SaskCulture: e-Update for April 8, 2020

April is volunteer month. This issue has news, grant applications, jobs & free webinars.
SaskCulture E-Update
April 8, 2020

SaskCulture E-Update Poll
SaskCulture wants to know how you are staying culturally connected in the time of social distancing? Click here to answer our poll; results will be published in our next E-Update.

Take Out a Sask Lotteries Subscription
Sask Lotteries funds over 12,000 sport, culture and recreation groups across Saskatchewan. Every time you purchase a lottery ticket in Saskatchewan, a portion of that revenue supports a wealth of organizations in our communities. Subscriptions allow lottery players to play draw based games – including LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49, WESTERN MAX, WESTERN 649, DAILY GRAND and EXTRA – for up to a year in advance. Subscriptions can be purchased by phone, by mail, or on the Sask Lotteries website. Some additional frequently asked questions about Subscriptions can be found here.

OSAC Artist Listing Helps Increase Access to Artists
As a way to help visual artists, in Saskatchewan and beyond, as well as to help Arts Councils find potential workshop leaders, OSAC has developed an Artist Listing page where artists can create a page that includes what they do and easy access to websites or Etsy sites for sales. Artists can create their profiles by clicking here. A video tutorial to walk you through profile set up can be found here.

Better Eligibility Rules for Charities and Nonprofits for 75% Wage Subsidy Needed
The Government of Canada is working with the nonprofit and charitable sector to refine rules and clarifications regarding the 75% wage subsidy for employees in the sector. The new subsidy will provide up to 75% of the remuneration paid (between March 15 and June 6), to a maximum of $847 per employee, per week, whichever is less. Clarification is being sought on how the 15% revenue drop will be measured for charities and nonprofits. More information about the wage subsidy program can be found here.

Extensions and Increases to Canada Summer Jobs
Since most businesses only felt the impact of COVID-19 halfway through the month, the government has also announced temporary changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program. Now, employers who hire summer students can apply for a subsidy of up to 100 per cent to cover the cost, helping create up to 70,000 jobs for Canadians between the ages of 15 and 30. More information can be found here.

Protecting Privacy on Zoom
With an increase in video conferencing due to more people working from home, video conferencing services such as Zoom are seeing an uptick in usage. But this increase has also led to an increase in bad-faith actors targeting this platforms. 'Zoom-Bombing' attacks on live conferences, as well as privacy concerns, should be top of mind for those using these services to connect their workplaces. Check out the links for some tips and reminders on best practices to use while using video conferences to stay connected.

Save the Date - Tuesday, May 5, 2020 is #GivingTuesdayNow
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Show your support and rally to do some good to support communities and nonprofits in your communities and around the world. Stay tuned for more information! Learn more about what you can do here.

Looking After Your Mental Health During COVID-19
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health has put together some resources to help you monitor and look after your mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can find the resources here.

Sask Lotteries Extends Prize Claim Period
In response to the social distancing measures in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Sask Lotteries has announced that ticket expiry dates for any ticket that would have expired from March 17 until September 17, 2020 will be extended by six months. Players will have 18 months from the draw date of your ticket or an additional six months from the expiration date printed on the back of a Zing scratch ticket to make a prize claim. Full information can be found here.

Home Time Doesn't Have to Mean Alone Time
With the COVID-19 situation, social distancing and self-isolation are becoming necessary tools in the fight against spreading this virus. And while working from home and decreased social contact can be a new experience for many of us, it doesn’t have to be a lonely one. In response to this situation, many arts & cultural organizations and groups have taken to the online scene to ensure that we can remain connected to our communities.

Here are some ways to connect with others, and still enjoy arts & cultural programming, from the comfort of your home.

Read More Here

Pushing Your Business Through the Pandemic
When: Thursday, April 9 - 10:00am CDT/9:00am MDT
Where: Webinar

60 minute webinar designed to help your business with actionable and practical steps you can take to push through the pandemic. Registration required, spots limited, but recorded copies will be sent to all who register. Click here to register.

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)

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

Educational Assistant [Summer Position] (Estevan) - April 30

Submit Jobs


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

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

2020 MOA Shop Emerging Indigenous Artist Contest
Deadline April 30, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Call for Proposals: Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre Window Gallery
Neutral Ground ARC, Regina
Deadline May 15, 2020

Call for Artists - Mentorship Program
Application Deadline June 15, 2020

Corntine Time: Online Indigenous Arts Initiative
Deadline On-Going, Funding Limited

April 10, 2020 | Communications Chair

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