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
Bennett, Andrew Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 To create 8 new ambient tracks using only my voice.
Billingsley, Alyssa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $1,309 Professional development at Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance of a solo bouffon show with Karen Hines and directorial mentorship under John Turner.
Moore, Tim Swift Current Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $8,000 I will continue to create a body of work "Erasure is Futile" to be exhibited at the 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Remai Modern.
Yokozawa Farquharson, Hanna Saltcoats Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 Creating Textile Art for my solo show at the Community Hall in Saltcoats in October 2021.
Froese, Ellen Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $17,077 Ellen Froese will be presenting her brand new album via residency and touring from November 2022 - March 2023.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,821 Three day artist residency in Quebec to workshop, develop and rehearse live visual set before departing on German tour in November and December.
Holland, Matthew Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 To create a film using archival photographs of the Regina tornado of 1912.
Bonneau, Devon Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $2,000 A Devised Theatre Creation project, engaging six Saskatchewan artists, exploring creative/innovative uses of movement, sound, and theatrical technology; and integrating them with traditional performance methods.
Benning, Heather Swift Current Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,116 To create large scale installation sculpture "Winter Sleep" to exhibit at the 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Remai Modern.
Cameron, Steph Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,000 Creation, development and demonstration recordings of songs for album, Blood Moon. Expansion of live performance repertoire.
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
St. Pierre, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,025 Production of new work towards solo exhibition at the U of S College Galleries (September 2022) and Art Placement Inc (January 2023).
Bernbaum, Joel Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 To apprentice with Forklift Danceworks' Artistic Director Alison Orr on her new community engaged production of Givens Swims - the culmination of a 3-year residency.
Wensel, Judy Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $17,000 To support the pre-production, rehearsal and presentation of a new performance work called The Last Children.
Dawson, Michael Estevan Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 To write and arrange songs for a full length album and conceptualize accompanying videos, design, visuals, and photos related to the release and subsequent live performance.
Feheregyhazi, Andrei Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $1,009 An interactive augmented reality experience that changes depending on how viewers engage with it.
Lynch, Taidgh Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,000 Complete edits and order poetry manuscript, Developing Home. Evaluate then submit to publishers.
Sefton, Ben Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,707 I have recorded 4 songs that need to be mixed and mastered and 2 more songs that are ready to be recorded, mixed and mastered.
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.
Burke, Kelley Jo Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,000 To spend three months completing a working draft of a play, "Rigby" to be workshopped with Listen To 'Dis Community Arts Organization in spring/summer 2023.
Rewuski, Lindsey Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 I will develop an immersive installation and photo series for a confirmed online exhibition, as well as future exhibitions.
St. Pierre, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $15,975 Production of new work towards the AGA/Remai 2020 Biennial and La Presence des Femmes at CAVA Edmonton.
McCullam-Arnal, Caitlin Eastend Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,025 Complete the third draft of Dame, my novel-in-progress.
Tushabe, Irene Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,500 To write a book of creative nonfiction reflecting on my departure from the Christian God in whom I was raised to have absolute faith.
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.
Fortier, Zoe Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,000 This grant will help fund the creative production of Latente, a Mexican-Canadian sound art intervention project produced through two artist-residencies.
Bundon Pfeifer Henderson Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $12,000 A research-based creation term to develop a theatrical installation, influenced by the real life of Peter Tripp.
Dynamic Video Imaging Corporation Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 Across the Hill is a short narrative film surrounding the life of an elderly woman as she struggles to live alone in a barren landscape.
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.
Slade, Arthur Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,148 To write a graphic novel based on my award-winning novel DUST.
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.
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.
Parovsky, Karley Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 I would like to compose 3 pieces and make 5 demos all inspired by isolation and the emotions deeply felt at this time.
Gomez, Felipe Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 To produce and present “Soundtrack for Adventurous Kids” a 45-minute interactive musical experience.
Belarmino, Jimuel Weyburn Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 I will explore themes (acculturation, social class, identity) that will inform my work to create body of work for my first solo exhibition in 2023.
Wiwchar, Michelle Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 Development of the libretto for “Orpheus and Eurydice: Nox”, a modern, queer response to my existing work with Kendra Harder, “Orpheus and Eurydice... ish”.
Ejike, Victor Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $1,500 For completion of pre-production tasks for A Miry Ground, a feature-length film that tells the story of how domestic violence affects African Immigrant families
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.
Hagan-Egyir, Rebecca Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,573 Development of second draft of novella, Kingdom of Waking Dreams.
Nash, Megan Palmer Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $15,000 Write and arrange songs inspired by Crescent Park for an upcoming album in the Moose Jaw Public Library Theatre from mid July to mid November.
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.
Metcalfe, Shayne Waldheim Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,832 Complete post-production on my feature film.
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.
W3APONS Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,000 4 month creative period to write new songs and choreograph a new stage show.
Ouellette, Dianne Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $8,500 I will honour the memory of the extinct "buffalo wolves" and the strength of these beings, who at one time thrived in the prairie grasslands.
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.
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.
Dunlop, Bonnie Swift Current Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $9,000 Create 10 new pieces and polish existing 22. On retreat, write 5 pieces utilizing archived material. Meld the material into a completed manuscript. Query publishers.
Kovach, Jaye Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 Responding to Ross and Mackay’s Gendertroublemakers, we will produce an experimental short film exploring our trans-for-trans and butch-femme relationship through kink and the everyday.
