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
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.
Da Silva, Gabrielle Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 “Invisibly ill” is a free and accessible, 6-spread, DIY magazine for those who hold, or have experiences with invisible illnesses and disabilities in Saskatoon.
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.
Reimer, Joel Dash Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $990 To kickstart a monthly poetry slam in Saskatoon utilizing the 'underground' slam format that highlights the 'underground' gems of Saskatoon through both location and poets
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.
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
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.
Tegenkamp, Diana Hope Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $17,000 Full-time writing resulting in a completed 120-page poetry manuscript, In Search of My Métis Father, with related elder and community member interviews and research.
Bennett, Andrew Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 To create 8 new ambient tracks using only my voice.
Hobsbawn-Smith, Denise Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 Attend Awards Ceremony for Taste Canada Book Awards in Toronto. My book, Bread & Water, is a finalist in Culinary Narratives category.
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 $11,000 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.
Tegenkamp, Diana Hope Saskatoon Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $17,685 Full-time writing resulting in a completed 120-page poetry manuscript, In Search of My Métis Father, with related elder and community member interviews and research.
Goodon, Jayde Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $18,000 My proposal is to create a body of work that fosters personal healing and inspires others to pursue their life's dreams.
The Feather Saskatoon Media Arts Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $11,875 This project is to help us write season two of our comedy series "The Feather News" streaming on APTN Lumi.
Inglis-McQuay, Darren Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 To exhibit a photo-based installation of fieldwork collected from the WeTu artist residency over a two week period at the Maritime Museum of Saskatchewan.
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
Andronyk, Jeanie Shaunavon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $1,500 To fund the creation of a large scale bronze sculpture.
Muirhead, Laurie Shellbrook Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $500 Work with professionals in the area of children's literature to assist me with editing and finding a suitable publisher for my manuscript (Loonies for Lazaro).
Larson, Melanie Simmie Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $500 Fund two virtual exhibitor booths for children’s books that I was invited to. North Central Teachers Convention & Might Peace Teachers Convention, based in Alberta.
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.
Erwin, Keisha Spiritwood Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $16,300 This project is to produce a short 10-minute film about a disconnected Sixties Scooped father and his reconnecting half-Black daughter returning home to La Ronge.
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.
Lepage, Mario St. Denis Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Request of funds to go towards the purchase of 2 flight cases capable of protecting musical equipment while travelling internationally to play at professional performances.
Lepage, Mario St. Denis Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,000 Write and compose music and lyrics for Ponteix’s next record
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.
Tienkamp, Christine St. Louis Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 Produce Metis beadwork pieces
River Road Festival St. Louis Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 To conduct surveys to research next River Road Festival events and direction.
Rhoda Hardlotte Memorial Keethanow High School Stanley Mission Visual Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $1,415 Josh Goff will work with students from the Visual Arts 10/20 class to design a concept for a mural.
Firmly Rooted Homeschool Support & Resource Centre Inc. Stenen Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 To introduce, homeschooled kids, to the benefits and joys of art; and to help build community within a broad spectrum of economically divers families.
Firmly Rooted Homeschool Support & Resource Centre Inc. Stenen Visual Artists in Communities 2022-2023 $1,000 To provide an opportunity for rural homeschool children, of various economic backgrounds, to connect with, and build, community through the art of photography.
Stoughton Central School Stoughton Music Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 Song Writers Circle with Saskatchewan Recording Artists Glen Strong and Forrest Eaglespeaker.
Stoughton Central School Stoughton Music Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 We would love to have Teagan Littlechief and Morgan Turk perform for the students in grades 7-12 and K-6
Badger, Joanne Sturgeon Lake Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $7,500 To introduce the practice of porcupine quilled birchbark basket making to women and men at the Lloyd Johnson Healing Lodge in Sturgeon Lake, Saskatchewan.
Art Gallery of Swift Current Swift Current Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $40,000 For general operating and programming support.
