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
Silverthorne, Judith Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $14,400 To create Walking the Prairies, an augmented reality photographic book combining still nature photographs, videos, and thought-provoking notes to share as a hand-held visual experience
passion2action Youth Empowerment Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2022-2023 $1,000 passion2action hopes to engage young artists to produce multidisciplinary content for INSPIRE, our flagship youth empowerment celebration that introduces students to new, local role models.
Harder, Kristel Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,000 Through private lessons, self-study, journaling and regimented practice, I will retrain my voice to better serve my work as an actor, singer and voice teacher.
Wahl, Nathen Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $15,300 I plan to compete an 88 page graphic novel featuring Joe Zombie and the “Danse Macabre or Dance of Death in the current pandemic environment.
Harris, Carla Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,290 Conduct a workshop for a multimedia script, consulting with a dramaturg, disabled artists, musicians, and actors hired to experience the script aloud.
Blom, Monique Waldheim Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,350 To construct a sod house for my performance "Ethics of the Dust" for Remai Modern Sustained Artist Project.
25th Street Theatre Centre Inc. Saskatoon Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2022-2023 $38,000 For general operating and programming support.
Cultural Festivals Swift Current Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2022-2023 $30,000 For general operating and programming support.
Northern Saskatchewan International Children's Festival Inc. Saskatoon Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2022-2023 $40,000 For general operating and programming support.
Queer City Cinema Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2022-2023 $30,000 For general operating and programming support.
Hoggarth, Opal Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 Starting a new drag/rock show to allow queer performers to make money in Regina for alternative communities.
L'Hirondelle, Cheryl Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $18,000 create a 360°VR music video/installation of the song 'To All Our Nations' from my Why the Caged Bird Sings project for exhibition in Regina 2023.
Nuit Blanche Regina Arts Festival Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2022-2023 $15,000
Stock, Shayna Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 Exploring the use of movement to animate poetry about queer lineage. Mini apprenticeship with dancer, theatre artist and play enthusiast to help my poems move.
L'Hirondelle, Cheryl Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 Visiting with nêhiyaw mîkiwahp Knowledge Keeper Mary Lee in conjunction with my upcoming light installation and happening "iskocês: okihcihtâw iskwêw kamik" for Toronto Nuit Blanche
Bigeagle-Kequahtooway, Joely Regina Multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2022-2023 $12,320 To honour the land and the formations that have existed her for millennia by creating new compasses for future generations.
Saskatoon Open Door Society Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2022-2023 $1,000 To hold an exploratory one-day virtual art workshop for 30 newly arrived refugees from Afghanistan.
Gauthier, Jean-Sébastien Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 Assistance to attend Emma Collaboration 2022, July 27th - August 4th, 2022, Big River, Saskatchewan.
Haines, Cat Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 To produce a mixed medium sex-ed zine for trans girls who have had bottom surgery.
Daniels, Carol Regina Beach Multidisciplinary Equipment Purchase Fund 2022-2023 $2,500 Adding a cello to my performance would enhance my work.
Pistachio, Mara Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $800 Produce a culturally focused, youth-friendly, community-based drag show called United Diversity: A Drag Show.
Lloydminster Museum + Archives Lloydminster Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2022-2023 $800 The project would bring in an artist featured in the upcoming Dimensions exhibit to speak about/demonstrate their artistic process and their exhibition application process.
Beattie, Jared Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Equipment Purchase Fund 2022-2023 $2,500 Purchase a new computer to replace my 10-year-old MacBook for video editing, motion graphic design, audio production and sound design for music and theatre projects
Moose Jaw Cultural Centre Inc. Moose Jaw Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $2,000 Commissioning a mural for the new Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association permanent space in the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre and engaging an elder to bless it.
Sparrow, Don Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $15,008 I intend to write, illustrate and publish an original 64-page comic book memoir, titled “Does Your Mother Know?”
Diakuw, Mike Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Equipment Purchase Fund 2022-2023 $2,500 Purchase projector, camera, screen and associated cables, to project video, shadow puppets and storybooks to an audience.
