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
Favel, Floyd Paynton Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $13,842 To write the story of The Battle of Cut Knife Hill accompanied by Chief Poundmaker's speech in English, Cree Syllabics, Roman Orthography, and PISL illustrations.
Hankewich, 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.
Bennett, Andrew Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,250 To write new experimental-electronic works from March 1st until June 30th, 2021.
Coppens, Nathan Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $15,120 To write and workshop a two-person play about adult ADHD that will be produced in the 2022-23 season with On Cue Performance Hub.
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.
Dieter, Mark Fort Qu'Appelle Media Arts Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To write and complete a full story treatment for an independent feature screenplay in-development titled "As Far As The Eye Can See."
Gebremichael, Elsa Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 To write and co-produce songs that incorporate traditional Ethiopian elements combined pop / rock elements with producer XSDTRK for my debut Wild Black album.
Dawson, Michael Estevan Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,000 To write and arrange songs for a new album and conceptualize accompanying videos, design, visuals, and photos related to the release and live performance.
Dawson, Michael Estevan Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 To write and arrange songs for a full length album and conceptualize accompanying videos, design, visuals, and photos related to the release and subsequent live performance.
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.
Stevens, Tracy Regina Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 To write a film treatment titled: THE RIVERS FLOW: A NATIONAL TRAGEDY, the untold love story of Marguerite Monet dit Bellehumeur and Louis Riel.
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.
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.
Goobie, Beth Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $12,000 To write a collection, titled lookin' for joy, that combines lyrical, narrative poetry with my experiences with spoken word/poetry slams.
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.
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.
Bellegarde, Bradley Regina Music Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $4,487 To write 6 songs, all stories with Indigenous relevance for an EP with the working title, "Rediculous Stories".
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.
Boucher, Adreanna Prince Albert Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To workshop a new play that will premier in Prince Albert in the summer of 2021.
Dieter, Mark Fort Qu'Appelle Theatre Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To workshop "A Path Of Ghosts And Warriors" at Native Earth Performing Arts 30th Annual Weesageechuk Begins To Dance festival in Toronto.
The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC)
Kris Alvarez
Regina Theatre Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $9,900 To work with Saskatchewan artists to provide young leaders with creative and supportive spaces to engage with ideas related to social justice and global citizenship.
The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC)
Melanie Rose
Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2022-2023 $9,900 To work with Saskatchewan artists to provide young leaders with creative and supportive spaces to engage with ideas related to social justice and global citizenship.
Kuzbik, Paul Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,000 To work with my band to adapt my debut solo album into a world class live show, and simultaneously write our follow up record.
Dureault, Mitchell Wolseley Music Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $1,000 To visit, access, and develop, a long term, sustainable music programming that is focused on youth, based on the needs and wants of the community.
Boechler, Jared Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $5,000 To undertake production on project influenced by local study in arctic region of Lapland, Finland.
Aubichon, Holly Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To travel to Edmonton for installation and the opening of a group show I am participating in at Latitude 53, with a BIPOC collective.
Bernbaum, Joel Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 To travel to Australia and do an artistic apprenticeship with BIGhART - Australia's leading social arts and social change organization.
Rose, Melanie Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To travel to and participate in the Artist Parent Residency - Mothra at Artscape Gibraltar Point.
Gonie, Jalisa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $1,200 To train at the Manitoulin Conservatory and receive direction and dramaturgy from John Turner for a festival-length clown piece.
Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home
Barbara Goretzky
Regina Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 To test the feasibility of an arts-based program in the home with the hope of turning it into an artist in community residency
Neufeld, Travis Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $8,000 To support the writing and completion of a Saskatchewan-set feature film screenplay called Wildfire.
Maxwell, Aralia Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 To support the production of work and its documentation for confirmed exhibition at Neutral Ground in November 2020.
Uzelman, Kara Nokomis Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $13,000 To support the production and exhibition of new work from October 2, 2019 to October 1, 2020.
Wensel, Judy Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $17,000 To support the pre-production, rehearsal and presentation of a new performance work called The Last Children.
Radiant Press Regina Literary Special Initiatives Fund 2020-2021 $7,500 To support the enrolment of our Managing Editor in the online Certificate in Publishing program from the Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University.
Kuz, Tessa Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To support Tessa in the micro-development of a series of short self-choreographed solos via New Dance Horizon's Winter Blueprint Series.
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.
Perry, Chancz Regina Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 To support Hip Hop Hoop Dance during a process of shifting their theatrical production from live performance to the digital realm of animated video.
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.
Uzelman, Kara Nokomis Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 To support a solo exhibition at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, including production of new work and remounting of older work, scheduled for March 2022.
Wensel, Judy Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $14,000 To support a research and creation term to develop a new performance work called "The Last Children."
Langhorne, Donna Air Ronge Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 To support "What's Mine Is Yours", a series of paintings and drawings associated with medical research on organ donation and transplantation for Indigenous persons.
Wagner, Bernadette Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,169 To substantially revise and rewrite the mixed-genre manuscript, Unclear Future: Situating Uranium.
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.
Goretzky, Barbara
Town of Lumsden
Lumsden Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 To start the first stage of a large mural at the museum, depicting the settlement of the area, beginning with Indigenous people to the present.
Centre Francophone BDS
Alexis Normand
Bellevue Music Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 To start a youth choir who will perform three songs in French for “Les rendez-vous de la francophonie” and host Café Culture gatherings in Bellevue/St.Louis/Domrémy.
Scantily Glad Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 To spend a week experimenting and playing in development of our queer, physical comedy collaboration: "Creepy Boys" for Melbourne Fringe Festival and future touring.