Southwest Cultural Development Group Inc. Swift Current Multidisciplinary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Henry, Hugh Swift Current Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 The funds will be used to print and frame 30 photographs and deliver / install prints for exhibition in Maple Creek.
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.
Cultural Festivals Swift Current Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $30,000 For general operating and programming support.
Art Gallery of Swift Current
Shon Profit
Swift Current Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $45,000 To provide a professional artist-led weekly creative art class for the Long-Term Care facilities in Maple Creek, Shaunavon and Eastend Saskatchewan.
Gauvin, Vanessa Swift Current Music Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $1,000 Developing a relationship between Artist and Camp, create music curriculum targeted for youth & engage community working towards an Artist-project grant for June to August.
Benning, Heather Swift Current Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,116 To create large scale installation sculpture "Winter Sleep" to exhibit at the 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Remai Modern.
Moore, Tim Swift Current Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $8,000 I will continue to create a body of work "Erasure is Futile" to be exhibited at the 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Remai Modern.
Art Gallery of Swift Current Swift Current Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $40,000 For general operating and programming support.
Southwest Cultural Development Group Inc. Swift Current Multidisciplinary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Cultural Festivals Swift Current Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $30,000 For general operating and programming support.
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
Art Gallery of Swift Current Swift Current Visual Special Initiatives Fund 2020-2021 $5,000 We will hire a professional videographer to create virtual tours of our next two upcoming exhibitions to help us regain, retain and broaden our audience.
Dunlop, Bonnie Swift Current Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Travel to present micro-readings in private homes to showcase 'Raft Baby', a novel set in the Peace River country and of particular interest there.
Art Gallery of Swift Current
Shon Profit
Swift Current Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 Provide and document for research a professional artist-led weekly art class for Wolf Willow Health Centre LTC to implement into a sustainable program during lockdowns.
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.'
Tsougrianis, George Swift Current Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $12,000 I would like to create a nature documentary that examines the landscape and the wildlife of Grasslands National Park.
Worrell, Peggy Swift Current Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 I will revise and polish the manuscript for a novel about three generations of a Saskatchewan farm family.
Art Gallery of Swift Current Swift Current Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $40,000 For general operating and programming support.
Southwest Cultural Development Group Inc. Swift Current Multidisciplinary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Cultural Festivals Swift Current Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $30,000 For general operating and programming support.
Wiebe, Nicole Swift Current Theatre Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2021-2022 $1,250
Currie, Dillon Swift Current Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $250 To record 2 studio-quality demos to include in application for Sound Recording grants, which is intended to partially fund 2022 debut full-length solo LP.
Worrell, Peggy Swift Current Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Four contributors to "apart", SWG's pandemic anthology, will do readings in Swift Current and Eastend to promote the book and contribute to their professional development.
Dunlop, Bonnie Swift Current Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $9,000 Create 10 new pieces and polish existing 22. On retreat, write 5 pieces utilizing archived material. Meld the material into a completed manuscript. Query publishers.
Art Gallery of Swift Current Swift Current Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2022-2023 $40,000 For general operating and programming support.
Southwest Cultural Development Group Inc. Swift Current Theatre Professional Arts Organizations Program 2022-2023 $17,000 For general operating and programming support.
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.
Cultural Festivals Swift Current Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2022-2023 $30,000 For general operating and programming support.
Maverick School Swift Current Visual Artists in Schools 2022-2023 $1,000 Provides an overview of the persons involved and processes undertaken to investigate and construct an effective art program for the Artist in Schools Project.
Houghtaling, Theo Swift Current Visual Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 Travel to Toronto to attend Canzine- Canada's national zine and printed matter convention. Meet other printed matter artists and professionals. Attend workshops and lectures.
Moore, Tim Swift Current Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $16,000 To complete the body of work "Erasure is Futile" for a scheduled group exhibition and future solo exhibition potential.
Harpham, Lindsay Tisdale Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $2,700 I am applying for support to attend the Ate9 Intensive in Los Angeles this December. The study period provides new skills and valued mentorship.
