The SaskFestivals program supports and encourages eligible festival organizations and series presenters 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.

The current Annual and Multi-Year programs are being replaced with Development and Established programs in 2019, based on the recently completed program review. New guidelines for both of these programs will be available in the coming months. For information on changes to the program, click here. Please contact the program consultants if you have any questions.

SaskFestivals is a Saskatchewan Arts Board program supported by funding from SaskCulture Inc. through the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation


Application Closing Date

  • Development: April 15, 2019
  • Established: April 15, 2019
  • Project: October 15, 2018

Eligible Applicants

Development

Eligible Applicants: 

  • core mandate of the organization is to present an arts festival or series
  • minimum of three years of operation prior to first application
  • engages the advice and expertise of professionals in its programming and administration
  • financial and decision-making processes controlled by Saskatchewan residents
  • centre of operation and primary programming in Saskatchewan

Established

Eligible Applicants:

  • core mandate of the organization is to present an arts festival or series
  • minimum of five years of operation prior to first application
  • new applicants to this stream must have been previously funded through the Development stream AND be deficit-free at the time of application
  • engages paid expertise of professionals in its programming and administration
  • mandate and work supported by strategic plan, artistic vision and ongoing evaluation processes
  • financial and decision-making processes controlled by Saskatchewan residents
  • centre of operation and primary programming in Saskatchewan
  • incorporated
  • registered with and reporting in CADAC
  • review engagement or audit required annually

Project

Eligible Applicants: 

  • 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 funding guidelines for more information on eligibility.


Funding

  • Development: $10,000 minimum
  • Established: $20,000 minimum
  • Project: $8,000 maximum

Adjudication

Adjudication Process and Allocation Methodology


Forms and Information

Documents are subject to revision up to six weeks before the submission deadline.

Development

Established

Project

Currently Funded Organizations


Recognizing Saskatchewan Arts Board Funding


Recent Recipients


Contact

Noreen Neu
(306) 787-3093 (Regina) or 1-800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)
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Alex Rogalski
(306) 964-1166 (Saskatoon) or 1-800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)
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