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2022-23 Grant Programs NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

Book Publishing

Book Publishing Production Grant: Author-Funded stream

This grant supports self-publishers or publishers working with Saskatchewan authors to produce and market a book.

  • Opening date: May 16, 2022

  • Deadline to apply: November 2, 2022

  • Results available: within 10 weeks from the deadline date



 
Book publishing Production Grant: Book Publishers' Stream

This grant assists in the production and marketing of titles intended for commercial release.

  • Opening date: May 16, 2022

  • Deadline to apply: Closes when funding is exhausted

  • Results available: within 10 weeks from the deadline date


 

Craft & Visual Arts

Craft & Visual Art Production Grant

This grant supports craft persons and visual artists in the production of creative products intended for the commercial marketplace.

  • Opening date: June 1, 2022

  • More info Deadline to apply: January 5, 2023

  • Results available: within 10 weeks from the deadline date


 

Interactive Digital

Digital Game Development Grant

This grant assists eligible Saskatchewan applicants in the production of innovative and original digital games and eLearning properties.

  • Opening date: June 27, 2022

  • Deadline to apply: October 26, 2022


 

Live Performing Arts

Live Performing Arts Production Grant

This grant assists eligible Saskatchewan individuals and companies in the production of a series of performances intended for paying audiences.

  • Opening date: June 1, 2022

  • Deadline to apply: November 15, 2022

  • Results available: within 10 weeks from the deadline date


 

Music

Sound Recording (Single, EP & LP)

This grant supports the production of commercially viable sound recordings for commercial release.

  • Opening Date: June 1, 2022

  • Deadline to apply: December 14, 2022

  • Results available: within 10 weeks from the deadline date


 

Film & Television

Feature Film & Television Production Grant

This grant provides financial support to eligible applicants for feature film and television productions.

  • Deadline to apply: Open-ended

  • Results available: within 4-6 weeks of the application acceptance date


 
SaskTel Max Equity Fund

This fund provides financial support to eligible Saskatchewan based independent producers of audiovisual productions. Applicants must demonstrate at the time of application that a minimum of 50% of all third-party production financing has been contracted.

  • Opening Date: June 1, 2022

  • Deadline to apply: July 14, 2022

  • Results available: within 8 weeks from the deadline date



 
Film & Television Development Grant

This grant assists qualified Saskatchewan production companies with undertaking the development of eligible projects and bringing productions to fruition.

  • Opening dates:

  • First Draft - June 1, 2022

  • Final Draft - June 1, 2022

  • *Slate - September 1, 2022

  • Deadlines to apply:

  • First Draft - Closes when funding is exhausted

  • Final Draft - Closes when funding is exhausted

  • *Slate - December 7, 2022

  • Results available: within 8 weeks from the deadline date

Pre-Development - ON HIATUS (eligible production companies can capture pre-development costs in the Slate Program)

*Slate Development will be moving from a juried adjudication to an internally assessed process. More details to come.


 
Music Video Production

This grant provides support to producers of music videos in collaboration with musicians.

  • Dates to be announced in the fall!


 

Multi-Sector

Market Travel Grant

This grant provides support to individuals and businesses to attend markets and events.

  • Opening Date: April 28, 2022

  • Deadline to apply: Closes when funding is exhausted

  • Results available: within 4 weeks from the application submission date


 
Market & Export Development Grant

This grant provides support to individuals and businesses for market access and market development opportunities intended to improve visibility and generate sales. There are two streams of funding, Major and Micro, outlined below:


Major Stream

Up to a maximum of $25,000 per applicant per fiscal year;

or

Up to a maximum of $50,000 per applicant per 24 months (or 50% of the budget whichever is the lesser).


Major Stream Opening Dates for all sectors: June 1, 2022

Major Stream Deadlines to apply:

  • Book Publishing - November 2, 2022

  • Craft & Visual Arts - January 5, 2023

  • Live Performing Arts - November 15, 2022

  • Film & TV - December 7, 2022

  • Interactive Digital - October 26, 2022

  • Music - January 11, 2023

  • Results available: within 10 weeks from the deadline date

Micro Stream



 
Business Capacity Grant

This grant supports projects that focus on developing business knowledge and improved efficiencies, as well as expanded workforce capacity and business skills, which result in growth, market expansion and improved profitability.


Opening Dates:

  • Book Publishing - June 1, 2022

  • Craft & Visual Arts - June 1, 2022

  • Live Performing Arts - June 1, 2022

  • Film & TV - June 1, 2022

  • Interactive Digital - June 1, 2022

  • Music - June 1, 2022

Deadlines to apply:

  • Book Publishing - November 2, 2022

  • Craft & Visual Arts - January 5, 2023

  • Live Performing Arts - November 15, 2022

  • Film & TV - December 7, 2022

  • Interactive Digital - October 26, 2022

  • Music - January 11, 2023

Results available: within 10 weeks from the deadline date


 
Research Grant

This grant provides support to projects that focus on market research and market intelligence activities identifying commercial opportunities and/or emerging technologies.


Opening Dates:

  • Book Publishing - June 1, 2022

  • Craft & Visual Arts - June 1, 2022

  • Live Performing Arts - June 1, 2022

  • Film & TV - June 1, 2022

  • Interactive Digital - June 1, 2022

  • Music - June 1, 2022

Deadlines to apply:

  • Book Publishing - November 2, 2022

  • Craft & Visual Arts - January 5, 2023

  • Live Performing Arts - November 15, 2022

  • Film & TV - December 7, 2022

  • Interactive Digital - October 26, 2022

  • Music - January 11, 2023

Results available: within 10 weeks from the deadline date


 
Tour Support Grant

This grant supports commercially viable touring opportunities for eligible Saskatchewan musicians and theatre companies touring in Canada and abroad.


Opening Dates:

  • Live Performing Arts - April 28, 2022

  • Music - April 28, 2022

Deadlines to apply:

  • Live Performing Arts - *Extended* June 30, 2022

  • Music:

  • June 1, 2022

  • August 10, 2022

  • October 12, 2022

  • February 1, 2023

Results available: within 6 weeks from the deadline date


 

All deadlines close at 4:00 PM CST. If a deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM the following business day.


Please note that the Web Series Grant is on hiatus this year due to low demand.