Culture Days Funding Assistance


April 17, 2017

If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.
2017 CDFA Application Guidelines PDF
Application Checklist PDF
2017 CDFA Applicant Eligibility PDF
2017 CDFA Project Eligibility PDF
2017 CDFA Eligible Expenses PDF

Dominga Robinson

Outreach Consultant

(306) 780-9295

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:

  • 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:

  • 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 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

Ineligible Organizations:

·    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.

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 Application Checklist & Sample Questions (posted in right-hand column).

Step Six - Contact Us

Contact Outreach Consultant Dominga Robinson at (306) 780-9295 or email before submitting an application

Step Seven - Apply!

Sign up or log-in to SaskCulture’s Online Grant Platform to complete and submit your application.

Past Recipients

  • 2016 CDFA Adjudication Results - Organizations Download
  • 2016 CDFA Adjudication Results - Hubs Download
  • 2015 CDFA Adjudication Results - Organizations Download
  • 2015 CDFA Adjudication Results - Hubs Download

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