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.  

Artists in Communities - Arts After Hours 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. Please note: Arts After Hours has been moved to Artists in Communities.

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

Questions? Visit the Artists in Schools FAQs.


Application Closing Dates

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

  • Residencies: $40,000
  • Projects: $10,000

Project Dates

  • Residencies: Between September 1 and June 30
  • Projects: Typically between January 1 and June 30.

Forms and Information

Please see the forms located on this page


Recognizing Saskatchewan Arts Board Funding


Recent Recipients


Contact

Jody Greenman-Barber
(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 Indigenous/Métis schools and/or related to Indigenous/Métis art, skills or knowledge.