Creative Partnerships

The Creative Partnerships program encourages and stimulates partnership opportunities that contribute to community development and animation through the arts.

Explore and Connect/Explore and Develop funding assists communities to explore opportunities for arts and cultural engagement in partnership with a professional artist in any discipline.

Artist in Residence funding assists eligible applicants to host an artist in residence project by contracting a professional Saskatchewan artist in any discipline to collaboratively engage the community in arts activities.

The Creative Partnerships Program is a joint initiative of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture and is supported by funding provided by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Other stakeholders contribute to the program and assist with its design and delivery.

Questions?  Check the Creative Partnerships FAQs


  • Explore and Connect/Explore and Develop: November 15
  • Artist in Residence: May 15
Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline is moved to the next working day.

Maximum Grants

  • Explore and Connect/Explore and Develop: $10,000
  • Artist in Residence: $40,000 for a 12-month community residency. Note: If a community organization is within the Northern Sport Culture and Recreation District boundaries, it is eligible to claim an additional $1,500 in the application budget to cover travel expenses.


  • Applicants are informed of grant decisions no later than 60 days after the deadline.  
  • A list of grant recipients will be posted below.

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