Billingsley, Alyssa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,000 Creation of a one-person show directed by John Turner with music by Sheldon Corbett that coalesces music and neo-bouffon from October 2021-March 2022.
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).
Tsougrianis, George Swift Current Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $12,000 I would like to create a nature documentary that examines the landscape and the wildlife of Grasslands National Park.
Kennedy, Marsha Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,514 My proposal requests funding to produce and frame 15 works for a traveling retrospective exhibition and to support experimentation and further production of new works.
Dale, Danielle Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,500 An exploration of food in the post-Anthropocene through sculpture and photography.
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.
Hosaluk, Michael Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,650 Take time to create new work that is completely unfamiliar to previous processes in my artistic career in remote unfamiliar locations and studio.
Schneider, Zoë Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 To create and heavily expand upon two bodies of work for two confirmed solo exhibitions that will take place in 2020.
Schultz, Rylan Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,000 My goal with this project is to create new music for a solo album, collaborating with songwriters and producers from across the country.
Sharpe, Wendy Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,283 This proposal is to support the production of new work based on travel through Saskatchewan along a stretch of highway called Ghost Town Trail
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.
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).
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.
Erwin, Keisha Spiritwood Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $16,300 This project is to produce a short 10-minute film about a disconnected Sixties Scooped father and his reconnecting half-Black daughter returning home to La Ronge.
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.
Erickson, Craig Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,515 New body of paintings based on a series of camping research trips across Saskatchewan and Alberta in 2021
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.
Lebel, Emilie Moose Jaw Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,175 This project is to produce a live performance for touring and shows
Paoli, Loretta Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,060 Continuation and completion of a series of interactive installations, Take Hold. Combining painting, video projection and viewer participation, each installation provides an experience of connection.
Scott, Tallus Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,000 This grant would be to facilitate the development of Tallus Scott's proficiency at drumming, drum tuning, and electronically capturing the sound of the drums.
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.
Dawson, Michael Estevan Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,000 To write and arrange songs for a new album and conceptualize accompanying videos, design, visuals, and photos related to the release and live performance.
Favel, Floyd Paynton Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,751 To create/present, a multi-disciplinary performance 'Following the Medicine', (Live accompanied with AV technology), of the story of Peyote's arrival into Saskatchewan in the 1930's.
Johner, Lucas Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 To write 11 country-pop songs which will be released by The Johner Boys as singles, and then as an album.
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.
Atkins, Amalie Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $15,500 To create a triple screen film installation for a confirmed solo exhibition at the Remai Modern opening April 5, 2019
McDougall, Bradley Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,336 • Presentation of my one man show Night Sweats, a personal story of coming out during the AIDS crisis and parallels with Covid.
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.
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.
Dowling, Katherine Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,000 To independently produce and present “The Elegy Project”—an intimate solo piano performance on expressions of grief and loss—at three historical Saskatchewan venues in May 2023.
LaRiviere, David Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $16,448 Production of new large-scale artwork for the 2020 Biennale of Contemporary art, opening September 26th at the Alberta Gallery of Art (confirmed).
Johnstone, Hilary La Ronge Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,439 I will spend a week at a remote cabin and make drawings and take photographs, to base my fabric works on.
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.
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.
Weber, Joanne Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $13,319 To develop the script through exploration of physical movement, sign language, projected visuals, and surtitles to present to an invited audience (workshopped presentation).
Vanderhaeghe, Guy Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 I will be working on a collection of creative nonfiction tentatively entitled Because Somebody Asked Me To.
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.
Deaf Crows Collective Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,000 The project will develop the ASL/English script, puppetry, and ASL poetry, and present a workshop reading of "1000 Ladders Down" with a small ensemble.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,393 Learning 3D rendering software and exploring unconventional projection surfaces to enhance technical quality and conceptual aspects of abstract video art practice.
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.
Bates, Steve Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,400 To create an environmentally sensitive listening station and exhibition site from my home. Artworks will be exhibited from the same site and streamed online.
Theatre Naught Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,378 We will enrich Saskatchewan's theatre ecology through the rehearsal and performance of Eugene O'Neill's magnum opus, the Pulitzer-winning classic drama, Long Day's Journey Into Night.
Red Smarteez Marionettes Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $14,000 To create a script and pre-production for a personal film about disability with a fiction about a former resident of our home.
Ferraton, Dominique Gravelbourg Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $1,772 Travel to a solo exhibition in Montreal as part of the Wild City Mapping collective and housing expenses while hosting accompanying workshops
Tupper, Katharine Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 I will be writing a new EP collaborating with my producer, remotely and online over the next several months.
Ferguson, Anastasia Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,493 Shoot and hand-develop a 5-minute film, using 16 and Super 8 film. Title: The Garden of Curiousities, Chapter 2: From the Dying of the Day
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'.
Oblong and Oboe Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 Exploration, creation and development to expand a 20-minute clown piece to a full 60-minute tourable production at the Manitoulin Centre for Creation and Performance.
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.
Pettigrew, Laura Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,000 Write new work for Orchestra and Choir; Hymn for Peace, my gift to orchestras and choirs globally, performance September 21, 2023 International Day of Peace
Brochu Lambert, Anne Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,577 To create a multimedia triptych installation that integrates a motion activated soundscape, celebrating the close relationships and creative voices of four generations of Francophone women.
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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.