Estevan musician Michael Dawson receives SK Arts grant

Former Estevan resident Michael Dawson has received a $3,000 Independent Artists grant from SK Arts to write and arrange songs for a new album.

The money will also be used to conceptualize accompanying videos, design, visuals and photos related to the release and live performance.

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Independent Artists grants support Saskatchewan artists to pursue their creative work and careers by funding creative, professional development or research projects and the performance of artistic works. These grants support the ongoing development of artistic practice in Saskatchewan.

At the most recent grant deadlines, SK Arts awarded funding to 90 individuals and organizations, totaling almost $800,000. SK Arts funding supports a variety of initiatives, including organizations that provide ongoing programs in the arts, the creative work of professional artists, community art projects and the engagement of professional artists to work in schools with students and teachers.

Established in 1948, SK Arts is the oldest public arts funder in North America and second oldest in the world after the Arts Council of Great Britain. 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. For more information, visit



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