The SaskCulture is currently accepting proposals for the Multicultural Initiatives Fund to advance cross-cultural understanding and Reconciliation in Saskatchewan by supporting projects encouraging people to share, learn, appreciate, respect and accept cultural diversity.
- ethno-cultural, multicultural, First Nations and Métis initiatives, projects and activities, with priority to projects reaching Indigenous people, youth, and northern and/or rural communities and newcomers.
The MIF-Project grant program prioritizes the following types of projects:
- Anti-Racism work that looks at issues of power and privilege and how they impact individual and systemic discrimination; it usually includes active dialogue to build equity and justice in organizations and communities.
- Intercultural Connections, Truth and Reconciliation entails different cultural and indigenous groups coming together over time to build bridges through activities like exchanges, cooperative work, creating safe spaces, community dialogues, creative projects, etc. This includes projects that have a focus on implementing or working towards implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action or reconciliation efforts.
- Integration supports welcoming and inclusive communities that create a sense of home and belonging. They recognize the creativity and innovation that arise from bringing different cultural perspectives together and cultivating the unique contributions of all.
The MIF-Project grant program also supports the following types of projects, but with lower priority for funding:
- Celebration of Diversity includes education and festivals that showcase differences and similarities, most often through performance, cuisine and other arts. It includes an awareness that groups that include many perspectives, especially from different cultural world views, lead to greater creativity and innovation.
- Cultural Retention supports organizations passing on cultural practices and traditions within a particular cultural community.
Further Priority will be given to:
- Organizations and projects not already funded by other Lottery-supported grant programs; and
- Projects that have not received a MIF Project grant in the previous year.
- The maximum request amount per grant is $10,000.
- Registered, Saskatchewan, non-profit organizations, First Nations, or municipalities, with cultural mandates are eligible to apply. The MIF program objectives are to support ethno-cultural, multicultural, First Nations and Métis initiatives, projects and activities.
For more information, visit https://www.saskculture.ca/programs/funding-programs/grants/multicultural-initiatives-fund-project-funding