SK Arts (formerly Saskatchewan Arts Board)
1355 Broad Street, Regina
Regina, SK, S4P 7V1
Established in 1948, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, now operating as SK Arts, is the oldest public arts funder in North America, and second oldest in the world after the Arts Council of Great Britain. Governed by The Arts Board Act, 1997, we provide grants, programs, and services to individuals and groups whose activities have an impact on the arts in Saskatchewan and ensure that opportunities exist for Saskatchewan residents to experience all art forms.
As an organization that was first among public arts funders, we were established with two specific aims, and we are proud that we still fulfil those same basic principles.
We support the development of a distinct, Saskatchewan voice in all art forms.
We create opportunities for all Saskatchewan residents to participate in the arts.
We work with individual artists and arts organizations to make their work available for all people. Recently, 69 organizations that receive operating support from SK Arts presented 6,629 exhibitions and performances that were enjoyed by over 1,927,000 people in a single year – a number greater than the province’s population. Those same groups benefited from 171,157 hours of volunteer support from the people of this province, which is an average of 2,481 hours per organization.
In addition to this work, we celebrate the achievements of Saskatchewan artists and arts organizations, and we hold the largest collection of artwork by Saskatchewan artists that we make accessible to people in the province, across the country, and around the world. SK Arts has been recognized throughout our history as a leader in public arts funding, and we continue to build on this strong tradition.
We are not people who create a sculpture, who produce a play, or who present an exhibition of artwork. We consider our work effective when any Saskatchewan resident has the chance to create, to hear, to see, and to engage with our own stories, our own voices – the true prairie spirit.
Regina Office: 1355 Broad Street · Regina SK · S4R 7V1
Saskatoon Office: 201 Avenue B South · Saskatoon SK · S7M 1M3