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Grants to Saskatchewan Individual Artists for Provincial, National and International Tours

Culture on the Go - Touring Grants: Artists and Touring

GrantWatch ID# 160357
Agency: State

Funding Source
Government of Saskatchewan and administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board through an agreement with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport
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Important Dates
Deadline: 02/16/16

Grant Description
Grants of up to $20,000 to Saskatchewan emerging and established artists for provincial, national and international touring activities. This program funds projects that are non-commercial in nature and build knowledge, expertise and networks for professional Saskatchewan artists and artistic products.

Additionally, projects should encourage innovative approaches to touring; connect audiences to Saskatchewan artists and artistic products; provide opportunities to discuss and present the work of Saskatchewan artists, present a unique opportunity to enhance their careers or artistic development, and benefit the arts in Saskatchewan.

Eligible Projects:

1) In-province touring (minimum 3 presentations in 3 different communities).

2) Out-of-province touring (minimum 3 presentations in 3 different communities).

3) Run-outs (minimum 3 presentations in 3 different communities with no overnight stays).


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Eligible applicants are emerging or established professional Saskatchewan artists.

Applicants must be Saskatchewan residents and Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents, and must have resided in the province for at least one year. Proof of residency can be verified with documentation that may include, but is not limited to a valid Saskatchewan Health Services Card (if applicable), a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license and/or evidence of income taxes paid in the previous year as a Saskatchewan resident (if applicable).

Emerging artists are professional artists who have completed initial training in their discipline through formal studies (usually a B.F.A. or equivalent), mentorships, apprenticeships, workshops or other learning opportunities; are recognized by their peers as having achieved the level of emerging professional in their field; and have attained critical recognition for a body of work that demonstrates their emerging professional status.

Established artists are professional artists who have produced a significant body of work in their discipline over a number of years; have attained regional, national and/or international recognition; and are making or have made a sustained and progressive contribution to the art form.

Not Eligible:
-Projects that are primarily commercial in nature.
-Projects that have been submitted to Creative Saskatchewan for support, either in whole or in part.
-Project activities undertaken before the deadline.
-Participation in showcases, industry events.
-Tours in support of the launch or promotion of a new work, such as an album release.
-Market development initiatives.
-Applicants who have outstanding reports for any previous grant received from the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Pre-Application Information
Applications are accepted from October 19, 2015 and February 16, 2016. Touring applicants are typically informed of grant decisions no later than 90 days after the application closing date.

Deliver or mail one copy of the application to:

Culture on the Go – Touring Saskatchewan Arts Board
1355 Broad Street or Regina, SK
S4R 7V1


417 – 24th Street East Saskatoon, SK
S7K 0K7

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $20,000.

Contact Information
Philip Adams
(306) 964-1164 (Saskatoon) / (800) 667-7526 (Toll-free)

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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