Grant Recipients

See below for a searchable listing of grants that SK Arts has awarded since 2019-20. Use the general search box for multiple search terms and use the other boxes to locate grants by specific organization name, discipline, year and community.

SK Arts - Grant Recipients
Recipient Community Discipline Program Year Amount Description
Brophey, Erin Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,500 To purchase a gouging machine to precisely remove the interior of bamboo in order to produce reeds for my oboe.
Cameron, Ian Regina Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,450 “As a studio musician who does a lot of remote sessions (recording and sending tracks), a new computer will better help me meet this demand.”
Craig, Robert Regina Multidisciplinary Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,500 To purchase a 16 inch Mac Book Pro to facilitate my video production, writing and digital art practice.
Diederichs, Callen Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $800 Purchase of analog delay equipment to support musical performance and recording.
Elder, Daniel Regina Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,485 Purchase of digital hand percussion instrument to expand live show performance ability and further artistic practice.
Ferraton, Dominique Gravelbourg Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,500 Purchase of a digital SLR camera to document artwork and provide much-needed flexibility to my image-making practice.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $5,000 Purchase of a custom built computer for 3D rendering that will advance technical complexity of artist's work.
Lerat, Muskwa Saskatoon Media Arts Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,000 To purchase a Dracast X-Series 1000 Lighting Kit to enable me to control lighting on location shoots and better edit my film projects.
Mikkola, Elian Regina Media Arts Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $5,000 Purchase of a laptop for portable video editing to participate in professional development mentorship program and further post-production capacity.
Minnema, Conner Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,000 Purchase a top of the line microphone to record live instruments and vocals to add a new dynamic to my music production.
O'Bertos, Taegan Saskatoon Theatre Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $3,500 A new laptop geared towards graphic design and editing because my practice is becoming more about editing and designing projections.
Pederson, Krystle Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $2,500 I would like to purchase a new MacBook Pro complete with Logic Pro and more storage space so I can record in my own studio.
Robinson, Jared Moose Jaw Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $4,010 Purchase of a Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Pro to advance professional video production capacity
Saltzman, Vera Fort Qu'Appelle Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,500 Purchasing a darkroom processor would provide a consistency from start to finish when using sensitive chemicals for colour film. Currently I borrow one.
Ulan-Hohol, Mykola Saskatoon Music Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,225 Upgrade to a Dell G 15 laptop to adequately support my professional music career
Van Rees, Ken Saskatoon Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $1,700 To purchase a specialized desktop kiln
Williams, Janet Saskatoon Visual Equipment Purchase Fund 2021-2022 $944 To purchase an all-in-one HEPAclean desk-top polisher to produce finer quality work with my jewelery practice.
Aitken, Neil Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,270 I am working on a full-length poetry collection that merges astrophysics, immigration, family history, and geography in its exploration of grief and memory.
Akakpo, Senyo Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,400 This grant is to fund creating and exploration of urban dance technique and movement to be developed for a later stage show.
Alvarez, Kris Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $15,500 Acknowledgement is a creative response to the impact that my current work of opening up about race has had on me.
An, Andrea Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 Funding will cover rent and grocery costs, while I take a five month unpaid work leave, to prioritize songwriting and composition for my upcoming LP.
Anderson, Charles Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $8,265 This grant is to complete an essay collection entitled POSTCARDS FROM THE PANDEMIC.
Andronyk, Jeanie Shaunavon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $1,500 To fund the creation of a large scale bronze sculpture.
Atkins, Amalie Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 WATCH YOUR CORNER will be a new cinematic film installation created for a confirmed exhibition in Alaska and research stage for an Artist book
Avramenko, James Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,000 The creation of a new collection of poetry and micro-fiction titled "First Dates with Pro Wrestlers"
Baerwaldt, Wayne Assiniboia Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,884 To complete my research and writing to realize a collaborative artist book project with Richard Boulet
Baudemont, David Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 Plaines aquarelles is a collection of water color paintings and poetic aphorism in reaction to confinement in the western plain.
