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
Prairie Sky School
Holly Yuzicapi
Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $20,000 Students will learn some traditional indigenous beading techniques, and prepare a spring cultural festival that includes display and demonstration of beading, powwow dancing, and songwriting.
Hebert, Dakota Saskatoon Theatre Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 To completely gut and redo my three-act play about Jack the Ripper into a way better two-act.
Scantily Glad Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 This project is to remount our queer physical comedy, "Something in the Water", for presentation by the Adelaide Fringe Festival through co-production with Gluttony Theatre.
Legris, Sylvia Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $18,000 During my project period I will complete the first draft of a new poetry collection, The Principle of Rapid Peering.
Boechler, Jared Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Two-Day Solo Landscape Exhibition, Landings
Friesen Reed, Tricia Yorkton Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,750 I am planning to revise and add to a collection of creative nonfiction essays titled, "A Field Guide to Travelling Home".
Claxton, Mark Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 A Regina remount of xTasis Screen/Stage's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, by Edward Albee, which was presented in Saskatoon in autumn of 2019.
Dale, Danielle Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,500 An exploration of food in the post-Anthropocene through sculpture and photography.
Simon-Worobec, Hillary Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,000 To purchase equipment/materials to for my home pottery studio to enable me more freedom within my craft and become a full-time potter.
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.
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.
Daniels, Carol Regina Beach Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 I need a website. It is a tool which allows for others to know how to contact the artist and what the artist creates.
Laird, Tonia Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,750 Planning and writing of high fantasy novel with themes of decolonization, kinship, and intergenerational trauma and healing.
Solheim, Tara Dawn Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,044 This project is to dedicate time to the creation of new material for a spoken word collection, approximately eight to ten performance poetry pieces.
Team Auroraman Humboldt Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $8,000 This project is for Team Auroraman to collaboratively create the 48 page graphic novel “The Adventures of Auroraman: Good Times in the Badlands”
Battie, Kyath Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,000 To research the creation of multiple fictional landscapes by unifying 16mm colour film imagery and digital editing techniques.
Penner, John J Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 The grant proposal is to replace my old deteriorating resin coated plywood darkroom sink with a chemical resistant stainless steel sink.
Spark Theatre Prince Albert Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $11,667 Spark Theatre will rehearse and present the female-driven "The Drowning Girls" (Graham, Tomlinson, Vlaskalic) March 25-27 in Prince Albert, SK at the EA Rawlinson Centre.
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.
Keighley, Ray Warman Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $12,000 This grant would produce 6 paintings and a wood carving. Dealing with the mystic animal and reconcilliation styles I work on with my art.
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.
Olsen, Farideh Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,500 This project is to write 60 songs, the best 10 will be recorded and performed by Farideh.
Rose, Karen Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,700 I wish to create material to choreograph three new solos for three individual dance artists, and in this creative process, advance my choreographic skills.
Pottle, Adam Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $18,000 Finishing the first handwritten draft of my new novel, tentatively titled APPARITIONS, and typing, arranging, and editing the manuscript's second draft.
Pederson, Krystle Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,500 Continuing journey to prepare for recording first solo album with band rehearsal and composition work of five new songs to be recorded in 2021.
Martin, Monique Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To create/install/exhibit "Context is Everything" decals with The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton at the Edmonton Tower.
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.
Mohsin, Ayesha Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 "Ayesha's ASMR" is an original 45min theatrical production, it will be performed at Shu-box and also made available online on lexemetheatre.com and various other channels.
Tic Toc TEN Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $10,000 Tic Toc TEN is a short performance arts festival featuring ten, brand new, multidisciplinary performance pieces by both emerging and established Saskatchewan artists.
Nuit Blanche Regina Arts Festival Inc. Regina Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 Nuit Blanche Regina is a free, accessible, night-time festival showcasing public art installations and engaging audiences in Regina's Warehouse District on Saturday, August 28, 2021.
Dunlop, Bonnie Swift Current Literary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Travel to present micro-readings in private homes to showcase 'Raft Baby', a novel set in the Peace River country and of particular interest there.
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
Bérubé, Annie Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 I will present a new series of work about abandoned buildings and their inner stories at CAVA in Edmonton in February 2021.
Bluemke, Cat Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 GAN of Living Skies is a project that spans machine learning, video, and installation work.
Miyawata Culture Association Inc. Paynton Theatre SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 The Poundmaker Indigenous Performance Festival is a global festival of theatre that takes place on the Poundmaker Cree Nation.
Matyushenko, Valentyna Grandora Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $10,000 Create choreography project about Easter in Pysanka and showcase it. Awake Tradition through the dance vision.
Berglund, Blake Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,000 Four months of deep focused music creation inspired by the rural Saskatchewan experience and greater thematic narratives.
Lapointe, Ky Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,264 The aim of this project is to create French and bilingual spoken word centered around my Fransaskois experience with language and community.
Desgranges-Jean, Elizabeth (Ellie) Birch Hills Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Framing and printing supplies to create the "Individuality" installation to be exhibited at the Winter Festival Art Show and Sale in the winter of 2021.
