Indigenous Pathways Initiative

Independent Artists Projects support Indigenous artists to work independently on their own artistic/cultural practice, either in a traditional or contemporary art form

Community Projects support Indigenous artists and Traditional Knowledge Keepers/Elders to share their art, skills and teachings with their communities through activities such as workshops, gatherings or mentorships.

This program includes funds received through the 2005 Canada Games Building Dreams and Champions Legacy Program: Emerging Aboriginal Artists Award, which is administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Questions? Check the Indigenous Pathways Initiative FAQs.

Application Closing Date

  • October 15 and April 15

Note: If the application closing date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the closing date is moved to the next working day.

Eligible Applicants

  • Indigenous artists and/or Traditional Knowledge Keepers/Elders working in any art form who are Saskatchewan residents; small groups or collectives of Saskatchewan Indigenous artists working in any art form.

Please review the application package for more information on eligibility.

Maximum Funding

  • $7,500


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

Forms and Information

**Documents are subject to revision up to six weeks before the submission deadline.**

pdficon small Indigenous Pathways Initiative application package (Updated September 2015)
pdficon small Indigenous Pathways Initiative collaborative artist declaration (Updated September 2015)
pdficon small Indigenous Pathways Initiative project report form (Updated September 2015)

Budget template

For your convience, Microsoft Excel templates and Microsoft Word templates are available. Select one for submission.

 Indigenous Pathways Initiative budget template (Excel version) (Updated September 2015)
Wordicon small Indigenous Pathways Initiative budget template (Word version) (Updated September 2015)

Recent Recipients


Philip Adams
(306) 964-1164 (Saskatoon) or (800) 667-7526 (Toll-Free)


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