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
Cram, Kathie Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $937 I will work with a mentor, Tara Gereaux, to complete a solid draft of the second third of my novel. A draft of the first third of the novel is complete.
Worrell, Peggy Swift Current Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Four contributors to "apart", SWG's pandemic anthology, will do readings in Swift Current and Eastend to promote the book and contribute to their professional development.
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.
Trapp, Amanda Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $969 I have drafts of songs saved from several years that I’d like to refine to a set for a concert and/or recording an EP.
Zong, Megan Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To develop Production Dramaturgy resources (including web articles, videos and Afterplay facilitators) that engage audiences beyond the stage during Yin Yang Theatre's production of Unmasked.
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.
Live Five Theatre Inc. Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 To co-produce and co-facilitate an unconference to foster new relationships among Saskatchewan theatre artists and audiences in the service of growing an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and anti-oppressive theatre culture.
Frison, Lucas Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $13,802 To create an inclusive short film about a young man with Down syndrome pursuing love.
Pridmore, Helen Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $2,887 Presenting performances of self-created vocal works, plus voice/electronics improvised music, in Washington State, USA
Van Rees, Ken Saskatoon Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,700 To purchase a specialized desktop kiln
Baerwaldt, Wayne Assiniboia Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,884 To complete my research and writing to realize a collaborative artist book project with Richard Boulet
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.
Friesen, Marcy Carrot River Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $966 I will lead a beading class focusing on our mental health. Class will be held once a month at The Nest located downtown Prince Albert.
Fookes, Jasmin Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 A portable contemporary cabinet of curiosities from a repurposed structure to house diverse assortments of my locally collected and altered natural materials and mass-produced objects.
Bishop Lloyd Middle School Lloydminster Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 The funding would be used to connect with Indigenous singers, drummers, and dancers to work with students and develop partnerships for further projects in future.
Shurniak Gallery Inc. Assiniboia Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 To consult and imagine with our diverse public to develop new plans for creative programming by the Shurniak Art Gallery and its partners
Williams, Janet Saskatoon Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $944 To purchase an all-in-one HEPAclean desk-top polisher to produce finer quality work with my jewelery practice.
Mohsin, Ayesha Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $14,787 A multidisciplinary and multilingual (English, Palestinian Arabic and Urdu) performance project examining immigrant cultural practices, involving dance, music and narration from Pakistan and Palestine.
Tiggelers, Larissa Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $14,000 I am applying for funding to support the costs associated with the production of a new body of work including painting, sculpture and fibre.
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.
Snake River Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,530 Production of a live soundtrack for the silent film The Phantom Carriage presented at the Artesian in Regina and the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon.
Thomson Community School Regina Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 We are applying for an Artist in Schools Development Grant to create an outline for our proposed Storytelling through Symbolism project.
Berenbaum, Jenna Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $3,500 This grant is for the creation of four ten minute plays. I plan to take these pieces and pitch them to companies for further development.
Andronyk, Jeanie Shaunavon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $1,500 To fund the creation of a large scale bronze sculpture.
Ecole Elsie Mironuck Community School Regina Music Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 Tara Semple and Rosa Haynes will develop a sound (aural) experience program to for elementary students and their educators to explore mindfulness, creativity and self-care.
Berenbaum, Jenna Saskatoon Theatre Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,500 I will use a laptop for writing scripts and filming audition videos using applications like QLab for sound editing and FinalCutPro for video editing.
Blackman, Shawn Prince Albert Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,492 To purchase an Amp Profiler which is essential equipment needed to expand my musical practice to a greater extent into live performance and remote recording.
One Take Super 8 Event Saskatoon Media Arts SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $6,162 This project will help artists create and exhibit 25 new films as part of the annual OTS8 film event dedicated to developing filmmakers in Saskatchewan.
Sheikh, Sheheryar Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 To complete and refine a literary fiction novel (titled After) about the Covid-19 pandemic, and about a father-son relationship within it, from 05/2022 to 01/2023.
Silverthorne, Judith Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To do presentations at the Frankfurt Book Fair and cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland at universities, schools, literary events and for community art groups.
Zhao, JingLu Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,480 To assist with the costs of childcare for my three children while I create a new body of paintings for exhibition.
Fidelak, Terri Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Documentation of a collaborative sound and performance piece created by Rania Al Harthi, Kris Alvarez, Terri Fidelak, and Jess Richter.
Bracht, Kathryn Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $12,000 ON PAPER is an ethnographic performance presented through theatre and documentary film storytelling techniques, using two women's relationship to paper as a creative prompt.
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.
Lynch, Rory Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,644 A period of time dedicated to practice and research, with the goal of developing specific technical skills and expanding aesthetic horizons.
