Any family with challenges paying for art and cultural lessons or activities is eligible to apply. Due to demand, we have mostly been able to help families with gross income less than $40,000, although we do consider other family circumstances. Our guidelines are:
- Creative Kids is open to Saskatchewan residents
- Citizens of Lloydminster (as a border community) are eligible
- Applicants can be 4 to 19 years old
- Newcomers to Saskatchewan may apply if they are Permanent Residents of Canada
Creative Kids may provide up to $750 per child per calendar year.
Click here for more info or visit http://www.creativekidssask.ca/
Creative Kids Cameco Northern FundDeadlineMar
Cameco and Creative Kids Saskatchewan have partnered to offer a program grant to help create new program and support existing initiatives up to $7,500 in northern Saskatchewan (within the Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District boundaries) that provides cultural, artistic or creative inter-active activities for children and youth ages 4 to 19.
Visit http://www.creativekidssask.ca/cameco-northern-cultural-fund for more information and to fill out an application form.
Sask Culture Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership GrantDeadlineApr
The Aboriginal Arts & Culture Leadership (AACL) Grant aims to build capacity in Aboriginal communities through the development of arts and culture leaders. This development is aimed at increasing cultural opportunities that will enhance skill development, personal growth and positive lifestyles in these communities and beyond.
For more details visit http://www.saskculture.sk.ca/
Arts Board Indigenous Pathways Initiative - Grants to ArtistsDeadlineApr
The purpose of the Indigenous Pathways Initiative is to increase access to public funding by Indigenous artists in Saskatchewan, either to develop their artistic/cultural practices or to share their art, skills and teachings. Two types of grants are available: Independent Artists Projects which support Indigenous artists to work independently on their own artistic/cultural practice, either in a traditional or contemporary art form. and Community Projects which support Indigenous artists and Traditional Knowledge Keepers/Elders to share their art, skills and teachings with their communities through activities such as workshops, gatherings or mentorships.
For more details visit http://www.artsboard.sk.ca/grants/grant-programs
Deadline: October 15 and April 15.
Sask Culture Culture Days Funding AssistanceDeadlineApr
Culture Days Funding Assistance is designed to support Culture Days initiatives (activities, events and projects) that engage public participation and inspire future involvement in the cultural life of Saskatchewan communities.
Culture Days Funding Assistance supports:
- activities that will encourage and inspire people to try something new and become a regular participant in cultural activities;
- the hiring of Saskatchewan artists and cultural workers who will engage new audiences and share their skills and talents;
- a wide range of interactive and diverse cultural activities in communities across the province during Culture Days.
Significant priority will be given to projects that:
- provide excellent opportunities for hands-on, interactive cultural experiences for participants, as opposed to activities that are more passive in nature;
- are engaging and accessible – Culture Days activities are to be free to the public;
- contribute significantly to community involvement and/or engagement.
Sask Culture Métis Cultural Development FundDeadlineApr
SaskCulture's Métis Cultural Development Fund (MCDF) program seeks to fund activities that preserve, strengthen and transmit Métis culture and traditions in Saskatchewan. The Métis Cultural Development Fund aims to advance the course of culture in Saskatchewan by providing funds to cultural organizations in areas not typically funded by conventional support systems.
For more info visit http://www.saskculture.sk.ca/.
Artists in Communities- Artist in Residence (Formerly Creative Partnerships)DeadlineMay
The Creative Partnerships program encourages and stimulates partnership opportunities that contribute to community development and animation through the arts. There are two funding opportunities within the program: Explorations and Innovations. Explorations grants (Explore and Connect or Explore and Develop) assist communities that wish to explore opportunities for arts and cultural engagement in partnership with a professional artist in any discipline. Innovations grants assist eligible applicants to contract a professional Saskatchewan artist to engage the community in innovative activity in the arts and to explore opportunities that increase access to arts activity.
For more info visit http://www.artsboard.sk.ca/grants/grant-programs/
Artists in Schools (Formerly ArtsSmarts Saskatchewan)DeadlineMay
Artists in Schools (formerly ArtsSmarts Saskatchewan) offers schools a chance to enhance arts-related activities that are linked to educational outcomes through partnerships with professional artists. The aim of the program is to expand access to meaningful artistic activities, increase student engagement in learning, cultivate cross-disciplinary learning skills and attitudes, and foster a lifelong interest in the arts.
Artists in Schools - Residencies funding assists schools to host an artist in residence project by contracting a professional Saskatchewan artist working in any art form to collaboratively engage in arts activities that are linked to educational outcomes. Deadline May 1 2017
Artist In Schools- Projects funding assists schools to design an inquiry based project by contracting a professional Saskatchewan artist working in any art form to collaboratively engage in arts activities that are linked to educational outcomes in any curriculum K-12. Applications will be accepted in English and French. Deadline: November 1 2016.
The Artists in Communities and Schools - Arts After Hours program responds to a need for increased out-of-school, community-based arts programming for children and youththroughout the province that is not connected to K-12 curriculum outcomes. Deadline May 1 2017