Museum Grant Program

Deadlines

November 30, 2016

If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.
Downloads
Museum Grant Program Guidelines 2017 & 2018 PDF
How to Create an Online Account PDF
How to Print an Application PDF
Features of the Online Form PDF
How to Submit an Online Application PDF
Contact

Angie Sawatzky & Catherine Folstad

Grants Administrators

(306) 780 - 9431 - Catherine Folstad
(306) 780 - 9812 - Angie Sawatzky
1-866-476-6830 - toll free

mgp@saskculture.ca

Type of Funding: Operational Funding

The Museum Grant Program (MGP) provides operational funding to help foster strong, vibrant, community-based Saskatchewan museums that are valued and supported by society. This funding enables museums to focus on excellence in their programs and operations and to contribute to the understanding of the world and our place in it - our past, our present, and our future.

Amount

There are three different streams in the Museum Grant Program. The three funding streams are representative of the varying levels of development found in Saskatchewan museums. If this the first time your museum is applying to MGP, you are only eligible to apply for Stream I funding. The maximum level of funding a museum could potentially receive in each stream is:

• Stream I – up to 75% of the museum’s annual budget, to a maximum of $6,000

• Stream II – up to 50% of the museum’s annual budget, to a maximum of $12,000

• Stream III – up to 50% of the museum’s annual budget, to a maximum of $30,000

Note: Each stream has a separate online application form. 

Purpose

Priority will be given to museums that:

  • Provide evidence of delivering meaningful activities, programs and services that are valued by their community and broader;
  • Are welcoming and inclusive of everyone in their community and surrounding area;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of their communities and take action to consult and involve their community in their museum;
  • Demonstrate a link between planned activities, programs and services, their impact, and the results of evaluation;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of good governance practices;
  • Develop and monitor long-term goals;
  • Value training and learning opportunities for staff and volunteers;
  • Provide evidence of collaboration through networks and partnerships;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Standards for Saskatchewan Museums and how their work on these is important in the development of the museum;
  • Demonstrate a link between planned activities, programs and services and the museum’s budget; and
  • Demonstrate a realistic and responsible use of resources (funds, volunteers, etc.).

 

Eligibility

  • A museum must meet the following definition: “be a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.” (MAS, 2015). Please note this definition includes building-based museums, eco-museums as well as virtual museums.
  • The museum must either be incorporated as a non-profit organization, or be financially operated by the municipality or First Nations Band;
  • Have been open to the public and fully operational for at least one year;
  • Have a permanent site with public access and space designated for museum use only;
  • Hold clear ownership of a majority of items in its collection (51% or more); and
  • Maintain separate financial records related to the operation of the museum.

 

Before You Apply

  • Please be aware that SaskCulture has transitioned all grant applications to an online grant application and review system. Applicants must now submit grant applications through SaskCulture's Online Grant Platform.
  • Read the program guidelines;
  • All applicants, especially new applicants, are strongly urged to discuss their request with SaskCulture prior to submission well in advance of the deadline; and
  • If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

Past Recipients

  • 2015 MGP Stream I Adjudication Results Download
  • 2015 MGP Stream II Adjudication Results Download
  • 2015 MGP Stream III Adjudication Results Download
  • 2014 MGP Stream I Adjudication Results Download

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