Harpham, Lindsay Tisdale Dance Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To create, present and promote my contemporary dance choreography and provide an artistic opportunity for a Saskatchewan based emerging artist by producing a dance film.
Harpham, Lindsay Tisdale Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,600 Create and develop Contemporary dance choreography intended for use in a full-length show set in Saskatoon and film final material for future development.
Harpham, Lindsay Tisdale Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $12,000 Choreograph 35-minutes of original Contemporary choreography and refine an existing 25-minutes, in order to develop a cohesive full-length work intended for in-person presentation.
Wightman, Nevada Toronto Media Arts Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $1,500
Turtleford Community School Turtleford Visual Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $1,000 Students will be exposed to nature and First Nations art and storytelling. They will produce art based on their experience.
Turtleford Transition School
Bonny Macnab
Turtleford Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $9,303 We will investigate how people can gain a deeper understanding of their own and others' communities through practical applied arts and quilting.
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.
Chabros, Diana Val Marie Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 Expand current body of work, (samskāra: Stories of Discernment), with ten large oil paintings for potential solo exhibition at mid-sized gallery venues in western Canada.
Saskatchewan Seniors Association Inc. Vanscoy Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 Consult SSAI membership and individuals to assess interest and develop planning for artistic programming to help address issues of isolation for rural seniors in Saskatchewan.
Vibank Regional School Vibank Visual Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $1,000 Invited artist, Holly Yuzicapi, will teach students about Indigenous art practices ending with a culminating collaborative project - the creation of a star blanket.
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.
Blom, Monique Waldheim Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 To produce and perform "(In)terfertilization: Of Word and Flesh" at (UNAM) Encuentro 2019:The World Inside Out in Mexico City in June 2019.
Metcalfe, Shayne Waldheim Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,832 Complete post-production on my feature film.
Metcalfe, Shayne Waldheim Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,000 Creation of monologues through an experimental writing and performance process. Scripts will be created from documentary style interviews of actors then used for video monologues.
Blom, Monique Waldheim Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,350 To construct a sod house for my performance "Ethics of the Dust" for Remai Modern Sustained Artist Project.
Warman High School
Ray Keighley
Warman Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $39,433 Ray Keighley will be working with Warman High staff and students to explore Truth and Reconciliation through the Arts.
Keighley, Ray Warman Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $12,000 This grant would produce 6 paintings and a wood carving. Dealing with the mystic animal and reconcilliation styles I work on with my art.
Keighley, Ray Warman Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $12,000 I will continue in the producing of artwork that explores Truth and Reconciliation and my first nation sensibility , paintings and carvings primarily.
Keighley, Ray Warman Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $12,000 My proposal is to continue working in painting, printmaking and drawing. I also will be carving and other sculpturing opportunities. Collaboration with others is important.
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.
Martell, Rueben Waterhen Lake Visual Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 I've been asked to speak at the Blood in the snow film festival, I'm using the funds to supplement travel and 20% of the accommodations.
Tambwe Feza Kabibi, Joséphine Watrous Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 It is to participate in an exhibition that will take place this year
Weyburn Art Gallery Weyburn Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Belarmino, Jimuel Weyburn Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 I will explore themes (acculturation, social class, identity) that will inform my work to create body of work for my first solo exhibition in 2023.
Lazurko, Anne Weyburn Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 To provide writing and research time for completion of a draft of my novel "One Woman".
Weyburn Art Gallery Weyburn Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Himsl, Jaynie Weyburn Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $330 Tuition costs for a 6 week internet based course called "Art on the iPad".
Weyburn Art Gallery Weyburn Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Webster, Rickee-Lee Weyburn Visual Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2021-2022 $2,500
Weyburn Art Gallery Weyburn Visual Professional Arts Organizations Program 2022-2023 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Himsl, Jaynie Weyburn Visual Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $500 Funding for a residency at Wallace Stegner House for November 2022.
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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.