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
Harder, Kristel Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,466 To gain the professional skills necessary to develop "EmotionLoss", a comedic cabaret exploring mental health, through two workshops and a mentorship program.
Wagner, Bernadette Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,914 To further develop, inform, and strengthen the hybrid manuscript, Unclear Future, with land-based information and experience.
Phelps Bondaroff, Amber Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,015 To further develop my performance art practice through attendance at a ten day workshop in Merida Mexico, with Guillermo Gomez Pena and LaPocha Nostra.
Andronyk, Jeanie Shaunavon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $1,500 To fund the creation of a large scale bronze sculpture.
Parent, Anna Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 To finish the writing and create paintings for a story about a raven raised by geese learning to fly, a sixties scoop survivors story.
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."
Shine Reggae Network Saskatchewan Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,348 To facilitate much needed market research and conduct promotional workshops for the 2022 Shine Reggae Network Saskatchewan reggae festival.
City of Humboldt Cultural Services Humboldt Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 To facilitate four community dialogues with Indigenous artist Kevin Peeace and the Humboldt community, especially youth, to collaborate on a Reconciliation art project.
Thorburn, Crystal Assiniboia Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $948 To facilitate 2 half day visual art sessions to research and assess community needs in partnership with the Shurniak Art Gallery.
Living Sky School Division No. 202 North Battleford Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 To explore ideas about ecological art with traditional Indigenous knowledge to deepen our relationship with the land and planning for an Artist in Schools project.
Goretzky, Barbara Lumsden Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To experiment with wood and metal in creating a time-sensitive, small-scaled, permanent wall piece in collaboration with young adults, who experience intellectual disabilities.
Wensel, Misty Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,534 To evolve the contemporary dance solo, Trails, with an ensemble of dancers. Taking a personal narrative and allowing it to grow into its next translation
Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home Regina Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $990 To establish a relationship and work collaboratively with 2 artists to develop concrete plans for an artistic project in a special care home
La Ronge Arts Council Corp. La Ronge Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 To engage local indigenous artist DLanghorne to give artist talks and painting sessions to school groups and others while OSAC exhibit 'Common Truths' is here.
First Nations University of Canada Regina Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 To engage knowledge keepers that hold the history of natural color pigments (plant, animal, mineral). building capacity to hold public workshops on pigment use.
Baerwaldt, Wayne Assiniboia Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To enable me to install artwork by Richard Boulet and participate in the public program for the exhibition "La ragione c’entra poco (reason has little to do with it)" at Thetis Foundation, Venice, Italy, Sept. 12-22.
Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $9,000 To empower LGBTQ2S youth by highlighting art as a formative part of expressing identity and as a vehicle for social change.
Silverthorne, Judith Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To do presentations at the Frankfurt Book Fair and cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland at universities, schools, literary events and for community art groups.
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.
Centre Francophone BDS Bellevue Music Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $1,000 To discover through community consultations, research, and project planning how to bring music back to our communities.
It's Not a Box Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $15,000 To devise and stage a live Overhear pod-play with Prague storytellers for the Prague Quadrennial 2019 and bring local content for geocache stories.
Zong, Megan Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To develop Production Dramaturgy resources (including web articles, videos and Afterplay facilitators) that engage audiences beyond the stage during Yin Yang Theatre's production of Unmasked.
Loreburn Central School Loreburn Music Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $1,000 To develop drumming as part of the music in class, and potentially have a group for students to take part in outside of class time.
Megan Zong Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $15,000 To develop and produce the world premiere of Unmasked at Live Five in 2020.
Ells, Chrystene Regina Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $1,000 To develop and pilot strategies towards a year-long AiC to provide arts programming for residents, memory care patients, and palliative care patients and their families.
Cowan, Hilarey Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 To develop and expand my work around labour, connection and care through sculpture and performance, including a residency at the Banff Centre with Bridget Moser.
Free Flow Dance Theatre Company
Integrated Dance Artist Collective
Saskatoon Dance Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 To develop a regional community of professional contemporary dancers through creative practice with choreographer Shannon Litzenberger, toward creating a performance installation at the Remai Modern.
Johnson, Ashley Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,700 To develop a peer led somatic learning space to support the transition back to in person dancing with Ashley Johnson and Johanna Bundon.
Baerwaldt, Wayne Assiniboia Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To deliver a public lecture on Zachari Logan's work and visit Verona's renowned Palazzo Giusti to begin to co-curate Logan's solo exhibition for April, 2021.
Benjamin, Paul Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To debut my new Cultural Intelligence photo exhibition "Exploring CQ" at the Warman public library during the month of January.
Favel, Floyd Paynton Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,751 To create/present, a multi-disciplinary performance 'Following the Medicine', (Live accompanied with AV technology), of the story of Peyote's arrival into Saskatchewan in the 1930's.