Staples-Jetko, Sandra Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $450 To shoot a participatory Documentary with three older women living independently in rural Saskatchewan in the time of COVID 19.
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.
Live Out Loud Theatre Regina Theatre Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 To run a Ranch Camp: Arts Edition in collaboration with Journey To Hope and Ponderosa Connection
Wagner, Bernadette Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,000 To revise and polish a children's literature manuscript, Crybaby.
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.
Battie, Kyath Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,000 To research the creation of multiple fictional landscapes by unifying 16mm colour film imagery and digital editing techniques.
Age Friendly Outreach & Resource Network Bushell Park Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 To research Northern and rural Saskatchewan and build relationships to develop art programs that are meaningful to a more diverse public.
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.
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.
Luhning, Holly Lumsden Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To research and write a collection of poetry centred on and informed by the end/renewal of a Saskatchewan prairie farm.
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.
Standing, Lois Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 To research and develop Dakota women's geometric beaded designed dresses and produce a dress with the influence of past designs.
Moker Wernikowski, Connie Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,104 To research and create a dance piece/study for five local dancers, informed by the work of Saskatchewan dance pioneer, Amelia Itcush.
Kybalion Movement Saskatoon Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 To request a micro-grant for alleviating expenses for a unique opportunity to present a Canadian Breaking artist at the international street dance festival “Hip-Fest 2019”.
Francis, Jaron Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $2,750 To rehearse and stage the full-length drama 'Manuscript' by Paul Grellong, performing at the Refinery Arts & Spirit Centre Aug29-Sep1 and Sep5-8, 2019.
Wensel, Misty Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $10,000 To refine existing segments of dance creation, “Trails” into a full length, open-air production featuring Saskatchewan artists from multiple disciplines. To be presented Summer 2021.
Knight, Lancelot Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To record an album and branding as an artist.
Cafferata, Skyler Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To record 4 new studio-quality songs with my band (The Faps) which will be released as digital singles throughout 2019.
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.
Tushabe, Irene Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 To receive feedback and finish edits on my debut novel, Everything is Fine Here, under the guidance of accomplished novelist Marina Endicott.
Bates-Hardy, Courtney Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $951 To receive a manuscript evaluation from writer and editor Jennifer LoveGrove and attend a writing retreat to work on the same manuscript.
Virgo, Sean Eastend Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To read, assess and select unpublished stories by the late Patrick Lane, and to assemble and propose a collection for publication, with editorial suggestions.
Phelps Bondaroff, Amber Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To re-visit The Objects of our Desires, a collaborative, social-practice, music project, resulting in a series of original songs written for objects and contributing participants.
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.
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.”
Severight, Tanya Whitecap Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To purchase supplies needed to create items that I have not created in the past.
Thevenot, Michelle Osler Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To purchase photography and video equipment required to capture and present my work and that of artistic collaborations in a professional way.
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.
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.
Blackman, Shawn Prince Albert Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,492 To purchase an Amp Profiler which is essential equipment needed to expand my musical practice to a greater extent into live performance and remote recording.
Williams, Janet Saskatoon Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $944 To purchase an all-in-one HEPAclean desk-top polisher to produce finer quality work with my jewelery practice.
Buffalo People Arts Institute Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To purchase a video recording device, lighting and microphone to use in creating videos on how to create a variety of Indigenous-related art workshops
Van Rees, Ken Saskatoon Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,700 To purchase a specialized desktop kiln
Bandur, Breanne Saskatoon Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $712 To Purchase a Metaltech Maxi Round 6 foot Scaffold to produce large drawings.
Bigeagle-Kequahtooway, Joely Regina Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 To purchase a long arm quilting machine to assist me in designing and creating my starblankets.
Brophey, Erin Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,500 To purchase a gouging machine to precisely remove the interior of bamboo in order to produce reeds for my oboe.
Lerat, Muskwa Saskatoon Media Arts Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,000 To purchase a Dracast X-Series 1000 Lighting Kit to enable me to control lighting on location shoots and better edit my film projects.
Craig, Robert Regina Multidisciplinary Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,500 To purchase a 16 inch Mac Book Pro to facilitate my video production, writing and digital art practice.
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".
McKnight, Spencer SASKATOON Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,500 To provide two months of living expenses to be able to develop a recital for touring in Saskatchewan for summer of 2020.
Perry, Chancz Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To provide support to a professional BIPOC artist who is developing new work in Saskatchewan that is advancing his artistic practices beyond Canadian borders.
Dussion, Mary Nipawin Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To provide financial support to purchase materials to start my own business making moccasins and ribbon skirts.
Bridges Art Movement Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 To provide financial support for BAM as we develop our Artist Residency program
YWCA Regina
Lloyd Dubois
Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2022-2023 $10,000 To provide art-making workshops and co-create a kinship mural that explore Indigenous experiences under colonialism for YWCA residents, staff and public.
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.
Deaf Crows Collective Regina Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 To provide accessibility to future Deaf Crows Collective theatre productions for deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf patrons through the use of surtitling equipment.
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.
Nolan, Yvette Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $16,000 To produce The Art of War, an original play by Yvette Nolan at the Refinery in September 2020.
Shadowpaw Press Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $2,000 To produce Shadowpaw Press's first audiobooks, for two novels to be published this fall.
Nind, Monique Grenfell Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $2,000 To produce four original paintings (24x30)in a series titled "The Love of Fishing' and artistic journals describing the creative process for each piece.
Duesterbeck, Florence Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To produce exhibition-ready large-format photographs on canvas for "Litter 2020" for confirmed exhibition at Art Gallery of Regina Out of the Box space.
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
Gomez, Felipe Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 To produce and present “Soundtrack for Adventurous Kids” a 45-minute interactive musical experience.
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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.