The SaskFestivals program helps eligible festivals celebrate their communities; promote community engagement, tourism, and economic activity; enhance the benefits of festivals in the province; deliver rewarding experiences for audiences and artists; heighten appreciation of Saskatchewan art and artists; and build strong leadership organizations in the festival community.

This program is administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board through a partnership with SaskCulture Inc. and is funded in part by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.


  • Multi-year: This deadline has now passed
  • Annual: January 15
  • Project: October 15
Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline is moved to the next working day.

Eligible Applicants

Multi-Year and Annual
  • Festival organizations located in Saskatchewan that:
    • are legally registered in Saskatchewan as non-profit organizations or are operated by a government body but maintain artistic control and separate financial records
    • have a program mandate that is based on the presentation of arts programs to the public
    • are committed to the development of audiences for the arts as well as the development of professional and non-professional artists through their programs
    • have program objectives that are aligned with the mandate and strategic priorities of the Saskatchewan Arts Board
    • pay qualified individuals with professional expertise in the arts to develop and deliver programs, and administer the organization’s operations
    • are registered with the Canadian Arts Database/Données sur les arts au Canada (CADAC).


Eligible applicants:

  • Are legally registered in Saskatchewan as non-profit organizations or are ad hoc groups, collectives or unincorporated organizations operating on a not-for-profit basis
  • engage the services of professional artists during the presentation of proposed programs
  • provide public access to the arts through a festival or series setting

Please review the application packages for more information on eligibility.


  • Multi-Year and Annual: Up to $40,000
  • Multi-Year and Annual: Over $40,000
  • Project (up to $8,000)

Recognizing Provincial Funding

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Noreen Neu
Program Consultant
(306) 787-3093 (Regina) or (800) 667-7526 (Toll-Free)
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