Workshops, Member Funding, Other Programs and Services
Festival Promotion Workshops are held across the province to promote district festivals and encourage entry.
Speech Arts Workshop
Speech Arts Workshops bring clinicians into the community to promote speech arts. The aim of speech arts is to encourage an appreciation of:
- spoken and dramatic arts
- and to improve communication skills.
Adjudicator Training Workshops
Each year over 170 Professional Adjudicators are hired through the SMFA Provincial office on behalf of the 47 District Music Festivals. This provides an enhanced degree of impartiality. Training workshops are available, as well as, one-on-one training through a hands-on shadowing opportunities with an experienced Adjudicator.
The Saskatchewan Music Festival Association (SMFA) Member Funding Program is designed to provide financial assistance to Affiliated Member Festivals.
Policies and Guidelines:
SMFA Member Funding, administered through the Provincial Office, provides support to the Association’s mission and current programming of the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association. Funds may only be used for the eligible activities outlined in your application. Funds may not be transferred to other activities or organizations and unused funds must be returned to SMFA.
Examples of projects for which member funding is intended, include the following:
- Festival Promotional Workshops
- Speech Arts Workshops
- Program Enhancement (website development, software/hardware purchase)
- Professional Training (board governance, minute taking, software training, etc.)
- Adjudicator Fees/Travel Assistance
- Expenses for SMFA Annual Music Conference
Application Process (please see below for details):
- Complete application Form
- Submit most recent Financial Statement/Revenue and Expense Form along with proposed project budget
- Submit cover letter, detailing project including anticipated participation (if applicable) and benefits, signed by two signing authorities.
Follow up reports are due June 30 of each year. The deadline for submission of new applications was OCTOBER 15, 2017.
The next round of applications will be accepted in October, 2018.
For more details please see: Member Funding Criteria and Process