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
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.
Westmount Community School
Felipe Gomez
Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Artists in Schools 2020-2021 $19,741 M3K: Music, Movies, and Monsters for Creative Kids: digitalstorytelling and music production project. Inspired by classic cinema, epic soundtracks, swamp monsters, and play doh dinosaurs,
Alvarez, Kris Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,410 Acknowledgement is a creative response to the impact that my current work of opening up about race has had on me.
Baerwaldt, Wayne Assiniboia Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $16,116 To conduct original research, develop curatorial premises, write critical essays and deliver art exhibitions in Saskatchewan and abroad
Bates, Steve Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,400 To create an environmentally sensitive listening station and exhibition site from my home. Artworks will be exhibited from the same site and streamed online.
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.
Belarmino, Jimuel Weyburn Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 I will explore themes (acculturation, social class, identity) that will inform my work to create body of work for my first solo exhibition in 2023.
Bennett, Andrew Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,250 To write new experimental-electronic works from March 1st until June 30th, 2021.
Benning, Heather Swift Current Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,116 To create large scale installation sculpture "Winter Sleep" to exhibit at the 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Remai Modern.
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.
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.
Billingsley, Alyssa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,000 Integrating musical and physical theatre practices while developing a one-person show at the Manitoulin Conservatory of Creation and Performance.
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.
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.
Bundon Pfeifer Henderson Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $12,963 Support for a 3-month work term, for the continued creation of 'Untitled Peter Tripp Project'.
Bundon, Johanna Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,316 Three-week solo research period to consider the Feldenkrais Method ® in relationship to solo contemporary dance practice and ongoing movement training and teaching.
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
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.
Campos, Yulissa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,483 Script development of the new play "The Newcomer" by Yulissa Campos
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.
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.
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.
Doyle, Eliza Mary Asquith Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $11,500 Music-collaboration with professional-musician Kiera Dall'Osto to inspire/complete/infuse fresh music ideas; proceed to workshop album material in Nashville before recording new full-length album.
Dumont Walker, Dawn Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $15,000 To outline and write a novel in supernatural genre about a woman who is possessed by the spirit of a deceased cop and a cow.
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
Feheregyhazi, Andrei Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,100 I'm looking for time to create an animated film that will be presented in the form of an augmented reality picture book.
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.
Fornwald & Wilson Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,900 We are working as a duo to produce an installation of 50 flags and wallpaper for the Alberta Biennial at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon.
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.
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.
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".
Gan, Melissa Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,500 Collaborative experimental video combining performance art, visual design, ambient music composition, and projections.
Garez, Simon Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,780 Direct and finish a narrative short film about beekeeping and the ecological issues effecting bees.
Gomez, Felipe Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 To produce and present “Soundtrack for Adventurous Kids” a 45-minute interactive musical experience.
Goodwyn, Amber Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 Support for the creation of a new cycle of songs for my experimental pop music project, Natural Sympathies.
Graham, John Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,000 To produce a short experimental film during a 3-month artist residency at GlogauAIR in Berlin, Germany.
Hankewich, Melanie Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,000 To write songs for a new album and conceptualize the videos, photos, on-stage patter, images, etc that relate to the music.
Hansen, Naomi Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,750 I am researching and writing the manuscript for my first book "Only in Saskatchewan," which highlights restaurants all across Saskatchewan through food, stories, and history.
Harder, Kendra Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 I will be working with Saskatoon ensemble, Mistral 5, to create a new piece of concert music for wind quintet.
Hunter, Jennie Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 To complete a new literary novel titled 'Factor of Safety', which focuses on my continuing theme of women working in non-traditional roles.
It's Not a Box Theatre Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,000 To write and design a series of vignettes for an outdoor digital immersive installation about climate grief and justice, to be played live by audiences.
Johnson, Ashley Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,000 A continuation of a collaborative project The Moving Heart between Karlie King and Ashley Johnson. We combine dance, sculpture with an interactive exhibit exploring anatomy.
Kennedy, Marsha Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,514 My proposal requests funding to produce and frame 15 works for a traveling retrospective exhibition and to support experimentation and further production of new works.
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”
Klassen, Hilary Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,783 Request for subsistence to work full-time for nine months on a non-fiction book tentatively titled: Stolen Land: Young Chippewayans & Settlers Seek Justice
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,393 Learning 3D rendering software and exploring unconventional projection surfaces to enhance technical quality and conceptual aspects of abstract video art practice.
Kuz, Tessa Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,000 A professional development project for Saskatchewan based dance artist Tessa Rae Kuz to research the creative process of Margie Gillis via The Legacy Project.
