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SaskCulture E-Update

September 14, 2022

Culture Days


Condolences to a Grieving Community, a Heart-broken Province

SaskCulture extends its deepest condolences to those mourning family, friends, and neighbours following the unspeakable and senseless violence that occurred on September 4 on James Smith Cree Nation and in Weldon, SK. The brutal acts that day claimed the lives of eleven people, injured 18, and impacted countless others. We acknowledge that it is not only the community who is suffering, and acknowledge the many others who may have been triggered by this trauma, as well as the first responders, health care workers, local community members and Indigenous peoples in communities throughout the province. Our hearts go out to those gathering strength to carry on, especially the children of these families who will feel the impact for years to come. 


Support is available for those impacted by calling the Hope for Wellness Helpline at 1-855-242-3310, Crisis Services Canada 1-933-456-4566 or text 45645, or the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868, or text 686868.

#FindtheFunSK Gains Momentum

The Find the Fun Campaign is garnering attention with social media posts reaching approximately 3M impressions, 8,500 clicks and close to 5,000 reactions over the past month, as well as, over 3,400 FindtheFunSK website hits. These numbers give more reasons for you to add your events onto SaskCulture's Events Calendar. To further support the campaign, also include #FindtheFunSK to your social posts! It's time to get back to what you love.

Queer 101: An Introduction to Identities, Language, and Allyships 

Led by Wendy Li, education and research manager, OutSaskatoon, this virtual workshop will take place on Tuesday, October 4 from 12-1:00 p.m.. Participants will be introduced to foundations of identity, terminology, and inclusive language. Participants will also be led through a group discussion centered around the importance of 2SLGBTQ affirming forms, spaces and services. Resources will also be provided. The workshop is free and for SaskCulture members only. Click here to register and to go to Wendy's Bio click here.

New Capacity Building Program

SaskCulture is pleased to announce a new organizational Capacity Building Program to begin in the fall of 2022. The 2022-23 multi-phase Capacity Building Program (CBP) is open to Saskatchewan cultural non-profit organizations. 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. Click here to learn more.

PHASE I -Introduction to Nonprofit Lifecycles Workshop, October 15, 2022, register by October 13, 2022, click here to register.

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

Culture Days Kickoff

The Province of Saskatchewan has officially designated September 23 to October 16, 2022 as “Culture Days in Saskatchewan” and Culture Days organizers are ready to engage and enthrall audiences of all ages with their diverse lineup of free arts, cultural and heritage activities. There are over 100 Saskatchewan events and activities to choose from, with more coming online each day. In addition to the exciting array of hands-on arts and culture programs, many others will bring communities together to honour September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Visit the Culture Days event listing to start planning your Culture Days in Saskatchewan experience – there’s something for everyone!

Creative Kids August Deadline Demonstrates an Ongoing Need

The August deadline for Creative Kids saw applications almost back up to pre-COVID levels. This demonstrates the ongoing need for children and youth facing financial barriers, as well as, that families want to get back to cultural activities. To help this happen, you can purchase a Creative Kids 50/50 ticket, and in the process you are also supporting the many music, dance, theatre, art and cultural instructors throughout the province. To purchase tickets go to Creative Kids 50/50 or to share the links on social media go to FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


Museums Association of Saskatchewan Announces New Director

The Museums Association of Saskatchewan welcomed new executive director, Emma Morris, in August after the retirement of long-term director Wendy Fitch. Read more about the announcement.

Trust & Impact: Funders' Perspective on Unrestrictive Funding 

Many foundations and corporate funders across Canada have adapted their funding models during the pandemic to be more responsive, equitable, relevant, and effective. What are the lessons they’ve learned? Will this emerging trend lead to long-term permanent changes in grantmaking models? Click here to read the report.

Introducing the National Anti-Racism Fund

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) seeks to support organizations to combat racism, promote events and education, and build a more anti-racist society. The $3 million National Anti-Racism Fund (the Fund) will be disbursed over two years, which is a valuable contribution to the continuation of CRRF's mission: developing, sharing, and applying knowledge and expertise to contribute to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.   Click here for more information or to apply. 

Introducing the Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund

The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund (IPRF) is a fund that is built upon the resiliency of, and guided by Indigenous Peoples to support Indigenous communities and organizations through the current public health crisis. Any Indigenous-led organization working to foster resilience in Inuit, Métis and First Nations communities anywhere in Canada can apply for resiliency support ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 Click here for more information or to download the application guide..

MCoS Award nominations

The nominations for the Saskatchewan Multicultural Leadership Award and the Multicultural Youth Leadership Award are due by October 1.  Click here for more information or to download a nomination form. 

