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.
To provide funding and support to the arts for the benefit of all people in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan arts thrive for the benefit of everyone at home and around the world.
- Achievement: We recognize exceptional achievement in the arts, while allowing communities to define what excellence means in their own contexts.
- Leadership: We lead through consultation, collaboration, responsiveness and advocacy.
- Accountability: Our practices are transparent and reflect a commitment to effective stewardship of the public trust we hold, and we strive for effective management of our province’s environmental resources.
- Inclusivity: We engage actively with Saskatchewan Indigenous communities and support artists and arts activities that are reflective of the full diversity of the province.
- Accessibility: We provide services that are accessible and user-friendly.
- Adaptability: We encourage artists and arts organizations to pursue new and innovative practices, and our programs can be adapted to support that work.