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
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 For general operating and programming support.
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 For general operating and programming support.
The Vertigo Series Regina Literary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatchewan Festival of Words Inc. Moose Jaw Literary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $45,000 For general operating and programming support.
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.
Anderson, Charles Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 I would like to complete a collection of quirky, humorous literary essays entitled The Boy in the Window.
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.
Bradford, Michael Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $16,000 This project is to complete a middle-grade novel called Bonewalkers, the third book in the Nightside series, published by Orca Books Publishers.
The Word on the Street Saskatoon Inc. Saskatoon Literary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 To gain financial support for Saskatoon's free literary arts festival, The Word On The Street.
Skjeie, Cooper Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 "Poetry, Politics, and Embodiment" is a unique, thematic program that aligns well with and promises to enhance my poetry project, "post-immunity theory."
McFarlane, Melanie Moose Jaw Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 I will work with Robert Currie, former poet laureate of Saskatchewan, in a poetry mentorship focused on writing poetry about growing up in Saskatchewan.
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.
Ecole Lumsden Elementary School Lumsden Literary Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $962 Nakoda Knowledge Sharing Day with Bronte BigEagle and Keegan MacArthur A few Nakoda writers and speakers will come and present their oral and written stories.
Philips, Elizabeth Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $18,000 I intend to complete a new poetry manuscript centred around the long poem as a conduit for the transcendent power of personal and environment grief.
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.
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
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".
Hunter, Jennie Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 To complete a new literary novel titled 'Factor of Safety', which focuses on my continuing theme of women working in non-traditional roles.
Dumont Walker, Dawn Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $15,000 To outline and write a novel in supernatural genre about a woman who is possessed by the spirit of a deceased cop and a cow.
Buffalo Berry Press Inc. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $27,480 For general operating and programming support.
JackPine Press Inc. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $23,630 For general operating and programming support.
Sage Hill Writing Experience Inc. Regina Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $86,780 For general operating and programming support.
Thistledown Press Ltd. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $128,840 For general operating and programming support.
Tonight It's Poetry Performance Series Inc. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Radiant Press Regina Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatchewan Book Awards Inc. Regina Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2020-2021 $7,500 For general operating and programming support.
Anskohk Aboriginal Writers' Circle Inc. Saskatoon Literary SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $16,000 For general operating and programming support.
Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples Inc. La Ronge Literary SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatchewan Festival of Words Inc. Moose Jaw Literary SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $45,000 For general operating and programming support.
The Vertigo Series Regina Literary SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
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.
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.
Ens, Sarah Winnipeg Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $630 I have been invited to attend the Community of Writers Poetry Workshop in the Virtual Valley from June 20-27, 2020.
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.
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.
Hansen, Naomi Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 I am doing necessary research to start writing my first book, which will highlight restaurants all across Saskatchewan through stories, photography, history, and food.
Ulrich, Maureen Lampman Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 I have written a series of poems about COVID-19 which I would like to have professionally critiqued/edited. Paula-Jane Remlinger has agreed to do this.
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.
Thistledown Press Ltd. Saskatoon Literary Special Initiatives Fund 2020-2021 $7,500 To cover expenses of Thistledown Press’ transition in ownership.
Saskatchewan Festival of Words Inc. Moose Jaw Literary Special Initiatives Fund 2020-2021 $5,000 We would like to work with a consultant and explore ways to increase our digital capacity and navigate/adapt to the future of the literary/arts/festival sector.
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.
Noel-Maw, Martine Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,760 Hitch and Agatha: A play in which the Master of Suspense and the Queen of Crime meet, clash and then join forces for the better.
Reimer, Joel Dash Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,571 I want to create a poetry manuscript of about 80 pages based around a variety of approaches to the idea of 'nothing'.
Hansen, Naomi Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,750 I am researching and writing the manuscript for my first book "Only in Saskatchewan," which highlights restaurants all across Saskatchewan through food, stories, and history.
Legris, Sylvia Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $18,000 During my project period I will complete the first draft of a new poetry collection, The Principle of Rapid Peering.
Friesen Reed, Tricia Yorkton Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,750 I am planning to revise and add to a collection of creative nonfiction essays titled, "A Field Guide to Travelling Home".
Rowley, Mari-Lou Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $16,200 This grant will allow me to complete, revise and polish my manuscript Palingenesis, a poetic memoir of trauma, survival, revival and ultimately, redemption.
Laird, Tonia Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,750 Planning and writing of high fantasy novel with themes of decolonization, kinship, and intergenerational trauma and healing.
Solheim, Tara Dawn Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,044 This project is to dedicate time to the creation of new material for a spoken word collection, approximately eight to ten performance poetry pieces.
Pottle, Adam Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $18,000 Finishing the first handwritten draft of my new novel, tentatively titled APPARITIONS, and typing, arranging, and editing the manuscript's second draft.
Dunlop, Bonnie Swift Current Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Travel to present micro-readings in private homes to showcase 'Raft Baby', a novel set in the Peace River country and of particular interest there.
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.
Lee, Erica Violet Saskatoon Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $13,000 "On the Prairies We Will Live Forever": a collection of poems exploring urban prairie Indigenous feminist freedoms.
Kirkby, Mary-Ann Prince Albert Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $18,000 Over the course of a year, I plan to write the first draft of an historically based, non-fiction book titled “Untold, The Hutterite Story”
Stevens, Tracy Regina Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 To write a film treatment titled: THE RIVERS FLOW: A NATIONAL TRAGEDY, the untold love story of Marguerite Monet dit Bellehumeur and Louis Riel.
Arcand, Gary Saskatoon Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,000 Write a first draft of a collection of traditional Plains Cree stories of long ago told to me by my late Mother in the 1970's.
Radiant Press Regina Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Les Éditions de la nouvelle plume Regina Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $15,000
Larson, Melanie Simmie Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $500 Fund two virtual exhibitor booths for children’s books that I was invited to. North Central Teachers Convention & Might Peace Teachers Convention, based in Alberta.
Baudemont, David Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 Plaines aquarelles is a collection of water color paintings and poetic aphorism in reaction to confinement in the western plain.
Hill, Gerald Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,500 I’ll complete the first draft of a book of poems called The Table.
Begamudre, Ven Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $11,900 Load Shedding: A Memoir of Canada is a sequel to my family history book Extended Families: A Memoir of India.
Worrell, Peggy Swift Current Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 I will revise and polish the manuscript for a novel about three generations of a Saskatchewan farm family.
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.
Atcheynum, Kasey Saskatoon Literary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 To assess the creative literary community needs of Black diaspora by conducting research analysis to develop a plan for a longer term project and residency.
Anderson, Charles Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $8,265 This grant is to complete an essay collection entitled POSTCARDS FROM THE PANDEMIC.
Bornstein, Eli Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To initiate the several processes, especially in-person interviews, of publishing my Arctic Journals, 1986 and 1987, in collaboration with art historian and curator, Roald Nasgaard
Aitken, Neil Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,270 I am working on a full-length poetry collection that merges astrophysics, immigration, family history, and geography in its exploration of grief and memory.
Skjeie, Cooper Saskatoon Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $7,500 To finalize my first full-length poetry manuscript, titled, "post-immunity theory."
Buffalo Berry Press Inc. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $27,480 For general operating and programming support.
JackPine Press Inc. Saskatoon Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $23,630 For general operating and programming support.
Sage Hill Writing Experience Inc. Regina Literary Professional Arts Organizations Program 2021-2022 $86,780 For general operating and programming support.
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