TELEVISION
PRODUCTION
GRANT

GRANT OVERVIEW

The Television Production Grant invests in television projects with commercial intent that shoot in Saskatchewan and/or employ Saskatchewan-based crew during production and post-production.

OUR INVESTMENT

  • Our financial investment is based on the amount of money the production spends in Saskatchewan and on Saskatchewan crew as per our Eligible Saskatchewan-Spend Expenses Policy.

  • Our investment is either 25% or 30% of those eligible Saskatchewan expenditures, dependent on the level of Saskatchewan-based ownership of the project (see the Official Grant Guidelines for complete details), to a maximum of $600,000 per project.

  • This grant will be closed when total funds are exhausted for the fiscal year.

COVID SAFETY PLAN

  • Grant recipients will be required to provide a COVID Safety Plan for their production. 

  • The COVID Safety Plan must describe how the production will respect and implement the Saskatchewan On-Set COVID-19 Safety Protocols as developed by the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association.

  • The COVID Safety Plan is not required at the time of application. It must be submitted to Creative Saskatchewan before the first day of principal photography.

PRIORITY STATUS FOR SHOOTING IN SASK.

  • Priority is given to applications where the majority of principal photography is taking place in Saskatchewan. 

  • Applications for such projects are processed on a first-come first-served basis.

  • Applications for projects with the majority of principal photography taking place outside Saskatchewan will be wait listed until Jan 31, 2022.

OFFICIAL GRANT GUIDELINES


  • All applicants must read the Official Grant Guidelines. The official guidelines supercede all information contained elsewhere on this website, delivered to applicants by Program Officers, or otherwise made publicly available.
  • All applicants must read the General Program Guidelines, which contains important details that apply to all Creative Saskatchewan grants.




AFTER YOU'RE APPROVED


  • 80% of the approved funds are provided to successful applicants on the first day of principal photography of the project.
  • The remaining 20%, or a smaller amount based on an audit of actual Saskatchewan expenditures, will be provided after the submission, review and approval of a final report from the producer.
  • Completed projects with budgets under $250k are required to provide a cost declaration as part of the final report.
  • For projects with a budget that totals $250,000 or greater but less than $500,000, Creative Saskatchewan requires a Final Certified Activity Cost Statements accompanied by an Independent Public Accountant’s Review Engagement Report.
  • Completed projects with budgets over $500k are required to deliver audited financials as part of the final report.




APPLICATION PROCESSING TIME


Applications for productions in which the majority of principal photography takes place in Saskatchewan can expect to receive results within 4 to 6 weeks from application acceptance date. Results will be delivered via e-mail and will be available in GMS. Applications for productions in which the majority of principal photography takes place outside Saskatchewan will be waitlisted until Jan. 31, 2022. These applications will be processed at that time, if funds remain available.




OTHER FUNDING RESOURCES


Bell Media Fund
Canadian Film Tax Credits/CAVCO
Canada Media Fund
Harold Greenberg Fund
Hot Docs
Independent Production Fund
National Film Board of Canada
• Rogers Funds:

• Shaw Rocket funds: https://rocketfund.ca/en/
• Telus Fund: https://telusfund.ca/





what's new

Changes and updates for 2021.

We're always consulting with creative industry stakeholders to ensure this grant remains effective. Find out what's been changed most recently.

grant in action

Real-life recipient success stories.

The TV Production Grant had made hundreds of episodes of television possible. Check out a recent example of how a recipient put it to use.

recipients

Every grant recipient. Every project.

Here's a list of everyone who has recently received this grant, what their project was, and how much they successfully applied for.

suggestions

Go ahead. Tell us what you think.

If you've got some advice for us about how this grant could be improved, we're looking forward to hearing from you. 

ATTENTION: The Television Production Grant is fully subscribed and waitlisted. Applications are still accepted.
Contact Creative Saskatchewan for a shortform waitlist application.