Grant Programs

The Saskatchewan Arts Board has established adjudication procedures for all funding programs to ensure applications are assessed by qualified people.

Deadlines vary from program to program. Applications must be submitted or postmarked by the deadline date, as indicated in the program's application package.

Information submitted in grant applications is collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. View our full confidentiality statement here.

Questions? Check the Grants and Funding FAQs.

The Access Copyright Foundation provides grants to publishers, individual creators and publishing, writing and visual arts organizations.

  • Application closing date for Events Grants: November 1
  • Application closing date for Marian Hebb Research Grants: February 15
  • Application closing date for Professional Development Grants: April 3, 2019

Artists in Communities - Projects allows eligible applicants to engage in the arts through performances, workshops, exhibitions, commissions, etc. led by a professional artist or arts professional (e.g. curator), and presented as single events or as a series; and to research, plan and develop an artist residency that may lead to an application for an Artist in Residence project.

Artists in Communities - Residencies allows eligible applicants to host an artist in residence project by contracting a professional Saskatchewan artists in any discipline to collaboratively engage the community in arts activities.

The Artists in Communities and Schools - Arts After Hours program responds to a need for increased out-of-school, community-based arts programming for children and youth throughout the province that is not connected to K-12 curriculum outcomes. 

Application closing dates:

  • Residencies: May 1
  • Arts After Hours: May 1 and November 1
  • Projects: November 1

Artists in Schools offers schools a chance to enhance arts-related activities that are linked to educational outcomes through partnerships with professional artists.

Application closing dates:

  • Residencies: May 1
  • Arts After Hours: May 1 and November 1
  • Projects: November 1

The Culture on the Go program has been operated since 2008 with special funding from the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. Unfortunately, that funding was eliminated in the 2017-18 provincial budget. Final report forms for previous grants are available on this page.

The Independent Artists Program supports Saskatchewan artists to pursue their creative work and careers by funding creative, professional development or research projects, and the production and/or presentation of artistic works.

Application closing dates: March 15 and October 1

Indigenous/Métis Art and Artists funds Indigenous artists and Traditional Knowledge Keepers/Elders in Saskatchewan to develop their artistic/cultural practices or share their art, skills and teachings.

Application closing date: April 15 and October 15

The Micro-Grant Program provides support to professional artists and arts organizations to achieve outcomes that respond to emergent needs; create access for first-time and underserved applicants; contribute to professional practice and development; and advance the professional arts and artistic practices in Saskatchewan. 

Application closing dates: April 1, 2018, with a deadline on the first day of each month afterward

Prince Edward Arts Scholarships provide funding to Saskatchewan students in their development as professional artists or arts administrators.

Application closing date: May 1

Provides funding to professional arts organizations and groups that contributes to arts programs and services, governance, management, administrative and operational functions.

Application closing date: January (TBA), 2019 

The Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Artists Awards Program provides financial assistance to Saskatchewan artists to create or develop new work or work in progress.

Closing date: TBA

The SaskFestivals program supports and encourages eligible festival organizations in the province that have a positive impact on the arts in Saskatchewan.

  • Application closing date for Multi-year: TBA
  • Application closing date for Annual: April 15
  • Application closing date for Project: October 15