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
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.
Bernbaum, Joel Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 To travel to Australia and do an artistic apprenticeship with BIGhART - Australia's leading social arts and social change organization.
KSAMB Dance Company Saskatoon Dance Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $9,955 Perfecting the technique of live amplification of dancers’ heartbeats and integrating the technique into a work in progress performance.
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
Indigenous Poets Society Paynton Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 Sending the Indigenous Poets Society team to participate/compete in the CFSW 2019 for flights and accommodation and food support at event.
Kloeble, Karla Saskatoon Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Explore working as a director of a dance company. My 3 goals for this proposal are; find my people, get in a room, and create.
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.
Living Sky School Division No. 202 North Battleford Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 To explore ideas about ecological art with traditional Indigenous knowledge to deepen our relationship with the land and planning for an Artist in Schools project.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Purchase of a laptop capable of handling the workload associated with performing live projections and video mapping in a professional setting.
Emel, Tod Invermere Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $18,000 To complete a new body of intermedia work combining audio, sculpture and painting; using post-painterly abstraction to explore 'natural' and 'artificial' worlds
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.
Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home
Barbara Goretzky
Regina Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 To test the feasibility of an arts-based program in the home with the hope of turning it into an artist in community residency
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.
Nolan, Yvette Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $16,000 To produce The Art of War, an original play by Yvette Nolan at the Refinery in September 2020.
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.
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.
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.
Stonhouse, David Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $5,000 Participate in the Wassaic Project Summer Artist Residency, New York.
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
Poitras-Jarrett, Phyllis Regina Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 To create 6 mixed-media paintings honouring 6 Sk. animals necessary for the survival of the Indigenous people throughout history to be included in future exibitions.
Carriere, Kenneth Air Ronge Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 Conduct and record Swampy Cree language interviews, record historical photos from family albums, attain permissions to use recorded photos and interviews for a book.
Gronsdahl, Todd Clavet Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $18,000 Funding for materials and some living expenses to create new sculptures, prints and a video for three upcoming solo exhibitions.
Cowan, Hilarey Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,500 To develop and expand my work around labour, connection and care through sculpture and performance, including a residency at the Banff Centre with Bridget Moser.
Saltzman, Vera Fort Qu'Appelle Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Solo exhibition of photographic portrait series O Human Child in Ottawa, Ontario November 1, 2019 to January 4th, 2020.
Zong, Megan Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $15,000 To develop and produce the world premiere of Unmasked at Live Five in 2020.
Anderson, Charles Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 I would like to complete a collection of quirky, humorous literary essays entitled The Boy in the Window.
Stoughton Central School Stoughton Music Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 Song Writers Circle with Saskatchewan Recording Artists Glen Strong and Forrest Eaglespeaker.
Herriot, Trevor Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $10,000 to prepare a final draft of the novel I am writing to submit to my editor at HarperCollins.
Lesiuk, Dana Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $7,832 An animated 'fairy tale' symbolizing Ukrainian history, with vivid live-action rhythmic 'dream' sequences expressing the art of its diaspora juxtaposed with that of its homeland.
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.
Miyawata Culture Association Inc. Paynton Theatre SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 The Poundmaker Performance Festival-International Indigenous Performance and Plenary, is a 4 day event on the Poundmaker Cree Nation that presents Indigenous Performance and Culture.
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.
Dotson, Allan
Ecole Wascana Plains Elementary School
Regina Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $10,000 A Grade 4 class will build a modular model community which will depict the use of natural resources in Saskatchewan.
Bradford, Michael Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $16,000 This project is to complete a middle-grade novel called Bonewalkers, the third book in the Nightside series, published by Orca Books Publishers.
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.
Bird, Keith Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2019-2020 $18,000 I will continue to create and finish a visual collection of art pieces using traditional and spiritual values to be disseminated for our youth.
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.
Nuit Blanche Regina Arts Festival Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,000 Nuit Blanche Regina is a free, accessible, night-time festival showcasing art installations and engaging audiences in downtown Regina on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Regina Jazz Society Inc. Regina Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 JazzFest Regina 2020 is an accessible, citywide music festival in parks, bars and venues featuring local, emerging, and national artists many events are free.
Unheard Sound Collective Saskatoon Media Arts SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,050 To present the 10th edition of Sounds Like: An Audio Festival "Corporeal Origins" in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 1-4, 2020.
Oxbow Arts and Cultural Committee
Oxbow Arts and Cultural Committee
Oxbow Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $2,500 Funding for the Bow Valley Jamboree Music and Arts Festival.
Boechler, Jared Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $5,000 To undertake production on project influenced by local study in arctic region of Lapland, Finland.
Dunlop Art Gallery
Logan MacDonald
Regina Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Logan MacDonald will explore the Deaf experience with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. The collaborative artwork will be exhibited at Dunlop Art Gallery.