Zong, Megan Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Equipment Purchase Fund 2022-2023 $434 A ring light with stand is an essential item many film actors use for audition tapes to achieve the best lighting quality for the video
Diakuw, Mike Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $2,000 Research, write, build, and workshop an artist/audience collaborative shadow puppetry show about social behaviour with with groups of children and parents.
Krips, Spencer Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,989 Immersive 360-degree music performance, pairing improvised music with recorded natural sounds. Custom visualizers will be created to respond to the music and projected during performance.
Fulcher Gagnon, Jesse Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $1,885 As a recent graduate of the MFA Studio Art program at the UofS, I hope to continue exploration of my practice and strengthen my portfolio.
Da Silva, Gabrielle Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2022-2023 $1,000 “Invisibly ill” is a free and accessible, 6-spread, DIY magazine for those who hold, or have experiences with invisible illnesses and disabilities in Saskatoon.
Balion, Audra Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,410 Creation of final two chapters of "Flight Nineteen," a silent (wordless) sci-if/fantasy graphic novel exploring biological and technological transformation.
Saskatoon Jazz Society Inc. Saskatoon Music Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $29,950 For general operating and programming support.
Regina Symphony Orchestra Inc. Regina Music Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $197,440 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatoon Opera Association Saskatoon Music Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $30,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatoon Symphony Society Saskatoon Music Professional Arts Organizations Program 2019-2020 $150,000 For general operating and programming support.
W3APONS Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $12,000 Our project is a 5 month writing period that will include collaborations with notable songwriters John-Angus MacDonald (The Trews) and Clayton Bellamy (The Road Hammers).
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.
Keller, Brittany North Battleford Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 My project is a promotional performance to share my debut EP with my closest fans and gain momentum to play more shows in Saskatchewan.
Berglund, Melanie Regina Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $500 Belle Plaine is the opening act for Colter Wall’s UK and European tour in March. The tour includes 17 shows in 12 countries.
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.
Per Sonatori Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $11,504 Per Sonatori will be presenting two concerts as part of their 11th season, as well as workshops for both professional and emerging musicians.
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.
Pooyak, Roberto Saskatoon Music Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 15-17 Track Reggae & Hip Hop album following two previously released albums.
Rosie & the Riveters Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 This project is to write 60 new songs, the best 12 of which will be recorded on Rosie & the Riveters’ next album.
Straker, Jeffery Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,000 This project will see me compose music and lyrics for 10 new songs, between May 1 and June 30 2019
Cafferata, Skyler Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To record 4 new studio-quality songs with my band (The Faps) which will be released as digital singles throughout 2019.
Fletcher, Étienne Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 This project is to fund the creation of a new full-length album for Étienne Fletcher which will be released in 2020.
Knutson, Cole North Battleford Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 The study and performance of lieder and opera in Europe and the prairies ie. lessons with professional coach, and concerts in the prairies.
Elixir Ensemble Riverside Estates Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,814 To present a series of three concerts in Saskatoon, featuring the Elixir Ensemble and guests.
Gebremichael, Elsa Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 To write and co-produce songs that incorporate traditional Ethiopian elements combined pop / rock elements with producer XSDTRK for my debut Wild Black album.
Johnson, Omar Regina Music Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 This project will produce an album. Utilizing a 4 part method. I.e Locale sampling, sound sculpting, sound generation, sound pallet programming, plus composition.
Rathgeber, Carolyn Regina Music Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $1,500
Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $70,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Regina Folk Festival Inc. Regina Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $85,000 For general operating and programming support.
Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old-Tyme Music Society, Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $20,000 For general operating and programming support.
Prairie New Music Festivals Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Bengough Municipal Arts Council Inc. Bengough Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $25,000 For general operating and programming support.
Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society, Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $50,000 For general operating and programming support.
Bellegarde, Bradley Regina Music Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $4,487 To write 6 songs, all stories with Indigenous relevance for an EP with the working title, "Rediculous Stories".
Froc, Benton Regina Music Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $1,000
Regina Folk Festival Inc.
Megan Nash
Regina Music Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 All Our Relations choir, led by local musicians, will rewrite songs that shaped the labour movement and the RFF, culminating in a 50th anniversary performance.
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.
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.
Hector, Eleanor Regina Music Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $2,500
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.
