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September 28, 2022

Culture Days


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30, 2022, SaskCulture will recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, aka Orange Shirt Day, as a statutory holiday and our offices will be closed. The day is a time to listen to, learn about, act on and honour the impact of residential schools and consider ways to redress the 94 Calls to Action outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) Final Report. To find out more about this day or to find some of the events that commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, visit the SaskCulture - Indigenous Awareness Hub.

Get Your Tickets

There is still time to purchase a 50/50 ticket to help children and youth facing financial barriers participate in a life-changing cultural activity. To purchase tickets go to Creative Kids 50/50, and to share the links on social media go to FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Culture Days is Here

Don't miss your chance to participate in arts, cultural and heritage activities during Culture Days! There are still over 100 Saskatchewan events and activities to choose from, taking place until October 16, 2022. In addition to the exciting array of hands-on arts and culture programs, many others will bring communities together to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Check out this Leader-Post story about Culture Days and how some communities are commemorating September 30th, and then visit the Culture Days event listing to start planning your Culture Days in Saskatchewan experience – there’s something for everyone!

Upcoming SaskCulture Grant Deadlines

The deadlines to apply to a number of the SaskCulture funding programs happen over the next month. Tomorrow is the deadline for the Métis Cultural Development Fund (MCDF). Now offered in partnership with Gabriel Dumont Institute, the MCDF supports community-based activities and initiatives that preserve, strengthen and transmit Métis culture and traditions. Please contact David Morin at Gabriel Dumont Institute to discuss this grant.

To find out more information about upcoming grants click on the links below:

Métis Cultural Development Fund, Deadline: September 29, 2022; April 14, 2023

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, Deadline: October 28, 2022 

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. 

PHASE I – Introduction to Non-profit 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.

Queer 101 Virtual Workshop

Led by Wendy Li, OutSaskatoon's education and research manager, 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.


Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Winner Announced

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild announced writer Candace Savage as the winner of the 2022 Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence. The award honours a Saskatchewan writer who has written a substantial body of acclaimed literary work and has had a significant impact on writing in Saskatchewan. Savage is the award-winning author of more than two dozen books including A Geography of Blood, and Prairie: a Natural History. For more information, click here.

Upcoming Community Grant Program Deadline

The Community Grant Program supports programs under three funding themes: 1) the healthy growth and development of children and youth; 2) individual and community wellbeing; and, 3) nonprofit and community leadership. For full program details and assistance with completing your application, please refer to the Community Grant Program Guidelines and Applicant Resources. Upcoming Deadline: Oct 1, 2022 at 4 p.m.

City Environmental Forum for Arts and Culture Organizations

This event is an opportunity to learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and some of the tools available to arts organizations to improve environmental sustainability. The October 27 forum 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. Click here to register.

Surplus Assets Available for Nonprofits

Nonprofits, Indigenous peoples and other eligible groups can get access to surplus assets from the federal government, free of charge. To learn more and register, visit GCDonate.

Resources on Giving and Volunteering

A new hub for data and other useful resources on giving and volunteering is now available! The Canadian Knowledge Hub for Giving and Volunteering raises awareness about key data sources on giving and volunteering, including Statistics Canada’s General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating (GSS-GVP). Visit the hub for free, easy access to a wide range of useful insights including key trends which will help you better understand the nature of giving and volunteering in Canada: https://www.givingandvolunteering.ca/

Remembering Peggy Wakeling

Many in the arts community are grieving for the passing of, and celebrating the life of Margaret (Peggy) Wakeling, after whom Wakeling Gallery at the MacKenzie Art Gallery building is named. Peggy was the first Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the MacKenzie Art Gallery Inc. As a long serving member of the MacKenzie Gallery Volunteers, she offered school and visitor tours for over sixty years. Her appointment in 1984 marked the Gallery’s start as an independent, community-based, nonprofit institution.


SaskCulture's Awareness Hub is a collection of news stories, industry articles, editorials, and general items of cultural impact in Saskatchewan and/or Canada. This week, the Awareness Hub is highlighting educational resources for cultural leaders and teams to improve their cross-cultural communications and education.

Cross-cultural Communications Guide

Indigenous Nonprofit Governance

Indigenous Awareness Hub

New Treaty Signs Unveiled


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.

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. Click here to register.

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 convenience, 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 Initiatives 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 Accessibility Program

October 28, 2022

Other Grants

Community Grant Program

October 1, 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


Learning Program Lead (Regina)

September 30, 2022

Technical Director (North Battleford)

September 30, 2022

Exhibits Maintenance and Collections Care Technician (North Battleford)

October 3, 2022

Heritage Education Technician (Saskatoon)

October 14, 2022

Art Gallery Director (Swift Current)

October 31, 2022

Writer in Residence (Saskatoon Public Library)

November 18, 2022

Submit Jobs

Call Out for Indigenous Writing Mentors

October 4, 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

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

Re-imagining Cultural Intersections: Exploring Connections Between Indigenous and Newcomer Artists

Read the Full Story Here.

By bringing together artists from different backgrounds – Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), as well as newcomers to Canada, On Cue Performance Hub wanted to create a space for discussion about shared ideas, or intersections, relating to decolonization and socio­cultural realities.

Click Here to Read This Issue of Engage


How Truth and Reconciliation can work through Writing and/or Alternate Means (Online)

September 29

Culture Days: Community Round Dance in Support of Truth and Reconciliation (In-person)

September 30

Community Cultural Gathering (Online or in-person)

October 5

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30

Orange Shirt Day

September 30

National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

October 4

International Day of the Girl Child

October 11

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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 [email protected] 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.