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.
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.
Mackasey, Michèle Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $18,000 To create two Memory-bottle-portraits commemorating lost family members, using tiny glass bottles filled with coloured transparent liquid; a pixelated process resulting in two-dimensional sculptural works.
Latendresse, Jacqueline Saskatoon Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $8,000 To create new contemporary choreographic work set to music from the operas Cosi Fan Tute and Marriage of Figaro inspired by Mozart's marriage.
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.
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.
Daigneault, Nap Beauval Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To Create four Birch Bark Baskets and mentor other indigenous and metis individuals in this traditional art practice by offering a workshop in Ile-à-la Crosse.
Garneau, David Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 To create forty metaphoric still life paintings in which mundane objects are arranged and titled so they evoke complex themes and ideas.
Zdunich, Emily Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,600 To create and research a new body of work exploring the human condition for the purpose of exhibitions and professional development.
Schneider, Zoë Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 To create and heavily expand upon two bodies of work for two confirmed solo exhibitions that will take place in 2020.
Rose, Melanie regina Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 To create and develop new work with the intent of exhibition. Research of new techniques and materials.
Frison, Lucas Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $13,802 To create an inclusive short film about a young man with Down syndrome pursuing love.
Bates, Steve Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,400 To create an environmentally sensitive listening station and exhibition site from my home. Artworks will be exhibited from the same site and streamed online.
Emma Artists Group Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 To create an artistic installation on the south side of Ness Creek, as a 10th Anniversary reprisal of a project started in 2010.
Atkins, Amalie Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $15,500 To create a triple screen film installation for a confirmed solo exhibition at the Remai Modern opening April 5, 2019
Furstenberg, Tia Prince Albert Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To create a series of paintings for an upcoming collaborative exhibition at the John V. Hicks Gallery in March of 2022.
Red Smarteez Marionettes Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $14,000 To create a script and pre-production for a personal film about disability with a fiction about a former resident of our home.
Grummett, S.E. Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,000 To create a new Theatre for Young Audiences show exploring gender diversity for presentation in Calgary and Saskatoon planned for May 2023.
Brochu Lambert, Anne Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,577 To create a multimedia triptych installation that integrates a motion activated soundscape, celebrating the close relationships and creative voices of four generations of Francophone women.
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.
Holland, Matthew Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 To create a film using archival photographs of the Regina tornado of 1912.
The Dim Coast Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,000 To create a custom digital instrument that ‘performs’ a group sound installation, online audio stream and audiobook inspired by Moose Jaw writer, Vivian Darroch-Lozowski.
Poitras-Jarrett, Phyllis Regina Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 To create 6 mixed-media paintings honouring 6 Sk. animals necessary for the survival of the Indigenous people throughout history to be included in future exibitions.
Thistledown Press Ltd. Saskatoon Literary Special Initiatives Fund 2020-2021 $7,500 To cover expenses of Thistledown Press’ transition in ownership.
City of Prince Albert Prince Albert Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $1,000 To contract Jesse Campbell as a Curator for Artists in Community project coordination in Prince Albert.
Bridge Theatre Collective Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 To contract 15 theatre artists to be a part of a readthrough workshop of a new edit of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare.
Martin, Monique Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,000 To continue the touring of my installation based work "Continuous" and "Context is Everything" to 7 different exhibitions, solo and group.
Shurniak Gallery Inc. Assiniboia Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 To consult and imagine with our diverse public to develop new plans for creative programming by the Shurniak Art Gallery and its partners
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.
Baerwaldt, Wayne Assiniboia Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $16,116 To conduct original research, develop curatorial premises, write critical essays and deliver art exhibitions in Saskatchewan and abroad
Macdonald, Daniel Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $11,000 To conduct an in-person workshop, hold public staged readings, and engage in subsequent rewrites of my play MERCY between January and March , 2022.
Murza, Michael Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $8,500 To compose "Cold and Lonely Kingdom," an album telling stories of a fantasy world that contains parallels to the history and geography of Saskatchewan.
Hebert, Dakota Saskatoon Theatre Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 To completely gut and redo my three-act play about Jack the Ripper into a way better two-act.
Stooshinoff, Alexander Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,443 To complete the writing of my third LP, "Cold House," which features finger-style guitar and voice with an emphasis on performance.
Baerwaldt, Wayne Assiniboia Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,884 To complete my research and writing to realize a collaborative artist book project with Richard Boulet
Noel-Maw, Martine Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,000 To complete my "Will James Triad" by writing a novel based on my play "Dans l’ombre de Will James".
Sheikh, Sheheryar Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 To complete and refine a literary fiction novel (titled After) about the Covid-19 pandemic, and about a father-son relationship within it, from 05/2022 to 01/2023.
