SaskCulture is partnering up with Cameco to bring the Creative Kids Northern Cultural fund to communities in Northern Saskatchewan.
The program brings support to kids ages 4-19 to help them get involved in arts and culture programs in their communities.
Christie McCulloch from Creative Kids says the program has existed across the province for a number of years.
“Creative kids is a program that has existed since 2010, and funds many children in the south part of the province on an individual basis to participate in programs that already exist,” McCulloch says. “Activity happens in the north a little differently, in that it’s very community focused.”
McCulloch says the progrram has a large rippling effect.
“Kids who participate in Arts and Culture and start at a younger age, they can go on to start teaching the younger students whatever discipline they focused on,” McCulloch says. “As well as taking the skills they have learned into adulthood. Self esteem, being able to speak in front of a crowd, learning how to be part of a team, those are skills that are important to adulthood.”
SaskCulture’s application deadline for the program funding is Monday.