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
Kovach, Jaye Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 Responding to Ross and Mackay’s Gendertroublemakers, we will produce an experimental short film exploring our trans-for-trans and butch-femme relationship through kink and the everyday.
Minahik Waskahigan Elementary School
Mitchell Dureault
Pinehouse Lake Music Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $41,500 Return a music educator to our Northern community to rejuvenate lost culture, strengthen intergenerational connections, teach music to youth, and building local capacity through mentorship.
Pottle, Adam Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,000 Revise and polish my graphic novel script, SHADOWS ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY, into a second draft worthy of submission to publishers and artists.
Ritornello Chamber Music Festival Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 Ritornello Festival is building on 12 years of success and looking towards the future through 3 concerts of fresh and original programming in Saskatoon’s core.
McArthur, Robert Carlyle Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 Robert Mcarthur is bringing back the Nakoda language through song, specifically children's lullabies. Writing lullabies helps preserve the language by putting it in children's ears.
Dinsmore Composite School Dinsmore Dance Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 Rural K-6 students will develop an understanding of reconciliation and the importance of relationship-building by working with an Indigenous/Métis artist.
Dinsmore Composite School Dinsmore Music Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 Rural students in Grades 9-12 will develop an understanding of reconciliation and the importance of relationship-building by working with an Indigenous/Metis artist.
Sage Hill Writing Experience Inc. Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 Sage Hill is applying for funding to undertake a 3-Phase Strategy Project to respond to new circumstances that have emerged for the organization.
Dr. Brass School Yorkton Visual Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $1,000 Saskatchewan Artist, Kevin Peaace, will come to Dr. Brass School to create classroom murals in his style of painting. *No volunteers due to COVID.
Suchan, Paul Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 School tour of the Proteus Saxophone Quartet, Saxophonist Gerard Weber and Pianist Naomi Suchan, and Fiddler Kim de Laforest, featuring the music of Paul Suchan.
Burnt Thicket Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 Script development & world premiere production of My Own Personal Jesus? by Tim Bratton
Campos, Yulissa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,483 Script development of the new play "The Newcomer" by Yulissa Campos
Macza, Jason Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 sculptural addition to my painting series “Dogs dreaming of rabbits and Rabbits Dreaming of Dogs” Life size rabbits carved from standard Spruce.
Morgun, Jessica Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 Seeking support for short-term artist residency at Art Placement Gallery through Biofeedback Collective's "Community Project" to explore collaboration with artist Zhao Jinglu.
Indigenous Poets Society Paynton Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 Sending the Indigenous Poets Society team to participate/compete in the CFSW 2019 for flights and accommodation and food support at event.
Free Flow Dance Theatre Company Saskatoon Dance Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $2,000 Senior dance artist Terrill Maguire visits SK from ON for the first time to work with Free Flow Dance Theatre.
Ferguson, Anastasia Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,493 Shoot and hand-develop a 5-minute film, using 16 and Super 8 film. Title: The Garden of Curiousities, Chapter 2: From the Dying of the Day
Petit, Marcel Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,862 Short film based on the book by J.M. Bergman, about a teenage girl who is kidnapped, illustrating the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Sutherland, Dallas Rosthern Media Arts Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $2,000 Short horror film that will be filming in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and surrounding areas. filming will take place in July 2022.
Saskatchewan Printmakers Association Saskatoon Other Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 SK Printmakers will revive the mission and membership of the (inactive) Saskatchewan Printmakers Association and host a printmaking conference in November 2022 in Saskatoon.
Northern Saskatchewan International Children's Festival Inc.
Laura Hosaluk
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $6,000 Sock Puppet workshop
Fernandez, Cezar Patrick I Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 Solo Exhbition at Weyburn Art Council
Saltzman, Vera Fort Qu'Appelle Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Solo exhibition of photographic portrait series O Human Child in Ottawa, Ontario November 1, 2019 to January 4th, 2020.
Stoughton Central School Stoughton Music Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 Song Writers Circle with Saskatchewan Recording Artists Glen Strong and Forrest Eaglespeaker.
