CARFAC Saskatchewan Announces Artists' Emergency Relief Fund

In an effort to assist Saskatchewan visual arts who are experiencing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CARFAC SASK is launching the ARTISTS EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND.

CARFAC SASK has committed $10,000 from our reserve budget and reallocated $10,000 from existing programing, to create a fund of $20,000.

This is a one-time only, emergency relief fund, providing up to $500 for individual visual, performance, and media artists living in Saskatchewan. This fund is intended to provide immediate short-term financial aid to help artists in dire financial need.

Eligibility Criteria

This fund is available for individuals pursuing careers as artists (in any discipline, with any level of success/experience), whose anticipated income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis (due to cancellation, closures, and postponements of events, workshops, exhibitions, performances, venues, etc.).

Applicants must:

  • Be able to demonstrate current and ongoing work in the fields of visual, performance, or media arts. (Not necessary to have a full-time art practice).
  • Live in Saskatchewan and have been a Saskatchewan resident for at least 6 months.
  • Be at least 18 years old.

This fund will be available to any member of the visual arts community in general. Membership in CARFAC SASK is not a requirement.

To Apply

Send an email to and include the words 'Emergency Relief Fund' in the subject line.

In your email include:

  • your CV/resume and website link, where applicable
  •  full name, email address, and phone #
  • briefly describe your current situation or need

The application process is intended to be as simple and straightforward as possible, while collecting information necessary to determine and distribute funds where they are most needed. Please don’t create a lengthy description. Simply share what you feel is necessary to describe the loss and need you are currently experiencing.

CARFAC SASK staff are working remotely and are available by email to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at

When you have submitted your application, you will automatically receive an email confirming receipt of your submission. All applications will be strictly confidential.

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