Creighton Celebrates Culture Days
How a community recognizes its local culture
April 17, 2017If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.
Type of Funding: Project Funding
Culture Days is a collaborative, pan-Canadian movement designed to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Nation-wide Culture Days celebrations will take place September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017. 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 and Culture Days Events. Culture Days Events (presented by 1 organization) are eligible for a maximum of $1,000. Culture Days Hubs (presented by a minimum of 3 organizations) are eligible for a maximum of $4,000.
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:
Significant priority will be given to projects that:
Eligible applicants must:
Be a Registered Non-Profit organization in Saskatchewan. The applicant must:
· be in existence as a registered non-profit for at least one full fiscal year;
· 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;
· have no outstanding grant follow-ups due to SaskCulture; and
· provide one (1) copy of the organization’s signed annual financial statement that was most recently submitted to Information Services Corporation (ISC) to show evidence of good standing as a non-profit.
Be a First Nations Band 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. Projects that are submitted that do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be reviewed. Please consult with SaskCulture for options.
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 Application Checklist & Sample Questions (posted in right-hand column).
Step Six - Contact Us
Contact Outreach Consultant Dominga Robinson at (306) 780-9295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an application
Step Seven - Apply!
Sign up or log-in to SaskCulture’s Online Grant Platform to complete and submit your application.
How a community recognizes its local culture
Shaunna Grandish had the opportunity to interview Bonnie Mills Midgley, community development coordinator, Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation, about Culture Days and its impact to her community.
St. Walburg, Saskatchewan was a cultural hotspot during Culture Days in 2013.
Story Slam promotes understanding between cultures
Kevin Power is the creator and host of SaskScapes, a series of podcasts devoted to arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan.
Discovering the Town of Allan's heritage
The Town of Kindersley has been involved with Culture Days since its debut in Saskatchewan in 2010. In 2013, Kindersley upped its game, holding a number of activities including an innovative engagement opportunity called “Amazing Race: K-Town Edition*".
Keeping a food tradition alive for future generations
During Culture Days 2013, the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan hired a freelance journalist, Evie Ruddy, and a videographer, Jason Rister, to travel around the province.
Highway 1 Studio Tour brings local artists out into the limelight