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
Free Flow Dance Theatre Company Saskatoon Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
FadaDance Troupe Inc. Regina Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $22,000 For general operating and programming support.
New Dance Horizons Inc. Regina Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $82,000 For general operating and programming support.
Ba, Flany Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $2,000 Intensive Afro-latin dance training program for teachers and performers focusing on styles and techniques difficult to encounter in North America (but widely available in Europe).
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.
Coflin, Caitlin Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,997 I will be travelling to Toronto to study Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals with Janet Kaylo and other certified instructors.
Craig Penner, Josephine Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 Working under the mentorship of Rachela Abate (a senior artist in my field), I will spend time on research and professional development.
Craig Penner, Josephine Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Oral Presentation at The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2019.
Palaschuk, Brett Regina Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $2,500
Free Flow Dance Theatre Company
Integrated Dance Artist Collective
Saskatoon Dance Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 To develop a regional community of professional contemporary dancers through creative practice with choreographer Shannon Litzenberger, toward creating a performance installation at the Remai Modern.
Ritter-Magot, Nathaniel Regina Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $1,000
Merasty, Marcus Prince Albert Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $2,500
Hepting, Finnian Regina Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $2,500
Albert, Isabella Regina Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $800
Bosiak, Charlene La Ronge Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $631 To perform as part of a collective of professional dancers under the Artistic Direction of Yasmina Ramzy and her YR Arts Global Collective Dance Company.
Gwepa Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 Gwepa dance team hosts professional salseros Yasbek Cervantes and Rocio Reyes (Mexico) for 2 days and 1 half day of intensive professional development workshops
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”.
Kuz, Tessa Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $900 A 3-day micro-choreographic lab between Saskatchewan dance artist Tessa Kuz and collaborator Tia Kushniruk to research and develop a collaborative contemporary dance duet.
Harpham, Lindsay Tisdale Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $2,700 I am applying for support to attend the Ate9 Intensive in Los Angeles this December. The study period provides new skills and valued mentorship.
Megan Kent and Sara Kreuger Saskatoon Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,905 Megan Kent and Sara Kreuger want to further their study of Egyptian dance with master instructors at the Ya Salam Canada workshop in May 2020.
Latendresse, Jacqueline Saskatoon Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $8,000 To create new contemporary choreographic work set to music from the operas Cosi Fan Tute and Marriage of Figaro inspired by Mozart's marriage.
Kazan, Lina Saskatoon Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 We will develop techniques of Flamenco duet performance (Dance & Guitar) by inviting two top artists specialists in the area to coach us.
KSAMB Dance Company Saskatoon Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,955 Perfecting the technique of live amplification of dancers’ heartbeats and integrating the technique into a work in progress performance.
Wensel, Misty Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,534 To evolve the contemporary dance solo, Trails, with an ensemble of dancers. Taking a personal narrative and allowing it to grow into its next translation
Kloeble, Karla Saskatoon Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Explore working as a director of a dance company. My 3 goals for this proposal are; find my people, get in a room, and create.
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.
Holy Guacamole Dance Festival Martensville Dance SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 Holy Guacamole is a 350-person, 3-day Saskatoon community dance festival including workshops, performances, social dances. Predominantly Latin dance while featuring other cultural dance guest performances.
Syverson, Kyle Saskatoon Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Travel for professional development to Earthdance Contact Improvisation event and to Contact Improvisation/performance workshop in New York. Perform with Earthdance participants in Dia:Beacon art museum.
Mappin, Miki Saskatoon Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Travel to Barcelona for advanced dance training, regular practice of Contact Improvisation and meetings with dance professionals to explore performance, collaboration and residency opportunities.
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.
Ba, Flany Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Intensive African dance teacher and performer training in which renown International African dance professionals train attendees on technique, musicality, history, and pedagogy.
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.
Kuz, Tessa Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,000 A professional development project for Saskatchewan based dance artist Tessa Rae Kuz to research the creative process of Margie Gillis via The Legacy Project.
Bishop Lloyd Middle School Lloydminster Dance Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 We would like to bring in Indigenous dancers to share their culture and work with our students to teach dance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FadaDance Troupe Inc. Regina Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $22,000 For general operating and programming support.
Free Flow Dance Theatre Company Saskatoon Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
New Dance Horizons Inc. Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 A creative process project exploring relationships between art and nature through dance, song, and costume via online workshops towards a backyard processional performance.
New Dance Horizons Inc. Regina Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $82,000 For general operating and programming support.
Wildeman, Tatum
Father Megret High School
Saskatoon Dance Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 Utilizing dance to strengthen Indigenous youths' knowledge and connection to their language and culture while improving their sense of mental wellness.
Ritter-Magot, Nathaniel Regina Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2020-2021 $2,500
Matyushenko, Valentyna Grandora Dance Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 I will choreograph a piece of a larger project about the importance of tradition and culture. The project's centerpiece is Ukrainian Easter Egg, Pysanka.
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.
