Investing in Arts & Culture
Community Investments Grant Program Culture Stream
The Community Investments Grant Program operates through three streams: Sport and Recreation, Culture, and Social Development. The Culture stream supports community organizations that address the City’s cultural priorities through Annual Activities, New Initiatives, Special Events, and the Community Partner program grants.
The City’s priorities within the Culture Stream directly address the goals and objectives from the Cultural Plan, as well as the City’s commitment to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
- Preserve and conserve Regina’s intangible cultural heritage; e.g., languages, traditions, stories.
- Improve awareness and access to arts and cultural activity and resources; e.g., artistic practices, cultural spaces, cultural industries.
- Animate the city’s public spaces.
- Reflect the cultural aspirations of newcomers, First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.
- Strengthen the cultural community through meaningful partnerships between organizations.
- Support efforts by organizations that deliver programs, services and space that align with Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action (TRC).
The City of Regina supports and collaborates with 13 Community Partner organizations on an ongoing basis:
The Art Gallery of Regina is an autonomous, independent public art gallery with charitable status and is incorporated under the Non-profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan. A dynamic cultural hub, the Art Gallery of Regina promotes the development and appreciation of contemporary art, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. AGR programming includes a diverse range of exhibitions, educational programming, publishing, workshops and artists talks.
Early development of the Civic Museum of Regina was initiated by the Regina Exhibition and the Regina and District Old Timers Association in 1958/59. Originally called the Plains Historical Museum Society, and then the Regina Plains Museum, the Museum was incorporated in January of 1960. The Civic Museum of Regina is currently transitioning to an ecomuseum model. An ecomuseum allows for the exhibits and events to be integrated into the community and creates opportunities for individuals to interact, exchange stories and be part of Regina’s heritage and future.
The mission of Globe Theatre is to entertain, educate and engage Saskatchewan people in the art of professional theatre by offering high-quality performances to audiences, professional theatre training for artists, and classes for children and adults. Globe Theatre is incorporated under the Non-profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan, and is a registered charity. Globe Theatre is a national centre of excellence in the production of theatre-in-the-round and in fostering the work of Saskatchewan artists.
The MacKenzie Art Gallery is a not-for-profit, dynamic community resource with outstanding exhibitions and compelling programs. The MacKenzie Art Gallery engages people through transformative experiences in the visual arts. The MacKenzie’s exhibitions and programs provide space for the entire community to engage with diverse cultural viewpoints and perspectives, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit, and newcomers to Canada.
New Dance Horizons (NDH) is a Regina-based Non-profit organization that since 1986 has presented internationally acclaimed dance shows, produced original works, and organized activities that engage both the dance community and the general public. In addition to performance presentation, NDH offers courses, workshops and lectures with guest artists, and community events. NDH’s programming focus is on the delivery of three key areas: performance presentation, learning and teaching, and creation and production.
Situated on the doorstep of RCMP Academy, 'Depot' Division in Regina, Saskatchewan, where Mounties have trained since 1885, the RCMP Heritage Centre is appropriately located where the tradition begins. The Centre brings to life the story of the RCMP using state of the art exhibits, multimedia technologies, and engaging programming and tours. The building is owned and operated by the Mounted Police Heritage Centre, a non-profit, volunteer governed, charitable organization incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan.
The Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID) is an organization that provides a range of business and community services to promote and enhance Downtown’s unique assets, to improve conditions for businesses operating in the district, and to improve the quality of life for those who shop, work, live and play downtown. Regina Downtown supplements services provided by the City of Regina. The boundary of the downtown district encompasses 53 blocks defined by Angus Street to the west, 13th Avenue to the south, Halifax Street to the east, and Saskatchewan Drive to the north. RDBID also extends along Broad Street south to College Avenue.
Regina Farmers’ Market Co-operative (RFM) is incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan, and is a co-operative, the members of which are the market’s vendors. The purpose of the organization is to provide a destination for high quality, local Saskatchewan products, and they have been representing Saskatchewan producers and serving Regina and area customers since 1975. The RFM operates from March to December in downtown Regina on Saturdays and Wednesdays. RFM indoor markets run on Saturdays in March, April, October, November, and December. The products are all made, baked, grown, or designed in Saskatchewan and represent the growing diversity of the city and province.
The Regina Folk Festival Inc. (RFF) is a registered charity and is incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporation Act of Saskatchewan. The RFF is dedicated to both the presentation of and increased awareness and application of live, high quality and diverse music. The RFF also strives to contribute to the development of the music community both locally and nationally. Hosting a community music festival for over 50 years in downtown Victoria Park, a winter festival called Winterruption, and a year-round Regina Folk Festival Concert Series, the RFF contributes culturally and economically to the city of Regina and the province of Saskatchewan.
The Regina Multicultural Council offers multicultural initiatives for its members and the public, and supports and promotes the diverse programs offered by their members. These programs continue to make strides in the community, enabling culture to be at the forefront in Regina and providing opportunities for residents to be engaged in multicultural activities.
The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is a registered charity, is incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporation Act of Saskatchewan, and has been operating for over 110 years. The RSO is a full scale professional orchestra which creates compelling live orchestral music experiences that provide a platform for social, cultural and economic transformation across southern Saskatchewan. During a 39 week season, the orchestra presents a Masterworks, Pops, Chamber Music, Children’s, and Special Concerts series. In addition, the RSO undertakes music education and outreach initiatives that inspire children and youth that contribute to personal and community well-being.
The Saskatchewan Science Centre is a non-profit, non-governmental educational facility with the mission of igniting scientific curiosity in Saskatchewan communities through interactive, dynamic, and engaging opportunities. Their vision for the future, in fulfilling that mission, is inspired minds through science and innovation. The Science Centre is one of Saskatchewan's largest family tourist attractions with more than 5 million visitors since its opening in 1989.
The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild (SWG) is registered under the Non-profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan, and since 1969, has been representing writers in all disciplines and at all levels of achievement. As a provincial cultural organization, the SWG fosters excellence in Saskatchewan writing and promotes public awareness of Saskatchewan literature. The SWG acts as an advocate to improve the status of Saskatchewan writers, encourages the development of writers through educational opportunities, all while striving to improve public access to Saskatchewan writers and their work.