Funding Programs

The Saskatchewan Arts Board has established adjudication procedures for all funding programs to ensure applications are assessed by qualified people.

Deadlines vary from program to program. Applications must be submitted or postmarked by the deadline date, as indicated in the program's application package.

Information submitted in grant applications is collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. View our full confidentiality statement here.

Questions? Check the Grants and Funding FAQs.

Aboriginal Editors Circle

The Aboriginal Editors Circle provides Aboriginal editors and publishers with peer mentorship, informed dialogue and knowledge about issues distinct to editing manuscripts by Indigenous authors.

Read more: Aboriginal Editors Circle

Access Copyright Foundation Grants

The Access Copyright Foundation provides grants to publishers, individual creators and publishing, writing and visual arts organizations.

Application closing date for Events: November 1
Application closing date for Research: February 1
Application closing date for Professional Development: April 1, 2017

Read more: Access Copyright Foundation Grants

Arts Entrepreneurship & Business Development Course

Are you an artist or arts entrepreneur who wants to take your career or business venture to the next level? The Arts Entrepreneurship and Business Development Course can help.

Application Closing Dates: 

  • Yorkton: September 15, 2015
  • Swift Current: October 21, 2015 October 27, 2015
  • Saskatoon: December 2, 2015
  • Regina: February 3, 2016

Read more: Arts Entrepreneurship & Business Development Course

ArtsSmarts Saskatchewan

ArtsSmarts Saskatchewan offers schools and their communities a chance to enhance arts-related activities that are linked to educational outcomes through partnerships with professional artists.

L’objectif du programme est d’élargir l’accès à des activités artistiques pertinentes, d’approfondir l’engagement des élèves à l’égard de leur apprentissage, de cultiver des capacités et des attitudes d’apprentissage multidisciplinaires et de susciter un intérêt durable dans les arts. 

Application closing date/Dates limites:

ArtsSmarts and TreatySmarts: November 1
GénieArts et GénieTraité: le 1er novembre
Artist in Residence I: November 1
Artist in Residence II: May 15
After Hours: May 15

Read more: ArtsSmarts Saskatchewan

Creative Partnerships

Explore and Connect funds short-term projects that allow eligible applicants to engage in the arts through performances, workshops, exhibitions, commissions, etc., led by a professional artist or arts professional (e.g. curator), and presented as single events or as a series. Explore and Develop funding assists eligible applicants to research, plan and develop an artist residency that may lead to an application for an Artist in Residence project. 

Application closing date for Explore and Connect and Explore and Develop: October 15
Application closing date for Artist in Residence: April 15

Read more: Creative Partnerships

Culture on the Go - Touring and Event Travel

The Culture on the Go program funds projects that are non-commercial in nature and encourage innovative approaches to touring and connect audiences to Saskatchewan artists and artistic products.

Application closing date for Event Travel: Applications are now being accepted for the October to December 2015 quarter.

Funds for the program are assigned on a quarterly basis. Applications are accepted until the funding allocation for the quarter is depleted, then the intake is suspended until the next quarter. 

Application closing date for Touring: Artists and Touring: Arts Organizations: October 19, 2015 and February 16, 2016.

Read more: Culture on the Go - Touring and Event Travel

Editing Indigenous Manuscripts: A Publishing Master Class

Editing Indigenous Manuscripts: A Publishing Master Class is a two-day master class for Canadian publishers and editors working with Indigenous authors and their manuscripts.

Read more: Editing Indigenous Manuscripts: A Publishing Master Class

Flexible Loan Program

This program is under review. As such, applications are not being accepted at this time.

Read more: Flexible Loan Program

Independent Artists Program

The Independent Artists Program supports Saskatchewan artists to pursue their creative work and careers by funding creative, professional development or research projects, and the production and/or presentation of artistic works.

Application closing dates: March 15 and October 1

Read more: Independent Artists Program

Indigenous Pathways Initiative

The Indigenous Pathways Initiative funds Indigenous artists and Traditional Knowledge Keepers/Elders in Saskatchewan to develop their artistic/cultural practices or share their art, skills and teachings.

Application closing date: October 15 and April 15

Read more: Indigenous Pathways Initiative

Premier’s Centennial Arts Scholarship

Premier’s Centennial Arts Scholarships provide financial assistance to Saskatchewan undergraduate students in their development as professional artists.

Application closing date: May 1

Read more: Premier’s Centennial Arts Scholarship

Professional Arts Organizations Program

The Professional Arts Organizations Program provides annual or multi-year funding to support an organization's professional arts programs and services, and governance, management, administrative and operational functions.

Multi-Year/Annual application closing date: There will be no 2016 PAOP grant deadline. Contact the program consultant for details. 

Read more: Professional Arts Organizations Program

Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Artists Awards

The Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Artists Awards Program provides financial assistance to Saskatchewan artists to create or develop new work or work in progress.

Closing date: November 17

Read more: Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Artists Awards


The SaskFestivals program supports and encourages eligible festival organizations in the province that have a positive impact on the arts in Saskatchewan.

Application closing date for Multi-year: April 15, 2016
Application closing date for Annual: April 15, 2016
Application closing date for Project: October 15

Read more: SaskFestivals

Travel Grant

Travel Grants can now be found under the Culture on the Go program.

Read more: Travel Grant

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