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
Fletcher, Étienne Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 To compose 8 songs to be added to bilingual live concert, and eventual recording.
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
Kirchmeier, Kurt Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 To complete a rewrite on the first half of a YA fantasy novel titled The Bone Shepherds, as requested by an interested editor.
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.
Keshane, Claudette Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 to be able to purchase all the supplies required to create new items that I have never made before
Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre Inc. Regina Beach Music Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $2,000 To be able to pay fair musician fees to the performers at the LMLCC's first ever outdoor Music Festival on July 2, 2022.
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 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.
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.
Langhorne, Donna Air Ronge Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $14,975 To acquire materials and equipment required to create and document Aanjitoon, a series of twelve large paintings using an original hybrid Woodlands/Realist style.
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. 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.
Harder, Kristel Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,000 Through private lessons, self-study, journaling and regimented practice, I will retrain my voice to better serve my work as an actor, singer and voice teacher.
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.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,821 Three day artist residency in Quebec to workshop, develop and rehearse live visual set before departing on German tour in November and December.
Creighton Community School
Karen Clark
Creighton Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $7,356 This school led program will provide opportunities for youth and parents to experience visual arts and gain knowledge of traditional Cree teachings, values,
Richter, Jessica Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $18,000 This proposal seeks funding to support the creation of a solo exhibition of film and installation work at the Estevan Art Gallery in February 2023.
Richter, Jessica Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 This proposal seeks funding to support the creation of a short art film.
Meneley, Barbara Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,751 This proposal is to support travel costs related to the creation and development of my project "White Land / Treaty For?"
Sharpe, Wendy Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,283 This proposal is to support the production of new work based on travel through Saskatchewan along a stretch of highway called Ghost Town Trail
Liu, Lin Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $757 This proposal is for support to develop a proposal for a Saskatchewan Arts Board Artists in Communities Project grant for the May 1, 2020 deadline.
Bracht, Kathryn Regina Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $976 This proposal is for a free, live online reading of the new play Bros/Les Boys, which will involve 6 Saskatchewan actors.
Regina Highland Festival Association Inc. Regina Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $3,815 This project will support Celtic music performance at the SHGCF, featuring local professional musicians and world-renowned musician Fred Morrison from Scotland.
Straker, Jeffery Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,000 This project will see me compose music and lyrics for 10 new songs, between May 1 and June 30 2019
Lumsden Beach Camp inc.
Shaunna Dunn
Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $15,000 This project will provide the Camp community exposure to, and education through, diverse artistic practices, while offering professional artists meaningful engagement on the land.
City of Prince Albert
Lynda Monahan
Prince Albert Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $20,000 This project will provide individuals with mentorship from a professional artist to build capacity for artists and organizations in Prince Albert to develop residency programs.
Johnson, Omar Regina Music Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 This project will produce an album. Utilizing a 4 part method. I.e Locale sampling, sound sculpting, sound generation, sound pallet programming, plus composition.
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.
One Take Super 8 Event Saskatoon Media Arts SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $6,162 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.
One Take Super 8 Event Saskatoon Media Arts SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $5,575 This project will help artists create and exhibit 25 new films as part of an annual OTS8 film event dedicated to developing filmmakers in Saskatchewan.
Pelletier, Jeanne Regina Multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $18,000 This project will chronicle the life of Métis Elder and knowledge keeper, Jeanne Pelletier, and will include perspectives from those who know her.
Dorion, Leah Prince Albert Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 This project will be to design and create 13 moon shawls for an existing art show that features the 13 moon teachings.
Feheregyhazi, Andrei Saskatoon Media Arts Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 This project will be a test page/scene for an animated short film presented as an augmented reality picture book.
Cameron, Ian Regina Music Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 This project uses the physical medium of vinyl records to communicate different curriculum components with an emphasis on creation & creativity.
asokan Project Camps
Alexandra Nordstrom
Battleford Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 This project provides youth of Poundmaker and Little Pine First Nation with five days of creative programming that use land as pedagogy for art practice.
Nordstrom, Alexandra Battleford Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 This project provides grades 5-9 students of Chief Poundmaker School with a week of creative workshops that use land as pedagogy for art practice.
Pettigrew, Laura Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,000 This project is to write two new works for: Low Brass, premiere Portugal August 2020; Flute duet with piano, premiere Canada USA 2020/21
Normand, Alexis Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 This project is to write new songs in French and English that explore bilingual identity on the prairies.
