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March 26, 2021
OPPORTUNITIES
SaskCulture's Métis Cultural Development Fund
SaskCulture's Métis Cultural Development Fund (MCDF) is accepting applications for the spring deadline. The MCDF program supports community-based cultural activities and initiatives that preserve, strengthen and transmit Métis culture and tradition.

Deadline: April 30, 2021.
Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors
The Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund is now accepting applications through the Department of Canadian Heritage. Applications will be accepted continuously for projects planned between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022.


MusiCounts TD Community Music Grant Program
Applications are now open for the MusiCounts TD Community Music Program. This program supports community groups or youth-focused nonprofits with grants of up to $25,000 in musical instruments, resources, and equipment.

Whether your organization is looking for lutes, DJ equipment, tubas, or handmade drums, this program is for you! Additionally, a portion of the grant may be used to cover the cost of instrument-building workshops led by Elders or knowledge keepers or PPE to keep community organizations safe during COVID-19.
RBC YFF Mentorship Call for 2021 Applications
The RBC Yorkton Film Festival Mentorship Program is now accepting applicants for 2021/2022.

This program is designed to connect emerging filmmakers with mentors who will provide them with a year-long mentorship and help guide their careers into the national film and television arena.

Applicants who have submitted a film to this year’s Yorkton Film Festival will be given preference.

Application deadline: March 31, 2021.
Call for Submissions: Dimensions 2021 Online
Dimensions is the Saskatchewan Craft Council's juried, touring exhibition of fine crafts. It is open to all craftspeople in Saskatchewan. You can now apply online.




Deadline: April 6, 2021
Funding for Docuseries Ideas on the Mental Health of Young Canadians
VICE and the TELUS Fund have partnered for "Take Care," an initiative to provide support and financing for docuseries about young Canadians' mental health.

Creators are invited to submit their ideas for original English language docuseries of at least 5 episodes (each approx 2-6 mins), hosted or non-hosted, live-action or animated, aimed at an audience in their teens through their twenties.

Deadline: April 16, 2021.
CBC New Indigenous Voices Program
The National Screen Institute – Canada is now accepting applications for the 2021 edition of CBC New Indigenous Voices – a program for emerging Indigenous creators to build their media careers through online training and hands-on experience.

This 14-week full-time online training program will offer nine Indigenous creators aged 18 to 35 the opportunity to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries while earning minimum wage throughout the training period.

Deadline: April 23, 2021 at noon CT

Submissions Now Open for the 20th Annual DGC Awards
The Directors Guild of Canada is now accepting submissions for the 20th annual DGC Awards in the following categories:

  • Feature Film
  • Television Series
  • Television Movie & Mini-Series
  • Documentary
  • Short Film

Submission Deadline: April 11, 2021.

SMPIA Workshop: Filmmaker GPS - Directing Essentials
What does a director do to prepare? From taking a script and expanding into casting to working with a team to shoot and getting all the shots needed for post-production – learn the steps you need to take to be a successful director.

Date: March 28, 2021
Time: 11am to 4pm +
NEWS
MUSIC MATTERS Saskatchewan Music Industry Survey
SaskMusic has engaged Nordicity to develop a profile and economic impact assessment of Saskatchewan’s music industry. With your participation, this survey will uncover the economic impact, social benefits, and financial health of the local music scene, as well as define its contribution to Saskatchewan’s economy.

Who should complete this questionnaire?

Every individual person, company and organization that is involved in Saskatchewan's music sector, including:

  • Artists, musicians, songwriters, composers
  • Live crew support, including sound and lighting techs, rigging, and event producers
  • Agents, managers and bookers
  • Labels and recording studios
  • Festivals and venues
  • Retail stores
  • Music teachers and teaching studios
  • Any individuals with activities related to music
  • Funding bodies or music associations

There’s a great list of prizes that you’ll be entered to win if you complete the survey by March 31!

EXHIBITIONS
FLAVORLICIOUS
An exhibition of spontaneity and wonder by Montreal artist Magali Thibault Gobeil, presented by the Saskatchewan Craft Council.

Touching on themes of dreams and childhood memories, this joyful and vibrant exhibition sparks curiosity and imagination. A Flavorlicious World is an immersive gallery experience that seeks to “…wrap you with happiness. Like the green patches in the heart of a city, the exhibition is an island of joy in the heart of the frenzy of daily life,” writes Magali.

Date: March 13 to May 8, 2021

THROWN
There may be few common threads between the artists showcased in THROWN, the latest group exhibition opening at Touchstones Nelson Museum in Nelson BC, but one thing they all share is a love for ceramics.

This group exhibition featuring a diverse cross-section of artists from across the country, all of which offer a distinct and exemplary approach to ceramics. Featured in the show is Regina-based Jody Greenman-Barber, whose delicate works find inspiration from dance and movement

Date: March 13 to May 29, 2021

Context is Everything
Dandelions are popping up in Downtown Saskatoon through the work of Artist Monique Martin's exhibition - Context is Everything.

Date: March 1 to April 15, 2021.

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