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.
Epp, Carole Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 Attend a ceramic residency at The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts to research ancient Greek vase painting and make contemporary narrative political pottery.
Scott, Tallus Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 Educational project to develop drum performance practices and recording practices under the tutelage of Stephane Chamberland, Dave Elitch, and Flavio Cirillo.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $5,000 Purchase of a custom built computer for 3D rendering that will advance technical complexity of artist's work.
Grummett, S.E. Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,000 To create a new Theatre for Young Audiences show exploring gender diversity for presentation in Calgary and Saskatoon planned for May 2023.
Avramenko, James Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,000 The creation of a new collection of poetry and micro-fiction titled "First Dates with Pro Wrestlers"
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).
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.
Elixir Ensemble Riverside Estates Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,600 For the 2022 Winter/Spring season, Elixir proposes the rehearsal, production and presentation of two concert programs of Trios for violin, cello and piano.
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
Earle, Shawn Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,350 I will perform the Don Byron Clarinet Concerto with the SUNY Geneseo Wind Ensemble, then study clarinet repair with master clarinet repair technician Wojtek Komsta
The Dim Coast Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,000 To create a custom digital instrument that ‘performs’ a group sound installation, online audio stream and audiobook inspired by Moose Jaw writer, Vivian Darroch-Lozowski.
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."
Yokozawa Farquharson, Hanna Saltcoats Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 Creation for a solo textile show of 2022 Autumn using antique kimono from Japan
Francis, Cate Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 Support for the research and creation of large format screenprint based works examining cultural conceptions of nature as decoration in the face of climate change.
Cuthand, Shawn Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $7,500 I want to complete a first draft of a screenplay and script for stage about interracial dating in Saskatchewan in the post Gerald Stanley era.
Bates-Hardy, Courtney Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $951 To receive a manuscript evaluation from writer and editor Jennifer LoveGrove and attend a writing retreat to work on the same manuscript.
Han, Xiao Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,497 A multidisciplinary project that explores and promotes community engagement through visual arts combined with dance, performance and choreography in downtown area Saskatoon.
Garneau, David Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,000 Dark Chapters is a collection of still life paintings that metaphorically depict issues familiar to contemporary Indigenous people.
Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 GTNT will hire fluently Cree Indigenous artists to partially translate Shakespeare's King Lear into Cree in November 2021
Cameron, Steph Saskatoon Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $15,300 This application supports 6 months of song-writing, engaging my artistic process, demoing songs for my 4th studio album and expanding my live original repertoire.
Dieter, Mark Fort Qu'Appelle Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 I'm applying to re-develop a First Nations stage adaptation of Anthony Burgess' cult classic novel "A Clockwork Orange" for script submission purposes in 2022.
Sage Hill Writing Experience Inc. Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 Sage Hill is applying for funding to undertake a 3-Phase Strategy Project to respond to new circumstances that have emerged for the organization.
Körner, Miriam Air Ronge Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $8,500 This project is to create an illustrated children's book (text and illustrations) that addresses climate grief and climate change in a literary way.
Poitras-Jarrett, Phyllis Regina Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $7,500 To paint 6-40"x36" paintings: sturgeon, elk, polar bear, salmon, bee, and orca to add to my Spirit Animal series which is close to completion.
Pederson, Krystle Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,500 I would like to purchase a new MacBook Pro complete with Logic Pro and more storage space so I can record in my own studio.
Macdonald, Daniel Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $11,000 To conduct an in-person workshop, hold public staged readings, and engage in subsequent rewrites of my play MERCY between January and March , 2022.
Wilson, Nic Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $15,150 Producing an exhibition, artist's book, and texts as an artist and 2021-2022 writer-in-residence at Gallery 44 in Toronto.
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.
Buttered Ghost Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,000 We are seeking funding to pay the engaged artists of an all original horror comedy anthology radio play series that is presented as a podcast.
La Troupe du Jour Inc. Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 Translating and adapting sections of King Lear into French, a project done in partnership with GTNT to create a trilingual version of the play.
Ferraton, Dominique Gravelbourg Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,500 Purchase of a digital SLR camera to document artwork and provide much-needed flexibility to my image-making practice.
Nachtigall, Jeff Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $12,604 Research, production and exhibition of a body of work completed in an 8 months period
Duvall, Linda Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $13,000 I am inviting 4 musicians to each sing to the land in gratitude. Working with material produced during these events, I will create relevant documentation.
Wilcox, Zane Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 I am applying for funding for dedicated studio time to develop a new watercolour painting process.