Spark Theatre Prince Albert Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $11,667 Spark Theatre will rehearse and present the female-driven "The Drowning Girls" (Graham, Tomlinson, Vlaskalic) March 25-27 in Prince Albert, SK at the EA Rawlinson Centre.
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Inc. Saskatoon Theatre Special Initiatives Fund 2020-2021 $5,000 Staff and board will take a 6-day training course and create concrete change for more equitable, diverse, and inclusive environments for our staff and public.
Doyle, Eliza Mary Asquith Music Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $46,500 Stage 2 of Pilot Project that engages community in music for self-expression/healing/reconciliation with intent on identifying, training and mentoring community members for future workshop facilitation.
Hoggarth, Opal Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 Starting a new drag/rock show to allow queer performers to make money in Regina for alternative communities.
UR Pride Centre for Sexuality & Gender Diversity Inc. Regina Media Arts Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Stories That Move You: A portrait and digital storytelling project by and for trans and non-binary people in Saskatchewan
Burnouf, Jordyn ile a la Crosse Media Arts Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $5,000 Storytelling through media to share land-based practices and worldview from an Indigenous lens. Videography, storytelling, and a virtual exhibit to capture northern lifestyle and art.
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.
St. Frances Cree Bilingual School - Bateman
Mary Harelkin Bishop
Saskatoon Literary Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $10,000 Students will be part of a creative community as they experience researching, writing and illustrating to create a book as the final project.
Ernest Lindner School Saskatoon Music Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 Students will engage with Tod Emel (our artist) as they compose and perform electronic music using LMMS digital music station. https://lmms.io/
Saskatoon Public Schools Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 Students will explore Indigenous pre-contact knowledge through land-based learning at Wanuskewin, disrupting the narrative that the plains were barren and wild prior to European contact.
Prairie Sky School
Holly Yuzicapi
Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $20,000 Students will learn some traditional indigenous beading techniques, and prepare a spring cultural festival that includes display and demonstration of beading, powwow dancing, and songwriting.
Westmount Community School
Felipe Gomez
Saskatoon Music Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $7,700 Students will learn the music concepts of the ukulele taught by Felipe Gomez. In the end, students will participate perform in a ukulele rock orchestra.
Clinton Ackerman Music Regina Music Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $5,103 Students will practice mindfulness and independence in creative music practices, creating wind chimes while exploring different acoustic environments in Regina.
Wicks, Bob Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Study Clown with Christopher Bayes and The Pandamonium Studio while they have reduced tuition and shifted classes online during the Covid Pandemic.
Curtain Razors Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 Support for 4 Saskatchewan artists (including 2 yet-to-be-funded by SKArts Independent Artists) to create short films arising from Trespassers Waltz, for consideration at S.P.A.N.E. (Screenings of Performance Art in the Natural Environment).
Bundon Pfeifer Henderson Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $12,963 Support for a 3-month work term, for the continued creation of 'Untitled Peter Tripp Project'.
Bundon Pfeifer Henderson Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,816 Support for a 3-month work term, to cover artist fees for the premiere production of 'Untitled Peter Tripp Project'.
Francis, Cate Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 Support for the research and creation of large format screenprint based works examining cultural conceptions of nature as decoration in the face of climate change.
Goodwyn, Amber Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 Support for the creation of a new cycle of songs for my experimental pop music project, Natural Sympathies.
Saskatoon Youth Jazz Orchestra Saskatoon Music Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $1,000 SYJO will collaborate and record with guest artist Joel Grundahl as a mentoring opportunity for current SYJO members and to generate future engagement.
Palmer, Josh Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,000 Take the time necessary to create and write new songs and produce new sounds for my music group, The Sunset Kids.
Vincent, Angus Yorkton Theatre Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 Take time off work to complete my play. I've completed the songs and am looking to finish my script to begin work-shopping and marketing it.
Hosaluk, Michael Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,650 Take time to create new work that is completely unfamiliar to previous processes in my artistic career in remote unfamiliar locations and studio.
Saskatoon Christian School Saskatoon Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 Taking students to experience wheel throwing with an experienced artist. Glazing pieces and trying out raku style firing. Providing an experience unattainable in a classroom.