Dieter, Mark Fort Qu'Appelle Media Arts Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To write and complete a full story treatment for an independent feature screenplay in-development titled "As Far As The Eye Can See."
Cameron, Ian Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,000 In the time of COVID-19, what is a performing/recording artist to do? Learn and practice. I'll use the grant for lessons and paid rehearsal time.
Weber, Joanne Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,617 The project is the development of a script by Joanne Weber about the Deaf settlers who immigrated to Qu'Appelle Valley in the early 1900's.
Lee, Erica Violet Saskatoon Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $13,000 "On the Prairies We Will Live Forever": a collection of poems exploring urban prairie Indigenous feminist freedoms.
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.
Kirkby, Mary-Ann Prince Albert Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $18,000 Over the course of a year, I plan to write the first draft of an historically based, non-fiction book titled “Untold, The Hutterite Story”
Wensel, Misty Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $10,000 To refine existing segments of dance creation, “Trails” into a full length, open-air production featuring Saskatchewan artists from multiple disciplines. To be presented Summer 2021.
Payne, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $16,859 Creation of a body of electronic light-based work, consisting of light box compositions and projection installation, for public exhibition across Canada
Burnt Thicket Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $17,000 Develop the script and music of the musical Breathe by Sienna Holden and produce the world premiere in Saskatoon
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.
Stonhouse, David Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 I will be participating in BAM's artist residency, November 2020. I will create an installation to wrap up and document my POWER BOX series.
Poitras-Jarrett, Phyllis Regina Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,000 To paint the final six 36"x40" Metis Spirit Animals paintings for my series of 22 animals. A porcupine, fish, owl, skunk, raven and fox.
Friday, Kristi Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,931 Kristi Friday and Nathan Coppens are working together to create a Video by combining Kristi's illustrations and written prose and Nathan's composed music with narration.
Pettigrew, Laura Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,000 Write two new works for Low Brass ensembles which will be premiered at 11th ed. Gravissmo International Low Brass Festival August 23-27 2021, Alcobaça, Portugal
SRMTA - Regina Branch Regina Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $485 Regina Branch is hosting our provincial convention entitled Music: A Collaborative Affair! - online through Zoom. Discussing how we can continue to collaborate musically, online.
Bennett, Andrew Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,250 To write new experimental-electronic works from March 1st until June 30th, 2021.
Carroll, Jonathan Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,000 Gridlocked is an augmented reality project about the history technology and how it changes our relationship to land.
Fournier, Lauren Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,188 Incredible, Instant Adoring Father is a single-channel video that uses performance for camera and humour to "heal" the world's daddy issues in an apocalyptic time.
Fidelak, Terri Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $17,000 Creation of new, large scale, sculptural installation, with exploration of performative elements, occurring from November 2020 to October 2021.
Fisher, Craig Regina Media Arts Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Despite CP, I use computers and digital devices. During COVID, I watch birds at my window. With web camera, I will stream my small world.
Buffalo People Arts Institute Regina Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To purchase a video recording device, lighting and microphone to use in creating videos on how to create a variety of Indigenous-related art workshops
One Take Super 8 Event Saskatoon Media Arts SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $5,775 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.
Lipton School
Holly Yuzicapi
Lipton Visual Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $2,210 We have asked Holly Yuzicappi to provide a introduction to Indigenous art and natural materials to our grade 7-9 students.
Stevens, Tracy Regina Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 To write a film treatment titled: THE RIVERS FLOW: A NATIONAL TRAGEDY, the untold love story of Marguerite Monet dit Bellehumeur and Louis Riel.
Nind, Monique Grenfell Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $2,000 To produce four original paintings (24x30)in a series titled "The Love of Fishing' and artistic journals describing the creative process for each piece.
Coronach Old Town Street Festival Coronach Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 The Coronach Old Town Street Festival will reinvigorate the rural community through a multi-disciplinary, participatory arts experience which celebrates Coronach's unique cultural identity.
Nuit Blanche Saskatoon Contemporary Arts Festival Inc.
Jason Surkan
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 This project engages youth to create an installation that explores how the rhythms and patterns of Métis tectonics can be translated through contemporary architectural design.
Art Gallery of Regina Inc.
Linda Duvall
Regina Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $20,000 Artists Linda Duvall (SK) and Jillian McDonald (MB/NY) will lead a community-engaged artwork and residency that responds to historical, cultural and discipline-specific approaches to excavation.
Art Gallery of Swift Current
Shon Profit
Swift Current Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 Provide and document for research a professional artist-led weekly art class for Wolf Willow Health Centre LTC to implement into a sustainable program during lockdowns.
Ecole St. Pius X
Chancz Perry
Regina Dance Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $20,000 Artists Chancz Perry and Ashley Johnson will develop innovative programming in kindergarten classrooms focusing on cross-curriculum, self-regulation, and cross-cultural learning experiences, through dance and music.
Tootoosis, Lyndon Battleford Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $16,000 Create 6 large sculpture. Sharing Our beliefs and customs pertaining to mourning and loss. These I share with the blessings of my Elders and community
Arcand, Gary Saskatoon Literary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,000 Write a first draft of a collection of traditional Plains Cree stories of long ago told to me by my late Mother in the 1970's.