Weger, Rebecca Regina Music Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $2,400
Baggett, Brian Fort Qu'Appelle Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $750 To attend the 2019 Chapman Stick 4-day Workshop featuring Stick inventor Emmett Chapman and master instructors Greg Howard and Steve Adelson.
Rock My Gypsy Soul Music Festival Prince Albert Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 Our Music festival is a not for profit event, held over 1 day, in downtown Prince Albert.
Ramsay, Jessica Regina Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 I hope to go to Germany for a Mentorship and specialized training on the violin from September 9 to December 16, 2019.
Pogorelova, Anya Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $631 International symposium for educators to explore new ideas. Participants conduct live ensembles, receive feedback, and are guided through score study, rehearsal techniques, movement, and interpretation.
Dene High School La Loche Music Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 Dene High School in La Loche will establish a relationship with local and internationally recognized guitar and vocalist Damien Cheecham.
Mathieu, Veronique Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $830 Perform, and offer outreach teaching and presentations during the first Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival in Nebraska this coming August.
Vogel, Kristian Regina Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 A week of dedicated Saxophone study at the Orford Music Academy; with lessons and masterclasses from one of the world's foremost authorities on classical saxophone.
Regina Symphony Orchestra Inc. Regina Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 In response to teacher requests, the RSO seeks to include an Indigenous Song the Link Up program for Grade 3-6 students to learn and sing.
These Young Hands Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Opportunity to present my solo ambient electronic project, GLAZ, to a wider audience including notable industry professionals.
Jodoin, Berkley Leader Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 Album of original music shedding light on problems facing aboriginal people today. Addiction, Mental Health, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
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.
Wong, Wing Tak Nova Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,640 Presenting Historically Informed Performance of early and late Italian, French and German violin-harpsichord music, and Baroque dance step workshop, to the Saskatoon community.
Ramsay, Jessica Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 I plan to study with a teacher in Berlin who is both an incredible mentor and networker, but also specializes in teaching physiology of violin.
Murza, Michael Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $8,500 To compose "Cold and Lonely Kingdom," an album telling stories of a fantasy world that contains parallels to the history and geography of Saskatchewan.
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.
Power, Kevin Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,000 A professional development project to work with Mr. Aaron Low (Toronto), Canada's renowned vocal coach for professional singers. Registration confirmed.
Per Sonatori Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $14,496 Per Sonatori will be presenting three concerts as part of their 12th season, as well as workshops for both professional and emerging musicians.
Abrupt Dystopia Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,000 Abrupt Dystopia, a band formed during the Girls Rock Regina’s inaugural Adult Camp in March 2019, will be writing and recording their first album.
Mitchell, Terri-Lynn Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Duo Estelle is asking for $1000 to support the costs surrounding our three city Saskatchewan tour including transportation fees for guitarist Emily Shaw from Ottawa.
Prairie Roots Ensemble Lloydminster Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,103 We plan to produce three collaborative-focused concerts this year that include different members of the various unique art and music scenes in Saskatoon.
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.
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/
McNeill, Dean Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $2,500 This is a 2 part application: 1) Develop new web site for Dean McNeill 2) Support 'Edmonton Winds' (ensemble) European tour featuring McNeill as soloist.
Kuzbik, Paul Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,000 To work with my band to adapt my debut solo album into a world class live show, and simultaneously write our follow up record.
Slow Down Molasses Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,000 To write, arrange and collaborate on a new album's worth of songs for the band Slow Down Molasses.
Budgell-Eaglespeaker, Forrest Scott Saskatoon Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 I am applying for funding to financially support the recording of a full length album written about inter-generational trauma and healing.
Pettigrew, Laura Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,000 This project is to write two new works for: Low Brass, premiere Portugal August 2020; Flute duet with piano, premiere Canada USA 2020/21
Stoughton Central School Stoughton Music Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 Song Writers Circle with Saskatchewan Recording Artists Glen Strong and Forrest Eaglespeaker.
Lepage, Mario St. Denis Music Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,500 Elevating the production value and visual impact of Ponteix’s live performances via tour-ready custom projections and coordinating stage lighting.
Regina Highland Festival Association Inc. Regina Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $3,815 This project will support Celtic music performance at the SHGCF, featuring local professional musicians and world-renowned musician Fred Morrison from Scotland.
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.
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.
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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.