Favel, Floyd Paynton Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $10,000 This project is to write down and publish, accompanied by visual images, the story of Broken Knife Lookout on Poundmaker Cree Nation.
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.
Rosie & the Riveters Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 This project is to write 60 new songs, the best 12 of which will be recorded on Rosie & the Riveters’ next album.
Scantily Glad Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 This project is to remount our queer physical comedy, "Something in the Water", for presentation by the Adelaide Fringe Festival through co-production with Gluttony Theatre.
Lebel, Emilie Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $2,262 This project is to produce a short film for my song "Métamorphose" with Stephanie Kuse
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.
Lebel, Emilie Moose Jaw Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,175 This project is to produce a live performance for touring and shows
Moccasin, Ryan Saskatoon Media Arts Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 This project is to hire a video editor in order to mentor me on a media project.
The Feather Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $18,000 This project is to help us produce season four of our satirical streaming series, The Feather News.
St. Frances Cree Bilingual School - Bateman
Mary Harelkin Bishop
Saskatoon Literary Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $10,000 This project is to help students to find out about their culture and record this information in writing. The final product is a printed book.
Van Rees, Ken Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,091 This project is to further my artistic practice in charcoal mark-making in burnt forests in northern Saskatchewan by examining the impacts of weather and time
Fletcher, Étienne Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 This project is to fund the creation of a new full-length album for Étienne Fletcher which will be released in 2020.
W3APONS Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $10,000 This project is to fund a writing period for Saskatoon-based band and writing collaborators, W3APONS.
FadaDance Troupe Inc. Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 This project is to engage in a week long residency at Good Woman Dance in Edmonton, Alberta where we will begin to develop Slow Burn.
Lafferty, Richard Prince Albert Media Arts Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $2,000 This project is to do modern Metis story telling through photography and voice. This creative multimedia work will be shared Via multi media platforms
Solheim, Tara Dawn Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,044 This project is to dedicate time to the creation of new material for a spoken word collection, approximately eight to ten performance poetry pieces.
Lyons, Joanne Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $8,850 This project is to create new mixed media work exploring the weight of accumulation.
Körner, Miriam Air Ronge Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $8,500 This project is to create an illustrated children's book (text and illustrations) that addresses climate grief and climate change in a literary way.
Straker, Jeffery Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,400 This project is to compose 8 new songs covering a range of themes. Works will be used in performance & recording.
Straker, Jeffery Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,000 This project is to compose 8 new songs covering a broad range of themes. Works will be used in performance & recording.
Normand, Alexis Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 This project is to complete the research, development, and treatment plan for "Sing Me Home" – a 30-minute POV documentary.
Bradford, Michael Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $16,000 This project is to complete a middle-grade novel called Bonewalkers, the third book in the Nightside series, published by Orca Books Publishers.
Körner, Miriam Air Ronge Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 This project is to complete a first draft of the novel ‘Burnt’ , including travelling to the places the protagonist encounters in her journey.
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.
Körner, Miriam Air Ronge Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 This project is to attend a colloquium with Heather Benning and Tim Lilburn, receive manuscript consultation and create new work.
Dynamic Video Imaging Corporation Saskatoon Media Arts Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 This project is meant to facilitate the travel and professional development of Dynamic Video Imaging Corporation for the "Eastern Oregon Film Festival".
Saskatoon Business College Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $750 This project is meant to assist students entering a very demanding health care field to reduce stress and promote self care through holistic art expression.
Team Auroraman Humboldt Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $8,000 This project is for Team Auroraman to collaboratively create the 48 page graphic novel “The Adventures of Auroraman: Good Times in the Badlands”
Prairie Sky School Regina Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $756 This project is for a grade 6-8 class to learn basic wood shop skills by building shelves with woodworker Brian Gladwell.
Sun, Qiming Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 This project is a two-month-long, nature-based, interdisciplinary artist residency at the Drinkle mall in Saskatoon. The residency includes open studio visits and a final exhibition.
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.
Nuit Blanche Saskatoon Contemporary Arts Festival Inc. Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $1,000 This project consists of a partnership with artist/architect Jason Surkan, Oxbow Architecture, Nuit Blanche Saskatoon to facilitate youth workshops in digital design and fabrication.
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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.