The SaskFestivals program supports and encourages eligible festival organizations in the province that have a positive impact on the arts in Saskatchewan. This includes financial support for their artistic programs and services and governance, management, administrative and operational functions.

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.

Application Closing Date

  • Multi-year: April 15, 2016
  • Annual: April 15, 2016
  • Project: October 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

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
    • are registered with the Canadian Arts Database/Données sur les arts au Canada (CADAC).

Please review the application packages for more information on eligibility.


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 setting.

Please review the application package for more information on eligibility.


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


Noreen Neu 
(306) 964-1166 (Saskatoon) or (800) 667-7526 (Toll-Free)

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