Begamudre, Ven Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $11,900 Load Shedding: A Memoir of Canada is a sequel to my family history book Extended Families: A Memoir of India.
Berenbaum, Jenna Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $3,500 This grant is for the creation of four ten minute plays. I plan to take these pieces and pitch them to companies for further development.
Billingsley, Alyssa Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,000 Creation of a one-person show directed by John Turner with music by Sheldon Corbett that coalesces music and neo-bouffon from October 2021-March 2022.
Bornstein, Eli Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 Publication of my journals from two Arctic trips (1986-1987), together with artwork and photographs, for my 100th birthday in 2022; introduction, editing by Roald Nasgaard.
Bracht, Kathryn Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $12,000 ON PAPER is an ethnographic performance presented through theatre and documentary film storytelling techniques, using two women's relationship to paper as a creative prompt.
Bundon Pfeifer Henderson Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,816 Support for a 3-month work term, to cover artist fees for the premiere production of 'Untitled Peter Tripp Project'.
Buttered Ghost Theatre Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,000 We are seeking funding to pay the engaged artists of an all original horror comedy anthology radio play series that is presented as a podcast.
Cameron, Ian Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 To study C6th Pedal Steel Guitar with professional musician Burke Carroll by taking weekly lessons over Zoom video call.
Cameron, Steph Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,000 Creation, development and demonstration recordings of songs for album, Blood Moon. Expansion of live performance repertoire.
Davis, Lindsay North Portal Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $8,000 To write, arrange and rehearse 8-10 original songs for Last Birds’ live performances and future full-length album.
Dawson, Michael Estevan Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 To write and arrange songs for a full length album and conceptualize accompanying videos, design, visuals, and photos related to the release and subsequent live performance.
Dieter, Mark Fort Qu'Appelle Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 I'm applying to re-develop a First Nations stage adaptation of Anthony Burgess' cult classic novel "A Clockwork Orange" for script submission purposes in 2022.
Dunlop, Bonnie Swift Current Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $9,000 Create 10 new pieces and polish existing 22. On retreat, write 5 pieces utilizing archived material. Meld the material into a completed manuscript. Query publishers.
Duvall, Linda Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $13,000 I am inviting 4 musicians to each sing to the land in gratitude. Working with material produced during these events, I will create relevant documentation.
Dynamic Video Imaging Corporation Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 Across the Hill is a short narrative film surrounding the life of an elderly woman as she struggles to live alone in a barren landscape.
Earle, Shawn Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,350 I will perform the Don Byron Clarinet Concerto with the SUNY Geneseo Wind Ensemble, then study clarinet repair with master clarinet repair technician Wojtek Komsta
Ejike, Victor Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $1,500 For completion of pre-production tasks for A Miry Ground, a feature-length film that tells the story of how domestic violence affects African Immigrant families
Elixir Ensemble Riverside Estates Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,600 For the 2022 Winter/Spring season, Elixir proposes the rehearsal, production and presentation of two concert programs of Trios for violin, cello and piano.
Epp, Carole Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 Attend a ceramic residency at The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts to research ancient Greek vase painting and make contemporary narrative political pottery.
Fernandez, Cezar Patrick I Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 Solo Exhbition at Weyburn Art Council
Fookes, Jasmin Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 A portable contemporary cabinet of curiosities from a repurposed structure to house diverse assortments of my locally collected and altered natural materials and mass-produced objects.
Francis, Cate Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 Support for the research and creation of large format screenprint based works examining cultural conceptions of nature as decoration in the face of climate change.
Frison, Lucas Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $13,802 To create an inclusive short film about a young man with Down syndrome pursuing love.
Garcia-Luna, Gabriela Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $17,000 To create multimedia studies and works for a confirmed solo exhibition at the MJM&AG, exploring concepts of human and natural environment resilience and adaptation.
