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
Thorn, Elly Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,000 Allan Gilliland will arrange 4 of Elly Thorns original Christmas songs so that she can perform them with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Christmas 2019.
Harder, Kendra Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,500 Along with my librettist collaborator, orchestrating and editing my two chamber operas for future performances in Saskatchewan.
Kumar, Madhu Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,800 An adaptation of both new and existing paintings with the use of Augmented Reality and Audio content to create immersive storytelling and deepen audience experience.
Lesiuk, Dana Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,832 An animated 'fairy tale' symbolizing Ukrainian history, with vivid live-action rhythmic 'dream' sequences expressing the art of its diaspora juxtaposed with that of its homeland.
SK Theatre Design Festival Saskatoon Theatre SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 An annual theatre festival providing opportunities for professional designers to create, connect, and learn that features light and sound shows for the public.
Marsolais, Tal Dalmeny Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $890 An artist-school collaboration to assess the potential for professional artists to support learning outcomes and youth activism by inspiring, teaching, and engaging students through art.
Sum Theatre Corp.
Pleasant Hill Community Association
Saskatoon Theatre Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $20,000 An artistic inquiry process developed in the Pleasant Hill community, culminating in a documentary play.
Dale, Danielle Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,500 An exploration of food in the post-Anthropocene through sculpture and photography.
25th Street Theatre Centre Inc. Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 Anita Smith, the Executive Director of 25th Street Theatre, will travel to Victoria, BC to attend the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals conference.
Umeh, Charles Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Applying for the grant to assist me carry out post production of my short film Black Vision.
Warrington, Lauren Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 April 2021 Artist in Residence at Bridges Art Movement
Eastend Historical Museum & Cultural Centre Eastend Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Art as Healing workshops with people dealing with isolation facilitated by Artists in the Eastend SK area will be held September 1'18 to Feb.28'20
Stonhouse, David
Bridges Art Movement
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $6,408 Artist David Stonhouse is working with newcomer youth from Open Door Society to learn and create artwork that will lead to an exhibition at BAM
25th Street Theatre Centre Inc.
Laura Hale
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Artist Laura Hale will engage the attendees of the 2020 Fringe Festival to create a large-scale, outdoor art installation over the course of ten days.
La Marre, Rebecca
North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre Inc.
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 Artist Rebecca La Marre proposes to both collaborate with and provide artistic programming to clients at the North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre.
La Marre, Rebecca
North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre Inc.
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $10,000 Artist Rebecca La Marre proposes to both collaborate with and provide targeted services to clients at the North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre.
Oxbow Prairie Horizons School Oxbow Visual Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $1,166 Artist Terri Fidelak will work alongside Oxbow Prairie Horizons School to design a longer-term project involving a large interactive 2D/3D-relief artwork for Oxbow’s Main Street.
Lebel, Emilie Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $929 Artistic development at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity through Entr'Arts, a francophone multidisciplinary art program.
Regina Catholic School Division
Chancz Perry
Regina Dance Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $20,000 Artists Chancz Perry and Ashley Johnson will develop innovative programming in kindergarten classrooms focusing on cross-curriculum, self-regulation, and cross-cultural learning experiences, through dance and music.
Art Gallery of Regina Inc.
Linda Duvall
Regina Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $20,000 Artists Linda Duvall (SK) and Jillian McDonald (MB/NY) will lead a community-engaged artwork and residency that responds to historical, cultural and discipline-specific approaches to excavation.
Toppings, Tyler Regina Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Attend a mask and baby clown intensive hosted by John Turner.
Stebner, Jacob Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $380 Attend and participate in four unique virtual events, 1 festival and 3 conventions, for my professional development as Editor in chief of Hexagon SF Magazine.
Hagel, Mandie Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Attend Sage Hill Spring Poetry Colloquium.
McCullam-Arnal, Caitlin Eastend Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $595 Attend Sage Hill Writing, Fiction Summer Course, to work on a draft of a novel in progress.
Schwab, Jordan Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,486 Attend the late winter residency to research the relationship of scale, isolation and space in a geographically contrasting location to the prairies.
Tenold, Darla Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $858 Attend the St. Peter's College Colloquium with Tim Lillburn and Sheri Benning, followed by a five-day SWG individual retreat.
