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
Baird, Gavin Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,500 8th Street Menace is an online series about protagonist Mitchell “Menace” Dubois, a failed welder and aspiring Métis musician who moonlights as an auto-parts thief.
Balion, Audra Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,410 Creation of final two chapters of "Flight Nineteen," a silent (wordless) sci-if/fantasy graphic novel exploring biological and technological transformation.
Baudemont, David Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,000 Writing of "Fenêtre sur cour", a collection of poems and poetic aphorisms inspired by ink drawings
Beltran, Marlene Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,000 The production of an original play for young audiences featuring D/deaf performers. Telling the story of forbidden love between a cat and a swallow.
Bennett, Andrew Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 To create 8 new ambient tracks using only my voice.
Berglund, Melanie Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,000 Create music and lyrics for the Belle Plaine project that explores the theme of home.
Blom, Monique Waldheim Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,350 To construct a sod house for my performance "Ethics of the Dust" for Remai Modern Sustained Artist Project.
Brochu Lambert, Anne Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,300 To conceive and create an interactive slide projection-based art installation, complementing two-dimensional works for a curated duo show at the AGR in 2023.
Burke, Kelley Jo Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,000 To spend three months completing a working draft of a play, "Rigby" to be workshopped with Listen To 'Dis Community Arts Organization in spring/summer 2023.
Cameron, Heather Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $11,770 Initial research, community building, and creative development towards a new site-specific contemporary dance project in the Heritage neighbourhood of Regina, SK.
COMPANY Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $2,500 A dance journey to New York City to learn, grow, and inspire our artistic practices as individuals and as a group.
Conlon, Emily Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,500 Forming relationships to the body through visual language by creating large-scale drawing installations that mimic experiences navigating through natural spaces and the act of walking.
Coppens, Nathan Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $15,120 To write and workshop a two-person play about adult ADHD that will be produced in the 2022-23 season with On Cue Performance Hub.
Cram, Kathie Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $2,142 This is a research project to better integrate the lived experiences of survivors of the military regimes in Bolivia 1964-1982 into my novel "Shedding Skin".
Diakuw, Mike Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $2,000 Research, write, build, and workshop an artist/audience collaborative shadow puppetry show about social behaviour with with groups of children and parents.
Dinsmore, Rowen Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,500 A collection of self-portrait paintings titled "The Only Friend I Need" with the intent to be shown as a solo exhibition within art gallery spaces.
Dowling, Katherine Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,000 To independently produce and present “The Elegy Project”—an intimate solo piano performance on expressions of grief and loss—at three historical Saskatchewan venues in May 2023.
Elixir Ensemble Riverside Estates Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,400 Rehearsal and Production of a series of 3 concerts of chamber music for piano and strings for the Elixir 2022-23 season
Erwin, Keisha Spiritwood Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $16,300 This project is to produce a short 10-minute film about a disconnected Sixties Scooped father and his reconnecting half-Black daughter returning home to La Ronge.
Fayant, Stacey Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,000 I plan to travel to Halifax with my partner and my daughter, to receive and document my own chin tattoo from Métis artist Amy Malbeuf.
Feheregyhazi, Andrei Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $1,828 An interactive augmented reality experience that changes depending on how viewers engage with it.
Ferguson, Anastasia Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,493 Shoot and hand-develop a 5-minute film, using 16 and Super 8 film. Title: The Garden of Curiousities, Chapter 2: From the Dying of the Day
Ferraton, Dominique Gravelbourg Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $1,772 Travel to a solo exhibition in Montreal as part of the Wild City Mapping collective and housing expenses while hosting accompanying workshops
Fight or Flight Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,000 The Unforgettables has been selected for Live Five Independent Theatre’s upcoming season. This grant will help us pay our artists a living wage.
Finegan, Kate North Battleford Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $1,920 Three-week stay at Artscape Gibraltar Point during spring migration season to research and develop novel-in-progress set in Toronto during bird migration.
Fletcher, Étienne Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 To compose 8 songs to be added to bilingual live concert, and eventual recording.
Froese, Ellen Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $17,077 Ellen Froese will be presenting her brand new album via residency and touring from November 2022 - March 2023.
Fulcher Gagnon, Jesse Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $1,885 As a recent graduate of the MFA Studio Art program at the UofS, I hope to continue exploration of my practice and strengthen my portfolio.
Gobeil, Beth Prince Albert Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,800 Requesting funds to work on my poetry manuscript tentatively titled Of Rooms and Memory. I will revise 30 poems and write 25 new poems.
Goobie, Beth Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $18,000 I want to write a novel, titled Dark Rainbow, that explores Phillipa Upchurch's expansion of consciousness in her senior year at a bible college.
Gronsdahl, Todd Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,500 A new chapter for my "Saskatchewan Maritime Museum" project. Here I humorously re-examine The Emma Lake Workshop Series considering legacy, hubris, the SK historical project.
Hagel, Mandie Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,750 Writing and creating a poetry collection about all we've lost during the pandemic and the lasting effects of it.
