Minister Ralph Goodale has announced $2.7 million dollars worth of federal funding for art projects in Saskatchewan to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Nineteen communities will receive part of the funding for the grassroots arts projects, which will touch on four major themes: diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the environment and young people.
“(Funding Saskatchewan art projects) represents an investment in Canadian heritage,” explained Goodale.
Regina’s Mackenzie Art Gallery will see more than $228,000 to create a Canadian Indigenous monument. Saskatoon’s Tribal Council will receive $250,000 towards a public art project as well.