Glenn, Allyson Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Attend three-month NARS Foundation International Residency, in New York City, NY, USA
Pettigrew, Laura Regina Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Attend world premiere “Sensorium” arr. For Flute quartet and piano with Quartetto Image March 6, 2020 Mid-South Flute Festival, University of North Alabama, Florence AL.
Benjamin, Paul Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,400 Attending Colombian and South American private music master classes by drum instructor Juan David Castano at the Berklee Satellite campus EMMAT in Bogota, Colombia.
Bluemke, Cat Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Attending Professional Writing for Visual Artists Summer Bootcamp (online course), taught by Faith Holland and Liz Sales, to improve writing components of my practice
Burnt Thicket Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 Audio Drama Podcast Research, Development & Market Test: to sustainably produce audio drama as an ongoing storytelling platform for SK artists with digital distribution.
Aurora Voce Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 Aurora Voce choral commission for their "North" performance in collaboration with composer Carmen Braden from the Northwest Territories.
Lumsden High School Lumsden Literary Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $1,000 Author visits to explore the power of reading and writing fiction to help us to better understand our world outside and within.
Kardash, S.J. Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $8,000 Between November - April we will be writing new songs for future release under Reignwolf.
Bradley, Bevin
Bethlehem School
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $8,700 Bevin Bradley will work with the Alt. Education class at Bethlehem high school through a series of art workshops to create an student handbook resource.
Big River Metis Local #59 Big River Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Big River Metis Local would like to have a cultural mural painted on the west wall of our 50 year old heritage theater.
Biofeedback Art Collective Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 Biofeedback is creating an online platform to curate a virtual art show for emerging Saskatchewan artists as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Canadian Light Source Inc. Saskatoon Theatre Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $500 Bison Herstory begins initial collaborating, transcribing the untold story about First Nation and Metis relationships between Bison and the women who saved them from extinction.
YWCA Regina
Joely Bigeagle-Kequahtooway
Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 Brain tanned buffalo hide will used to create art work that will commemorate MMIWG2S+ families loved ones.
Dureault, Mitchell
Minahik Waskahigan Elementary School
Wolseley Music Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $10,000 Bring a music educator into our Northern community to rejuvenate lost culture, strengthen intergenerational connections, teach music to youth and build local capacity through mentorship.
17 Wing Detachment Dundurn Dundurn Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $1,000 Bringing an Art based summer camp to the rural community of Dundurn and surrounding areas.
Listen to Dis' Community Arts Organization Inc. Regina Theatre Special Initiatives Fund 2020-2021 $5,000 Build digital capacity and aquire accessible digital equipment to increase organizational capacity, resilience and responsiveness within Saskatchewan through disability arts and culture.
Lavallee, Zachary Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $3,400 Capture the images of Indigenous people experiencing poverty to display their enduring attitude despite living in a society that marginalizes Indigenous people.
Harpham, Lindsay Tisdale Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $12,000 Choreograph 35-minutes of original Contemporary choreography and refine an existing 25-minutes, in order to develop a cohesive full-length work intended for in-person presentation.
Thunderchild, Richard Spiritwood Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $6,800 Classes for adults and youth to learn the powwow craft of headroach-making.
Canadian Light Source Inc. Saskatoon Theatre Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $500 CLSI's Bison Project engages Indigenous students through Traditional Cultural Expressions (play scripts), that incorporate Indigenous women’s role in Bison ecology, synchrotron science, and Traditional Knowledge.
Sheikh, Sheheryar Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Co-Lead a 4-Day Creative Writing Workshop for candidates from across the country, followed by launching my two novels at the literary festival to follow.
Sedgwick, Edward Saskatoon Media Arts Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Collaborating with a fellow artist to explore digital animation, lighting and compositing techniques in preparation for an Independent Artists Grant application.
Eden Care Communities Foundation Inc.
Misty Wensel
Regina Dance Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $9,781 Collaborating with FadaDance Troupe our project will integrate the use of dance and movement to improve the overall well-being of our staff, artists and communities.
Gan, Melissa Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,500 Collaborative experimental video combining performance art, visual design, ambient music composition, and projections.
