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SaskCulture E-Update

October 12, 2022

Culture Days


Upcoming SaskCulture Grant Deadlines

The deadlines to apply to a number of the SaskCulture funding programs happen over the next month. Next week is the deadline for the Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant. This grant supports the sharing of cultural skills and knowledge to young people through participatory cultural activity with First Nations or Métis arts and culture leaders. To find out more information about a grant, click on the links below. 

- Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant, Deadlines: October 17, 2022; March 31, 2023

- Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project, Deadlines: October 17, 2022; March 31, 2023

- Small Grant Accessibility Program, Deadline: October 28, 2022 

New Capacity Building Program

SaskCulture's new multi-phase Capacity Building Program (CBP) is open to Saskatchewan cultural non-profits. CBP will engage an organization’s Board of Directors and staff in an initial exercise of learning and organizational self-assessment, based on the Non-profit Lifecycles framework, with future opportunities to work on Strategic Planning and capacity building initiatives. 

- PHASE I, Introduction to Nonprofit Lifecycles Workshop: Date: October 15, 2022. Register by October 13, 2022.

- PHASE II: Selected organizations will receive funding support for hiring a Lifecycle Consultant and for capacity building initiatives. Apply by October 28, 2022.

Participate in Culture Days Survey

We want to hear from you! If you have organized or attended an event during Culture Days, please take a few moments to tell us about your experiences. Participants will be eligible to enter a draw for a pair of Cineplex movie tickets and a $200 prepaid Visa gift card. You can still participate in Culture Days events until October 16. Find an an activity near you!

New Indigenous Community Arts Program

The Share and Connect: Indigenous Community Arts program went live on September 29 in advance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The result of a new partnership between SK Arts and SaskCulture, this grant does not require an organization to lead a submission to meet eligibility requirements. Indigenous artists, Elders, or Knowledge Keepers can serve as leaders, collaborators, and mentors for the project. Deadlines: January 7, June 7.

India Night Fundraiser a Success

Creative Kids wants to thank Cultural Connections Regina for presenting the initial proceeds from India Night in the amount of $110,000. The event took place on Saturday, October 1, 2022 in partnership with SaskCulture; it celebrated cuisine, community and culture, and in the process, helped raise money for Creative Kids. Stay tuned for the final total of dollars raised. To check out some of the photos from this great event, go to the Creative Kids' Facebook page

OGP Scheduled Maintenance

SaskCulture's Online Granting Platform is scheduled to undergo maintenance on October 23, 2022. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact knzeyimana@saskculture.ca.

New Sask Lotteries Game

Sask Lotteries introduced the new LOTTO 6/49, which now includes an entry to the Gold Ball Draw as well as the Classic Draw. The Gold Ball jackpot starts at $10 million and grows by $2 million each draw until it is won. For more information about LOTTO 6/49 and the Gold Ball Draw, watch this video.


City Environmental Forum for Arts and Culture Organizations

This October 27 forum is an opportunity to learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and some of the tools available to arts organizations to improve environmental sustainability. It will feature a presentation from Creative Green Tools Canada as well as information about City of Saskatoon sustainability initiatives. Formal Program: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Networking Opportunity: 11:30 a.m. - Noon. Pre-registration required. Please note: Masks are mandatory at the Broadway Theatre. Refreshments will be provided.

Indigenous Engagement Conference

The Wîcihitowin Indigenous Engagement Conference on November 28-29 (TCU Place, Saskatoon/Online) invites community organizations, governments and businesses to learn about inclusive representation of Indigenous People as employees, volunteers and decision-makers. Within the context of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, if you’re working towards respectful Indigenous engagement and inclusion in a community-based setting, this conference is for you. Register online.

2022 Saskatchewan Arts Awards Shortlist

SK Arts released the short-listed nominees for the 2022 Saskatchewan Arts Awards, and announced writer Dave Margoshes as the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award. These awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of individuals, groups and organizations in all arts disciplines. Recipients will be announced at the awards ceremony on October 24, 2022 in Saskatoon.

Indigenous Population Census Data

The 2021 census showed that Indigenous people accounted for five per cent of the total population of Canada, and 17 per cent of the total population in Saskatchewan. Other insights include that from 2016 to 2021, the number of Indigenous people who reported that they could speak an Indigenous language conversationally declined by 4.3 per cent. The change reflects declines in the number of Indigenous people with an Indigenous mother tongue; however, there is a growing share of Indigenous people who are learning an Indigenous language as a second language. Visit Statistics Canada for more.

