Information for Service Providers
Who is a Service Provider?
You are a service provider if you are an artist, instructor or a leader of an organization that offers arts, cultural and creative activities for children and/or youth. Creative Kids pays for lessons, but it’s the service providers who really make things happen for the kids!
We are proud to work with over 450 instructors, studios, businesses, and non-profits across the province, including:
- Art galleries
- Dance studios of all sizes
- Music instructors teaching in their homes
- Community, cultural and heritage organizations
- Music stores that offer lessons
- Art, dance, music, drama, and cultural camps
- Theatres that host children's programs
Almost any person or organization who charges a fee for children’s artistic, creative or cultural lessons can register as a service provider. See the list of eligible activities.
Registering with Creative Kids
We hope each child has a positive experience. To help ensure this, you as a service provider send in a registration form and Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector checks before a Creative Kids-funded student begins lessons. Once completed, you are a registered service provider. You only register once and record checks are asked for every five years. Creative Kids can only pay registered service providers.
Call Shawn Bauche at 306-780-9469, if you have any question.
Unregistered Service providers
Sometimes a family applies to arrange lessons with a service provider we have not yet met. No worries! We won’t hold up their application. Once the results are determined, we will follow up with their chosen service provider to explain next steps.
This sometimes means that a child will begin classes before we have received your criminal record/vulnerable sector check and registration form. It’s okay with us. We’ll send payment for the lessons once we’ve received these documents.
How Families Apply
Families can apply to one of five application deadlines and are eligible for up to $750 per child per year. If their application is successful, we pay you, the service provider, directly for that child’s lessons. Since most activity begins in September or happens during the summer, each child’s eligible funding amount resets every June 1st. See our application forms and deadlines.
Where does the money come from?
Creative Kids is a charity and relies on donations, sponsorships and fundraising events to fund the applications we receive. We are a charity of SaskCulture (a provincial non-profit organization), which covers all our administration and operating costs. This means 100 per cent of donations and sponsorships go directly to supporting children in your community.
If you would like to help us raise more money to help even more kids, consider hosting a fundraiser of your own, or collecting donations at the door for your next event or recital.
Can I promote Creative Kids?
Of course! You can use our logo, link to our website, share our Facebook posts!
Please use the following wording when promoting Creative Kids: “For families unable to meet the registration costs or lesson fees, funds may be available from Creative Kids Saskatchewan. Visit CreativeKidsSask.ca for details.”
Do you want to share success stories?
We also love to share your stories and those of your students about how music, art, drama, culture and dance create meaningful impact for kids in Saskatchewan. Any time you have something to share, send us an email! Here are some examples.
Creative Kids is a program of SaskCulture Inc., a community-based, non-profit cultural organization. Thanks to funding from Sask Lotteries, SaskCulture is able to cover all administrative costs for Creative Kids.
We are Treaty People
Creative Kids' work and support reaches lands covered by Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10, the traditional lands of the Cree, Dakota, Dene, Lakota, Nakota and Saulteaux peoples, as well as homeland of the Métis.
We aim to be accessible and safe for everyone
Our office, including front door and washrooms, is wheelchair-accessible (building access at Cornwall Street entrance) during regular office hours. A proud supporter of safer and inclusive spaces initiatives, we are committed to a workplace free from hate, discrimination or harassment, where everyone is welcome.