Working Together

COMMUNITY SUPPORT, A ROAD MAP WHEN THE PATH ISN’T CLEAR

Each spring our staff hit the roads to meet with community leaders, volunteers and organizations! It doesn’t matter if you are working to rebuild a recreation board, looking for training for museum staff or starting a senior’s fitness program. We’re knowledgeable. We have lots of great ideas. We’ll come to you!

Call one of our Program Offices and set up a time for one of our Community Consultants to meet with you, in your community, to share ideas, brainstorm, and build a plan.

Anne, Maple Creek Program Office, 306-662-3242
Elizabeth, Leader Program Office, 306-628-1019

CULTURE DAYS ANIMATEUR PROGRAM
FUNDING TO GET NEW COMMUNITIES INVOLVED

SaskCulture is offering the Culture Days Animateur Program to new communities in Saskatchewan that have not held an activity/event before. Communities can apply to have an Animateur present a cultural activity for their residents during Culture Days, which takes place September 28-30, 2018.

SaskCulture will pay an honorarium of $1,000 (inclusive of all costs) to a Saskatchewan artist or cultural worker to deliver an interactive, free, hands-on, interactive cultural activity with a goal of building new audiences.

Only one community per District will be selected.

What does the community need to do?

  • Identify a community organizer who would:
  • Help identify the appropriate artist or cultural worker
  • Be a liaison to the Animateur, particularly if they are from outside the community
  • Book a venue
  • Register the activity on the Culture Days web site at www.culturedays.ca
  • Promote the Culture Days activity or activities to the community at large
  • Provide a brief follow up of how many people attended and photos, if possible

Who can apply?
Any community that has not received funding from SaskCulture in the past five years.

How to apply?
In an "Expression of Interest" email to hello@gosouthwest.ca please outline:

  • Name of community
  • The proposed interactive cultural activity or activities – including a description of the participant experience (ie. The participants will have the opportunity to learn from a professional artist how to paint with acrylics on tiles and see their work as part of building a community tile mosaic in the park)
  • Dates and times during Culture Days
  • The proposed artist or cultural worker
  • Estimated costs
  • Community Organizer name and contact

What is the deadline for applications?
July 28, 2018

Looking for more information?
Contact Christie at 306-694-5525, email hello@gosouthwest.ca, or visit the SaskCulture web site to learn more about Culture Days and the Animateur Program.

RECREATION BOARD DEVELOPMENT

Rural area communities in Saskatchewan have utilized volunteer recreation boards for over 50 years to manage recreational services. The growth, development, and changes in our society that have transpired over the last five decades have had an enormous impact on how resources are managed. Many rural area municipal Councils and their recreation boards are facing the challenge of self-examination and re-organization. This process of Recreation Board Development is a large task that requires tools and resources to complete.

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA), in collaboration with the South West District for Culture, Recreation & Sport Inc. (SWDCRS), is pleased to offer south west communities an opportunity to participate in Recreation Board Development. (The service is provided at no cost.)

Communities interested in applying to the Recreation Board Development initiative are asked to submit an Expression of Interest application.