Leadership Candidates on the Arts

Do you want to know what leadership candidates of the Saskatchewan Party and the NDP think about supporting arts and artists in our province?  So do we, so SAA asked the candidates the following questions:

If you are elected leader of (your party), what actions will you take to ensure that:

  1. the arts sector continues to grow, providing opportunities for artists throughout the province?
  2. all children in Saskatchewan have access to excellent arts education?

See the responses we recieved in News.

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  • Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

    Stella Adler

  • The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.

    Anton Chekhov

  • The real function of artists is to give fresh vision to their own generation.

    Doris McCarthy

  • Life is short, art is long...


  • Creativity takes courage.

    Henri Matisse

  • The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

    Pablo Picasso

  • Making a living in the arts, though, creates so many jobs for other people.

    Maureen Forrester

  • I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art.

    Kermit the Frog

  • If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.

    Tony Bennett

  • Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music.

    William Edgar Stafford

  • Our brains are organized by stories and images, not statistics.

    Gloria Steinem

  • We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.

    Bob Ross

  • I see music as fluid architecture.

    Joni Mitchell

  • Writing is an act of faith. I believe it's also an act of hope, the hope that things can get better than they are.

    Margaret Atwood

  • I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy.

    Joni Mitchell

  • I’ve found that a song can be more effective than a 400-page textbook

    Buffy Sainte-Marie

  • Music brings people together. So my function in anything I do is to help bring people closer in."

    Gord Downie

  • I know how demanding the process of creation is.

    Karen Kain

  • Just write.

    Dave Margoshes

  • The actor is an athlete of the heart.

    Antonin Artaud, The Theatre and Its Double