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
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.
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
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.
Goodwyn, Amber Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $17,110 We are seeking funding for the collaborative production of an episodic experimental feminist science fiction musical called Porous (working title).
Froese, Robert Moose Jaw Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $15,000 Production of ceramic and wood installation work based on material and musical composition/improvisation for exhibition at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, February 2020.
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.
Burnt Thicket Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 Script development & world premiere production of My Own Personal Jesus? by Tim Bratton
Epp, Carole Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,771 This grant covers the creation of a new body of politically themed functional ceramics and includes a one month residency at the Archie Bray Foundation.
Lavoy, Landon Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $3,473 The Year Long Ukrainian Dance Immersion Program allows dancers to spend a year in Ukraine training and performing with five unique, professional Ukrainian Dance ensembles.
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
Nordstrom, Alexandra Battleford Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 This project provides grades 5-9 students of Chief Poundmaker School with a week of creative workshops that use land as pedagogy for art practice.
Hagan-Egyir, Rebecca Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $6,573 Development of second draft of novella, Kingdom of Waking Dreams.
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.
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.
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.
Coflin, Caitlin Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $4,997 I will be travelling to Toronto to study Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals with Janet Kaylo and other certified instructors.
Hale, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,040 Time for creative exploration, investigation, experimentation, risk taking, discovery, dialogue and critique, development and creation of new artworks and works in progress.
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.
Chabros, Diana Val Marie Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 Expand current body of work, (samskāra: Stories of Discernment), with ten large oil paintings for potential solo exhibition at mid-sized gallery venues in western Canada.
Burke, Kelley Jo Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,000 To write a production-ready draft of a musical "The Curst" in collaboration with Library Voices in preparation for a 2020 premiere with Dancing Sky Theatre.
Gonie, Jalisa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $1,200 To train at the Manitoulin Conservatory and receive direction and dramaturgy from John Turner for a festival-length clown piece.
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.
Cultural Festivals Swift Current Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $30,000 For general operating and programming support.
Blom, Monique Waldheim Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 To produce and perform "(In)terfertilization: Of Word and Flesh" at (UNAM) Encuentro 2019:The World Inside Out in Mexico City in June 2019.
Standing, Lorraine Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 To research and develop my stories of my father’s stories of song and drumming when I was a child.
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.
Exclamation Productions Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $1,750 Provide affordable and engaging professional musical theatre productions to rural Saskatchewan communities while expanding theatre viewing and performance opportunities in Regina and area.
It's Not a Box Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $15,000 To devise and stage a live Overhear pod-play with Prague storytellers for the Prague Quadrennial 2019 and bring local content for geocache stories.
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.
Craig Penner, Josephine Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 Working under the mentorship of Rachela Abate (a senior artist in my field), I will spend time on research and professional development.
Mackasey, Michèle Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $18,000 To create two Memory-bottle-portraits commemorating lost family members, using tiny glass bottles filled with coloured transparent liquid; a pixelated process resulting in two-dimensional sculptural works.
Blanchette, Cynthia North Battleford Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 I have received an invitation to participate in a study tour through Beijing and Wuhan, China from the Confucius Institute of China and Alison Norlen.
Miyawata Culture Association Inc. Paynton Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 Poundmaker-Life, Legacy, Liberty. An exhibition commemorating the exoneration of Chief Poundmaker from the false charge of Treason by this white supremacist state, Canada.
Thomson Community School
Chancz Perry
Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $39,432 Our Artist in Residency project is a multidisciplinary arts program designed to decrease stress and increase resiliency in youth.
Atimoyoo, Erland Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 I will reach Descendants who were unable to attend the 2018 "Gathering", report on last year's Gathering, promote this year's Gathering and contact ceremonial Elders.
Nuit Blanche Regina Arts Festival Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 Nuit Blanche Regina will curate a visual art show and augmented reality experience for display at Saskatchewan Fashion Week 2019's after parties.
Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples Inc. La Ronge Literary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Peters, Charles Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $700 Participating in a devised theatre workshop with Frantic Assembly, a celebrated UK theatre company while they are in Saskatoon for the first time.
Craig Penner, Josephine Regina Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Oral Presentation at The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2019.
Yorkton Film Festival Yorkton Media Arts SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $53,000 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.
Cuthand, Shawn Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 We want to create and produce fifteen videos that focus on Indigenous comedy and satirical news.
Anskohk Aboriginal Writers' Circle Inc. Saskatoon Literary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $16,000 For general operating and programming support.
Creative Options Regina, Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $1,000 Creative Options Regina wishes to facilitate a Painting workshop, where participants would have the opportunity to partake in the art form while gaining artistic skills.
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.
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
Berenbaum, Jenna Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 A playwriting workshop of an extended version of an existing script.
Candline, Randi Saskatoon Visual Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $6,500 I would like to take time off work to on a fully beaded Men's Grass Dance regalia.
