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
FadaDance Troupe Inc. Regina Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $22,000
New Dance Horizons Inc. Regina Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $82,000
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
Free Flow Dance Theatre Company Saskatoon Dance Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $20,000
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
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.
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.
Coteau Books Regina Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $133,620
Buffalo Berry Press Inc. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $27,480
Sage Hill Writing Experience Inc. Regina Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $86,780
Thistledown Press Ltd. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $128,840
Tonight It's Poetry Performance Series Inc. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $20,000
JackPine Press Inc. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $23,630
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.
Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples Inc. La Ronge Literary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000
Harris, Carla Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Editing my first collection of disabled narrative poetry I will attend an immersive, facilitated writing program focused to revise my manuscript for submission to publishers.
Anskohk Aboriginal Writers' Circle Inc. Saskatoon Literary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $16,000
The Vertigo Series Regina Literary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000
Saskatchewan Festival of Words Inc.
Saskatchewan Festival of Words Inc.
Moose Jaw Literary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $45,000
Daniels, Carol Regina Beach Literary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $3,000 A new manuscript of poetry celebrating the joys, challenges and blessings of single parenthood
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.
Muirhead, Laurie Shellbrook Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $500 Work with professionals in the area of children's literature to assist me with editing and finding a suitable publisher for my manuscript (Loonies for Lazaro).
Hagel, Mandie Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Attend Sage Hill Spring Poetry Colloquium.
Silverthorne, Judith Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To attend the launch of the German translation of Honouring the Buffalo at the Frankfurt Book Fair and do presentations at a related Conference.
McCullam-Arnal, Caitlin Eastend Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Funding to cover tuition for: Sage Hill Writing Emerging Writers Workshop Writing For Your Life: Crafting with Courage, Imagination, and Care
Haldoupis, Nicole Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To attend Sage Hill Writing’s 2019 Summer Program (Fiction Course) and work with writer Jacqueline Baker, July 2-12.
Körner, Miriam Air Ronge Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 This project is to attend a colloquium with Heather Benning and Tim Lilburn, receive manuscript consultation and create new work.
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.
Creative City Centre Inc. Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 We are taking a team of youth poets to Toronto to participate in Voices of Today, a national SpoCan-sanctioned poetry festival for youth.
Radiant Press Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 We are looking for support to undertake a reading / book launch tour in support of our fall release of books.
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.
Favel, Floyd Paynton Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $10,000 This project is to write down and publish, accompanied by visual images, the story of Broken Knife Lookout on Poundmaker Cree Nation.
Körner, Miriam Air Ronge Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 This project is to complete a first draft of the novel ‘Burnt’ , including travelling to the places the protagonist encounters in her journey.
Wagner, Bernadette Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,914 To further develop, inform, and strengthen the hybrid manuscript, Unclear Future, with land-based information and experience.
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.”
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.
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.
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