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
Northern Saskatchewan International Children's Festival Inc. Saskatoon Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $40,000 For general operating and programming support.
Nuit Blanche Saskatoon Contemporary Arts Festival Inc. Saskatoon Visual SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $11,000 For general operating and programming support.
Prairie New Music Festivals Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Queer City Cinema Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $30,000 For general operating and programming support.
Regina Folk Festival Inc. Regina Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $85,000 For general operating and programming support.
Regina International Open Theatre Society Regina Theatre SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatchewan Festival of Words Inc. Moose Jaw Literary SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $45,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $70,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Stevens, Tracy Regina Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $5,000 To write a film script titled: THE RIVERS FLOW: A NATIONAL TRAGEDY, the untold love story of Marguerite Monet dit Bellehumeur and Louis Riel.
Daniels, Kelly Cando Multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $5,000 A workshop of deer hide preperation and hand drum making following protocol and the participants will learn ceremonial and social Cree songs and sacred stories.
Lavallee, Zachary Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2021-2022 $3,400 Capture the images of Indigenous people experiencing poverty to display their enduring attitude despite living in a society that marginalizes Indigenous people.
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Inc. Saskatoon Theatre SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $86,000 For general operating and programming support.
Short Cuts Festival Inc. Saskatoon Theatre SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
The Vertigo Series Regina Literary SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Yorkton Film Festival Yorkton Media Arts SaskFestivals 2021-2022 $53,000 For general operating and programming support.
Rathgeber, Carolyn Regina Music Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2021-2022 $2,500
Pacquette, John
Churchill Community High
Black Lake Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $10,000 Traditional skills knowledge keeper John Pacquette. Dene drum teachings workshops. Drum making, Dene singing, traditional dancing along with hand games. Denesuline Language support.
Friesen, Marcy Carrot River Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Legacy. Half Bead, Half Woman. I am applying beads directly onto the face of myself and other family members. These will be professionally photographed.
Bradley, Bevin
Bethlehem School
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $8,700 Bevin Bradley will work with the Alt. Education class at Bethlehem high school through a series of art workshops to create an student handbook resource.
Webster, Rickee-Lee Weyburn Visual Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2021-2022 $2,500
Bent, Alexander Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 6M is a hip-hop duo consisting of Enjay and Alex Bent. This proposal acts to fund the mixing and mastering costs for their debut album.
Maneso, Ha'Keena Moose Jaw Multidisciplinary Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2021-2022 $2,500
Renkas, Brayden Estevan Theatre Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2021-2022 $1,250
Moffatt, Kris
Mistawasis Nehiyawak High School
Hepburn Visual Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $40,000 Advance student school engagement using art as a means to strengthen language culture and expand student's spectrum of expression.
Read, Leanne Davidson Multidisciplinary Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2021-2022 $2,500
Wiebe, Nicole Swift Current Theatre Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2021-2022 $1,250
Sonntag, Mayson Regina Theatre Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2021-2022 $2,500
Sonntag, Meika Regina Music Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2021-2022 $2,500
Pacholik, Devin Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 I am creating a short animated film about Viking meeting a ghost and learning to confront fear and accept differences.
Willey, Leon Regina Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Developing and creating a door to door interactive theatre show. In consultation with artists in Stratford Ontario this May, to be performed outside, this summer.
St. Frances Cree Bilingual School - Bateman
Mary Harelkin Bishop
Saskatoon Literary Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $10,000 This project is to help students to find out about their culture and record this information in writing. The final product is a printed book.
Sheri & Heather Benning Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 A mini-documentary foregrounding the shift to intensive agriculture in rural SK, including poetry from Sheri's forthcoming book, Field Requiem.
Future Artistic Minds Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 FAM youth will present a professional art exhibition and full-length album release about their experiences during Covid-19 at BAM for the month of May.
The Gallery/Art Placement Inc. Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 Develop plans with Biofeedback Collective for artist in communities project proposal to support development of artist community through intergenerational dialogue, mentorship, and exchange.
Live Out Loud Performing Arts Regina Theatre Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 To run a Ranch Camp: Arts Edition in collaboration with Journey To Hope and Ponderosa Connection
River Road Festival St. Louis Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 To conduct surveys to research next River Road Festival events and direction.
Wesaquate, Kevin Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 I would like to use my welding and fabrication skills to create metal sculptures that reflect my identity as a plains Cree.
Bluemke, Cat Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Attending Professional Writing for Visual Artists Summer Bootcamp (online course), taught by Faith Holland and Liz Sales, to improve writing components of my practice
2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games Regina Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 We are looking for an artist to lead activities at the Culture Festival of the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games.
Piper, Lynette Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 I plan to shoot a short film in September about an elderly man with dementia who escapes the nursing home and returns to his field.
Grienke, Jennica Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Travel to Braunschweig, Germany to represent Canadian Theatre for Young Audiences Directors & Creators in the ASSITEJ International Directors Seminar June 20- 27, 2021
Tri-Community Dance Club La Ronge Dance Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 Upstage Dance Co. brings Summer Dance Workshops to La Ronge! Introductions to a variety of dance genres and the process of collaborative creation.
Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $998 This Development Project aims to design an innovative youth storytelling program that explores identity through painting, video, and sound.
Artesian Performing Arts Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 This is an application to secure partial matching funds for a City of Regina Grant to help upgrade our aging lighting equipment.