Palaschuk, Brett Regina Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $2,500
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
Cameron, Howard Duck Lake Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 In my process of learning Cree stories from elders, I will illustrate images that coincide with the stories. Thus, limiting the need for English translation.
Broadway Business Improvement District Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $5,000 RedBall is a traveling public art piece considered “the world’s longest-running street art work” and moves through a city with a new site each day.
Free Flow Dance Theatre Company
Integrated Dance Artist Collective
Saskatoon Dance Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 To develop a regional community of professional contemporary dancers through creative practice with choreographer Shannon Litzenberger, toward creating a performance installation at the Remai Modern.
Ritter-Magot, Nathaniel Regina Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $1,000
Federation des Francophones de Saskatoon Saskatoon Media Arts SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $70,000 For general operating and programming support.
Ecole Dundonald School Saskatoon Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $10,000 Our Grade 4 students will engage in a series of land based explorations with Leah Dorion to explore and represent understandings of our inquiry question.
Warman High School
Ray Keighley
Warman Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $39,433 Ray Keighley will be working with Warman High staff and students to explore Truth and Reconciliation through the Arts.
Northern Saskatchewan International Children's Festival Inc. Saskatoon Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $40,000 For general operating and programming support.
Merasty, Marcus Prince Albert Dance Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $2,500
Duval-Tyler, Madeline Saskatoon Media Arts Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $1,000
Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Eastend Historical Museum & Cultural Centre Eastend Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Art as Healing workshops with people dealing with isolation facilitated by Artists in the Eastend SK area will be held September 1'18 to Feb.28'20
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.
Deiter, Christine Balcarres Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 Re-Creation of a Treaty Suit for hereditary Chief Dieter of Peepeekisis, documented in a PowerPoint for Treaty educational - TRC/repatriation purposes.
Big River Metis Local #59 Big River Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Big River Metis Local would like to have a cultural mural painted on the west wall of our 50 year old heritage theater.
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.
Federation des Francophones de Saskatoon Saskatoon Media Arts SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000
North Battleford International Street Performer Festival Association Inc. North Battleford Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,700
Nuit Blanche Saskatoon Contemporary Arts Festival Inc. Saskatoon Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $9,000
Kozak, Kathryn Creighton Visual Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,300 To support experimental sculptures, photographs and recorded soundworks to be made during and following a July 2019 land-based residency at the Sointula Art Shed.
Short Cuts Festival Inc. Saskatoon Theatre SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Inc. Saskatoon Theatre SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $86,000 For general operating and programming support.
Prairie New Music Festivals Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Campbell, Tara Saskatoon Visual Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $6,725 I would like to create a collection of beaded jewelry and accessories that reflect the intertwining of Hip Hop culture and Indigenous culture.
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).
Bengough Municipal Arts Council Inc. Bengough Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $25,000 For general operating and programming support.
Tootoosis, Shelly Cut Knife Visual Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 Fully porqupine quilled Woman's accessory set will include a chocker with breast piece attached, two braid-ties,back barrette, and side of head medicine wheel.
Jungwirth, Jessica Saskatoon Visual Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $1,800
Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society, Inc. Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $50,000 For general operating and programming support.
Regina International Open Theatre Society Regina Theatre SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Cathedral Area Community Association Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $10,000 For general operating and programming support.
Standing, Cyrus Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $4,488 Developing my art form of story telling and tell the stories of Dakota history, Kinship, language and my community in Saskatchewan
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".
Angus, Meagan Regina Theatre Indigenous/Metis Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 I would intern at the Globe Theatre to further my theatrical training and create a solo performance.
25th Street Theatre Centre Inc. Saskatoon Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $38,000 For general operating and programming support.
Nuit Blanche Saskatoon Contemporary Arts Festival Inc. Saskatoon Visual SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $11,000 For general operating and programming support.
Creative City Centre Inc.
Karlie King
Regina Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Karlie King will work with retirement communities downtown to facilitate knitting groups focused on the yarn-bombing of pre-determined locations downtown leading up to Nuit Blanche.
Froc, Benton Regina Music Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $1,000
Common Weal Community Arts Inc.
Michèle Mackasey
Regina Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $46,500 A residency led by visual artist Michèle Mackasey with fransaskois youth from Saskatoon and Indigenous/Métis youth, from three northern Saskatchewan communities.
Phelps Bondaroff, Amber Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To develop performance and video work through participation in a five-week, thematic residency program at the Banff Centre entitled “Behavioural Swarm.”
Sonntag, Mayson Regina Theatre Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $1,500
Tupper, Annika Saskatoon Theatre Prince Edward Arts Scholarship 2019-2020 $1,000
North Park Wilson School
Joel Bernbaum
Saskatoon Theatre Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $10,000 Creative Action is a new Grade 8 Arts Program. Partnering with Joel will enhance the program from the very first year of its existence!
Clinton Ackerman Music Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Host a week long summer camp of creativity and interdisciplinary art creation.
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