Ecole Elsie Mironuck Community School (Regina Board of Education - Div #4) Regina Music Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 Tara Semple and Rosa Haynes will develop a sound (aural) experience program to for elementary students and their educators to explore mindfulness, creativity and self-care.
Association of Manitou Arts & Cultures Inc. Manitou Beach Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,995 The 2020 Manitou Music Fest will deliver a quality festival, including an eclectic selection of professional musicians, songwriters, dancers, artisans, and performers.
Association of Manitou Arts & Cultures Inc. Manitou Beach Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 The 2021 Manitou Music Fest will deliver a quality festival, including an eclectic selection of professional musicians, songwriters, dancers, artisans, and performers.
Association of Manitou Arts & Cultures Inc. Manitou Beach Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $4,800 The 2022 Manitou Music Fest will deliver a quality festival, including an eclectic selection of professional musicians, songwriters, dancers, artisans, and performers.
Regina Blues Association Regina Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $6,700 The 26th Mid-Winter Blues Festival is going back to its roots with a modified three-night, one-afternoon event featuring performers from Regina and across Western Canada.
Regina Blues Association Regina Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 The 26th Mid-Winter Blues Festival will combine free and ticketed events over 7 nights, featuring national and international performers, as well as 80% local artists.
Prairie Valley School Division #208 Regina Music Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 The aim is to introduce First Nation singing to students (gr. 6-12) utilizing local resources and proven champion singers.
Lapointe, Ky Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,264 The aim of this project is to create French and bilingual spoken word centered around my Fransaskois experience with language and community.
Coronach Old Town Street Festival Coronach Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 The Coronach Old Town Street Festival will reinvigorate the rural community through a multi-disciplinary, participatory arts experience which celebrates Coronach's unique cultural identity.
Ripplinger, Matthew Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 The Corrupted Spectrum is a creation project exploring possibilities in Technicolor processes combined with homemade photographic emulsion techniques.
Avramenko, James Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,000 The creation of a new collection of poetry and micro-fiction titled "First Dates with Pro Wrestlers"
Gordon Denny Community School La Ronge Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 The Cree Culture teacher is looking to invite a local artist to come and show all students grade 1-6 the painting process.
Pegasus Productions Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $14,750 The development, production, and presentation of "After Sundown," a new play by Gordon Portman.
Ramsay, Jessica Regina Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 The essential and final integration of violin fundamentals into audition preparation with renowned, Berlin-based violinist Elissa Lee.
The Feather Saskatoon Media Arts Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 The Feather is looking to get funding for artist fees to do a Christmas project and live stream which involves mentorship within the collective.
Ecole Dundonald School
Paula Cooley
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $8,217 The focus of the project is an exploration of culture and community through texture, colour, and shape culminating in a clay art installation.
Ruecker, Gerry Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 The funding requested in this grant application is to support the further development and creation of my current body of work in mixed media sculpture.
The Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts North Battleford Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 The funding with this grant would go towards attending the Canadian Arts Presenting Association Conference 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Bishop Lloyd Middle School Lloydminster Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 The funding would be used to connect with Indigenous singers, drummers, and dancers to work with students and develop partnerships for further projects in future.
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.
Core Neighbourhood Youth Coop
Muskwa Lerat
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2022-2023 $20,000 The Future Artistic Minds (FAM) is a program at CNYC for youth to explore their creative practice in a safe, identity affirming space.
Penner, John J Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 The grant proposal is to replace my old deteriorating resin coated plywood darkroom sink with a chemical resistant stainless steel sink.
Mistawasis Nehiyawak High School Leask Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 The grant would provide an opportunity for the students to learn from a local artist to enhance cultural identity and awareness in an artistic form.
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.
Will, Elaine Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $15,000 The Last Band On Earth is a graphic novel about a noise rock band who are trapped in a ramshackle unearthly city run by demons.
Phillips, Geoff
Southwestern Saskatchewan Oldtimers' Museum Inc.
Maple Creek Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 The next generation of Agribusiness will benefit from learning how technology is impacting their trade through targeted art workshops inspired by local ranching history.
Coronach Old Town Street Festival Coronach Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $6,000 The Old Coronach Street Festival will reinvigorate the rural community through a multi-disciplinary, participatory arts experience which celebrates Coronach's unique cultural identity.
