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SaskCulture E-Update
May 12, 2021
Culture Days in Saskatchewan 2021
Planning is underway for Culture Days 2021, a month-long celebration of culture, happening September 24-October 24, and taking place indoors, outdoors, and online across the country. The registration site will launch in May, and virtual programming is once again encouraged.
To help engage Saskatchewan communities, SaskCulture is providing sponsorships of up to $5,000 to Culture Days Hubs in the province to support the continued success of Culture Days in Saskatchewan (due to the limited amount of funding, sponsorships may not cover all expected expenses).
There is no deadline; applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until September 1, 2021 or until the sponsorship budget is expended – whichever comes first. Interested applicants are encouraged to email Shelley Fayant, SaskCulture communications consultant, for further details and information on how to apply online. 
Double Your Creative Kids Donation Impact
Help Creative Kids support Saskatchewan kids who wish to access quality arts activities this summer. The goal is to ensure that all Saskatchewan children and youth that apply for the next Creative Kids application deadline, on May 28, are funded. TD Bank will match all donations made to the TD Arts for Kids Matching Campaign, May 7 - 21, up to $20,000! Double your impact today!
Nonprofit Lifecycle Capacity Building Lab Returns for 2021
SaskCulture is looking for 10 - 15 nonprofit cultural organizations, who have not previously participated in a SaskCulture lifecycle program, who are ready, willing and able to participate in a seven month program of self-assessment and planning to strengthen organizational capacity as part of the Nonprofit Lifecycle Capacity Program. Click here to learn more about the capacity lab program, or e-mail Dennis Garreck with a letter of interest for this opportunity.
2021 Saskatchewan Arts Awards Recipients Announced
SK Arts announced the recipients of this year's Saskatchewan Arts Awards at a digital event held on May 10. SaskCulture was the presenting sponsor of the Leadership - Organization Award which was presented to the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. A full list of winners, along with biographies, can be found on the SK Arts website.
Regina RCMP Heritage Centre Receives Federal Funding
As part of the Government of Canada's most recent budget, the RCMP Heritage Centre will become Saskatchewan's first national museum thanks to a $4.5 million commitment. Funding will be received over a three-year period, with the museum hoping to open in May 2023 to coincide with the 150-year anniversary of the RCMP.
Survey Seeks Input from Artists and Content Creators
The Department of Canadian Heritage is looking to hear from all artists and content creators to help create an updated portrait of the artistic and creative community in Canada. Information gathered from this survey will help ensure policies and programs at the federal level are responsive to the state of the sector.
Provincial Roadmap to Re-Opening Released
The Government of Saskatchewan has released the Re-Opening Roadmap that details the plan to lift COVID-19 public health restrictions in the coming weeks. Step One of the plan will begin when 70% of people age 40+ have received their first vaccination dose and vaccines are available to all adults over the age of 18 in the province, which has been tentatively set for May 30.
Heritage Saskatchewan Virtual Fair Gallery Now Live
The 2021 Heritage Fair's projects are now accessible online. Learn more about the Heritage Fair program through the online toolkit, or check out some of the projects that are part of this year's fair.
Art Gallery of Swift Current Has New Curator
Kim Houghtaling has retired as Director & Curator of the Art Gallery of Swift Current. Heather Benning, formerly associate curator and educator at the gallery, will take over the role.
Safe in Sound - Reopening Checklist for Live Entertainment
Containing information and recommendations from the US-based Centres for Disease Control, the National Independent Venue Association and Event Safety Alliance have assembled the Safe in Sound toolkit and guide to help live entertainment venues prepare for re-opening after public health measures have been lifted.
Campfire Bannock with Chef Jenni and Honey from Wanuskewin
When: Monday, May 17, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Where: Online
Who: Prairie Central District for Sport, Culture and Recreation
Free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Reconciliation Beyond Apologies; Hope Beyond Wishful Thinking
When: 4 online sessions
  • Session 1 - Truth, Hope, and Trust - The Foundations of Reconciliation - Monday, May 17, 2021 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
  • Session 2 - Reconciliation Through the Power of Language and Land Based Camps - Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
  • Session 3 - Open Source Students - Open Hearts, Open Eyes, and Open Minds - Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 4 - The Heart of Treaty Six Reconciliation Committee: Nurturing Hope by Forging Local Community Partnerships - Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Where: Online
Who: Kevin John, Dr. Kevin Lewis, Jenny Thompson, Clifford Cardinal, Rhett Sangster
$75 to attend, registration is for all sessions. Click here to register.
Anti-Racism Community Conversation, Part 2
When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Where: Online
Who: PAVED Arts
Free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Cultural Conversation - A Story of How We Are Related
When: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 1:00pm CST
Where: Online
Free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.
The Art of Effective Digital Workplaces: A Communication Style Workshop
When: Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Where: Online
Who: Charity Village
Free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Multicultural Connections: Cross-Cultural Engagement in the Community
When: Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Where: Online
Who: Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
Free to attend for SPRA Members, $23.34 for non-members, registration is required. Click here to register.
Reading Reclaiming Power and Place
When: Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm CST
Where: Online
Free to attend, email for Zoom link.
Generous Futures: 2SLGBTQ+ Communities Impacting
When: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Where: Online
Who: Jen McMillen, Jennifer Pritzker, Mark Bonham, Al Ramsay
Free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Decolonizing Wealth - A Panel Discussion
When: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Where: Online
Who: Marilyn Poitras, Ashley Charles, Estefan Cortes-Vargas, Julie Ann Wriston
Free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Generous Futures: Indigenous Perspectives Decolonizing
When: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Where: Online
Who: Damien Lee, Sky Bridges, Sarah Midanik, Kris Archie
Free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Culture Days Hub Sponsorship
Now Open - Contact Shelley Fayant for more details, including how to apply online.
Deadline June 4, 2021

Deadline October 15, 2021

Deadline Two Weeks Prior to Proposed Project

Deadline On-Going

Deadline On-Going; 26 week service standard
Racing to End Racism:
Community on the Right Track

"In Race Against Racism, runners were able to gather resources to learn about racism and anti­racism initiatives in our city, but we still saw a need to create space to have meaningful conversations."
Carlie Russell, Program Coordinator, Global Gathering Place
April 19 - May 16, 2021

May 15, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

May 18, 2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

May 27 - 30, 2021
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.