Engage: SaskCulture e-Update for April 2020

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SaskCulture E-Update
April 1, 2020

More COVID-19 Updates for Employers and Employees
Information on employment during the COVID-19 situation has been coming fast and furious. Whether you are an employer, an employee or self-employed, there are many new federal and provincial support programs and services now in place. In an attempt to make sense of the “information overload” for non-profit cultural organizations and those working in the cultural sector, we’ve compiled a listing of the key information circulating today. Remember, things are changing quickly, so this list represents a few of the important things to know as of April 1, 2020. For a list of available federal and provincial resources, click here.
Culture Days - Event Registration/HUB Sponsorship Delay
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Culture Days national and provincial partners have decided to temporarily postpone the launch of Culture Days event registration, previously scheduled for early May 2020. All partners are currently taking the time to plan for every possible scenario for the Culture Days 2020 weekend taking place September 25, 26 & 27, 2020.

SaskCulture has also decided to hold off opening its Culture Days Hub sponsorship application until the situation is better understood and whether the sponsorship priorities will be impacted. This will eliminate the need for applicants to have to resubmit an application should the criteria need to be reviewed. Other sponsorship options will be evaluated to determine if, and when, they might better support communities accessing new cultural programs. Click here to read more.

New Funding Deadlines
In response to the COVID-19 situation, SaskCulture has extended the deadlines for several active granting projects. To see the new deadlines, click here.

Do You Have an Open Grant? Things You Should Know:
Many great cultural activities will be cancelled or postponed over the next few months. If you have already received a grant, you may be wondering what you need to do if your event or activity has been cancelled or postponed, click here to find out.

Canada Council for the Arts Announces $60 Million in Advance Funding to Core Funded Organizations
The Canada Council for the Arts announced plans to provide $60 million in advance funding, equivalent to 35% of annual grants held by 1,100 core funded organizations. To learn more, click here.

Creative Kids Application Deadline is May 29
It is too early to tell whether Creative Kids summer programming may be impacted, so we will continue to take applications for any programming scheduled after June 30, 2020. The next Creative Kids deadline is May 29, 2020. All grants will be conditional on the availability of programs and services and any public health restrictions issued by the Saskatchewan government.

Due to current public health restrictions, some Creative Kids programming was cancelled or postponed. SaskCulture is encouraging service providers to advise families on the continuation of programming if possible. Service providers can contact Shawn Bauche at 306-780-9469 or email [email protected] if they have any questions.

We also remind everyone not to forget about the importance of access to cultural activity for children and youth. Please be sure to consider donating to Creative Kids now and in the future. Keep kids healthy, active and creative!

OGP Unavailable - 7:00pm April 1 to 11:00am April 2
SaskCulture’s Online Grant Platform (OGP) will be down for scheduled maintenance from 7 pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to 11 am on Thursday, April 2, 2020. During this time, the platform will be inaccessible for any grant applications or follow-up reporting. This maintenance is vital to the improvement and enhancement of the OGP and our continuous efforts to provide the best possible services.

Heritage Saskatchewan Virtual Heritage Fair
Heritage Saskatchewan is hosting its first ever virtual fair. Students from grades four to eight are encouraged to submit items around the theme of what Canadian heritage means to them. Submissions will be showcased on the Heritage Saskatchewan website, with a chance to win prizes. For more information, click here.

Saskatchewan Nonprofits & COVID-19: Impact and Support
Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership (SNP) is conducting a survey to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the operations and program delivery of nonprofit organizations within the province. The survey is open to Saskatchewan nonprofits and charities with a mission to serve a public benefit, including grassroots groups, and should be completed by a representative who can speak to the organization's overall finances and programming. To fill out the survey, click here.

I Lost My Gig - COVID-19 Impact Survey for Arts, Culture, Heritage, Tourism & Creative Industry Workers
ArtsPond/Étang d’Arts and I Lost My Gig Canada, in collaboration with national community partners, are inviting arts, culture, heritage, tourism, and creative industry workers to share impact stories through this survey. Responses are open until December 31, 2020. Results will be updated and published regularly. To participate, or learn more, click here.

Why We Need the Arts, Now More Than Ever
Kate Taylor at the Globe & Mail looks at the impact COVID-19 has had on artists and art communities across Canada, and why it's important that we continue to foster arts and culture in our communities. Read it here.

Running a Nonprofit Virtually During a Pandemic
When: Thursday, April 2 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Where: Webinar
All spaces for this webinar are currently filled; but you can be waitlisted by clicking here.

How to Fund That Project
When: Wednesday, April 22 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: Webinar
Free for CARFAC members; non-members $25. Click here to register.

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Until May 31, 2020 CCDI is offering complimentary access to their webinars for anyone. To find a full list of webinars, and to register, click here.

SaskCulture Grants

Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project
Apply before April 30, 2020

Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant
Apply before April 30, 2020

Métis Cultural Development Fund
Apply before May 15, 2020

Cameco Creative Kids Northern Cultural Fund
Apply before June 30, 2020

Culture Days Hub Sponsorship
Postponed until further notice.

Other Grants

Commemorating the History and Legacy of Residential Schools
Deadline April 9, 2020 (Projects $5,001 to $50,000)

Community Initiatives Fund
Deadline April 1, 2020

Canada Post Community Foundation
Deadline April 2, 2020

LGBTQ2S Community Capacity Fund
Deadline April 30

Deadline On-Going; 26 week service standard


Public Archaeology Project Intern - April 17

Public Archaeology Project Assistant (Saskatchewan-wide) - April 17

Programs and Collections Assistant (Saskatchewan-wide) - April 17

Research Assistant (Regina) - April 21

Director/Curator (Prince Albert) - April 22

Submit Jobs


2020 MAS Awards - Call for Submissions
MAS Conference, Estevan
Deadline April 15

Colour and Brushwork
Val Marie, SK
Deadline April 26, 2020

April 10, 2020 | Communications Chair

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