One Take Super 8 Regina Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 The One Take Super 8 event is an annual film festival dedicated to super 8 filmmaking for the local community to create analog films.
One Take Super 8 Regina Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 The One Take Super 8 event is an annual film festival dedicated to super 8 filmmaking for the local community to take part in.
Miyawata Culture Association Inc. Paynton Theatre SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 The Poundmaker Indigenous Performance Festival is a global festival of theatre that takes place on the Poundmaker Cree Nation.
Miyawata Culture Association Inc. Paynton Theatre SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 The Poundmaker Performance Festival-International Indigenous Performance and Plenary, is a 4 day event on the Poundmaker Cree Nation that presents Indigenous Performance and Culture.
Shurniak Gallery Inc.
Crystal Thorburn
Assiniboia Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $20,000 The project "Metamorphosis" will engage the community through participatory art workshops, conversational gatherings and a collaborative public sculpture, stimulating Assiniboia's interest in the arts.
Penner, John J Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,000 The project entails the exploration and applicaiton of digital technology to the historic process of carbon printing.
Weber, Joanne Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,617 The project is the development of a script by Joanne Weber about the Deaf settlers who immigrated to Qu'Appelle Valley in the early 1900's.
Weber, Joanne Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,714 The project is the development of a script by Joanne Weber about the Deaf settlers who immigrated to Qu'Appelle Valley in the early 1900's.
Regina Chamber Music Festival Regina Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 The project is the presentation of three nights of chamber music concerts and related community events, by local and international artists.
Deaf Crows Collective Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,000 The project will develop the ASL/English script, puppetry, and ASL poetry, and present a workshop reading of "1000 Ladders Down" with a small ensemble.
Maxwell, Aralia Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 The proposed grant will help to fund fees and expenses for my participation in the Alchemy Artist Residency in Hillier, ON in August 2019.
Free Flow Dance Theatre Company Saskatoon Dance Special Initiatives Fund 2020-2021 $5,000 The purpose of this project is to perform technological upgrades to improve our ability to deliver programming and content online via video and live streaming.
Okemaysim, Aren Regina Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $10,000 The recording and engineering of 14 original songs for my debut solo music project, “Okimaw”.
The Sketchy Bandits Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,205 The Sketchy Bandits will spend five days creating a series of sketch comedy skits intended for theatrical production using devised theatre and traditional writing techniques.
Knutson, Cole North Battleford Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 The study and performance of lieder and opera in Europe and the prairies ie. lessons with professional coach, and concerts in the prairies.
Wolseley Public Library Wolseley Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $1,000 The Wolseley Public Library would lead a cultural inventory research project and offer trial programs to assess current community needs and services.
Lavoy, Landon Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,473 The Year Long Ukrainian Dance Immersion Program allows dancers to spend a year in Ukraine training and performing with five unique, professional Ukrainian Dance ensembles.
Chokecherry Studios
Zoe Slusar
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $20,000 This 11-month project will offer youth facing multiple barriers with weekly programming to explore mental health through creative writing, music production and spoken word poetry.
Reimer, Joel Dash
Chokecherry Studios
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2022-2023 $10,000 This 12 week project will provide young male participants with hip hop skills as a form of expression for a tandem project on healthy masculinity.
Manitou Boogaloo Saskatoon Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,000 This application is seeking funding for the Manitou Boogaloo, a 2-day multi-media arts festival set in the community of Manitou Beach on July 10-11th, 2020.
Keating, Bridget Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 This application requests financial assistance from the Saskatchewan Arts Board for the development of Culling Season, my second book of poetry.
Solheim, Krista Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $11,077 This application seeks funding to support the commission of a new 20 minute Contemporary dance solo by Robin Poitras and Edward Poitras.
Cameron, Steph Saskatoon Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $15,300 This application supports 6 months of song-writing, engaging my artistic process, demoing songs for my 4th studio album and expanding my live original repertoire.
Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $998 This Development Project aims to design an innovative youth storytelling program that explores identity through painting, video, and sound.
City of Prince Albert Prince Albert Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $1,000 This development project would determine the interest and readiness for Artist in Residence projects in Prince Albert for the next 1-3 years.
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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.