Métis Cultural Development Fund

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Deadlines

November 1, 2021

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:

  • All applicants will be required to agree, within the application, that they will follow appropriate public health guidelines, as stated in the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-Open plan;
  • 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 this grant program, please contact the MCDF Consultant listed on this page. 

 

The Métis Cultural Development Fund (MCDF), now offered in partnership with Gabriel Dumont Institute, supports community-based activities and initiatives that preserve, strengthen and transmit Métis culture and traditions.  Please contact David Morin at Gabriel Dumont Institute to discuss this grant.

Amount

Maximum Grant Amount: Up to 100% of eligible project expenses, to a maximum of $10,000.

Purpose

The MCDF program objectives are to:

  • support and strengthen Métis culture and communities through arts and heritage activity in Saskatchewan;
  • mentor and build cultural leadership skills in Métis Communities;
  • increase employment opportunities for Saskatchewan-based Métis arts and heritage resource peoples;
  • support engagement in Métis cultural activity at the individual, group, and community level;
  • support the development of Métis identity through research, documentation and/or sharing;
  • benefit children through skills development, mentorship, and having fun; and
  • encourage gathering, sharing, learning, celebrating and developing Métis culture in Métis communities aimed at building long-term cultural awareness, retention and pride.

Priority will be given to:

  • provide significant opportunities to meet the purpose of the MCDF grant;
  • deliver relevant cultural activities based on cultural impact, accessibility and service to communities;
  • have significant youth involvement and/or contribute significantly to participation in intergenerational cultural activity;
  • demonstrate strong partnerships and community support;
  • take place in the province’s northern and/or rural or otherwise underserved communities; and
  • are supported by clear project plans and budget detail.

Eligibility

Registered, non-profit, Métis community groups based in Saskatchewan, or registered, non-profit community groups partnering with a Métis community or organization, that have a primarily cultural or multicultural mandate, or municipalities are eligible to apply.

Before You Apply

Please read the MCDF Guidelines, posted in right-hand column.

Step One - Are You Eligible to Apply?

Please read the Applicant Eligiblity Guidelines

Step Two - Is Your Project Eligible?

Please read the Project Eligibility Guidelines

Step Three - What Costs are Covered?

Please read the Eligible Expenses Guidelines

Step Four - Are You Ready to Apply?

Please review the Application Checklist & Sample Questions

Step Five - Do You Have Questions? 

Please contact David Morin at the Gabriel Dumont Institute 

Step Six - Apply!

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

Past Recipients

  • Spring 2021 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • Fall 2020 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • Spring 2020 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • October 2019 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • April 2019 MCDF Adjudication Results Download

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