Alyssa Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Creating and live-streaming 'Angry At The Internet: A COVID-versary Birthday Cabaret' while working with David Connolly of Drayton Entertainment and producing high-quality support material.
Sandbeck, Derek Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Requesting material support for a short term BAM residency for the month of February 2021.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $14,000 Development of a 3D rendered 3-channel audio/visual work called All My Dreams Are Made of Water
YXE Drag Collective Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 Drag Me Across Saskatchewan a Drive-In Drag Show Tour will provide drag entertainment for prides across Saskatchewan in a drive-in setting this summer.
W3APONS Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,000 4 month creative period to write new songs and choreograph a new stage show.
Baudemont, David Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 Plaines aquarelles is a collection of water color paintings and poetic aphorism in reaction to confinement in the western plain.
Dynamic Video Imaging Corporation Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 Across the Hill is a short narrative film surrounding the life of an elderly woman as she struggles to live alone in a barren landscape.
Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre Inc. Saskatoon Theatre Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 To partner a playwright with a high school class to develop new playwrighting techniques
Zhao, JingLu Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Framing a series of oil pastel and pencil drawings for future exhibitions.
Bornstein, Eli Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 Publication of my journals from two Arctic trips (1986-1987), together with artwork and photographs, for my 100th birthday in 2022; introduction, editing by Roald Nasgaard.
Saskatoon Youth Jazz Orchestra Saskatoon Music Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 SYJO will collaborate and record with guest artist Joel Grundahl as a mentoring opportunity for current SYJO members and to generate future engagement.
LITFACE Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 LITFACE is requesting funding for a hip hop music video focusing on transitions through life and perseverance through struggles.
Morgan, Zac Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Create a virtual musical production of A Killer Party: A Murder Mystery Musical and present the live production on our streaming platform on April 3rd.
Morrison, Myles Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Create a musical comedy album. Humour based songs featuring collaborations with celebrated Saskatchewan musicians, spanning multiple musical genres.
Macza, Jason Saskatoon Media Arts Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 Introduce the 12 rules of animation, (basic film theory) storytelling. These principles add strength to multi media and inclusion. To Test enthusiasm for future projects.
Johner, Lucas Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 To write 11 country-pop songs which will be released by The Johner Boys as singles, and then as an album.
Tupper, Katharine Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 I will be writing a new EP collaborating with my producer, remotely and online over the next several months.
Rosenwald/Rose Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 Develop "exhibition-in-a-box" package to tour our installation, Journal of the Plague Year, plus create new work that chronicles the temperature of the times.
Kazan, Lina Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,585 To create a Flamenco screen dance film with original music and choreographies to be presented at the Victoria Flamenco festival and other digital platforms.
Jack Millikin Centre, Inc. Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 1. Bring together emerging artistic blacksmiths to explore the transmission of sound through metal. 2. Explore concept of permanent, four-season blacksmith facility at Ness Creek.
Knight, Lancelot Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $8,000 I would like to take time to write music reflecting the current state of things from addiction to mental health and everyday life.
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.
Hobsbawn-Smith, Denise Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $12,600 To research and write a first draft of book-length nonfiction about M.F.K. Fisher, Madeleine Kamman, and Anthony Bourdain, pivotal authors in food writing.
Buena Vista School Saskatoon Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $500 Together with the Community Association, Home and School and SCC we want to have the students of BV create a mural on the rink boards.
Ecole Dundonald School Saskatoon Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 We would like to work with an artist to develop an Artists in Schools Project for Fall 2021 focused on the theme of connection.
Atkins, Amalie Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 WATCH YOUR CORNER will be a new cinematic film installation created for a confirmed exhibition in Alaska and research stage for an Artist book
Hardy, Greg Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 I have a solo exhibition of drawings on paper and canvas. I would like funding assistance to produce a catalogue from Lac la Ronge
Atcheynum, Kasey Saskatoon Literary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 To assess the creative literary community needs of Black diaspora by conducting research analysis to develop a plan for a longer term project and residency.
Bornstein, Eli Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To initiate the several processes, especially in-person interviews, of publishing my Arctic Journals, 1986 and 1987, in collaboration with art historian and curator, Roald Nasgaard
Minnema, Conner Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,500 Compose and complete 5 original instrumentals to promote online
Petit, Marcel Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,862 Short film based on the book by J.M. Bergman, about a teenage girl who is kidnapped, illustrating the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Warrington, Lauren Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 April 2021 Artist in Residence at Bridges Art Movement
Garcia-Luna, Gabriela Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $17,000 To create multimedia studies and works for a confirmed solo exhibition at the MJM&AG, exploring concepts of human and natural environment resilience and adaptation.
Stonhouse, David Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $2,364 For additional assistance for materials, installation and shipping costs as POWERBOXES will be expanding to a large solo exhibition at Godfrey Dean Arts Gallery, Yorkton.
Kyuubi Culture Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 This project aims to uplift and reinvigorates the stagnant Saskatchewan artist community under COVID lockdown through a virtual exhibition about creativity and enthusiasm.
Ledingham, Sandra Meryl Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 I have just been accepted into the Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2021. I'm requesting assistance for shipping. Freight estimate $1100.00 (plus crating costs)
Skjeie, Cooper Saskatoon Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $7,500 To finalize my first full-length poetry manuscript, titled, "post-immunity theory."
La Marre, Rebecca
North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre Inc.
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $10,000 Artist Rebecca La Marre proposes to both collaborate with and provide targeted services to clients at the North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre.
Sum Theatre Corp. Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 We are applying for assistance with the cost of COVID safe staging for our Saskatchewan Tour of Theatre in the Park.
Han, Xiao
Riversdale Business Improvement District
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $9,508 Xiao Han works with Asian and non-Asian artists to create and install artwork in Riversdale's Asian restaurants to address racism toward Saskatoon Asian community.
25th Street Theatre Centre Inc.
Kelsey Ford
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $20,000 Kelsey Ford and Andrei Fehergyhazi will engage under-represented communities and patrons of the 2021 Saskatoon Fringe Festival in creating an interdisciplinary, large-scale, outdoor art installation.
Hyggen, Vanessa Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $7,500 I want to highlight the diversity, beauty, importance and plight of northern Saskatchewan muskegs, land that is being threatened with strip mining.
AKA Gallery Inc. Saskatoon Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $70,000 For general operating and programming support.
Buffalo Berry Press Inc. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $27,480 For general operating and programming support.
Community Radio Society of Saskatoon Inc. Saskatoon Media Arts Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $20,000 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.