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.

Deadline has passed

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.

Deadline for Research: February 1
Deadline for Events: Deadline has passed

Read more: Access Copyright Foundation Grants

Arts Entrepreneurship & Business Development Course

The Arts Entrepreneurship & Business Development Course assists Saskatchewan artists and arts entrepreneurs to develop sustainable careers or business ventures in the province.

Deadline has passed

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. 

Deadlines/Dates limites:

ArtsSmarts and TreatySmarts: Deadline has passed
GénieArts et GénieTraité: Date limite est passée
Artist in Residence (Phase 1): Date limite est passée
Artist in Residence (Phase 2): Date limite est passée

Read more: ArtsSmarts Saskatchewan

Creative Industries Transition Fund (Former Program)

Funding for creative industry initiatives may be available through Creative 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. 

Deadline for Explore and Connect and Explore and Develop: Deadline has passed
Deadline for Artist in Residence: May 15, 2015

Read more: Creative Partnerships

Culture on the Go - Touring and 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.

Deadline for Travel: Anytime during the year
Deadline for Touring: February 2, 2015

Read more: Culture on the Go - Touring and Travel

Eligible Organizations Annual Global Funding

Eligible Organizations Annual Global Funding supports eligible provincial cultural organizations with program mandates in the arts in Saskatchewan.

Deadline: To be determined

Read more: Eligible Organizations Annual Global Funding

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.

Deadlines: 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.

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Read more: Indigenous Pathways Initiative

Portail culturel fransaskois (Former Program)


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Premier’s Centennial Arts Scholarship

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

Deadline: May 15

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 deadline has passed
Annual deadline: January 15

Read more: Professional Arts Organizations Program

Project Grants - ArtConnect, ArtInquire, ArtVenture and ArtVenture Music Recording (Former Programs)

Programs that may serve similar needs:

Read more: Project Grants - ArtConnect, ArtInquire, ArtVenture and ArtVenture Music Recording (Former Programs)

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.

Deadline: November 26, 2014

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.

Deadline for Multi-year: Deadline has passed
Deadline for Annual: January 15
Deadline for Project: Deadline has passed

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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