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AWARDS APPLICATION PACKAGE
Application Deadline: October 31, 2021
The Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts (SFFA) is a public foundation dedicated to creating a legacy of financial support for the arts and artists in Saskatchewan through the generous financial support of individuals, organizations and corporations. Volunteer led and staffed, the Foundation receives donations, bequests and other planned gifts, and invests and manages them in perpetuity to generate income for artists, primarily through the donor-specified Arts Awards.
The Arts Awards is one of our major activities. It dates back to 2007 and recognizes Saskatchewan artists actively engaged in the creation of new work or the development of works-in-progress. The Awards are funded through the financial contributions and endowments held in trust by the Foundation. Through the Awards, we recognize and honour the work of Saskatchewan artists and the expressed interests and designations of the individual donors.
The Board of Trustees of the Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts welcomes you and thanks you for your interest.
Please visit www.saskartsfoundation.com for a complete list of the many previous award recipients.
We evaluate all applications through a formal, arms-length adjudication panel. The recommendations of the panel are approved by the Foundations Board of Trustees except that the Foundation reserves the right to deny approval in the extremely rare circumstances where the provision of an award clearly places the future of the Foundation at risk.
This is an on-line only application through www.saskartsfoundation.com. Once you submit your application you will be able to edit it until 5 p.m., October 31, 2021, at which point it will be closed for further edits or entries. Should you be unable to make an on-line application, please contact the SSFA consultant between September 15 – October 1 for assistance.
We will inform you of the award decision by letter no later than 60 days after the deadline.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2021
Six designated awards of $5,000 are offered to Saskatchewan artists who are creating new work or developing works-in-progress in the following categories.
The award is designated for an emerging professional literary artist working on a novel or story collection, or on a book featuring Saskatchewan art or photography. The fund is in memory of Colleen Bailey, Yorkton businesswoman, art collector and supporter of the arts.
This award supports the development of an emerging professional Indigenous writer under the age of 35 in any literary discipline. The 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.
This award is designated for an established artist living in Regina, with a professional practice in music, theatre or the visual arts. The fund was created in memory of Harry Nick Kangles, a Regina businessman, art collector and supporter of the arts.
This award is designated and restricted to supporting a female, emerging professional visual artist. The fund was created in memory of the late Jane Turnbull Evans, an artist, arts educator and arts administrator.
This award is designated to support emerging professional Saskatchewan artists working in visual arts. The fund was established by the late William (Bill) Shurniak, founder of the Shurniak Art Gallery in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.
The award is designated to support activities that are directly related to the costs of the art project or practice, and for activities that reflect Cameco’s values of safety and environment, people, integrity and excellence. This fund was created by Cameco to support emerging or established First Nations, Métis or Inuit artists working in any arts discipline.
We consider only one application by an individual at each deadline. The jury may decide to move your application to another award category for which you are eligible and more suitable for your proposal. Applications from previous award winners will only be considered following a 7 year period, regardless of category, so we may support the greatest number of Saskatchewan artists.
Emerging or Established Professional Artists who are:
An independent jury panel of artists and arts professionals assesses all the applications based on the following criteria:
2. Artistic Merit of the Activity, 60%
REPORTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Your reports and acknowledgements make a significant contribution to the success of the Foundation’s efforts to increase support for artists. They make sure the donor is apprised of the impact of their support and assured that the Foundation is complying with the conditions of their gift. Equally important, they help us to acknowledge fully your achievement and do justice to your work. By doing so, we will create greater interest in the donor community and increase our support for Saskatchewan artists.
The Foundation is pleased to celebrate Award recipients in the Feature Artists section of its website. In doing so we will include your bio and a brief description of the work you have undertaken with the Award.
Award recipients will submit a letter acknowledging the Foundation’s support and that of the Endowment Fund’s donor within one month of the Award. Excerpts from the letter may be forwarded by the Foundation to the donor sponsoring the Award.
Recognition of Funding
By 18 months after end of the project term), recipients will submit a two-page Final Report telling us about the creative activity accomplished over the one-year term, the impact of the Award on your artistic practice and information about actual or anticipated presentations, performances or publication of the work.
Award amounts are reliant on financial returns on the generous gifts of our donors.
Please acknowledge the financial assistance of the Saskatchewan Foundation of the Arts whenever possible, including appropriate social media, in print or public presentations of the project.
Confidentiality of Information
The personal and confidential information required to process and provided in an application is collected, used and disclosed in accordance with appropriate legislation. It will only be shared as necessary to facilitate the jury process. The names of Awards recipients, community, project description and awards amounts will be made known publicly.
AWARDS APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST
Application Closing Date: October 31, 2021
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
APPLICATION FORM (page 7) – Complete and sign
ARTISTIC VISION / ARTIST STATEMENT (maximum 1 page)
Enclose a description of your artistic practice and work, addressing topics like:
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (maximum 3 pages)
Describe your proposed project, addressing topics like:
Enclose a brief summary of how the $5,000 award will be spent: e,g. supplies, equipment, studio rent, tech., sustenance, etc.
SUPPORT MATERIAL (see below for technical requirements)
Support material helps jurors assess your project against the adjudication criteria. The work samples and support material should be readable, relevant to your proposed project and as recent as possible.