Garneau, David Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,000 Dark Chapters is a collection of still life paintings that metaphorically depict issues familiar to contemporary Indigenous people.
Grummett, S.E. Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,000 To create a new Theatre for Young Audiences show exploring gender diversity for presentation in Calgary and Saskatoon planned for May 2023.
Han, Xiao Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,497 A multidisciplinary project that explores and promotes community engagement through visual arts combined with dance, performance and choreography in downtown area Saskatoon.
Hardy, Greg Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 I have a solo exhibition of drawings on paper and canvas. I would like funding assistance to produce a catalogue from Lac la Ronge
Harpham, Lindsay Tisdale Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,600 Create and develop Contemporary dance choreography intended for use in a full-length show set in Saskatoon and film final material for future development.
Harpham, Lindsay Tisdale Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $12,000 Choreograph 35-minutes of original Contemporary choreography and refine an existing 25-minutes, in order to develop a cohesive full-length work intended for in-person presentation.
Hill, Gerald Regina Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,500 I’ll complete the first draft of a book of poems called The Table.
Hobsbawn-Smith, Denise Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $12,600 To research and write a first draft of book-length nonfiction about M.F.K. Fisher, Madeleine Kamman, and Anthony Bourdain, pivotal authors in food writing.
Holland, Matthew Regina Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 To create a film using archival photographs of the Regina tornado of 1912.
Johner, Lucas Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 To write 11 country-pop songs which will be released by The Johner Boys as singles, and then as an album.
Johnson, Ashley Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,700 To develop a peer led somatic learning space to support the transition back to in person dancing with Ashley Johnson and Johanna Bundon.
Johnstone, Hilary La Ronge Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,439 I will spend a week at a remote cabin and make drawings and take photographs, to base my fabric works on.
Kazan, Lina Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,585 To create a Flamenco screen dance film with original music and choreographies to be presented at the Victoria Flamenco festival and other digital platforms.
Knight, Lancelot Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $8,000 I would like to take time to write music reflecting the current state of things from addiction to mental health and everyday life.
Körner, Miriam Air Ronge Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $8,500 This project is to create an illustrated children's book (text and illustrations) that addresses climate grief and climate change in a literary way.
Kovach, Jaye Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,295 To produce a solo exhibition that examines society’s view of my body and subjectivity as a queer, disabled, butch trans woman.
Kuse, Stephanie Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $14,000 Development of a 3D rendered 3-channel audio/visual work called All My Dreams Are Made of Water
Lepage, Mario St. Denis Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 A two month musical "boot camp" aiming to improve my technical and creative music abilities.
Lynch, Rory Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,644 A period of time dedicated to practice and research, with the goal of developing specific technical skills and expanding aesthetic horizons.
Macdonald, Daniel Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $11,000 To conduct an in-person workshop, hold public staged readings, and engage in subsequent rewrites of my play MERCY between January and March , 2022.
Matyushenko, Valentyna Grandora Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,405 Create, choreograph and present the first act of the play by famous Ukrainian writer, Lesya Ukrainka "Forest Song."
McCrea, Debbie Mankota Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $3,000 To increase my body of work which is of paper Mache sculptures of cattle, horses and bison in order to approach a gallery.
Mehlsen, Erik Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,000 Erik Mehlsen is the principle songwriter for Sharp 5 Records; is seeking opportunity to write the music for the 2022-2023 production cycle.
Meldrum, Jeff Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $3,800 To assist in production of a touring exhibition exploring my project Art For Animals which introduces sculpture to the forest and wildlife of Northern Saskatchewan.
Meldrum, Jeff Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,530 Production of a live soundtrack for the silent film The Phantom Carriage presented at the Artesian in Regina and the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon.
Meneley, Barbara Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,751 This proposal is to support travel costs related to the creation and development of my project "White Land / Treaty For?"
