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SaskCulture E-Update
July 22, 2020
Nominations for SaskCulture Board of Directors Extended
SaskCulture has extended the deadline for nominations to the Board of Directors. Applicants now have until August 1 to submit an application. From the floor applications will still be accepted at the Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled to take place virtually on Friday, September 11. To submit an application, click here.
SaskCulture Annual General Meeting Announcement
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of SaskCulture Inc., we are pleased to invite you to attend SaskCulture’s 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, September 11, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom virtual platform. Details on how to join the meeting will follow in future correspondence. All members are welcome to attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting; however only voting members are eligible to vote.

Please register online at or by calling Nichole at the SaskCulture office at 306-780-9259. Registration deadline is September 4, 2020.
Join the SaskCulture Connections Facebook Group
SaskCulture has created a Facebook group for culturally minded organizations and individuals to connect with one another and share leading practices, ask questions, and build connections across the province. Join the conversation here.
Register to Participate in the Nonprofit Lifecycles Capacity Lab
SaskCulture invites members to consider participating in its upcoming Lifecycles Capacity Lab. The Capacity Lab is a blend of in-class learning and practical applications that will help executive directors and board members work together to explore the health of their organizations based on five Nonprofit Lifecycle areas: programming, governance, financial resources (business model), management/staffing and administrative systems.
Starting in August, organizational leaders in the Capacity Lab will participate in six sessions – a combination of in-person and virtual learning sessions led by experienced capacity-building specialists.
Register now : SaskCulture Members: $200-300 per team (based on organizational budget), Non-members: $400 per team. Space is limited to 20 organizational teams (made up of executive director and two board members).  Click here for more information .
Changes to Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Passed by House of Commons
The House of Commons approved legislation on Tuesday, July 21 to amend the CEWS program with regards to organizations whose payroll is handled by an external provider. This was an issue that had significant impact on organizations whose payroll is handled through the Sask Sport Admin Centre. Once the amendment is approved by the Senate, organizations will be able to coordinate with the Admin Centre to apply for the CEWS benefit.
Recommendations and Considerations for Re-Opening Museums
Sarah Durham, Museums Advisor for the Museums Association of Saskatchewan, delivered a presentation on June 24 to help cultural and heritage organizations navigate the re-opening process after COVID-19 closures.  . You can find the presentation and a guide to re-opening here.
Use Sarcan Drop & Go to Support Creative Kids
You can now use your can and bottle returns to donate to Creative Kids through Sarcan's Drop & Go program. Simply take your return to any of Sarcan's 75 depots throughout Saskatchewan and use the keyword ' creative' at the Drop & Go kiosk to have your return donated directly to helping children and youth across Saskatchewan access arts and culture programming. Learn more about it here.
Learn More About the Mitacs Business Strategy Internship Program
Applications for Round 2 of this program are being accepted until July 27, 2020. This program is an initiative through the Edwards School of Business to connect current students and recent graduates with the business and non-profit community in Saskatchewan through four month internships. More information about the program, and the application process, can be found here.
SaskCulture COVID-19 Response Updates
SaskCulture has assembled a list of links to help keep you, and your organizations, informed about the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. From information about funding available to leading practices on hosting virtual events, our Response Updates page has been revamped to help you find the information you need during this time.
Events Calendar Shares Virtual/Remote Events
While the COVID-19 pandemic has put a pause on in-person gatherings, many groups and organizations have taken to the internet to keep communities connected to culture. The Events Calendar on SaskCulture's website allows submitters to indicate that an event takes place online. Help promote your upcoming digital events by submitting them to the Events Calendar.
Returning to In-Person Experiences

As the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan continues to move forward, organizations find themselves with questions about how to operate safely in this new atmosphere. While we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, and maintain efforts to flatten the curve, many adjustments are being made across the province to achieve this goal and keep people as safe and healthy as possible.

While there is no ‘one-size fits all’ plan that applies to every organization and group across Saskatchewan, there are many good examples of best practices that you should consider as you move towards re-opening for the general public. Here are some things to consider, and some steps you should take, as you begin to welcome back patrons:

Keeping Your Volunteers Engaged During COVID-19
When: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 01:00pm EST
Where: Online
Who: Volunteer Canada
This is a free webinar, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Anti-Racism Response Training
When: Friday, July 24, 2020 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Where: Online
Who: Thanh Tazumi (John Howard Society), Naomi L. Wolfe, Sanchit Mittal (Vancouver Island University)
$25 registration fee. Click here to register.
Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits
When: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 1:00pm EST
Where: Online
Who: Heather Mansfield (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
$10 (USD) registration fee. Click here to register.
Now Open
Contact Shelley Fayant for more details, including how to apply online.
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Deadline March 2021

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Deadline On-Going; 26 week service standard
Deadline July 27, 2020

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Deadline On-Going, Funding Limited

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Hague Gallery, Creative City Centre, Regina
Deadline On-Going
Advancing Reconciliation
Beyond Words

"We’re all here because of Treaty – a promise to share this land and to benefit equally as long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the rivers flow. This hasn’t happened. Everyone understands that when you make a promise, it’s a contract and we have a responsibility to keep that contract."

Rhett Sangster, Director of Reconciliation and Community Partnerships, Office of the Treaty Commissioner.
July 23 - 27, 2020

Mondays & Thursdays

July 27 - July 31, 2020

Various Dates and Performers
SaskCulture's E-Update is a bi-weekly electronic bulletin that includes information on upcoming SaskCulture events, programs and activities, along with other information and events that may be useful to cultural organizations, or individuals, interested in building a culturally vibrant community. 
SaskCulture receives financial assistance from Sask Lotteries.