Culture Days Funding Assistance

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2016 CDFA Application Guidelines PDF

Dominga Robinson

Outreach Consultant

(306) 780-9295

Type of Funding: Project Funding

Culture Days is a collaborative, pan-Canadian movement designed to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Nation-wide Culture Days celebrations will take place September 30, October 1 & 2, 2016. SaskCulture is pleased to offer Culture Days Funding Assistance (CDFA) in support of Culture Days initiatives throughout Saskatchewan. 

FOLLOW-UP FORM NOTE: Please note that there are two different follow-up forms available, one for project grants and one for hub grants. Please ensure that you download the correct form. The CDFA follow-up forms are fillable PDF's.


There are two funding streams for CDFA, Culture Days Hubs and Culture Days Events. Culture Days Events (presented by 1 organization) are eligible for a maximum of $1,000. Culture Days Hubs (presented by a minimum of 3 organizations) are eligible for a maximum of $4,000. Culture Days Hubs are defined as a minimum of three (3) cultural organizations working together to present interactive Culture Days activities that engage public participation in a community. Hubs are encouraged to collaborate to ensure event schedules do not conflict and to find efficiencies in shared resources.


Culture Days Funding Assistance is designed to support Culture Days initiatives (activities, events and projects) that engage public participation and inspire future involvement in the cultural life of Saskatchewan communities.

Culture Days Funding Assistance supports:

  • activities that will encourage and inspire people to try something new and become a regular participant in cultural activities;
  • the hiring of Saskatchewan artists and cultural workers who will engage new audiences and share their skills and talents;
  • a wide range of interactive and diverse cultural activities in communities across the province during Culture Days.

Significant priority will be given to projects that:

  • provide excellent opportunities for hands-on, interactive cultural experiences for participants, as opposed to activities that are more passive in nature;
  • are engaging and accessible – Culture Days activities are to be free to the public;
  • contribute significantly to community involvement and/or engagement.


Eligible applicants must:
Be a Registered Non-Profit organization in Saskatchewan.  The applicant must:
·    be in existence as a registered non-profit for at least one full fiscal year;
·    have a primarily cultural mandate in Arts, Heritage, Multiculturalism or Cultural Industries as defined by SaskCulture’s Cultural Policy, or otherwise demonstrate significant engagement in cultural activity;
·    have no outstanding grant follow-ups due to SaskCulture; and
·    provide one (1) copy of the organization’s signed annual financial statement that was most recently submitted to Information Services Corporation (ISC) to show evidence of good standing as a non-profit.
Be a First Nations Band or Municipality.  The applicant must:
·    be in good standing with the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program; and
·    have no outstanding grant follow-ups due to SaskCulture
Ineligible Organizations:
·    Schools, post-secondary institutions and unincorporated community groups are ineligible for this grant. These organizations should consider forming a partnership with an eligible organization to meet the eligibility requirements for this program.  Projects that are submitted that do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be reviewed.  Please consult with SaskCulture for options.   

Before You Apply

  • Read the program guidelines; and
  • All applicants, especially new applicants, are strongly urged to discuss their request with the grant coordinator prior to submission well in advance of the deadline.
  • If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

Past Recipients

  • 2015 CDFA Adjudication Results - Organizations Download
  • 2015 CDFA Adjudication Results - Hubs Download
  • 2014 CDFA Adjudication Results - Organizations Download
  • 2014 CDFA Adjudication Results - Hubs Download

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