Metcalfe, Shayne Waldheim Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $10,000 Creation of monologues through an experimental writing and performance process. Scripts will be created from documentary style interviews of actors then used for video monologues.
Minnema, Conner Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,500 Compose and complete 5 original instrumentals to promote online
Mohsin, Ayesha Regina Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $14,787 A multidisciplinary and multilingual (English, Palestinian Arabic and Urdu) performance project examining immigrant cultural practices, involving dance, music and narration from Pakistan and Palestine.
Moker Wernikowski, Connie Regina Dance Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $3,050 Creation of a contemporary dance duet to be accompanied by original poetry and music.
Nachtigall, Jeff Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $12,604 Research, production and exhibition of a body of work completed in an 8 months period
Parenteau, Donny Prince Albert Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,989 1st month to write and create songs 2nd month demo songs for my next album I plan to release in 2022.
Parovsky, Karley Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,500 I would like to compose 3 pieces and make 5 demos all inspired by isolation and the emotions deeply felt at this time.
Pegasus Productions Regina Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $14,750 The development, production, and presentation of "After Sundown," a new play by Gordon Portman.
Per Sonatori Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $8,000 Per Sonatori will be presenting three concerts as part of their 14th season, as well as workshops for both professional and emerging musicians.
Petit, Marcel Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $4,862 Short film based on the book by J.M. Bergman, about a teenage girl who is kidnapped, illustrating the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Pridmore, Helen Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $2,887 Presenting performances of self-created vocal works, plus voice/electronics improvised music, in Washington State, USA
Red Smarteez Marionettes Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $14,000 To create a script and pre-production for a personal film about disability with a fiction about a former resident of our home.
Rosenwald/Rose Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 Develop "exhibition-in-a-box" package to tour our installation, Journal of the Plague Year, plus create new work that chronicles the temperature of the times.
Schultz, Rylan Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $7,000 My goal with this project is to create new music for a solo album, collaborating with songwriters and producers from across the country.
Scott, Tallus Saskatoon Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,000 Educational project to develop drum performance practices and recording practices under the tutelage of Stephane Chamberland, Dave Elitch, and Flavio Cirillo.
Sheikh, Sheheryar Saskatoon Literary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $18,000 To complete and refine a literary fiction novel (titled After) about the Covid-19 pandemic, and about a father-son relationship within it, from 05/2022 to 01/2023.
Sheri & Heather Benning Saskatoon Media Arts Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $15,000 To complete a short film cycle, "Let Them Rest," which will give affective voice to the seismic shift in rural Saskatchewan to intensive farming practices
St. Pierre, Laura Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,025 Production of new work towards solo exhibition at the U of S College Galleries (September 2022) and Art Placement Inc (January 2023).
Stonhouse, David Saskatoon Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $2,364 For additional assistance for materials, installation and shipping costs as POWERBOXES will be expanding to a large solo exhibition at Godfrey Dean Arts Gallery, Yorkton.
Straker, Jeffery Regina Music Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $6,000 This project is to compose 8 new songs covering a broad range of themes. Works will be used in performance & recording.
The Dim Coast Saskatoon Multidisciplinary Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $16,000 To create a custom digital instrument that ‘performs’ a group sound installation, online audio stream and audiobook inspired by Moose Jaw writer, Vivian Darroch-Lozowski.
The Sketchy Bandits Saskatoon Theatre Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $5,205 The Sketchy Bandits will spend five days creating a series of sketch comedy skits intended for theatrical production using devised theatre and traditional writing techniques.
Tiggelers, Larissa Regina Visual Independent Artists Program 2021-2022 $14,000 I am applying for funding to support the costs associated with the production of a new body of work including painting, sculpture and fibre.
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Photo Credit: Artist Evie Ruddy partnered with UR Pride Centre for Sexuality & Gender Diversity on a photography project featuring trans and non-binary people. Photo by Charity Marsh.