Sask Culture

Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Leadership Grant


Due to the COVID-19 implications and government restrictions, SaskCulture wants applicants to this funding program to know that:

  • It encourages groups to consider requesting support for online-based cultural activities;
  • It will not accept applications for public events or gatherings that take place prior to June 30, 2020;
  • It will provide conditional grants for public events or gatherings taking place after June 30, 2020, provided they fall after the date the government has eased restrictions on public gatherings. Applicants are encouraged to organize events with clearly articulated cancellation policies and agreements on payments; and
  • It requires written or verbal notice of postponements or cancellations of funded events and activities.

If you have any questions about SaskCulture programs and services, please contact Outreach Consultant listed on this page. 

Program Summary

The purpose is to advance the course of culture in Saskatchewan by supporting: sharing of cultural skills and knowledge to young peoples; development of cultural organizations in their ability to deliver and sustain cultural programming; increased employment opportunities for First Nations and Métis arts and culture resource peoples; cultural awareness, cultural activity, skill development, personal growth and positive lifestyles at the individual, group and community level; and the building of capacity for communities and cultural organizations to assess community needs and to effectively plan and implement cultural programs for, and by, First Nations and Métis peoples. 

Eligible Recipients

First Nation Band in good standing with the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grand Program and have no outstanding grant follow-ups due to SaskCulture. 

Application Deadline

April 30, 2020  

Contact Information

Damon Badger Heit, Outreach Consultant