About Creative Kids...
What We Do And Why
All Kids want to express themselves. Creative Kids gives them the chance. Our program removes or reduces financial barriers to arts and cultural activities for Saskatchewan kids ages 4 to 19 to help enable them participate in art, drama, music, dance and other cultural activities.
We provided out first grant to a little girl who wanted to learn to dance in the fall of 2010. To date, we have granted over $4.5 million and helped more than 9,800 kids in more than 230 communities across Saskatchewan explore their creative dreams through inclusion in arts and culture activities.
“I am grateful to Creative Kids, my parents and my sister for supporting my dreams. Dancing makes me feel happy. It helps me express my feelings without words.” – Prarthona
- creative activities are fundamental to the positive growth and development of children and youth;
- cultural programming is critical to a healthy vibrant community; and
- all children and youth should have the opportunity to participate in creative activities regardless of economic barriers they may face.
Saskatchewan has one of the highest provincial child poverty rates in Canada. As of 2017 — the most recent numbers available — more than 72,000 children have limited access to essential daily needs and opportunities for positive growth and self-esteem. Many of these families also have challenges, such as job loss or disabilities that make involvement in creative activities out of reach.
Besides basic needs to be warm, fed and clothed, we believe it’s important to feed the spirit. For a child or youth facing financial or social barriers to feel accepted and included, the longed-for chance to make music, paint, act, or dance can be life changing.
That’s where we come in.
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.