Application Open for Black-Led Philanthropic Endowment Fund

The federal government announced it is seeking an organization to administer and invest the Black-Led Philanthropic Endowment Fund. The investment income will provide funding to Black-led, Black-focused and Black-serving non-profit organizations and registered charities across the country. Proposals are due on November 25, 2022, with a funding decision expected in early 2023.


When drafting a grant proposal, it is important to create a budget that shows the funder how you will use funds to create meaningful cultural experiences. Check out these resources and share them with your team to take your budgets to the next level.

Introduction to Project Budgets

Six Tips for Writing Grant Budget Proposals

How to Prepare a Budget in Three Steps

Eight Tips to Strengthen Grant Budgets


Capacity Building Program - Phase 1 - Lifecycles Program

When: October 15, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Online

Who: SaskCulture, Register online by October 13.

CSAE 2022 Conference - Reunite

When: October 19, 2022 - October 21, 2022

Where: Halifax Convention Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (also available virtually)

Who: Canadian Society of Association Executives

CSAE events offer association and not-for-profit professionals sector-specific learning and professional development. Register online.

4 Seasons of Reconciliation

When: Ten module course, completed at your own pace

Where: Online

Who: RBC, First Nations University of Canada, Reconciliation Education

Certificate awarded for completion. Complimentary film passes and special pricing for organizations are available.

Organizing Special Events

When: Seven module course, completed at your own pace

Where: Online

Who: Tourism Saskatchewan

Register online, $30 registration fee; contact stec.training@tourismsask.com for more information.

Refocusing Giving & Prioritizing Community Needs Webinar

When: At your convience, watch online

Where: Online

WhoJoin PhiLab for this session exploring the shift in giving in the post-pandemic world through the community needs lens. Featuring panelists from the University of Regina, Tamarack Institute, and Community Initiatives Fund.

Free to watch.

SaskCulture Grants

Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant

Deadline: October 17, 2022; March 31, 2023

Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project 

Deadlines: October 17, 2022; March 31, 2023

Small Grant Accessibility Program

October 28, 2022

Other Grants

Unison Financial Assistance for Live Music Industry

Deadline On-Going

Na-mi-quai-ni-mak Community Support Fund

Deadline On-Going

Re-Skill Saskatchewan Training Subsidy

Deadline On-Going

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

Deadline On-Going

Canada Community Revitalization Fund

Deadline On-Going


Deadline On-Going; 26 week service standard


Administrative Assistant (Regina)

October 12, 2022

Heritage Education Technician (Saskatoon)

October 14, 2022

Manager - Museum Operations, WDM (Saskatoon)

October 17, 2022

General Manager (Saskatoon)

October 21, 2022

Executive Administrative Assistant (Regina)

October 23, 2022

Exhibits Maintenance and Collections Care Technician (North Battleford)

October 24, 2022

Art Gallery Director (Swift Current)

October 31, 2022

Office & Program Assistant (Saskatoon)

November 2, 2022

Community Consultant (Regina)

November 4, 2022

Director of Artistic Administration (Regina)

November 10, 2022

Writer in Residence (Saskatoon)

November 18, 2022

Submit Jobs

Paid Residency

October 17, 2022

Holiday Show & Sale Call for Submissions

October 19, 2022

Intermediate Negotiation Skills Training - In Person - Winter 2022

November 1, 2022

Banff Centre | Final Tuning | Winter 2023

November 9, 2022

Late Winter Writers Residency Online 2023

November 23, 2022

Introductory Negotiation Skills Training Online - Winter 2023

December 13, 2022

Intermediate Establishing Indigenous Institutions of Governance - Winter 2023

December 13, 2022

CHRC Student Work Placement Internship Subsidy 2022

December 31, 2022

Indigenous Music Accelerator

Deadline On-Going

Submit Opportunities

Embracing Differences: Learning First-Hand From Cultural Ambassadors

Read the Full Story Here

Building on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, in particular Call #63 to “build student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy and mutual respect”, a unique program brings cultural ambassadors into classrooms, helping students connect directly with different cultures and add to their individual understanding of diversity.  

Click Here to Read This Issue of Engage


Re-Engaging Volunteers Post-COVID (Online)

October 13

Daisy Chains to Polynucleotide Chains: Collage Activity (Regina)

October 16

Saskatoon Symphony Book & Music Sale (Saskatoon)

October 20-23

Person’s Day

October 18

Canadian Library Month


Islamic History Month Canada


Latin American History Month


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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 nwilliams@saskculture.ca to make arrangements.

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.