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.
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.
LaRiviere, David Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $16,448 Production of new large-scale artwork for the 2020 Biennale of Contemporary art, opening September 26th at the Alberta Gallery of Art (confirmed).
Lazurko, Anne Weyburn Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 To provide writing and research time for completion of a draft of my novel "One Woman".
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.
Lepage, Mario St. Denis Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $9,000 Write and compose music and lyrics for Ponteix’s next record
Lyons, Joanne Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $8,850 This project is to create new mixed media work exploring the weight of accumulation.
Malinsky, Charles Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,000 Preliminary development of a new narrative series of paintings entitled, "Alisa and the Seven Deadly Sins."
Mathieu, Veronique Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $2,500 Work in collaboration with composers to develop a set of 12 etudes for solo violin that will address unusual contemporary techniques.
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.
Maxwell, Aralia Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 To support the production of work and its documentation for confirmed exhibition at Neutral Ground in November 2020.
McKnight, Spencer SASKATOON Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,500 To provide two months of living expenses to be able to develop a recital for touring in Saskatchewan for summer of 2020.
Moore, Tim Swift Current Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $8,000 I will continue to create a body of work "Erasure is Futile" to be exhibited at the 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Remai Modern.
Noel-Maw, Martine Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,760 Hitch and Agatha: A play in which the Master of Suspense and the Queen of Crime meet, clash and then join forces for the better.
Norlen, Alison Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $6,752 “curio” will explore elements of spectacle through miniature welded sculptures in bell cloches, for exhibitions at Art Gallery of Guelph and Moose Jaw Art Gallery.
Normand, Alexis Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $14,000 This project is to write new songs in French and English that explore bilingual identity on the prairies.
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.
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.
Ouellette, Dianne Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $8,500 I will honour the memory of the extinct "buffalo wolves" and the strength of these beings, who at one time thrived in the prairie grasslands.
Palmer, Josh Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,000 Take the time necessary to create and write new songs and produce new sounds for my music group, The Sunset Kids.
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
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.
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
Phelps Bondaroff, Amber Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $4,015 To further develop my performance art practice through attendance at a ten day workshop in Merida Mexico, with Guillermo Gomez Pena and LaPocha Nostra.
Philips, Elizabeth Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $18,000 I intend to complete a new poetry manuscript centred around the long poem as a conduit for the transcendent power of personal and environment grief.
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.
Reimer, Joel Dash Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $5,571 I want to create a poetry manuscript of about 80 pages based around a variety of approaches to the idea of 'nothing'.
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.
Reyes, Lautaro Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $2,720 We are applying to pay artists for the third phase of creation of a new LGBTQ+, cross-cultural, theatrical collaboration: Antorcha.
Rinas, Aarin Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 A series of portrait paintings depicting the emotional states of people affected by economic inequality.
Rollo, Michael Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $13,000 "B I R D" is a 10-minute experimental film that explores a fragile landscape stressed from the effects of human intervention in our world.
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.
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.
Ruecker, Gerry Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 The funding requested in this grant application is to support the further development and creation of my current body of work in mixed media sculpture.
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.
Scott, Tallus Adam 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.
Sefton, Benjamin John 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.
Sharpe, Wendy Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,283 This proposal is to support the production of new work based on travel through Saskatchewan along a stretch of highway called Ghost Town Trail
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.
Solheim, Krista Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $11,077 This application seeks funding to support the commission of a new 20 minute Contemporary dance solo by Robin Poitras and Edward Poitras.
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.
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.
St. Germaine, Yvonne Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $15,000 New project ready to present to public, summer of 2020 Cd release tour, Expenses, Production, technician fees, promotion, rehearsal space, venue and equipment, travel accommodation
St. Pierre, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $15,975 Production of new work towards the AGA/Remai 2020 Biennial and La Presence des Femmes at CAVA Edmonton.
Stooshinoff, Alexander Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $3,443 To complete the writing of my third LP, "Cold House," which features finger-style guitar and voice with an emphasis on performance.
Svennes-Smith, Diana Eastend Literary Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $7,500 Complete a polished draft of my novel Sob Lake for submission to my editor Martha Kanya-Forstner at Doubleday Canada.
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”
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.
Torwalt, Greg Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $2,717 Too Soon Monsoon is writing and recording demos live off the floor at The Sound Castle to determine songs and recording method for 2021 album.
W3APONS Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2020-2021 $10,000 This project is to fund a writing period for Saskatoon-based band and writing collaborators, W3APONS.
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.
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.
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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.