Association of Manitou Arts & Cultures Inc. Manitou Beach Multidisciplinary SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 The 2021 Manitou Music Fest will deliver a quality festival, including an eclectic selection of professional musicians, songwriters, dancers, artisans, and performers.
Beaucage, Marjorie Duck Lake Multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $14,000 I AM YOUR HOLY FREAKNESS is a multidisciplinary creation of collages, installation, poetry performance, and video based on the Movements of my Life.
Centre Francophone BDS
Alexis Normand
Bellevue Music Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 To start a youth choir who will perform three songs in French for “Les rendez-vous de la francophonie” and host Café Culture gatherings in Bellevue/St.Louis/Domrémy.
McArthur, Robert Carlyle Music Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $16,000 I want to build on my existing work; the creation of Nakoda lullabies, and the creation of a recording, a book, and a presentation series.
Knight, Daniel Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 I am wishing to purchase high quality two channel audio interface to increase my capacity as an independent artist.
Knight, Daniel Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $16,080 We want to continue our series of satirical news monologues and comedy skits centered around an indigenous comedy perspective, and develop into an episodic series.
SK Theatre Design Festival Saskatoon Theatre SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 An annual theatre festival providing opportunities for professional designers to create, connect, and learn that features light and sound shows for the public.
Ritornello Chamber Music Festival Saskatoon Music SaskFestivals 2020-2021 $8,000 Ritornello Festival is building on 12 years of success and looking towards the future through 3 concerts of fresh and original programming in Saskatoon’s core.
Gowan, Darren Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $5,092 Through interviews and research I plan to garner stories and legends from elders in the area and be interpreted in sculptural expressions in bronze& ceramics.
Campbell, Tenille Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $7,500 "natural desire, embodied" is a series of ten portraits featuring Indigenous men who embody desire through an Indigenous woman’s gaze, exploring land, identity and lust.
Goodon, Jayde Saskatoon Visual Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists 2020-2021 $5,092 Create a collection that I can showcase in an art exhibition. These new pieces would include large cardboard sculptures and mixed media canvas paintings.
Normand, Alexis
Ecole Notre-Dame-des-Vertus
Saskatoon Music Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $10,000 This project is to carry out a rock camp with students who will learn and perform songs in French about Zénon Park.
Ppl r Ppl Productions Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 Ppl r Ppl Productions presents: {Title of Show}, a four person, 1 pianist, 1 act musical Performed at the Refinery and The Dekker Centre
Stonhouse, David
Bridges Art Movement
Saskatoon Visual Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $6,408 Artist David Stonhouse is working with newcomer youth from Open Door Society to learn and create artwork that will lead to an exhibition at BAM
Wicks, Bob Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 Study Clown with Christopher Bayes and The Pandamonium Studio while they have reduced tuition and shifted classes online during the Covid Pandemic.
YWCA Regina
Joely Bigeagle-Kequahtooway
Regina Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 Brain tanned buffalo hide will used to create art work that will commemorate MMIWG2S+ families loved ones.
Doyle, Eliza Mary
Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon
Asquith Music Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $10,000 Providing continued opportunity for female empowerment by building local capacity through strengthening, mentoring and expanding the Girls Rock Saskatoon program to under-served/remote communities in Saskatchewan.
Larsen, Mitchell Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Communities 2020-2021 $1,000 We will communicate with the above organizations to develop arts-based community wellness workshops with remote delivery options.
YXE Drag Collective Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,500 A Country themed Virtual Drag Show to create stay at home programming.
Burns, Harriet Nipawin Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 I am making 5 vests for Shoal Lake Cree Nation - 2 with white leather and 3 with tan color with a beaded logo
Boucher, Adreanna Prince Albert Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To workshop a new play that will premier in Prince Albert in the summer of 2021.
Weber, Janice Saskatoon Visual Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To purchase an exposure unit and screens for home printmaking studio, supporting artistic development into textile printing and increasing capacity to initiate professional projects.
Turtleford Community School Turtleford Visual Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $1,000 Students will be exposed to nature and First Nations art and storytelling. They will produce art based on their experience.
Currie, Dillon Swift Current Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $750 Funds are requested to assist in paying for audio production, mixing/mastering, and lyric video fees allotted for production of Christmas single, 'Staying Home This Christmas.'
Oehlerking, Darrin Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 This project aims to rehearse and perform large chamber music for winds that requires a conductor. The performance will be video recorded.
The Feather Saskatoon Media Arts Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 The Feather is looking to get funding for artist fees to do a Christmas project and live stream which involves mentorship within the collective.
Francis, Jaron Saskatoon Theatre Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $1,000 To do a comprehensive rewrite of my award-winning script Like Parting Water, in preparation for its second production, which will tour from November/21 through January/22.
Bourque, Marie-Véronique Regina Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $500 Participation in the The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Master Class. This training will be offered online from January 3 to January 8, 2021.
Aurora Voce Saskatoon Music Microgrant Program 2020-2021 $2,000 Aurora Voce choral commission for their "North" performance in collaboration with composer Carmen Braden from the Northwest Territories.
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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.