Piggott-Suchan, Naomi Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Commission a composition during the final stages of the current Covid-19 pandemic. To be performed in concert with compositions from other great historical pandemics.
Common Weal Community Arts Inc.
Eliza Mary Doyle
Regina Music Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $46,500 Community Arts Mentorship Programming that engages community in music for self-expression/healing/reconciliation with intent on identifying, training and mentoring community members for future community program facilitation.
Svennes-Smith, Diana Eastend Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 Complete a polished draft of my novel Sob Lake for submission to my editor Martha Kanya-Forstner at Doubleday Canada.
Podiluk, Mike Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Complete a selection of handcrafted knives to exhibit at the "one year later" exhibition by 2018 CARFAC mentorship participants at St. Thomas More Gallery.
Conly, Bonnie Grasswood Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Complete a series of twelve drawings in preparation and prior to attending two, Sculpting Porcelain from Life, workshops with Ruth Chambers, March 26th and 27th.
Friends of the Broadway Theatre Inc. Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Special Initiatives Fund 2020-2021 $5,000 Complete overhaul of our Ticketing, Point of Sale and Membership software, combining all into one web-based system.
Metcalfe, Shayne Waldheim Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,832 Complete post-production on my feature film.
Anderson, Bruce Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,000 Complete several large format and medium sized oil paintings as the beginning of two new series expanding on the concerns examined in my previous work
Minnema, Conner Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,500 Compose and complete 5 original instrumentals to promote online
Lynch, Rory Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,000 Compose pieces designed to strengthen and diversify my band's repertoire, including a series of blues compositions and several stand-alone pieces.
Carriere, Kenneth Air Ronge Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 Conduct and record Swampy Cree language interviews, record historical photos from family albums, attain permissions to use recorded photos and interviews for a book.
Pewapsconias, Janelle Paynton Literary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 Connecting to the prairie plains and to water, Janelle Pewapsconias will reflect, create and flow poetry in the form of a 24 page poetry chapbook.
Saskatchewan Seniors Association Inc. Vanscoy Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 Consult SSAI membership and individuals to assess interest and develop planning for artistic programming to help address issues of isolation for rural seniors in Saskatchewan.
Doyle, Eliza Mary Asquith Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $1,000 Consult with First Nations Artists and Trauma Counsellors to develop an Artist-In-Residency/Workshop Training Course to educate artists in program delivery from a trauma-informed culturally-sensitive perspective.
Estevan Art Gallery & Museum
Ruth Langwieser
Estevan Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $45,000 Contemporary Art Meets Parks (CAMP) is a COVID-19 friendly satellite artist residency featuring art and artist led projects in our regional and city parks.
Paoli, Loretta Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,060 Continuation and completion of a series of interactive installations, Take Hold. Combining painting, video projection and viewer participation, each installation provides an experience of connection.
Pederson, Krystle Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,500 Continuing journey to prepare for recording first solo album with band rehearsal and composition work of five new songs to be recorded in 2021.
Living Sky School Division No. 202
Bonny Macnab
North Battleford Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $10,000 Conversations with Nature brings together artists, storytellers and healers to lead students through a process of thinking like artists, scientists and stewards of the land.
Country at the Creek Music Fest Inc. Big River Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $2,000 Country at the Creek is a first time applicant. We are a grass roots non profit organization that is 8 years old.
Dunlop, Bonnie Swift Current Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $9,000 Create 10 new pieces and polish existing 22. On retreat, write 5 pieces utilizing archived material. Meld the material into a completed manuscript. Query publishers.
Tootoosis, Lyndon Battleford Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $16,000 Create 6 large sculpture. Sharing Our beliefs and customs pertaining to mourning and loss. These I share with the blessings of my Elders and community
Goodon, Jayde Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $5,092 Create a collection that I can showcase in an art exhibition. These new pieces would include large cardboard sculptures and mixed media canvas paintings.
Scarrow, Kristine Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,000 Create a fiction young adult manuscript exploring organ donation and its potential impacts.
Jodoin, Berkley Leader Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $18,000 Create a full length album of original songs, while bringing light to the suicide crisis our communities have been experiencing.