Harder, Kendra Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $2,000 Collating and expanding my research on composers from underrepresented demographics in order to create an online hub amplifying the voices of historical and living composers
Harder, Kristel Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,000 Through private lessons, self-study, journaling and regimented practice, I will retrain my voice to better serve my work as an actor, singer and voice teacher.
Harris, Carla Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,290 Conduct a workshop for a multimedia script, consulting with a dramaturg, disabled artists, musicians, and actors hired to experience the script aloud.
Hendrickson, Raye Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 To conduct research for, receive consultation about, and complete a poetry manuscript chronicling my great-grandmother's life story in her voice.
Hlady, Dustan Moose Jaw Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $18,000 Looking for funding to assist in the production and distribution of a highly engaging web-series.
Horowitz, Risa Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,872 To prepare for and attend an artist retreat in Longyearbyen, and a residency circumnavigating the Svalbard Archipelago, undertaking a series of documented performance art actions.
Hosaluk, Michael Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,650 Take time to create new work that is completely unfamiliar to previous processes in my artistic career in remote unfamiliar locations and studio.
Johanna & Jayden Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $12,865 A 4-month work term to research and develop a new performance work, as an evolution of 'Live Duet'.
Kardash, S.J. Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,000 I'm about to release a self-funded debut solo album, and this grant would enable me to continue writing more music for the next release.
Kovach, Jaye Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 Responding to Ross and Mackay’s Gendertroublemakers, we will produce an experimental short film exploring our trans-for-trans and butch-femme relationship through kink and the everyday.
Krips, Spencer Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,989 Immersive 360-degree music performance, pairing improvised music with recorded natural sounds. Custom visualizers will be created to respond to the music and projected during performance.
Kuz, Tessa Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $2,100 To produce and premiere 'The Open Soul Of The Prairies' - a solo dance work choreographed by Margie Gillis, performed by Tessa Rae Kuz.
La Marre, Rebecca Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,000 I plan to attend the Flex Residency Program at the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program in Medicine Hat, Alberta in 2023.
Laird, Tonia Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 Continuation of planning and writing of high fantasy novel series with themes of decolonization, kinship, and intergenerational trauma and healing.
Lazurko, Anne Weyburn Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $18,000 This project is for 5.5 months writing time, with one month of travel to Italy and Germany embedded, to complete my novel, One Woman.
Lebel, Emilie Moose Jaw Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,175 This project is to produce a live performance for touring and shows
Legris, Sylvia Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $12,000 I will expand the concluding long poem, then complete the final revisions/edits prior to publication of my poetry collection The Principle of Rapid Peering.
Lobb, Greg La Ronge Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,500 A mosaic visual piece utilizing scraps and off cuts from sign production focusing on reclamation, conservation and salvage.
Lorer, Danica Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,000 Continue work on Ghosts and Other Grandfathers, a poetry and storytelling project that was supported by a Canada Council grant in its first phase.
Lynch, Taidgh Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,000 Complete edits and order poetry manuscript, Developing Home. Evaluate then submit to publishers.
MacDonald, Ruaridh Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 A 3-month creation process to develop a libretto and record tracks for “The Picture of Dorian Gray - A New Musical”
Martin, Monique Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $13,025 I will be travelling to Gothenburg, Sweden to work with Alexandra Hedberg on a printmaking project that will be exhibited in Sweden and Canada.
Martin-Arcand, Logan Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,000 We, a team of a 2SLGBTQ+ artists, will be presenting Logan Martin-Arcand's play The Gay Card, as a part of the 2022/23 Live Five Season.
McCullam-Arnal, Caitlin Eastend Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,025 Complete the third draft of Dame, my novel-in-progress.
McDougall, Bradley Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,336 Presentation of my one man show Night Sweats, a personal story of coming out during the AIDS crisis and parallels with Covid.
McKenzie, Tiess Estevan Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,500 To produce a five-track cycle of experimental, soundscape-based, electronic music. Working title: "Walking Music."
Meneley, Barbara Val Marie Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,131 To create series of large drawings based on my research on Treaty 4 soil.
Moker Wernikowski, Connie Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,104 To research and create a dance piece/study for five local dancers, informed by the work of Saskatchewan dance pioneer, Amelia Itcush.
Moker Wernikowski, Connie Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,714 To rehearse and present Full Tilt Two, a performance of my recent choreography, at Regina's Artesian on Treaty 4 Land, April 27-29, 2023.
Moneo, Cameron Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $12,000 To create the core systems, 3D models, and animation rigs for a Saskatoon-based video game called "Video Store: The Video Game."
Moore, Sandee Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $1,500 Remount an interactive electronic sculpture, The Mixer (2001) and update the work with a new video game element that turns statisticcs into skateboard ramps.
Nash, Megan Palmer Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $15,000 Write and arrange songs inspired by Crescent Park for an upcoming album in the Moose Jaw Public Library Theatre from mid July to mid November.
Normand, Alexis Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,000 Create a concert that recounts my francophone identity-building journey via my new musical repertoire, scored field recordings and storytelling.
Nourse, Sheila Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,450 I am applying for support to bring this project to a conclusion. It will be installed in the Elsie Scherie Art Gallery in February, 2023.