Maier, Lenore Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $870 Funding from this grant will help me to attend Trauma-Informed Culturally-Sensitive Arts Delivery Training course at the Ness creek site from July 9-11, 2021.
Toppings, Tyler Regina Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Attend a mask and baby clown intensive hosted by John Turner.
Merasty, Marcus Creighton Dance Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 For my continued professional development at a dance artist over the summer with a focus in somatic movement practices
Ay, Caramba! Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 Rehearsal process for a brand new play called the Newcomer
Boutin-Maloney, Byrun Riceton Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 I would like to film a show and create a documentary that captures the event. I will publish the audio online as a live album.
Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon Saskatoon Music Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 Girls Rock Saskatoon (GRS) is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to empowering self-identified female, trans, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming youth through collaborative music creation and performance.
Parovsky, Karley Regina Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $880 I am requesting money to attend a Trauma and Cultural Sensitivity training for artists.
Schneider, Zoë Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 'Subaqualus' is a video work depicting the elusive Unidentified Submerged Object (U.S.O.) shot in various locations throughout the Land of the Living Skies.
Junop, Shane Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Nuit Blanche YXE 2021 video installation “Watch or Bolt” has been accepted and requires this grant for video projector rentals to complete the artistic vision.
Currie, Dillon Swift Current Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $250 To record 2 studio-quality demos to include in application for Sound Recording grants, which is intended to partially fund 2022 debut full-length solo LP.
Burzminski, Dalton Regina Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Creating music about navigating as an urban indigenous male through life, the music scenes, high academia, and reflecting on insecurities caused by colonialism. Real deadly.
Jasper Cultural & Historical Centre Maple Creek Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 "Field Portraits" by 4 artists presents photographic portraits of rural models from the region to celebrate the SW Art Fest during September in Maple Creek.
Lebel, Emilie Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 éemi is representing Saskatchewan at a prestigious and international music competition in Granby, Québec with two musicians from Montreal.
Bridge Theatre Collective Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 To contract 15 theatre artists to be a part of a readthrough workshop of a new edit of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare.
Anderson, Darryl Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 I want to continue my artist development and increase my knowledge in my craft.
Saskatchewan Seniors Association Inc. Vanscoy Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $1,000 Consult SSAI membership and individuals to assess interest and develop planning for artistic programming to help address issues of isolation for rural seniors in Saskatchewan.
Richter, Jessica Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 This proposal seeks funding to support the creation of a short art film.
Bogan, Jillian Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 I will attend my first ever residency at Chateau d"Orquevaux in France and develop my creative practice through a series of original paintings.
Rose, Melanie Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To travel to and participate in the Artist Parent Residency - Mothra at Artscape Gibraltar Point.
J.M. Curtain Razors Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 Support for 4 Saskatchewan artists (including 2 yet-to-be-funded by SKArts Independent Artists) to create short films arising from Trespassers Waltz, for consideration at S.P.A.N.E. (Screenings of Performance Art in the Natural Environment).
Baerwaldt, Wayne Assiniboia Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To enable me to install artwork by Richard Boulet and participate in the public program for the exhibition "La ragione c’entra poco (reason has little to do with it)" at Thetis Foundation, Venice, Italy, Sept. 12-22.
Cameron, Ian Regina Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,450 “As a studio musician who does a lot of remote sessions (recording and sending tracks), a new computer will better help me meet this demand.”
Brophey, Erin Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,500 To purchase a gouging machine to precisely remove the interior of bamboo in order to produce reeds for my oboe.
Robinson, Jared Moose Jaw Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $4,010 Purchase of a Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Pro to advance professional video production capacity
Elder, Daniel Regina Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,485 Purchase of digital hand percussion instrument to expand live show performance ability and further artistic practice.
Umeh, Charles Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Applying for the grant to assist me carry out post production of my short film Black Vision.
Friday, Kristi Saskatoon Theatre Artists in Schools 2021-2022 $1,000 To bring artists and educators together to create arts resources, such as an interactive play and workshops, that educate students and staff on systemic racism.
Holt, Savannah Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 'Analemma' is a collection of 13 ceramic moon jars, each with a unique glaze application symbolically related to ancient names for each month's full moon.
Minnema, Conner Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,000 Purchase a top of the line microphone to record live instruments and vocals to add a new dynamic to my music production.
An, Andrea Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 Funding will cover rent and grocery costs, while I take a five month unpaid work leave, to prioritize songwriting and composition for my upcoming LP.
Han, Xiao Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 Requesting material support for a BAM's September Artist in Residency project, which combines art creation and research based on Chinese community history in Saskatoon.
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.
FadaDance Troupe Inc. Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $2,000 FadaDance Troupe will animate the Beaver Flat 50 event by performing outdoor site specific original contemporary dance accompanied with stunning visuals to a national audience.
Matyushenko, Valentyna Grandora Dance Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 I will learn in-depth characteristics of steps, music, and cultural details of the Volyn region of Ukraine, before choreographing a famous Ukrainian play.
Saskatoon Business College Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2021-2022 $750 This project is meant to assist students entering a very demanding health care field to reduce stress and promote self care through holistic art expression.
Severight, Tanya Whitecap Visual Microgrant Program 2021-2022 $1,000 To purchase supplies needed to create items that I have not created in the past.
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.
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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.