Sheri & Heather Benning Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $15,000 To complete a short film cycle, "Let Them Rest," which will give affective voice to the seismic shift in rural Saskatchewan to intensive farming practices
Hunter, Jennie Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 To complete a new literary novel titled 'Factor of Safety', which focuses on my continuing theme of women working in non-traditional roles.
Emel, Tod Invermere Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $18,000 To complete a new body of intermedia work combining audio, sculpture and painting; using post-painterly abstraction to explore 'natural' and 'artificial' worlds
Larouche Ellard, Diane Biggar Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To complete a mixed media encaustic mentorship with Bobbi Clackson-Walker consisting of 8 one-on-one sessions.
Bandur, Breanne Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To collaborate with Alison Norlen on her project, "Moulin de la Nouvelle Orleans," as part of the New Orleans Luna Fete.
Live Five Independent Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 To co-produce and co-facilitate an unconference to foster new relationships among Saskatchewan theatre artists and audiences in the service of growing an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and anti-oppressive theatre culture.
Rose, Melanie Regina Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $15,500 To build upon the theme of ‘The Flower People’ and create 13 new 2D and wearable art pieces for an exhibition at Godfrey Dean Gallery.
Janvier, Bobby La Loche Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $7,500 To build an separate studio/workshop so I can safely continue my art projects like woodworking outside.
Gomez, Felipe Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $757 To build a Tubulum a pipe instrument famously used in the “Blue Man Group” a fun and inventive percussion instrument.
Evans, George Regina Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 to bring jazz pianist Nancy Walker to Saskatoon for a coaching and joint performance opportunity.
Free Flow Dance Theatre Company Saskatoon Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,500 To bring guest choreographers Danny Grossman, Graham McKelvie and Newton Moraes to Saskatoon to participate in our 25th anniversary season special events/Gala.
Friday, Kristi Saskatoon Theatre Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 To bring artists and educators together to create arts resources, such as an interactive play and workshops, that educate students and staff on systemic racism.
Rosenwald, Betsy Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To be one of four participants in a unique online Encaustic Workshop on October 3, 2020 presented by the A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas.
Pantel, Rowan Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To attend training with Russian puppeteer Polina Borisova, at the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center in June 2019.
Bates-Hardy, Courtney Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $1,740 To attend the Sage Hill Summer Poetry Workshop, where I will work on my second poetry manuscript, tentatively titled "The Anatomy of a Monster".
Silverthorne, Judith Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To attend the launch of the German translation of Honouring the Buffalo at the Frankfurt Book Fair and do presentations at a related Conference.
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.
Haldoupis, Nicole Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To attend Sage Hill Writing’s 2019 Summer Program (Fiction Course) and work with writer Jacqueline Baker, July 2-12.
Zhao, JingLu Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,480 To assist with the costs of childcare for my three children while I create a new body of paintings for exhibition.
Meldrum, Jeff Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $3,800 To assist in production of a touring exhibition exploring my project Art For Animals which introduces sculpture to the forest and wildlife of Northern Saskatchewan.
Atcheynum, Kasey Saskatoon Literary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $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.
Bernbaum, Joel Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 To apprentice with Forklift Danceworks' Artistic Director Alison Orr on her new community engaged production of Givens Swims - the culmination of a 3-year residency.
Dr. Martin LeBoldus Band Program Regina Music Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 To allow students to engage with professionals on their respective instruments in order to foster growth, enable mentorship, and expand their horizons.
Hale, Laura Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To accept an invitation to travel to and participate in a unique career development opportunity, an environmental art focused residency in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Word on the Street Saskatoon Inc.
The Word on the Street Saskatoon Inc.
Saskatoon Literary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 To gain financial support for Saskatoon's free literary arts festival, The Word On The Street.
Hale, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,040 Time for creative exploration, investigation, experimentation, risk taking, discovery, dialogue and critique, development and creation of new artworks and works in progress.
Tic Toc TEN Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $10,000 Tic Toc TEN is a short performance arts festival featuring ten, brand new, multidisciplinary performance pieces by both emerging and established Saskatchewan artists.
Bradley, Bevin Saskatoon Visual Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $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.
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.
Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery Moose Jaw Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 Through consultation and research, MJM&AG will source an Indigenous Curator-in-Residence for a residency project and determine a new vision for our Indigenous exhibits and collections.
Saskatoon Industry Education Council
Muveddet Al-Katib
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Through art, newcomer youth will to express and share their culture while learning about the similarities and differences in other cultures in their new community.
Bundon, Johanna Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,316 Three-week solo research period to consider the Feldenkrais Method ® in relationship to solo contemporary dance practice and ongoing movement training and teaching.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

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.