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
Benjamin, Paul Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,400 Attending Colombian and South American private music master classes by drum instructor Juan David Castano at the Berklee Satellite campus EMMAT in Bogota, Colombia.
Pettigrew, Laura Regina Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Attend world premiere “Sensorium” arr. For Flute quartet and piano with Quartetto Image March 6, 2020 Mid-South Flute Festival, University of North Alabama, Florence AL.
Glenn, Allyson Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Attend three-month NARS Foundation International Residency, in New York City, NY, USA
Tenold, Darla Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $858 Attend the St. Peter's College Colloquium with Tim Lillburn and Sheri Benning, followed by a five-day SWG individual retreat.
Schwab, Jordan Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,486 Attend the late winter residency to research the relationship of scale, isolation and space in a geographically contrasting location to the prairies.
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.
Hagel, Mandie Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Attend Sage Hill Spring Poetry Colloquium.
Stebner, Jacob Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $380 Attend and participate in four unique virtual events, 1 festival and 3 conventions, for my professional development as Editor in chief of Hexagon SF Magazine.
Toppings, Tyler Regina Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Attend a mask and baby clown intensive hosted by John Turner.
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.
Art Gallery of Regina Inc.
Linda Duvall
Regina Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $20,000 Artists Linda Duvall (SK) and Jillian McDonald (MB/NY) will lead a community-engaged artwork and residency that responds to historical, cultural and discipline-specific approaches to excavation.
Regina Catholic School Division
Chancz Perry
Regina Dance Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $20,000 Artists Chancz Perry and Ashley Johnson will develop innovative programming in kindergarten classrooms focusing on cross-curriculum, self-regulation, and cross-cultural learning experiences, through dance and music.
Lebel, Emilie Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $929 Artistic development at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity through Entr'Arts, a francophone multidisciplinary art program.
Oxbow Prairie Horizons School Oxbow Visual Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $1,166 Artist Terri Fidelak will work alongside Oxbow Prairie Horizons School to design a longer-term project involving a large interactive 2D/3D-relief artwork for Oxbow’s Main Street.
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.
La Marre, Rebecca
North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre Inc.
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 Artist Rebecca La Marre proposes to both collaborate with and provide artistic programming to clients at the North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre.
25th Street Theatre Centre Inc.
Laura Hale
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Artist Laura Hale will engage the attendees of the 2020 Fringe Festival to create a large-scale, outdoor art installation over the course of ten days.
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
The Gallery/Art Placement Inc.
Biofeedback Art Collective
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $20,000 Art Placement and Biofeedback will execute a series of relational projects, workshops, and networking events that will connect, support, and strengthen the Saskatoon artistic community.
Eastend Historical Museum & Cultural Centre Eastend Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Art as Healing workshops with people dealing with isolation facilitated by Artists in the Eastend SK area will be held September 1'18 to Feb.28'20
Warrington, Lauren Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 April 2021 Artist in Residence at Bridges Art Movement
Umeh, Charles Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Applying for the grant to assist me carry out post production of my short film Black Vision.
25th Street Theatre Centre Inc. Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 Anita Smith, the Executive Director of 25th Street Theatre, will travel to Victoria, BC to attend the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals conference.
Dale, Danielle Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,500 An exploration of food in the post-Anthropocene through sculpture and photography.
Sum Theatre Corp.
Pleasant Hill Community Association
Saskatoon Theatre Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $20,000 An artistic inquiry process developed in the Pleasant Hill community, culminating in a documentary play.
Marsolais, Tal Dalmeny Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $890 An artist-school collaboration to assess the potential for professional artists to support learning outcomes and youth activism by inspiring, teaching, and engaging students through art.
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.
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.
Lesiuk, Dana Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,832 An animated 'fairy tale' symbolizing Ukrainian history, with vivid live-action rhythmic 'dream' sequences expressing the art of its diaspora juxtaposed with that of its homeland.
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.
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.
Thorn, Elly Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,000 Allan Gilliland will arrange 4 of Elly Thorns original Christmas songs so that she can perform them with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Christmas 2019.
