Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Leadership Grant

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Deadlines

April 30, 2020

If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

Type of Funding: Project Funding

COVID-19 NOTICE

Due to the COVID-19 implications and government restrictions, SaskCulture wants applicants to this funding program to know that:

  • It encourages groups to consider requesting support for online-based cultural activities;
  • It will not accept applications for public events or gatherings that take place prior to June 30, 2020;
  • It will provide conditional grants for public events or gatherings taking place after June 30, 2020, provided they fall after the date the government has eased restrictions on public gatherings. Applicants are encouraged to organize events with clearly articulated cancellation policies and agreements on payments; and
  • It requires written or verbal notice of postponements or cancellations of funded events and activities.

If you have any questions about SaskCulture programs and services, please contact Outreach Consultant listed on this page. 

 

The Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant (AACL) supports the sharing of cultural skills and knowledge to young people through participatory cultural activity with First Nations or Métis arts and culture leaders.

Amount

The recommended request amount to this program is $5,000 to $15,000. This is the average range of funding that is allocated to successful applicants.

The absolute maximum request amount for activity is $30,000, with conditions. Please see the application guidelines for more information and examples of how eligible expenses are calculated.

Purpose

The AACL program aims to advance the course of culture in Saskatchewan by supporting:

  • the sharing of cultural skills and knowledge to young peoples through mentorship opportunities that promote the world views, cultural practices and activities of First Nations and Métis peoples in Saskatchewan;
  • the development of cultural organizations in their ability to deliver and sustain cultural programming with First Nations and Métis peoples and communities, as well as to respond to emerging needs and changing demographics of the province;
  • increased employment opportunities for First Nations and Métis arts and culture resource peoples who offer cultural programming unique to Saskatchewan;
  • cultural awareness, cultural activity, skill development, personal growth and positive lifestyles at the individual, group and community level; and
  • the building of capacity for communities and cultural organizations to assess community needs and to effectively plan and implement cultural programs for, and by, First Nations and Métis peoples.

Before You Apply

  • Please be aware that SaskCulture has transitioned all project grant applications to an online grant application and review system. Applicants must now submit grant applications through SaskCulture's Online Grant Platform. If there are any questions regarding the AACL, please contact Damon at (306) 780-9251 or dbheit@saskculture.ca.
  • Read the program guidelines;
  • All applicants, especially new applicants, are strongly urged to discuss their request with the Consultant 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

  • April 2019 Adjudication Results Download
  • October 2018 Adjudication Results Download
  • April 2018 Adjudication Results Download
  • October 2017 Adjudication Results Download
  • April 2017 Adjudication Results Download

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