Olsen, Farideh Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,000 To write 40 songs about motherhood for the musical component of a one woman show that integrates music, comedy and storytelling.
Peart, Greta Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $3,415 I will create a story-based, hand drawn web game that explores the inevitably of change, the elusiveness of time, and material existence.
Peart, Greta Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,500 I will complete the first stage of a story-based videogame featuring original art/music that explores finding personal groundedness amongst unfamiliar psychological and social spaces.
Pettigrew, Laura Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $7,000 Write new work for Orchestra and Choir; Hymn for Peace, my gift to orchestras and choirs globally, performance September 21, 2023 International Day of Peace
Popoff, Alexandra Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,398 To produce a first draft of a biography of a prominent investigative journalist and daughter of a Ukrainian UN diplomat, Anna Politkovskaya.
Pottle, Adam Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,000 Revise and polish my graphic novel script, SHADOWS ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY, into a second draft worthy of submission to publishers and artists.
Ppl r Ppl Productions Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,935 Ppl r Ppl Productions is creating professional work for theatre artists and will present 'Hand to God' by Robert Askins in Live Five's 2022/2023 season.
Profit, Shon Eastend Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $18,000 An artistic response of personal reflections to the previous 3 years spent developing programming and facilitating art with individuals residing in Long Term Care.
QuarterTones Flute Ensemble Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,600 The QuarterTones Flute ensemble will work in collaboration with emerging composer, Makenzie Hay to create a work for flute trio.
Redding, Katlyn Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $1,500 Attend Midwest Band Clinic for world-class professional development, networking, community building and rejuvenation of self and teaching / creating practice.
Richter, Jessica Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $18,000 This proposal seeks funding to support the creation of a solo exhibition of film and installation work at the Estevan Art Gallery in February 2023.
Ripplinger, Matthew Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,500 Cosmic Tundra will be a short 16mm experimental film, aiming to represent surreal landscapes paralleling the rugged realism of the Yukon environment.
Rose, Karen Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,307 Collaborating with three composers to create the music/soundtrack for three of my choreographic solos.
Rosenwald/Rose Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $18,000 To create new work for Journal of the Plague Year(s) exhibition and on-site residency at Remai Modern, Saskatoon.
Scantily Glad Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,000 To devise, rehearse and perform "Homebuddies" an absurdist interactive outdoor performance exploring housing insecurity and biopolitics, in Saskatoon, in preparation for the Prague Quadrennial.
Schindelka, Dara Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,000 To research, arrange, and create a modern interpretation of traditional folksongs that highlight the historic plight of women with connections to the present.
Scott, Tallus Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,000 The proposed grant is to study with renowned drum educator Dave Elitch in his studio in Los Angeles.
Seesequasis, Paul Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $17,600 Enclosing Some Snapshots: The photography of Métis activist James Brady. A photobook coinciding with Saskatchewan exhibitions.
Shaw, Carey Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $8,000 To create a narrative short film about a 2SLGBTQ+ character who who has an unexpected encounter during an isolated period in her life.
Silverthorne, Judith Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $14,400 To create Walking the Prairies, an augmented reality photographic book combining still nature photographs, videos, and thought-provoking notes to share as a hand-held visual experience
Slade, Arthur Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $9,000 To write a graphic novel based on my award-winning novel DUST.
Sparrow, Don Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $15,008 I intend to write, illustrate and publish an original 64-page comic book memoir, titled “Does Your Mother Know?”
St. Pierre, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $14,000 Framing new work for solo exhibitions Art Placement (Jan-Feb. 2023) and VivianeArt/Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary (Feb. 2023).
Straker, Jeffery Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,400 This project is to compose 8 new songs covering a range of themes. Works will be used in performance & recording.
The Coterie Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $15,000 Funds to produce Measure For Measure with Live Five in March, 2023.
Tushabe, Irene Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,500 To write a book of creative nonfiction reflecting on my departure from the Christian God in whom I was raised to have absolute faith.
Van Rees, Ken Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $6,091 This project is to further my artistic practice in charcoal mark-making in burnt forests in northern Saskatchewan by examining the impacts of weather and time
Vryenhoek, Leslie Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $12,000 I require support to draft a novel, tentatively called Separate and Apart, that follows the journey of a woman whose husband is being held overseas.
W3APONS Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $4,000 Songwriting period, collaborating remotely with Award Winning Songwriters.
Wagner, Bernadette Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $5,000 To revise and polish a children's literature manuscript, Crybaby.
Wahl, Nathen Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $15,300 I plan to compete an 88 page graphic novel featuring Joe Zombie and the “Danse Macabre or Dance of Death in the current pandemic environment.
Walliser, Carson Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $10,000 Application for funds to support myself and my devising partners as we develop "Annette is a Bimbo!" for RISER Regina 2023
Weber, Joanne Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $13,319 To develop the script through exploration of physical movement, sign language, projected visuals, and surtitles to present to an invited audience (workshopped presentation).
Wicks, Bob Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2022-2023 $18,000 A staged production of the "Multi-Cultural, Multi-Lingual King Lear: Cree, French, English" script adapted in 2021-2022.
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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.