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
Exclamation Productions Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $1,750 Provide affordable and engaging professional musical theatre productions to rural Saskatchewan communities while expanding theatre viewing and performance opportunities in Regina and area.
Art Gallery of Swift Current
Shon Profit
Swift Current Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 Provide and document for research a professional artist-led weekly art class for Wolf Willow Health Centre LTC to implement into a sustainable program during lockdowns.
Regina Catholic School Division Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 Provide funding to two interdisciplinary artists to design and develop cross-cultural and cross-curricular programming for Pre-K – Grade 3 students in the Regina Catholic School Division.
Doyle, Eliza Mary
Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon
Asquith Music Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 Providing continued opportunity for female empowerment by building local capacity through strengthening, mentoring and expanding the Girls Rock Saskatoon program to under-served/remote communities in Saskatchewan.
Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon
Eliza Mary Doyle
Saskatoon Music Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Providing opportunities for female empowerment through Cultural Arts Mentorship Programming by building capacity and expanding the Girls Rock Saskatoon program to under-served/remote communities in Saskatchewan.
Bornstein, Eli Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 Publication of my journals from two Arctic trips (1986-1987), together with artwork and photographs, for my 100th birthday in 2022; introduction, editing by Roald Nasgaard.
Minnema, Conner Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,000 Purchase a top of the line microphone to record live instruments and vocals to add a new dynamic to my music production.
Robinson, Jared Moose Jaw Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $4,010 Purchase of a Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Pro to advance professional video production capacity
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $5,000 Purchase of a custom built computer for 3D rendering that will advance technical complexity of artist's work.
Ferraton, Dominique Gravelbourg Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,500 Purchase of a digital SLR camera to document artwork and provide much-needed flexibility to my image-making practice.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Purchase of a laptop capable of handling the workload associated with performing live projections and video mapping in a professional setting.
Mikkola, Elian Regina Media Arts Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $5,000 Purchase of a laptop for portable video editing to participate in professional development mentorship program and further post-production capacity.
Diederichs, Callen Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $800 Purchase of analog delay equipment to support musical performance and recording.
Ba, Flany Regina Dance Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $4,000 Purchase of camera equipment to record dance rehearsals and performance to assist with professional critique and support online projects.
Elder, Daniel Regina Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,485 Purchase of digital hand percussion instrument to expand live show performance ability and further artistic practice.
Sanger, Joslin Saskatoon Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 Purchase of DJ equipment for ongoing shows this winter and summer of 2020.
Wasteste, Angelo Fort Qu'appelle Music Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $1,000 Purchase pro audio recording equipment to record traditional Dakota songs (wars songs, pow-wow, kahomanie, spiritual) and Dakota oral stories for preservation of language.
Simon-Worobec, Hillary Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Purchase supplies, raw materials, and equipment to aid in the production of several large volume ceramic orders.
Saltzman, Vera Fort Qu'Appelle Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,500 Purchasing a darkroom processor would provide a consistency from start to finish when using sensitive chemicals for colour film. Currently I borrow one.
Warman High School
Ray Keighley
Warman Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $39,433 Ray Keighley will be working with Warman High staff and students to explore Truth and Reconciliation through the Arts.
Deiter, Christine Balcarres Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 Re-Creation of a Treaty Suit for hereditary Chief Dieter of Peepeekisis, documented in a PowerPoint for Treaty educational - TRC/repatriation purposes.
AKA Gallery Inc. Saskatoon Visual Special Initiatives Fund 2020-2021 $5,000 Re-envision AKA's organizational framework, working with diverse consultants and colleagues challenge institutional assumptions and biases in order to better support artists, communities, and staff.
Pytlyk, Robert Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Re-fire my newly built test kiln, to enable me to experiment with wood firing of production pottery, and further my discipline in Post Production Ceramics
Bourque, Marie-Véronique Regina Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $757 Recording of two bilingual original songs as a first time producer and singer. Recording with involve 5 musicians including me as flutist-songwriter- singer- producer.
Broadway Business Improvement District Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $5,000 RedBall is a traveling public art piece considered “the world’s longest-running street art work” and moves through a city with a new site each day.
SRMTA - Regina Branch Regina Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $485 Regina Branch is hosting our provincial convention entitled Music: A Collaborative Affair! - online through Zoom. Discussing how we can continue to collaborate musically, online.
Ay, Caramba! Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 Rehearsal process for a brand new play called the Newcomer
Bishop James Mahoney High School Saskatoon Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 Request for School Residency Grant development time between lead teachers Janelle Franko, Roberta Ross and Cate Francis.
Klassen, Hilary Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,783 Request for subsistence to work full-time for nine months on a non-fiction book tentatively titled: Stolen Land: Young Chippewayans & Settlers Seek Justice
Grienke, Jennica Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Request for support to attend the Digital Challenges in Theatre for Young Audiences conference in North Vancouver this June.
Persephone Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Special Initiatives Fund 2020-2021 $5,000 Request for support week long Theatre Manager intensive training for Youth Tour Coordinator, Box Office Management and Staff.
Lepage, Mario St. Denis Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Request of funds to go towards the purchase of 2 flight cases capable of protecting musical equipment while travelling internationally to play at professional performances.
Han, Xiao Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Requesting material support for a BAM's September Artist in Residency project, which combines art creation and research based on Chinese community history in Saskatoon.
Sandbeck, Derek Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Requesting material support for a short term BAM residency for the month of February 2021.
Hume, Diana Creelman Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $1,000 Research and develop artistic programming for the village of Creelman by recruiting artists to share their skills locally with the community and with neighbouring communities.
Lorer, Danica Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Research and write to add to my growing repertoire of local ghost stories and perform them for small live audiences during the Halloween season.
Brochu Lambert, Anne Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Researching, acquiring, and assembling technology components to support the soundtrack of four generation of women’s voices integrated into an art installation activated by viewers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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'.
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.
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.
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.
Rock My Gypsy Soul Music Festival Prince Albert Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,000 The 3rd Rock my Gypsy Soul Music Festival is a free festival showcasing music and art, with food and artisan vendors in downtown Prince Albert.
Prairie Valley School Division # 2018 Regina Music Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.