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John Arcand Fiddle Foundation

Applications are now being accepted for financial support from the John Arcand Fiddle Foundation!

The John Arcand Fiddle Foundation (JAFF) exists as a result of the generous donation made after the dissolution of the John Arcand Fiddle Fest. The John Arcand Fiddle Fest was an annual event, the dream of John and Vicki Arcand, occurring for nearly a quarter century. It was hosted at their acreage, Windy Acres, outside of Saskatoon. It was their vision to see Métis and old time fiddle music shared, supported, encouraged, and enjoyed, particularly by the youth who would become the future generations of fiddle players and instructors. The JAFF Board of Directors retired JAFF in December, 2021 and created the endowment for this fund through a partnership with the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI).

The JAFF aims to remain true to the Festival’s mandate; to promote the traditions of fiddle, music, and dance.  This will be accomplished through financial support for emerging, and developing fiddle enthusiasts who seek to learn to play fiddle or guitar, and those who seek to become fiddle or guitar instructors. Recipients can apply for up to $750.

Application packages may be submitted twice annually; April 30th and/or July 30th.

Download the application package here.

Please email completed applications to jaff@gdins.org.


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