Museum Grant Program


November 30, 2016

If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.
Starting in 2016, the MGP application and reports will be completed online. The application form will be available in early September.

Angie Sawatzky & Catherine Folstad

Grants Administrators

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

Type of Funding: Operational Funding

The Museum Grant Program (MGP) provides three streams of operational support to qualifying museums throughout the province. The three funding streams are representative of the varying levels of development found in Saskatchewan museums. First-time applicants are eligible for Stream One funding. Museums are encouraged to apply for annual funding through the Museum Grant Program.

Please contact SaskCulture for more information about the MGP deadline.

If you'd like to hone your grant writing skills, you may be interested in this upcoming Museum Grant Writing Workshop.


Maximum Grant Amount: Stream I - $6,000; Stream II - $12,000; Stream III - $30,000.


This program is designed to:

  • Help ensure museums achieve operational excellence based upon the Museums Association of Saskatchewan’s (MAS) Standards for Saskatchewan Museums – 4th ed., 2010;
  • Help ensure a stable funding environment for museums from year to year;
  • Help ensure planning and evaluation are appreciated as an integral part of program development and sound museum operations;
  • Provide a lever for additional funding assistance from other funding agencies e.g. matching funds;
  • Assist museums in raising their profiles within their local communities and broader;
  • Provide a validation process for museums within the museum community;
  • Provide an effective system of evaluation for the distribution of funds; and
  • Provide funds based on the merit and quality of museum operations.


An institution must meet the following definition of a museum: “a non-profit making institution in the service of society and its development, and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates, and exhibits, for the purpose of study, education, and enjoyment, material evidence of people and their environment.” (MAS, 1998) It also must be incorporated as a non-profit organization, or be a public institution; have been open to the public for at least one year; have a permanent facility with public access and space designated for museum use only; hold clear ownership of a majority of items in its collections; and maintain separate financial records.

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.
  • Deadline information - November 30, 2015 for Stream 1, 2 & 3 applicants.

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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