Morrison, Myles Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Create a musical comedy album. Humour based songs featuring collaborations with celebrated Saskatchewan musicians, spanning multiple musical genres.
Morgan, Zac Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Create a virtual musical production of A Killer Party: A Murder Mystery Musical and present the live production on our streaming platform on April 3rd.
Harpham, Lindsay Tisdale Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,600 Create and develop Contemporary dance choreography intended for use in a full-length show set in Saskatoon and film final material for future development.
Matyushenko, Valentyna Grandora Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $10,000 Create choreography project about Easter in Pysanka and showcase it. Awake Tradition through the dance vision.
Iris, Loretta Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Create portraits and sculptures for an online international exhibit titled "Variant ~ Ways of Seeing Through"
Matyushenko, Valentyna Grandora Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,405 Create, choreograph and present the first act of the play by famous Ukrainian writer, Lesya Ukrainka "Forest Song."
Billingsley, Alyssa Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Creating and live-streaming 'Angry At The Internet: A COVID-versary Birthday Cabaret' while working with David Connolly of Drayton Entertainment and producing high-quality support material.
Burzminski, Dalton Regina Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Creating music about navigating as an urban indigenous male through life, the music scenes, high academia, and reflecting on insecurities caused by colonialism. Real deadly.
Yokozawa Farquharson, Hanna Saltcoats Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 Creating Textile Art for my first solo exhibition at the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in Yorkton from September 13th to October 31st , 2020.
Yokozawa Farquharson, Hanna Saltcoats Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 Creating Textile Art for my solo show at the Community Hall in Saltcoats in October 2021.
Payne, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $16,859 Creation of a body of electronic light-based work, consisting of light box compositions and projection installation, for public exhibition across Canada
Moker Wernikowski, Connie Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $3,050 Creation of a contemporary dance duet to be accompanied by original poetry and music.
Fidelak, Terri
Christ the King School
Regina Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $10,000 Creation of a large, temporary sculptural installation using locally-sourced clay to engage students in learning about connection to land and sustainability through the creative process.
Billingsley, Alyssa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,000 Creation of a one-person show directed by John Turner with music by Sheldon Corbett that coalesces music and neo-bouffon from October 2021-March 2022.
Ells, Chrystene Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Creation of concept art/previsualization for planned 'mytho-feminist' film 'Tor Woman' including a photoshoot with a costumed model, and sketches and paintings based on these photos.
Metcalfe, Shayne Waldheim Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,000 Creation of monologues through an experimental writing and performance process. Scripts will be created from documentary style interviews of actors then used for video monologues.
Fidelak, Terri Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $17,000 Creation of new, large scale, sculptural installation, with exploration of performative elements, occurring from November 2020 to October 2021.
Epp, Carole Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Creation of work for the exhibition borderLINE: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art, plus travel to install the work in Edmonton in September.
Cameron, Steph Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,000 Creation, development and demonstration recordings of songs for album, Blood Moon. Expansion of live performance repertoire.
Schultz, Chantel Estevan Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Creation/installation/exhibition of work in sculpture and drawing for an upcoming solo exhibition at the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum.
North Park Wilson School
Joel Bernbaum
Saskatoon Theatre Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $10,000 Creative Action is a new Grade 8 Arts Program. Partnering with Joel will enhance the program from the very first year of its existence!
Creative Options Regina, Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $1,000 Creative Options Regina wishes to facilitate a Painting workshop, where participants would have the opportunity to partake in the art form while gaining artistic skills.
Hosaluk, Laura Saskatoon Dance Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Dances with Props is the development of a dance piece inspired by contact improvisation investigations, as they relate to my craft practice.
Dancing Sky Theatre Inc. Meacham Theatre Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 Dancing Sky Theatre is implementing environmentally sustainable practices at all levels of our organization. We is hoping to purchase refurbished Ipads from TechSoup Canada.
Winston Knoll Collegiate
Chrystene Ells
Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $39,432 Deaf youth engage with personal artistic practices, guided by curated artists reflecting areas of classroom cultural demographics and intersectionality, including Deafness, LGBTQ, Indigenous and Newcomer.
Logan, Adam Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,311 Dedicate significant time to working on the completion of my first independently developed release while solidifying my artistic identity through the exploration of sound.
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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.