SaskFestivals

Deadlines

April 15, 2022 (Development)

October 15, 2021 (Project)

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

Type of Funding: Project Funding

The SaskFestivals program supports and encourages eligible festival organizations and series presenters in the province that have a positive impact on the arts in Saskatchewan. This includes financial support for their artistic programs and services and governance, management, administrative and operational functions.

SaskFestivals is a SK Arts program supported by funding from Sask Lotteries through the partnership between SK Arts and SaskCulture Inc.

Amount

  • Project: $8,000 maximum
  • Development: $10,000 minimum
  • Established: $20,000 minimum

Eligibility

Project

Eligible Applicants: 

  • legally registered in Saskatchewan as non-profit organizations or are ad hoc groups, collectives or unincorporated organizations operating on a not-for-profit basis
  • engage the services of professional artists during the presentation of proposed programs
  • provide public access to the arts through a festival setting

Development

Eligible Applicants: 

  • core mandate of the organization is to present an arts festival or series
  • minimum of three years of operation prior to first application
  • engages the advice and expertise of professionals in its programming and administration
  • financial and decision-making processes controlled by Saskatchewan residents
  • centre of operation and primary programming in Saskatchewan

Established

Eligible Applicants:

  • core mandate of the organization is to present an arts festival or series
  • minimum of five years of operation prior to first application
  • new applicants to this stream must have been previously funded through the Development stream AND be deficit-free at the time of application
  • engages paid expertise of professionals in its programming and administration
  • mandate and work supported by strategic plan, artistic vision and ongoing evaluation processes
  • financial and decision-making processes controlled by Saskatchewan residents
  • centre of operation and primary programming in Saskatchewan
  • incorporated
  • registered with and reporting in CADAC
  • review engagement or audit required annually

Please review the funding guidelines for more information on eligibility.