Artists in Schools 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 -- Micro-Development funding allows schools access to small amounts of money to: build relationships with potential artists, present “experimental” introductory projects and/or assess school needs, research, and/or develop plans for longer term projects or residencies.
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 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 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.
See the Teachers section of our website for videos of successful projects and other helpful resources for teachers.
Application Closing Dates
- Micro-Development: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1
- Projects: May 1 and November 1
- Residencies: May 1
Note: Applications are now available online. They will not be accepted past the deadline date.
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 Guidelines for more information on eligibility.
- Micro-Development: $1,000
- Projects: $10,000
- Residencies: $40,000
- Micro-Development: Anytime
- Projects and Residencies: Between September 1 and June 30
Applicants are informed of grant decisions no later than 60 days after the deadline.
A list of grant recipients will be posted below.
If you do not know of a suitable artist for your project, the Program Consultant can provide suggestions and help you find one.
Forms and Information
Documents are subject to revision up to six weeks before the submission deadline.
- Artists in Schools Project Documentation
- Artists in Schools Documentation Template
- Artists in Schools Documentation Template (French)
- Apply Online
- Artists in Schools -- Residencies Guidelines
- Artists in Schools --- Residencies Final Report Form
Recognizing Saskatchewan Arts Board Funding
(306) 787-4659 (Regina) or 1-800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)