Proceeds from Saskatchewan Lotteries ticket sales go into the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation and are in return invested into more than 12,000 sport, culture and recreation groups throughout Saskatchewan. SaskCulture is responsible for the distribution of funds from the Culture Section of the Trust.
Thanks to the funds raised through Saskatchewan Lotteries, SaskCulture, along with our partner, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, is able to offer various funding programs to support cultural activity in Saskatchewan.
Grant Programs Offered by SaskCulture:
Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant
Deadline: April 15
** Please note this deadline is now the ONLY application deadline for AACL in 2019. Stay tuned for updates in 2020 **
Annual Global Funding
Community Cultural Engagement and Planning Grant
Deadline: ** February 22 for 2019 only **
Cameco Creative Kids Northern Cultural Fund
Deadline: March 15
Culture Days Funding Assistance
Deadline: April 15
Métis Cultural Development Fund
Deadlines: April 30 & October 31
Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project
Deadlines: September 30 & March 31
Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Annual
Deadline: January 31
Museum Grant Program
Deadline: November 30
Grant Programs Offered By Saskatchewan Arts Board*:
*with funding from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.
Artists in Communities (formerly Creative Partnerships)
Deadline: May 1
Artists in Schools (formerly ArtsSmarts Saskatchewan)
Artist in Residence - May 1
After Hours: May 1
Projects: November 1
Professional Arts Organization Program
Funding from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation supports art galleries and media arts organizations through the Professional Arts Organization Program.
Deadlines: Annual - January 15, Multi-year – Contact the Saskatchewan Arts Board
Deadlines: Multi-year - Contact the Sasktchewan Arts Board, Annual - January 15, Project - October 15
Grant Programs Offered by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre in Partnership with SaskCulture:
*with funding from Canadian Heritage
Saskatchewan Aboriginal Languages Initiative Fund
The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is a federal program funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage. In Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre is the 3rd party funder with SaskCulture providing support as a delivery partner. Program objectives are to support projects that maintain, revitalize and promote First Nations languages in the province. ALI supports community-based language projects such as camps and classes as well as one-on-one mentor and apprentice projects and language resource development activities that contributes to the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages in Canada.
Deadline: the 2019-2020 Deadine is to be determined - please check back for updates