CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN OPERATIONS
Creative Saskatchewan staff continue to work from home, and deliver services without interruption. Our office is closed.
The best way to contact us for general inquiries is via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know who you're looking for, you can reach us directly. Scroll down this page for our staff directory:
FAQ: FUNDED PROJECTS
Creative Saskatchewan grant recipients/applicants may be in the midst of projects now impacted by the worldwide response to COVID-19. This FAQ is intended to clarify how Creative Saskatchewan will assess funded/proposed projects involving cancelled events, travel restrictions and other possible measures connected to COVID-19.
Q: I have received a Creative Saskatchewan grant for travel. Am I still permitted to use those funds to travel?
A: Yes. Creative Saskatchewan urges all travel grant recipients to cancel travel plans, but the decision to travel, and to accept the associated risks, remains the responsibility of the grant recipient. Creative Saskatchewan grants are never increased after approval, so all extra costs that may be incurred for any reason, including COVID-19 restrictions, will not be funded. Creative Saskatchewan recommends that any grant recipient choosing to travel consult saskatchewan.ca/covid19 for the latest updates on COVID-19. The Government of Canada also maintains a travel advice page.
Q: I recently received a travel grant, and I haven’t booked my flights yet. Can I use the grant to pay for travel insurance?
A: Under normal circumstances, no. However, Creative Saskatchewan will temporarily allow travel insurance as an eligible expense.
Q: I received a grant and incurred some eligible expenses, but my project now can't proceed because of COVID-19. Will I have to pay back the full amount of the grant?
A: No. You will be expected to pay back the unspent amount of the grant. You will be expected to report on the grant funds you spent, and why those funds are not recoverable.
Q: I’ve got a grant involving travel, but I’ve got flexibility to postpone. Am I allowed to do this?
A: Maybe. Creative Saskatchewan will consider rescheduled projects as long as the primary intent of the project remains the same. You’ll need approval from Creative Saskatchewan. Contact a Program Officer.
Q: Expenses for my project are climbing because of COVID-19. Can I get additional funding?
A: No. Grant funding provided to any recipient to undertake a project can never exceed the originally approved amount.
Q: I’m travelling right now using Creative Saskatchewan grant funding. I’m incurring expenses related to COVID-19. Are these eligible expenses?
A: Probably. Unexpected costs of travel can be eligible expenses as long as they are directly connected to the project you are undertaking. However, Creative Saskatchewan can not provide funds in excess of the originally approved amount.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries.
A Program Officer will be pleased to offer clarification.
GRANT PROGRAMS IN FISCAL YEAR 2020-21
Creative Saskatchewan is pleased to announce opening dates for its 2020-21 grant and equity investment programs.
We're also announcing details regarding the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on some programs.
Programs Opening Soon
The following programs will begin accepting applications at 10am on April 15, 2020:
Film and TV Development (Pre-Dev, First Draft & Final Draft Streams)
Craft and Visual Arts Production
Book Publishing Production
Market and Export Development
Digital Game and Gamified eLearning Equity Fund
Some grants have revised guidelines and new funding limits.
For details, click on "What's New This Year" on each grant webpage.
Application deadlines will be announced when the programs begin accepting applications on April 15.
Programs On Hiatus
Some programs can not be opened at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs invest in travel and in projects that require people to gather in groups of 10 or more, and therefore can't take place under current public health restrictions. The following programs are On Hiatus until further notice:
Feature Film Production Grant
Live Performing Arts Production Grant
Market Travel Grant
Tour Support Grant
Web Series Grant
Our Continuing Commitment to Creative Entrepreneurs
Creative Saskatchewan recognizes that these are uncertain and challenging times for the creative sector. We are committed to working closely with creative entrepreneurs in coming weeks. Many of our grant programs offer financial support for projects that may remain possible under COVID-19 social distancing protocols and travel restrictions. We encourage all potential applicants to discuss their ideas with our Program Officers. We're ready to offer one-on-one consultations to determine how your project may fit into our grant programs.
Soundstage rentals are still available, as long as the project doesn't violate public health orders. Contact email@example.com for more information.
GRANT PAYMENTS AND REPAYMENTS FAQ
Grant payments will continue to be issued via cheque and will be mailed via Canada Post to the address on the grant application. Special arrangements for cheque pickup, or delivery to alternate addresses or via courier, cannot be accommodated at this time. E-payments are not available at this time, however we are investigating the possibility of direct deposit grant payments.
Grant payments will not be delayed. Payments will continue to be processed within two to four weeks of the completion of a fully executed letter of commitment, or Creative Saskatchewan's approval of a final report.
Questions regarding grant payments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to repay some or all of your grant due to COVID-19 complications, you will receive an invoice from Creative Saskatchewan. The invoice can be paid by cheque or electronic transfer.
Funds cannot be personally delivered to Creative Saskatchewan at this time.
To make arrangements for electronic transfer, contact: email@example.com