The SaskFestivals program supports and encourages eligible festival organizations and series presenters in the province that have a positive impact on the arts in Saskatchewan. This includes financial support for their artistic programs and services and governance, management, administrative and operational functions.

SaskFestivals is a SK Arts program supported by funding from Sask Lotteries through the partnership between SK Arts and SaskCulture Inc.


Deadlines

  • Development: April 15, 2021
  • Established: TBA (2022)
  • Project: October 15

Contact

Joanne Gerber
(306) 290-7738 (Saskatoon) or 800-667-7526
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Noreen Neu
(306) 530-1103 (Regina) or 800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)
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Alex Rogalski
(306) 220-3793 (Saskatoon) or 800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)
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Application and Information

Documents are subject to revision up to six weeks before the submission deadline.

Development

Established

Project

  • Apply Online
  • Guidelines
  • Final reports should be submitted online. If you applied prior to January 2017 using a paper application and would like a final report on paper, please contact your Program Consultant.

Special Initiatives Fund

Currently Funded Organizations


Eligible Applicants

Development

Eligible Applicants: 

  • core mandate of the organization is to present an arts festival or series
  • minimum of three years of operation prior to first application
  • engages the advice and expertise of professionals in its programming and administration
  • financial and decision-making processes controlled by Saskatchewan residents
  • centre of operation and primary programming in Saskatchewan

Established

Eligible Applicants:

  • core mandate of the organization is to present an arts festival or series
  • minimum of five years of operation prior to first application
  • new applicants to this stream must have been previously funded through the Development stream AND be deficit-free at the time of application
  • engages paid expertise of professionals in its programming and administration
  • mandate and work supported by strategic plan, artistic vision and ongoing evaluation processes
  • financial and decision-making processes controlled by Saskatchewan residents
  • centre of operation and primary programming in Saskatchewan
  • incorporated
  • registered with and reporting in CADAC
  • review engagement or audit required annually

Project

Eligible Applicants: 

  • legally registered in Saskatchewan as non-profit organizations or are ad hoc groups, collectives or unincorporated organizations operating on a not-for-profit basis
  • engage the services of professional artists during the presentation of proposed programs
  • provide public access to the arts through a festival setting

Please review the funding guidelines for more information on eligibility.


Funding

  • Development: $10,000 minimum
  • Established: $20,000 minimum
  • Project: $8,000 maximum

Recent Recipients