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Culture Days Funding Assistance
April 15, 2019If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.
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Culture Days is a national, collaborative movement designed to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Culture Days, which will take place September 25, 26 and 27, 2020. SaskCulture is pleased to offer Culture Days Funding Assistance (CDFA) in support of Culture Days initiatives throughout Saskatchewan.
There are two funding streams for CDFA:
- Culture Days Hubs (presented by a minimum of 3 organizations) maximum of $4,000
- Culture Days Events (presented by 1 organization) maximum of $1,000
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:
- engage new audience
- 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 are:
Registered Non-Profit organizations in Saskatchewan, including Metis Locals/Regions. These organizations must:
- 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;
- be in existence as a registered non-profit for at least one full fiscal year. If your organization has been incorporated for less than a year, please contact the SaskCulture consultant to discuss options;
- be in good standing with Information Services Corporation (ISC); and
- have no outstanding grant follow-ups due to SaskCulture.
be a First Nation 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.
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. Please consult with SaskCulture for options. Projects that are submitted that do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be reviewed.
Before You Apply
Step One – What is Culture Days Funding Assistance?
Download and review the Grant Guidelines (posted in right-hand column).
Step Two – Who Can Apply?
Download and review the Eligibility Guidelines (posted in right-hand column).
Step Three – Is your project eligible?
Download and review the Eligible project guidelines (posted in right-hand column).
Step Four – What Costs are Covered?
Download and review the Eligible Costs guidelines (posted in right-hand column).
Step Five – Are You Ready to Apply?
Download and review the Sample Questions (posted in right-hand column).
Step Six - Contact Us
Contact Outreach Consultant Dominga Robinson at (306) 780-9295 or email email@example.com before submitting an application
Step Seven - Apply!
Sign up or log-in to SaskCulture’s Online Grant Platform to complete and submit your application.
In the following webinar, Outreach Consultant Dominga Robinson provides an overview of the Culture Days initiative as well as shares information about SaskCulture's Culture Days Funding Assistance program.
Due to the COVID-19 implications and government restrictions, SaskCulture wants applicants to this funding program to know that:
- All applicants will be required to agree, within the application, that they will follow appropriate public health guidelines
- They need to carefully read the grant guidelines for COVID-19 restrictions regarding large in-person public events;
- Groups are encouraged to consider requesting support for online-based cultural activities;
- Applicants are encouraged to organize events with clearly articulated cancellation policies and agreements on payments; and
- SaskCulture 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.
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