Enclose the following information/material to support the application:
Excerpts from recent work
Dance and Theatre
Include one video file (maximum 5 minutes) recorded within the last three years. Excerpts should:
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Support Material – Samples of Recent Work (continued…)
Include 10 minutes maximum recorded within the last three years. Excerpts should:
Include a PDF sample of the work-in-progress (maximum 10 pages, double spaced) and an excerpt from previously published work (maximum 5 pages, double spaced).
DO NOT submit newspaper or magazine exhibition listings.
Emerging Professional Artists need two Letters of Appraisal to assist the jury with its adjudication. Appraisal forms are available for download on the Foundation’s website.
Submit a letter from your Department Head confirming that the proposed work will not be submitted for academic credit.
5. Other Support Material: please include a list of submitted material
Submit photocopies of reviews on 8.5 x 11 white paper (single-sided). Include the source and date of publication.
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AWARDS APPLICATION FORM
Application Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Where will the files get attached?
PART 1: APPLICANT LEGAL NAME
PART 2: APPLICANT MAILING ADDRESS; AND SASKATCHEWAN ADDRESS IF MAILING ADDRESS IS OUTSIDE THE PROVINCE
If clarification is needed about your Saskatchewan residential status you may be asked to provide such documentation as a valid Saskatchewan health registration card, a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license or evidence of income taxes paid in the previous year as a Saskatchewan resident.
BIOGRAPHY (maximum of 150 words)
PART 3: AWARDS INFORMATION
Award Category (check one):
q The Colleen Bailey Memorial Endowment Fund: for an emerging professional literary artist.
q The Dick and Jane Endowment Fund: for an emerging professional Indigenous writer.
q The Harry Nick Kangles Endowment Fund: for an established Regina artist q Music q Theatre q Visual Arts.
q The Jane Turnbull Evans Endowment Fund for the Arts: for a female, emerging professional visual artist.
q The Shurniak Endowment Fund: for an emerging professional visual artist.
q The Cameco Endowment for Indigenous Artists Fund: for an artist any arts discipline.
PART 4: PROJECT INFORMATION
Project Dates: From to
Please summarize your project in 25 words or less in the space below. This will serve as an identifier on adjudication materials and reports.
PART 5: RELEASE OF INFORMATION
The Foundation is pleased to celebrate Award recipients in the Featured Artists section of its website. In doing so we will include your bio and a brief description of the work you have undertaken with the Award. The Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts may be approached for contact information on successful award recipients. These inquiries will be referred to your entry on the Featured Artists page.
PART 6: DECLARATION
I, the undersigned:
I have read, understand and meet the eligibility criteria for this program including residency requirements:
I am a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada AND have been a Saskatchewan resident for a minimum of one year, have a permanent physical address in Saskatchewan, and live and pursue my creative work and career in Saskatchewan for at least six months each year. For Regina applicants for the Harry Nick Kangles Awards I am a Regina resident.
I Understand that:
If this application is successful, I authorize the Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts to publicly release my name, community, project description, and amount of the approved grant, as well as posting my photo and short bio on the Foundation website. The Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts as a public foundation is required to report on the fund it disburses through this program.
I authorize the Saskatchewan Arts Board to contact me at any time about any matter related to this application and/or any conditions associated with the funding received.
I accept the conditions of this program and agree to direct all questions concerning the assessment and/or results of this application to the Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts.
I declare that the statements and information in this form are accurate and complete.
ARTS AWARDS LETTER OF APPRAISAL
for Emerging Professional Artists
Application Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Do we need to reformat this to allow for a section right on the form for the comments? This form would be a download that can be e-mailed when completed by the appraiser.
q Award for an emerging professional literary artist working on a novel or story collection or on a book featuring Saskatchewan art or photography: The Collen Bailey Memorial Endowment Fund
q Award for an emerging professional Indigenous writer under the age of 35 in any literary discipline: The Dick and Jane Endowment Fund
q Award for an established Regina artist with a professional practice in music, theatre or the visual arts: The Harry Nick Kangles Endowment Fund q Music q Theatre q Visual Arts
q Award for a female, emerging professional visual artist: The Jane Turnbull Evans Endowment Fund for the Arts
q Award for an emerging professional visual artist: The Shurniak Endowment Fund
q Award for a First Nations, Métis or Inuit artist with a professional practice in any arts discipline. The Cameco Indigenous Artists Fund
Note to Appraiser: Please complete A, B and C below.
A. This applicant is applying for a grant as an emerging professional artist. For the purposes of this program, emerging professional artists are defined as those who have moved beyond training into professional practice and have begun to produce a body of independent work locally or provincially recognized.
Does this applicant meets the criteria for an emerging professional artist?
q Yes q No
B. To assist the jury in its evaluation of this application, please comment on the following:
- The artistic merit of the applicant’s work.
- The merit of the activity described in the application’s project description.
- The applicant’s ability to complete the project based on their level of achievement as an emerging professional artist.
- Your assessment of the contribution the Award will make to the artist’s development.
Your statement will remain confidential. Please provide your comments on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper and include with this form. Please use black type.
C. I have known the applicant for months/years in my capacity as
Name of Appraiser Position or Occupation
Address Telephone Number
Please submit this via e-mail on or before the application deadline of October 31, 2021 to … .