What is Creative Kids?
Creative Kids provides funding for Saskatchewan children and youth to participate in creative activities such as art, music, dance, theatre, and culture.
We believe all children and youth should have the opportunity to participate in cultural and creative activities regardless of economic or social barriers.
Creative Kids funding is:
- based on a family’s financial need
- open to Saskatchewan residents
- available for children ages 4 to 19
- for activities that are primarily artistic and/or cultural
Creative Kids may provide up to $750 for a child’s activity. If an application is funded, Creative Kids pays the instructor or service provider directly.
Families can apply to their local Creative Kids committee at one of several application deadlines. (Application forms and deadlines are below.)
What We Fund
Creative Kids will consider funding applications for many kinds of art, music, dance, drama, heritage and cultural activities. A full list can be downloaded on the right.
Application Forms & Deadlines
For the past few years we have had a mid-August and a late September deadline. This year, fall applications were accepted until August 18 (so families would know results before fall activities begin) and there is no September deadline.
If you did not hear of the September changes, there are a couple options. If your activity begins in the fall, you are welcome to apply next August for fall lessons. You can also apply December 8 for activities with January start dates. Creative Kids is not able to fund any fall activities in December.
Why no September deadline?
With a September deadline, the results are too late to be helpful. Instructors want to see a child succeed and begin teaching him or her; or families register for a class to hold their child’s spot. What happens, though, is if an application isn’t funded, the family is obligated to drop out or struggle to pay for the lessons already received. Sometimes, even when a child’s application is funded, the class they hoped to attend has filled. A single fall deadline in mid-August ensures families and service providers are not put in difficult situations in hopes of Creative Kids funding.
2017 application deadlines:
January 27 Ideal for February break
March 17 Ideal for April break
June 9 Ideal for summer activities
August 18 For activities that begin in September and follow the school year
December 8 For activities beginning in January
Choose your community to download an application form:
- The Battlefords
- Big River
- Shaunavon - As of November 2017, Shaunavon area applicants should use the Provincial application and send their applications to the provincial committee in Regina.
- Lakeland District (the regions of Spiritwood, Prince Albert, Melfort, Nipawin and Hudson Bay - map of Lakeland communities)
- Provincial application for all communities without a local committee
Click here to contact your local Creative Kids committee.