It's Membership Renewal Time...

and we are doing something different this year - introducing pay what you can fees for SAA memberships.



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Hello folks,
As the weather begins to warm, I thank you for your continued support of the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance. Your membership is important – it strengthens our voice helping us advocate on your and the arts community’s behalf.

SAA Executive Director Em Ironstar and SAA President Daniel Parr with Mary Blackstone (On Cue Performance Hub), Jaime Boldt (Globe Theatre), Josh Haugerud (Regina Folk Festival), and Jess Richter (Art Gallery of Regina) advocated on April 6, 2022 at the provincial legislature for the province to axe the added PST to admission and entertainment (effective October 11, 2022).

COVID-19 has been hard on the arts and now that we begin to emerge from the ongoing pandemic the arts have never needed advocacy more. There will be little relief for the arts with mostly status quo funding and an added PST to admission and entertainment (effective October 1, 2022). Over the past year the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance consulted with the arts community and met with the government about the unique needs of the arts and culture sector in these unprecedented times. Some of the examples of the advocacy and community engagement work we have done in the past few months include:

As we continue our advocacy and engagement work, we recognize that organizations and artists are still struggling with continued loss of sponsorship dollars, the reluctance of audience members to return to live events and the pressure of accumulated deficits, so we are offering a “pay what you can” system for membership fees. We ask that you choose from the list of suggested contributions, and contribute what your organization is financially capable of at this time.

In the coming year, SAA will continue to consult with arts communities throughout the province and continue our research through an updated artist survey, which will build on data originally collected through SPAR in 2014. Also, equally importantly, the SAA will be building a renewed advocacy and research strategy and framework.

To view our ongoing work, visit www.artsalliance.sk.ca and to stay up to date on what we are up to, please make sure you are signed up for our e-newsletter and follow us on social media – you can find all of that information on our Linktree!

We ask you to please maintain your support of our arts advocacy by renewing your membership today. If you have any questions or concerns, or would simply like to chat, please contact me at director@artsalliance.sk.ca or by phone at 306-550-3463.

Sincerely,

Em Ironstar
Executive Director



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