About Us

The Saskatchewan Arts Board provides support to the arts in Saskatchewan: to artists, arts organizations and communities on behalf of the people of the province.

It was established in 1948 as the first agency of its kind in North America and second in the world to the Arts Council of Great Britain. In the decades since then, it has continued as a leader in the country, and builds on this strong tradition to meet ongoing opportunities for public investment in the arts community.

We support the arts through programs, funding and services in order to enrich well-being, creativity, diversity and prosperity. The Arts Board has offices located in both Regina and Saskatoon, and our professional staff is available to consult with artists, arts organizations and community members regarding our programs and application process.

Our Mission: The Saskatchewan Arts Board recognizes, encourages and supports the arts to enrich community well-being, creativity, diversity and prosperity.

Our Vision: A creative society where the arts, artistic expression and innovation play a dynamic role and are accessible to everyone in Saskatchewan.

Our Values

  • Accessibility - We are committed to providing accessible and user-friendly services for our clients. 
  • Diversity - We are committed to building an organization that reflects the ever-increasing diversity of the people of Saskatchewan and which embraces a broad scope of creativity and artistic expression through the arts. 
  • Accountability - Our policies and procedures are transparent and relfect a commitment to effective stewardship for the public trust we hold.
  • Collaboration - We recognize greater outcomes will be achieved through collaboration, partnerships and the engagement of clients, staff and stakeholders.
  • Excellence - Our commitment to focusing on our clients and going above and beyond to support excellence in the arts.
  • Adaptability - Our ability to think differently, innovate and continuously evolve in order to support our clients and the dynamic role of the arts within a creative society.

The Arts Board is governed by The Arts Board Act, 1997, and funded by the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, with additional support from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation as a result of the Arts Board's partnership with SaskCulture Inc.

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