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.
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.
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
The Arts Entrepreneurship & Business Development Course assists Saskatchewan artists and arts entrepreneurs to develop sustainable careers or business ventures in the province.
Application Closing Dates:
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
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
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 Travel:
Anytime during the year. The Travel Grant budget has been depleted for this quarter; no further applications will be accepted at this time. Applications will be accepted after October 1, 2015, for travel taking place thereafter.
Application closing date for Touring: October 19, 2015 and February 16, 2016
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.
This program is under review. As such, applications are not being accepted at this time.
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
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
Premier’s Centennial Arts Scholarships provide financial assistance to Saskatchewan undergraduate students in their development as professional artists.
Application closing date: May 1
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.
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 15
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
Travel Grants can now be found under the Culture on the Go program.