National Trust Conference 2022, the Heritage Reset: Making Critical Choices

The National Trust Conference is Canada’s largest heritage learning and networking event. This year's conference addresses the following questions: how can we accelerate the heritage movement’s impact as a positive, essential, progressive force addressing pressing issues like climate change, racism, reconciliation, affordable housing, social justice, accessibility, economic resiliency, and more? Click here for more information about this year's conference.

Cultural sector one of the hardest hit by pandemic 

Hill Strategies provided data that showed that in April 2022, after two years of pandemic impacts, about one-third (34%) of Canadian cultural organizations and businesses in arts, entertainment and recreation surveyed indicated that they were in a worse position than in 2019. Another 35% felt they were in roughly the same place, and 24% felt they were in a better position, and 6% didn’t know. Of all Canadian industries, the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector is felt to be in the top three worst positions coming out of the pandemic, falling behind Accommodations and Food services (46%) and Transportation and Warehousing (35%). For more from Hill Strategies Research visit hillstrategies.com .

Seeking Input on New National RCMP Museum

With interest building around the 150th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and supported by a mandate to commemorate this significant part of Canadian history, the RCMP Heritage Centre is advancing plans to become Canada’s newest national museum and would like your input. To find out how you can provide your input click here.

Live Arts Saskatchewan 

Are you are a teacher, or do you know a teacher who wants to include more arts in their classrooms? Click here to find out more information or to find out how you can bring a proffesional artist into your classroom.

Saskatchewan’s International Language Schools Re-Open After 2 Year Hiatus

Saskatchewan’s international language schools are re-opening, after closing in the spring of 2020 due to the pandemic, for anyone interested in learning a new language. There are classes available for everyone. To register or for more information click here.  


SaskCulture's Awareness Hub is a collection of news stories, industry articles, editorials, and general items of cultural impact in Saskatchewan and/or Canada. 

Managing human resources in non-profits continues to be more challenging. Many cultural leaders who are responsible for running effective organizations must also oversee the various tasks associated with managing their staff – from recruitment and hiring to compensation and performance reviews. Check out these tools to find out more.

 HR Intervals Tool Kit 

CHRC HR Tool Kit


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, Click here to register by October 13.

 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. Click here for a complimentary film pass or to request pricing for organizations.

Organizing Special Events

When: Seven module course, completed at your own pace

Where: Online

Who: Tourism Saskatchewan

$30 registration fee, click here to register; contact [email protected] for more information.

Refocusing Giving & Prioritizing Community Needs Webinar

When: At your convience, watch online

Where: Online here

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 Initatives Fund.

Free to watch.

SaskCulture Grants

Métis Cultural Development Fund

Deadline September 29, 2022

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 Accessibilty Program

October 28, 2022

Other Grants

MCoS Strategic Initiatives

Deadline September 15, 2022

Independent Artists - Equipment Purchase Grant

Deadline September 19, 2022

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


Cathedral Village Arts Festival Director (Regina)

September 15, 2022

Production Coordinator (Regina)

September 20, 2022

Finance Manager (Saskatoon)

September 20, 2022

Technical Director (North Battleford)

September 30, 2022

Learning Program Lead (Regina)

September 30, 2022

Exhibits Maintenance and Collections Care Technician (North Battleford)

October 3, 2022

Heritage Education Technician (Saskatoon)

October 14, 2022

Writer in Residence (Saskatoon Public Library)

November 18, 2022

Submit Jobs

Winter Writers Retreat 2023 | In Person

September 21, 2022

Regina Youth Arts Network (Regina)

September 30, 2022

Emerging Banff Artist in Residence 2023

October 5, 2022

Urban Canvas Downtown Regina Program – Grey Cup Edition Call For Artists

October 7, 2022

pan-Canadian cultural mediation call for projects

October 10, 2022

Intermediate Negotiation Skills Training - In Person - Winter 2022

November 1, 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

CHRC Student Work Placement Program

Deadline On-Going

Indigenous Music Accelerator

Deadline On-Going

Submit Opportunities

Moose Jaw: On Track

with its Culture Plan

Read the Full Story Here.

Many cities with checkered pasts do their best to erase and forget the sordid details. Not Moose Jaw. Saskatchewan’s fourth largest city (just a hair behind Prince Albert) revels in its notoriety, proudly calling itself “Canada’s most notorious city.”


The Visiting Artist Series: An Exploration of Creative Sound and Movement with Edie Skeard (Online)

September 15

Meeting for Teas: On the Road to Decolonization (Assiniboia)

September 15-17

Culture Days: Art Now Fine Art Fair (Saskatoon) 

September 23

International Day of Sign Languages

(September 23)

World Tourism Day

(September 27)

National Day for Truth and Reconcilation

(September 30)

Orange Shirt Day

(September 30)

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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.