Artists in Schools (formerly ArtsSmarts Saskatchewan) offers schools a chance to enhance arts-related activities that are linked to educational outcomes through partnerships with professional artists. The aim of the program is to expand access to meaningful artistic activities, increase student engagement in learning, cultivate cross-disciplinary learning skills and attitudes, and foster a lifelong interest in the arts.

Artists in Schools - Residencies funding assists schools to host an artist in residence project by contracting a professional Saskatchewan artist working in any art form to collaboratively engage in arts activities that are linked to educational outcomes. 

Artists in Schools - Projects funding assists schools to design an inquiry based project by contracting a professional Saskatchewan artist working in any art form to collaboratively engage in arts activities that are linked to educational outcomes in any curriculum K-12. Applications will be accepted in English and French.  

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 youththroughout the province that is not connected to K-12 curriculum outcomes.

Artists in Schools is a joint initiative of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture Inc., and the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Education. It is supported by funding provided by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.

Questions? Visit the Artists in Schools FAQs.


Application Closing Dates

  • Artist in Residence: May 1
  • Arts After Hours: May 1
  • Projects: November 1

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


Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicants: Provincial schools, school divisions, band schools, private schools using the Saskatchewan arts education curriculum, in partnership with community groups or organizations, and professional artists.

Please review the application package for more information on eligibility.


Maximum Funding

Up to 75% of eligible expenses - maximum $10,000


Project Dates

  • Typically between January 1 and June 30

Notification

  • 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

Please see the forms located on this page


Recognizing Saskatchewan Arts Board Funding


Recent Recipients


Contact

Jay Kimball
(306) 787-4659 (Regina) or 1-800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)
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Lindsay Knight
(306) 787-7062 or 1-800-667-7526
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For projects serving Aboriginal schools and/or related to Aboriginal art, skills or knowledge.