December 7, 2022

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Your Snapshot of Saskatchewan's Cultural News, Events, Jobs and Opportunities



The Small Grant Accessibility Program has launched a new funding round for cultural initiatives! Apply by February 10, 2023.

The Community Cultural Engagement and Planning Grant is open for applications. Apply by February 15, 2023.


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Happy Winter Solstice from SaskCulture

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

This year, many cultural programs, supported by Sask Lotteries, have made a difference in the lives of Saskatchewan people. For some of our highlights from 2022, check out our holiday card.

SaskCulture's Offices will be closed from December 24 to January 3. See you in the new year!

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Creative Kids: Give access to life-changing creative activities

There's still time this holiday season to give the gift of creativity. Change a life! There are many ways to give. Select a gift that meets your budget and touches your heart. Donate now.



Kwanzaa (Regina)

December 26

Latin Oscar's Awards and New Year's Celebration (Regina)

December 31


Winter Solstice

December 21

Christmas Day

December 25


December 25 - January 1

Bill Recognizes Essential Role of Artists and Creative Expression

Bill S-208, An Act respecting the Declaration on the Essential Role of Artists and Creative Expression in Canada, passed its third reading in the Senate in October. This Act calls on government to develop an action plan that includes measures to improve the ability of everyone in Canada, particularly children and youth, to engage in the arts; improve the ability of artists in Canada to benefit from their intellectual property and to be free from cultural appropriation; address barriers experienced by artists with disabilities in accessing places and spaces to create, perform and present their work; encourage greater investment in all areas related to artists, the arts and creative expression in Canada; and more.

Canadian Museums Association Conference: Moved to Action

The Canadian Museums Association 2023 National Conference is open for registration. With the theme "Moved to Action," the conference will take place online on February 27 - 28, and aim to open conversations for museum professionals to explore how they might be moved to action across all areas of museum work, particularly in prioritizing Indigenous self-determination in Canadian museums and abroad. Read more.


Improve Your Hiring Process

Is your organization hiring in the New Year? Now is the time to learn more about effective and equitable hiring practices! Check out these resources below to get started.

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Hiring in Five Steps

Hiring Help: 5 Practical Recruitment Strategies for Nonprofit Managers

Addressing Hiring Bias

Addressing Bias in Nonprofit Organizations and Charities

Tips from a Case Study

Donorly's Five Tips for Equitable and Efficient Nonprofit Recruitment


Indigenous Canada Online Course, University of Alberta

Indigenous Canada is a free 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada.

When: Starts December 21

Where: Online *Register online

Smudging Spaces, Prairie Central District for Sport, Culture and Recreation

In this webinar, Oskapewis Aaron Tootoosis will introduce participants to smudging and provide guidance on how to smudge the personal spaces around us.

When: January 11, 2022

Where: Online *Register online

Dance Symposium: Dancing Together, Dance Saskatchewan Inc. and On Cue Performance Hub

The goal of this symposium is to help break down silos of cultural separation in working towards the common goal of education and art creation. Open to all.

When: January 14 - 15

Where: Online *Register online


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Listen to Dis': Increasing Accessibility Is a Journey

By: Diane Ell

"Increasing accessibility in an organization is not just a “check-box” list of changes, it’s a learning journey that begins with listening. While organizations can start with common solutions, such as ensuring wheel chair accessibility and adding closed captioning and ALT Text on websites, or use of American Sign Language (ASL), it does not replace an increased understanding to include accessibility from the perspective of people living with disabilities."

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SaskCulture Grants

Small Grant Accessibility Program

Deadline: February 10, 2023

Community Cultural Engagement and Planning Grant

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Our Grants

Other Grants

Choral Festival Funding

Deadline: January 1, 2023

Share and Connect: Indigenous Community Arts

Deadline: January 7, 2023

Canada Summer Jobs

Deadline: January 12, 2023

Truth and Reconciliation Fund

Deadline: January 14, 2023

Commemorate Canada Program - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Component

Deadline: January 23, 2023

Find a Grant
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Promote Your Next Event for Free!

SaskCulture operates and maintains a free Events Calendar for organizations in Saskatchewan to promote their events. Help spread the word about your upcoming events using the calendar today! Events submitted through the events calendar can be highlighted in E-Update, shared through SaskCulture's social media pages, and can help further highlight your next event!

Invite SaskCulture to Your Next Member Event

SaskCulture is interested in connecting with you and your members. If you would like a SaskCulture Board Member to attend one of your next member events, in-person or virtually, please let us know. Connections with member groups helps us learn, grow and continue to provide programs and services that meet your needs. Contact Nichole Williams, Executive Assistant, SaskCulture at 306-780-9259 or to make arrangements.

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