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Endowment Funds
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"You should not go through life with catcher’s mitts on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back."
–Maya Angelou

The Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts manages the following Designated Funds:

The Colleen Bailey Memorial Fund

This fund is in memory of Colleen Bailey, Yorkton businesswoman, art collector and supporter of the arts. She served as Chair of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and numerous other arts and cultural organizations in Saskatchewan.

This award supports and assists emerging Saskatchewan writers in developing their craft. Eligible activities include fiction (adult or children) and art or photographic books. Research, technical manuals and audio books are not eligible.

The Dick & Jane Fund

This fund was created by Richard Spafford and Jane Turnbull Evans, lifelong supporters of the Arts. Richard was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts and fulfilled a dream of Jane’s to enable private individuals, businesses, and corporations to build permanent and stable resources for the arts. Find out more about Richard’s and Jane’s role in the origin of the Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts.

This award supports and assists an Indigenous writer under the age of 35 in any literary arts genre.

The Harry Nick Kangles Fund

This fund was created in memory of Harry Nick Kangles, a Regina businessman, art collector and supporter of the arts.

This award supports established artists living in Regina and who are working in the visual arts, music theatre or performance arts.

The Jane Turnbull Evans Fund for the Arts

This fund was created in memory of the late Jane Turnbull Evans, an artist, arts educator, and arts administrator.

This award supports and assists emerging Saskatchewan artists working in the visual arts.
The award is restricted to women emerging artists only.

The Shurniak Fund

SHURNIAK, WILLIAM (BILL) S.O.M., M.S.M., LL.D (Hon) 1931 – 2020 Founder of the Shurniak Art Gallery

This fund was established by William (Bill) Shurniak, prominent businessman, Arts patron and Founder of the Shurniak Art Gallery in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.

This award supports emerging Saskatchewan artists working in the visual arts.

The Cameco Endowment for Indigenous Artists

This fund was created by Cameco to support emerging or established Indigenous artists working in any arts discipline.

The award supports arts activities that are causally related to the costs of the art project or practice, and for activities that reflect Cameco’s values – safety and environment, people, integrity and excellence.

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