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
Herriot, Trevor Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 to prepare a final draft of the novel I am writing to submit to my editor at HarperCollins.
Elixir Ensemble Riverside Estates Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,814 To present a series of three concerts in Saskatoon, featuring the Elixir Ensemble and guests.
Alvarez, Kris Regina Theatre Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To present my work at the 4th International Babaylan Conference, Muling Pag-Uugat: Re-Rooting, near Toronto (Torrance, ON) September 20-22, 2019.
Unheard Sound Collective Saskatoon Media Arts SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,050 To present the 10th edition of Sounds Like: An Audio Festival "Corporeal Origins" in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 1-4, 2020.
Thurmeier, Tim Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $17,000 To produce a 45-60 minute documentary called The Great Train Reverie, which follows four Saskatchewan musicians who toured Eastern Canada by train.
McKenzie, Tiess Estevan Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,500 To produce a five-track cycle of experimental, soundscape-based, electronic music. Working title: "Walking Music."
Janzen, Ava Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To produce a new, experimental alternative pop single with Juno-award winning producer Ryan Stewart. A musical bridge between my recent and upcoming EPs.
Graham, John Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,000 To produce a short experimental film during a 3-month artist residency at GlogauAIR in Berlin, Germany.
Kovach, Jaye Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,295 To produce a solo exhibition that examines society’s view of my body and subjectivity as a queer, disabled, butch trans woman.
Blom, Monique Waldheim Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 To produce and perform "(In)terfertilization: Of Word and Flesh" at (UNAM) Encuentro 2019:The World Inside Out in Mexico City in June 2019.
Kuz, Tessa Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $2,100 To produce and premiere 'The Open Soul Of The Prairies' - a solo dance work choreographed by Margie Gillis, performed by Tessa Rae Kuz.
Oh, Julie Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $12,000 To produce and present a new installation of objects for a confirmed solo exhibition at the Dunlop Art Gallery opening Fall 2019.
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.
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
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.
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.
Shadowpaw Press Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 To produce Shadowpaw Press's first audiobooks, for two novels to be published this fall.
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.
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.
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.
Firmly Rooted Homeschool Support & Resource Centre Inc. Stenen Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $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.
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.
Bridges Art Movement Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 To provide financial support for BAM as we develop our Artist Residency program
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bandur, Breanne Saskatoon Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $712 To Purchase a Metaltech Maxi Round 6 foot Scaffold to produce large drawings.
Van Rees, Ken Saskatoon Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,700 To purchase a specialized desktop kiln
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knight, Lancelot Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To record an album and branding as an artist.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wagner, Bernadette Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,000 To revise and polish a children's literature manuscript, Crybaby.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wagner, Bernadette Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,169 To substantially revise and rewrite the mixed-genre manuscript, Unclear Future: Situating Uranium.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.