SK Arts launched a new program for underserved artists who are Black and People of Colour, collaborating with SaskCulture, the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) and the wider BPOC arts community.
The Building Arts Equity: BPOC program, developed through participatory grant-making, will increase accessibility and connections to arts and cultural resources by people of colour, specifically of African, Black, Asian, Latin American, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern descent.
The Building Arts Equity program is for emerging artists and is reinforced a requirement for applicants, in addition to Black and or a Person of Colour, to have previously received no more than $10,000 in SK Arts funding before applying.
The new program has two deadlines annually — February 1 and July 1 — and provides up to $5,000 in funding to individual applicants. Applications are open to Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents of Canada who have been Saskatchewan Residents for at least one year.
More information on the program can be found on the SK Arts website.