Regina Blues Association Regina Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 The 26th Mid-Winter Blues Festival will combine free and ticketed events over 7 nights, featuring national and international performers, as well as 80% local artists.
Farm Fest Terre Ferme Festival Ltd. Regina Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,000 Music festival emphasizing Canadian singer-songwriters, held on an organic farm in southern Saskatchewan. Laid-back, welcoming, spiritual experience for all ages.
Swamp Fest Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $6,000 We are requesting funding to pay artists and administrators fairly for their work at Swamp Fest 2020.
Eden Care Communities Foundation Inc.
Misty Wensel
Regina Dance Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $9,781 Collaborating with FadaDance Troupe our project will integrate the use of dance and movement to improve the overall well-being of our staff, artists and communities.
Flamenco Borealis Saskatoon Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 To host the second edition of the Borealis Flamenco Festival consisting of performances by local and critically acclaimed international artists, and many workshops and classes.
Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival Saskatoon Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,500 Week-long performance series and poetry boot camp, featuring spoken word artists from Saskatchewan and across Canada in collaboration with artists in other disciplines.
Country at the Creek Music Fest Inc. Big River Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $2,000 Country at the Creek is a first time applicant. We are a grass roots non profit organization that is 8 years old.
The Word on the Street Saskatoon Inc. Saskatoon Literary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 To gain financial support for Saskatoon's free literary arts festival, The Word On The Street.
F.W. Johnson Collegiate
Holly Yuzicapi
Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $9,547 After multiple land-based explorations, students will prepare materials to use for traditional art forms to create four panels which examine connections between land and reconciliation.
Association of Manitou Arts & Cultures Inc. Manitou Beach Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $7,995 The 2020 Manitou Music Fest will deliver a quality festival, including an eclectic selection of professional musicians, songwriters, dancers, artisans, and performers.
Ledingham, Sandra Meryl Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 My work has been accepted into the 'Taiwan International Ceramic Biennial 2020' . I am applying for assistance in shipping. (Shipped by November 10, 2019)
Regina Pride Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 A celebration of Regina’s gender and sexually diverse communities through a presentation of artistic, cultural, and social events meant to educate, entertain, and enlighten audiences.
Ritornello Chamber Music Festival Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 Fresh. Homegrown. Inspired. Original. Ritornello is building on years of success and looking towards the future. 3 great concerts exploring chamber music in Saskatoon's core.
Tienkamp, Christine St. Louis Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 Produce Metis beadwork pieces
Holy Guacamole Dance Festival Martensville Dance SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 Holy Guacamole is a 350-person, 3-day Saskatoon community dance festival including workshops, performances, social dances. Predominantly Latin dance while featuring other cultural dance guest performances.
Regina Chamber Music Festival Regina Music SaskFestivals 2019-2020 $8,000 The project is the presentation of three nights of chamber music concerts and related community events, by local and international artists.
McArthur, Robert Carlyle Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $7,500 Robert Mcarthur is bringing back the Nakoda language through song, specifically children's lullabies. Writing lullabies helps preserve the language by putting it in children's ears.
Thunderchild, Richard Spiritwood Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $6,800 Classes for adults and youth to learn the powwow craft of headroach-making.
Lavallee, Terri Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2019-2020 $4,500 I would like to create a stylized bridal gown embellished with Nehiyaw bead work, along with beaded accessories and matching mens cufflinks and tie clip.
Prairie Sculptors' Association
Manitou Beach Recreation Board
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Prairie Sculptors' Assoc. (PSA) and Manitou Beach Recreation Board will host a sculpture symposium including public art workshops and a community art project.
25th Street Theatre Centre Inc. Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 Anita Smith, the Executive Director of 25th Street Theatre, will travel to Victoria, BC to attend the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals conference.
Saskatoon Industry Education Council
Muveddet Al-Katib
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Through art, newcomer youth will to express and share their culture while learning about the similarities and differences in other cultures in their new community.
Living Sky School Division No. 202
Bonny Macnab
North Battleford Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $10,000 Conversations with Nature brings together artists, storytellers and healers to lead students through a process of thinking like artists, scientists and stewards of the land.
25th Street Theatre Centre Inc.
Laura Hale
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Artist Laura Hale will engage the attendees of the 2020 Fringe Festival to create a large-scale, outdoor art installation over the course of ten days.
Fidelak, Terri
Christ the King School
Regina Visual Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $10,000 Creation of a large, temporary sculptural installation using locally-sourced clay to engage students in learning about connection to land and sustainability through the creative process.
Northern Saskatchewan International Children's Festival Inc.
Laura Hosaluk
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $6,000 Sock Puppet workshop
McKay, Cameron Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 I am asking for a materials budget for a group exhibition that will transform a gallery space into an immersive installation.
Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon
Eliza Mary Doyle
Saskatoon Music Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Providing opportunities for female empowerment through Cultural Arts Mentorship Programming by building capacity and expanding the Girls Rock Saskatoon program to under-served/remote communities in Saskatchewan.
Mistawasis Nehiyawak High School
Kris Moffatt
Leask Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $10,000 Engage students in art therapy sessions, complete a friendship canvas and develop a video of these process. Friendship and culture.
Hale, Laura
Wild about Saskatoon NatureCity Festival
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 Free, drop-in, community-engaged, environmental art project using locally found plants to explore material potential and create sculptural artworks and to create space for community dialogue.
The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC)
Kris Alvarez
Regina Theatre Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $9,900 To work with Saskatchewan artists to provide young leaders with creative and supportive spaces to engage with ideas related to social justice and global citizenship.
Skjeie, Cooper Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 "Poetry, Politics, and Embodiment" is a unique, thematic program that aligns well with and promises to enhance my poetry project, "post-immunity theory."
McFarlane, Melanie Moose Jaw Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 I will work with Robert Currie, former poet laureate of Saskatchewan, in a poetry mentorship focused on writing poetry about growing up in Saskatchewan.
Lepage, Mario St. Denis Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Request of funds to go towards the purchase of 2 flight cases capable of protecting musical equipment while travelling internationally to play at professional performances.
Evans, George Regina Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 to bring jazz pianist Nancy Walker to Saskatoon for a coaching and joint performance opportunity.
asokan Project Camps
Alexandra Nordstrom
Battleford Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $10,000 This project provides youth of Poundmaker and Little Pine First Nation with five days of creative programming that use land as pedagogy for art practice.
Sheikh, Sheheryar Saskatoon Literary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Co-Lead a 4-Day Creative Writing Workshop for candidates from across the country, followed by launching my two novels at the literary festival to follow.
Dussion, Mary Nipawin Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To provide financial support to purchase materials to start my own business making moccasins and ribbon skirts.
Wilson, Nic Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 I will be traveling to Venice, Italy to participate in a workshop with Marilyn Arsem and present a performance at Venice International Performance Art Week.
Bourque, Marie-Véronique Regina Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $757 Recording of two bilingual original songs as a first time producer and singer. Recording with involve 5 musicians including me as flutist-songwriter- singer- producer.
Gomez, Felipe Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $757 To build a Tubulum a pipe instrument famously used in the “Blue Man Group” a fun and inventive percussion instrument.
Suchan, Paul Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 School tour of the Proteus Saxophone Quartet, Saxophonist Gerard Weber and Pianist Naomi Suchan, and Fiddler Kim de Laforest, featuring the music of Paul Suchan.
Liu, Lin Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $757 This proposal is for support to develop a proposal for a Saskatchewan Arts Board Artists in Communities Project grant for the May 1, 2020 deadline.
Dancing Sky Theatre Inc. Meacham Theatre Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $2,000 Dancing Sky Theatre is implementing environmentally sustainable practices at all levels of our organization. We is hoping to purchase refurbished Ipads from TechSoup Canada.
Yokozawa Farquharson, Hanna Saltcoats Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 I have been invited to have a private exhibition at Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in the fall of 2020. I need 20 works of art.
Ells, Chrystene Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Creation of concept art/previsualization for planned 'mytho-feminist' film 'Tor Woman' including a photoshoot with a costumed model, and sketches and paintings based on these photos.
Syverson, Kyle Saskatoon Dance Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Travel for professional development to Earthdance Contact Improvisation event and to Contact Improvisation/performance workshop in New York. Perform with Earthdance participants in Dia:Beacon art museum.
Erickson, Craig Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 I need funding to be able to purchase paint to finish a body of work for an art show I have been invited to.
Town of Lumsden Lumsden Visual Artists in Communities 2019-2020 $990 Local artist to create an outdoor public mural in collaboration with a wide range of community members, wide range in age, displayed at the Museum.
Ecole Lumsden Elementary School Lumsden Literary Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $962 Nakoda Knowledge Sharing Day with Bronte BigEagle and Keegan MacArthur A few Nakoda writers and speakers will come and present their oral and written stories.
Ecole St. Pius X Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2019-2020 $1,000 Provide funding to two interdisciplinary artists to design and develop cross-cultural and cross-curricular programming for Pre-K – Grade 3 students in the Regina Catholic School Division.
Paquet, Daniel Regina Visual Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 Participation as photographer in the creation of the work "What belongs to us" at the International Center for Contemporary Culture Tabakalera, with choreographer, Suzanne Miller.
Stooshinoff, Alexander Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2019-2020 $1,000 To help fund a twelve-date Japanese tour in support of the reissue of "Stoic" on Japanese record label, Moorworks.
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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.