Regina Folk Festival Inc.
Megan Nash
Regina Music Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 All Our Relations choir, led by local musicians, will rewrite songs that shaped the labour movement and the RFF, culminating in a 50th anniversary performance.
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.
Jodoin, Berkley Leader Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 Album of original music shedding light on problems facing aboriginal people today. Addiction, Mental Health, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
F.W. Johnson Collegiate
Holly Yuzicapi
Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $9,547 After multiple land-based explorations, students will prepare materials to use for traditional art forms to create four panels which examine connections between land and reconciliation.
Moffatt, Kris
Mistawasis Nehiyawak High School
Hepburn Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $40,000 Advance student school engagement using art as a means to strengthen language culture and expand student's spectrum of expression.
Neutral Ground Inc. Regina Visual Special Initiatives Fund 2020-2021 $5,000 Address the barriers to equity at Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre through an in-depth anti-racism training program lead by Future Ancestors Inc.
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.
Alvarez, Kris Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,410 Acknowledgement is a creative response to the impact that my current work of opening up about race has had on me.
Alvarez, Kris Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $15,500 Acknowledgement is a creative response to the impact that my current work of opening up about race has had on me.
Abrupt Dystopia Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,000 Abrupt Dystopia, a band formed during the Girls Rock Regina’s inaugural Adult Camp in March 2019, will be writing and recording their first album.
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.
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.
Vogel, Kristian Regina Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 A week of dedicated Saxophone study at the Orford Music Academy; with lessons and masterclasses from one of the world's foremost authorities on classical saxophone.
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.
Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society, Inc. Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 A small-scale virtual Ness Creek Music Festival, with activities and entertainment presented for Ness Creekers to participate in or simply enjoy.
Rinas, Aarin Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 A series of portrait paintings depicting the emotional states of people affected by economic inequality.
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery Inc. Yorkton Please Select Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 A series of lecture–demonstrations on the subject of Powwow culture and art forms, determined and delivered by local and regional Powwow artists.
Common Weal Community Arts Inc.
Michèle Mackasey
Regina Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $46,500 A residency led by visual artist Michèle Mackasey with fransaskois youth from Saskatoon and Indigenous/Métis youth, from three northern Saskatchewan communities.
Bundon Pfeifer Henderson Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $12,000 A research-based creation term to develop a theatrical installation, influenced by the real life of Peter Tripp.
Claxton, Mark Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 A Regina remount of xTasis Screen/Stage's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, by Edward Albee, which was presented in Saskatoon in autumn of 2019.
Power, Kevin Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,000 A professional development project to work with Mr. Aaron Low (Toronto), Canada's renowned vocal coach for professional singers. Registration confirmed.
Kuz, Tessa Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,000 A professional development project for Saskatchewan based dance artist Tessa Rae Kuz to research the creative process of Margie Gillis via The Legacy Project.
Fookes, Jasmin Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 A portable contemporary cabinet of curiosities from a repurposed structure to house diverse assortments of my locally collected and altered natural materials and mass-produced objects.
Berenbaum, Jenna Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 A playwriting workshop of an extended version of an existing script.
Lynch, Rory Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,644 A period of time dedicated to practice and research, with the goal of developing specific technical skills and expanding aesthetic horizons.
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.
Daniels, Carol Regina Beach Literary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $3,000 A new manuscript of poetry celebrating the joys, challenges and blessings of single parenthood
O'Bertos, Taegan Saskatoon Theatre Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $3,500 A new laptop geared towards graphic design and editing because my practice is becoming more about editing and designing projections.
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.
Mohsin, Ayesha Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $14,787 A multidisciplinary and multilingual (English, Palestinian Arabic and Urdu) performance project examining immigrant cultural practices, involving dance, music and narration from Pakistan and Palestine.
Sheri & Heather Benning Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 A mini-documentary foregrounding the shift to intensive agriculture in rural SK, including poetry from Sheri's forthcoming book, Field Requiem.
École Monseigneur de Laval - Pavillon secondaire des Quatre Vents Regina Theatre Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 A group of students (grade 7 to 12) aiming to produce an entire play in French, from acting to sound and light effects.