Cameron, Heather Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 I am seeking funding to attend the "Creative Practice for Contemporary Dance" program as offered by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Rose, Karen Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,700 I wish to create material to choreograph three new solos for three individual dance artists, and in this creative process, advance my choreographic skills.
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.
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.
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.
Harpham, Lindsay Tisdale Dance Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To create, present and promote my contemporary dance choreography and provide an artistic opportunity for a Saskatchewan based emerging artist by producing a dance film.
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.
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.
Johnson, Ashley Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,700 To develop a peer led somatic learning space to support the transition back to in person dancing with Ashley Johnson and Johanna Bundon.
Ritter-Magot, Nathaniel Regina Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2021-2022 $2,500
FadaDance Troupe Inc. Regina Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $22,000 For general operating and programming support.
Free Flow Dance Theatre Company Saskatoon Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
New Dance Horizons Inc. Regina Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $82,000 For general operating and programming support.
Tri-Community Dance Club La Ronge Dance Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 Upstage Dance Co. brings Summer Dance Workshops to La Ronge! Introductions to a variety of dance genres and the process of collaborative creation.
Merasty, Marcus Creighton Dance Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 For my continued professional development at a dance artist over the summer with a focus in somatic movement practices
FadaDance Troupe Inc. Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 FadaDance Troupe will animate the Beaver Flat 50 event by performing outdoor site specific original contemporary dance accompanied with stunning visuals to a national audience.
Matyushenko, Valentyna Grandora Dance Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 I will learn in-depth characteristics of steps, music, and cultural details of the Volyn region of Ukraine, before choreographing a famous Ukrainian play.
Akakpo, Senyo Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,400 This grant is to fund creating and exploration of urban dance technique and movement to be developed for a later stage show.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Free Flow Dance Theatre Company Saskatoon Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2022-2023 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Larsen, Mitchell Saskatoon Dance Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $752 I am partnering with local drag performer, Dillon Chernowsky, to create a dance performance to be shared at Haus of Night's drag show featuring Detox.
FadaDance Troupe Inc. Regina Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2022-2023 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
New Dance Horizons Inc. Regina Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2022-2023 $82,000 For general operating and programming support.
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.
Cameron, Heather Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $11,770 Initial research, community building, and creative development towards a new site-specific contemporary dance project in the Heritage neighbourhood of Regina, SK.
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.
Eden Care Communities Foundation Inc.
Misty Wensel
Regina Dance Artists in Communities 2022-2023 $20,000 To deliver innovative intergenerational dance programming to residents of Eden Care Communities involving creative dance workshops, adaptive movement, exploration, youth participation and intergenerational performance.
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.
Tri-Community Dance Club
Hip Hop Hoop Dance Productions
La Ronge Dance Artists in Communities 2022-2023 $12,658 Tri-Community Dance Club (TCDC) hosts innovative Hip Hop Hoop Dance creators Terrance Littletent and Chancz Perry for a 4-day, youth-oriented, engaging, and enlightening dance workshop.
Solheim, Krista Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 A rehearsal director apprenticeship in dance with Faye Thomson, one of the Artistic Directors of The School of Contemporary Dancers professional program.
Rose, Karen Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,307 Collaborating with three composers to create the music/soundtrack for three of my choreographic solos.
KSAMB Dance Company Saskatoon Dance Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $2,000 KSAMB dance company hosts teacher Katarina Eriksson and two invited dance improvisers for a workshop and performance to grow Contact improvisation skills and improvisation community.
Coteau Books Regina Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $133,620 For general operating and programming support.
Buffalo Berry Press Inc. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $27,480 For general operating and programming support.
Sage Hill Writing Experience Inc. Regina Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $86,780 For general operating and programming support.
Thistledown Press Ltd. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $128,840 For general operating and programming support.
Tonight It's Poetry Performance Series Inc. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
JackPine Press Inc. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $23,630 For general operating and programming support.
Checkley, Shauna Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,000 My project is a collection of short stories. These are adult level, literary fiction. My collection is an examination of personal decline and redemption.
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.
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".
Scarrow, Kristine Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,000 Create a fiction young adult manuscript exploring organ donation and its potential impacts.
Wagner, Bernadette Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,169 To substantially revise and rewrite the mixed-genre manuscript, Unclear Future: Situating Uranium.
Hamel, Madonna Val Marie Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,500 Write 6 months, complete 2nd draft of novel "The Hem of the World' using monologue 'Mother's Apron' as template. All scenes outlined if not finished.
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".
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.
Tushabe, Irene Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 A work of literary fiction that explores the moment when a young woman asserts herself outside the religious and cultural limits of her family.
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.
Hagan-Egyir, Rebecca Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,573 Development of second draft of novella, Kingdom of Waking Dreams.
Roher, Amy Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,200 This grant is to continue editing and polishing my collection of short stories and developing new material, with the aim of eventually publishing a collection.
Rice, Bruce Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $1,500 Poetry project travel and research; participation in solstice ceremonies and events, engagement with Indigenous people and other stewards of Ohio's Hopewell Earthworks.
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