Fern, Lucy Prince Albert Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $2,000 I would like to create 10 new pieces art work to showcase my work at the art galleries in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
The Sketchy Bandits Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,205 The Sketchy Bandits will spend five days creating a series of sketch comedy skits intended for theatrical production using devised theatre and traditional writing techniques.
Saltzman, Vera Fort Qu'Appelle Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,500 Purchasing a darkroom processor would provide a consistency from start to finish when using sensitive chemicals for colour film. Currently I borrow one.
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.
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.
The Gallery/Art Placement Inc.
Biofeedback Art Collective
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $20,000 Art Placement and Biofeedback will execute a series of relational projects, workshops, and networking events that will connect, support, and strengthen the Saskatoon artistic community.
Sheri & Heather Benning Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $15,000 To complete a short film cycle, "Let Them Rest," which will give affective voice to the seismic shift in rural Saskatchewan to intensive farming practices
Ells, Chrystene Regina Literary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Mentorship / professional development in poetry towards material generation for an upcoming art book project, combining new skills in bookmaking with long form poetic narrative.
Ecole Dundonald School
Paula Cooley
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $8,217 The focus of the project is an exploration of culture and community through texture, colour, and shape culminating in a clay art installation.
Regina Blues Association Regina Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $6,700 The 26th Mid-Winter Blues Festival is going back to its roots with a modified three-night, one-afternoon event featuring performers from Regina and across Western Canada.
Waskesiu Recreation Association Inc. Waskesiu Lake Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $7,000 The Lakeside Music Festival is a free, family-friendly outdoor festival. 2019 attendance was 3500+. All performers are from Saskatchewan and Sunday highlights Indigenous performers.
Sutherland, Dallas Rosthern Media Arts Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $2,000 Short horror film that will be filming in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and surrounding areas. filming will take place in July 2022.
Farm Fest Terre Ferme Festival Ltd. Regina Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $6,000 Bilingual music festival held on a working organic farm in southern Saskatchewan, with emphasis on organic agriculture, spirituality, visual arts and high quality music.
Thomson Community School
Jayde Goodon
Regina Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $11,500 Our project will strive to improve the literacy skills of students by exploring historical Indigenous artwork and incorporating traditional ways of teaching.
Ulan-Hohol, Mykola Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,225 Upgrade to a Dell G 15 laptop to adequately support my professional music career
Bandur, Breanne Saskatoon Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $712 To Purchase a Metaltech Maxi Round 6 foot Scaffold to produce large drawings.
Ledoux, Maureen Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $7,500 I am requesting funding to produce a Woman's Traditional Beaded Outfit to participate in cultural activities.
Severight, Tanya Whitecap Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $7,500 Expand my fabric design skills to make Story Star Quilts, by adding embroidery and sublimation images to the quilts, ribbon skirts and make dolls.
Craig, Robert Regina Multidisciplinary Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,500 To purchase a 16 inch Mac Book Pro to facilitate my video production, writing and digital art practice.
Mikkola, Elian Regina Media Arts Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $5,000 Purchase of a laptop for portable video editing to participate in professional development mentorship program and further post-production capacity.
O'Bertos, Taegan Saskatoon Theatre Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $3,500 A new laptop geared towards graphic design and editing because my practice is becoming more about editing and designing projections.
Deiter, Christine Balcarres Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $7,500 To learn how to construct a tipi with tranferable indigenous teachings, documenting as a teaching aid with powerpoint.
Lerat, Muskwa Saskatoon Media Arts Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,000 To purchase a Dracast X-Series 1000 Lighting Kit to enable me to control lighting on location shoots and better edit my film projects.
Lerat, Muskwa Saskatoon Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $6,000 I want to write 6-8 songs about my Indigenous experience in Canada, as well as growing up with learning and mental disabilities being ignored.
Diederichs, Callen Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $800 Purchase of analog delay equipment to support musical performance and recording.
Shurniak Gallery Inc.
Crystal Thorburn
Assiniboia Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $20,000 The project "Metamorphosis" will engage the community through participatory art workshops, conversational gatherings and a collaborative public sculpture, stimulating Assiniboia's interest in the arts.
Keighley, Ray Warman Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $12,000 I will continue in the producing of artwork that explores Truth and Reconciliation and my first nation sensibility , paintings and carvings primarily.
Pawlowich, Raistlin Saskatoon Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $7,500 Produce, record & edit a single off my debut album.
Reimer, Joel Dash
Bedford Road Collegiate
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $19,500 We will create a spoken word workshop series on community care with video resources for the Grade 9 Land Based program at Bedford Road Collegiate
Nuit Blanche Regina Arts Festival Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $7,500 Nuit Blanche Regina is a free, accessible, night-time festival showcasing public art installations and engaging audiences in Regina on Saturday, August 27, 2022.
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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.