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
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.
Dotson, Allan
Ecole Wascana Plains Elementary School
Regina Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $10,000 A Grade 4 class will build a modular model community which will depict the use of natural resources in Saskatchewan.
Bonneau, Devon Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $2,000 A Devised Theatre Creation project, engaging six Saskatchewan artists, exploring creative/innovative uses of movement, sound, and theatrical technology; and integrating them with traditional performance methods.
New Dance Horizons Inc. Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 A creative process project exploring relationships between art and nature through dance, song, and costume via online workshops towards a backyard processional performance.
YXE Drag Collective Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,500 A Country themed Virtual Drag Show to create stay at home programming.
Johnson, Ashley Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,000 A continuation of a collaborative project The Moving Heart between Karlie King and Ashley Johnson. We combine dance, sculpture with an interactive exhibit exploring anatomy.
Sylvia Fedoruk Elementary School Saskatoon Visual Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $500 A class field trip to SCYAP art gallery and art centre to learn about their activism in the Saskatoon community based on Saskatchewan curriculum.
Regina Pride Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 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.
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.
Kuz, Tessa Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $900 A 3-day micro-choreographic lab between Saskatchewan dance artist Tessa Kuz and collaborator Tia Kushniruk to research and develop a collaborative contemporary dance duet.
Albert Park Community Association Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $7,500 A 3 day, multidisciplinary festival including works by local artistic, musical and cultural talents.
Bent, Alexander Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 6M is a hip-hop duo consisting of Enjay and Alex Bent. This proposal acts to fund the mixing and mastering costs for their debut album.
W3APONS Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,000 4 month creative period to write new songs and choreograph a new stage show.
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.
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.
Jack Millikin Centre, Inc. Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $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.
Schneider, Zoë Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 'Subaqualus' is a video work depicting the elusive Unidentified Submerged Object (U.S.O.) shot in various locations throughout the Land of the Living Skies.
Holt, Savannah Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 'Analemma' is a collection of 13 ceramic moon jars, each with a unique glaze application symbolically related to ancient names for each month's full moon.
Romero, Cesar Alejandro Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $2,696 #Sole_Purpose_a_glogal_interpretation_on_Islam is a ten day participatory art installation with components of Islamic culture including dance-performance art, fabric-fiber art, photography, audio-sound-light-projections, and re-purposed objects.
Kyuubi Culture Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 "Rebellious Space" uses colourful luminous adhesive tape to connect the corners and details of downtown buildings.
Richter, Jessica Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 "Preparing for the Day" is a documented performance and printmaking project exploring loss and ritual.
Skjeie, Cooper Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 "Poetry, Politics, and Embodiment" is a unique, thematic program that aligns well with and promises to enhance my poetry project, "post-immunity theory."
Conservatory of Performing Arts
Paul Dechene
Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $10,000 "Out of the Darke" seeks to respond to untold oral stories and unwritten histories of performing arts venue, Darke Hall, through literary and multimedia works.
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.
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.
Jasper Cultural & Historical Centre Maple Creek Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 "Field Portraits" by 4 artists presents photographic portraits of rural models from the region to celebrate the SW Art Fest during September in Maple Creek.
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.
Rollo, Michael Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $13,000 "B I R D" is a 10-minute experimental film that explores a fragile landscape stressed from the effects of human intervention in our world.
Mohsin, Ayesha Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 "Ayesha's ASMR" is an original 45min theatrical production, it will be performed at Shu-box and also made available online on lexemetheatre.com and various other channels.
Phelps Bondaroff, Amber Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To develop performance and video work through participation in a five-week, thematic residency program at the Banff Centre entitled “Behavioural Swarm.”
Epp, Carole Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,771 This grant covers the creation of a new body of politically themed functional ceramics and includes a one month residency at the Archie Bray Foundation.
Rathgeber, Carolyn Regina Music Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $1,500
Palaschuk, Brett Regina Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $2,500
Ritter-Magot, Nathaniel Regina Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $1,000
Merasty, Marcus Prince Albert Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $2,500
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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.