Read SAA's new series Arts Work, which promotes our members. Each article highlights an arts organization making a positive impact on its community.
Beyond enhancing quality of life, and bringing economic benefits to the region, the Art Gallery of Swift Current helps local people learn to celebrate their way of life.
Professional artists know the importance of being creative, but after a global pandemic, so does everyone else.
It didn’t take Wendy Nelson, executive director of CARFAC Saskatchewan, long to realize the pandemic was not going to be resolved in a matter of months, so she and her small staff went to work to find alternative ways to assist Saskatchewan artists. This article was written by Kerry Benjoe.
Torchbearer of Fransaskoisie since 1974, the Conseil culturel fransaskois (CCF) is the driving force behind the development, promotion, and growth of the artistic and cultural sectors in Saskatchewan and beyond its borders.
The geographic dispersal of Francophone communities is a challenge that the CCF managed to overcome. Read the full article here.
Porte-étendard de la fransaskoisie depuis 1974, le Conseil culturel fransaskois (CCF) est la force motrice derrière le développement, la promotion et la croissance du secteur artistique et culturel en Saskatchewan et au-delà de ses frontières.
L’éparpillement géographique des communautés francophones est un défi que le CCF relève avec succès. Lisez l'article complet ici.
The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum is an essential infrastructure for an isolated city, an oasis for artists and the public hungry for professional art that reflects Canada and all its complexity.
Estevan Art Gallery & Museum written by Carle Steel
The driving philosophy behind the company’s projects is that dance is fun and should be accessible to people of all ages and interests.
Founded in 1995, the company has performed in venues all over Canada. In order to bring their art to an audience that may not otherwise seek out dance, much of their work has been performed in non-traditional venues, Fringe Theatre Festivals as well as in traditional theatres. This article was written by Dave Margoshes.
In a city with an aboriginal population of more than 40 percent and a history of racial discord, Prince Albert’s Mann Art Gallery is doing what it can to bridge the divide. As with many other cultural organizations in Saskatchewan, the idea of settler-indigenous reconciliation is never far from mind. Read more here.
New Dance Horizons’ Pelican Project will be travelling to Vancouver to create a procession with the theme of the great blue heron.
On The Boards Staging Company and the artists who hold their shows there navigate the tricky world of live performance during the pandemic. Advances in streaming technology have opened doors to performers, but the pandemic still rules. This article was written by Carle Steel.
For more than 50 years, the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council –better known by its acronym OSAC – has been bringing arts, culture and entertainment to small towns throughout the province.
This article is written by Dave Margoshes. Read it here!
PAVED Arts is a non-profit, artist run centre for production, presentation, research and dissemination of contemporary media arts. The word PAVED is an acronym signifying the integration of media artforms addressed by our mandate: photographic, audio, video, electronic, digital. PAVED Arts exists to support artists who work in these media. Written by Dave Margoshes
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In operation for more than twenty-five years, the centre delivers plays in the summer (thirty-five shows in the 160-seat theatre) plus music, arts exhibits and various other cultural programs year-round.
Rosthern Station Arts Centre written by Dave Margoshes
Sage Hill Writing provides professional development opportunities for writers at all stages of their careers. The value of their programs is exemplified by the many published works that offer acknowledgement to Sage Hill Writing, and by the related professional literary accomplishments of their alumni, who have published widely in North America in both journal and book form. Many participants return to Sage Hill year after year because of the positive impact of their retreats on authors writing practices. Read the full story here.
Through events, mentorship, professional development and service to the community, Sâkêwêwak Artists Collective helps Indigenous artists and their work take their rightful place on the Canadian stage.
The Saskatchewan Craft Council fosters an environment where excellence in craft is nurtured, recognized and valued. The Craft Council also supports Saskatchewan craftspeople to flourish creatively and economically, while also actively engaging with indigenous communities.
This article is written by Dave Margoshes. Read it here!
The Cultural Exchange is an organization grounded in values of inclusivity and openness, that supports and delivers art programs to the people of Saskatchewan. This includes a new music education program in Stanley Mission; Community Arts Mentorship Programming (CAMP). With the support of the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society, CAMP takes a two-fold approach – with lessons for students, as well as instruction for those who would like to learn how to teach music. Read more here!
Saskatchewan Festival of Words strives to present an online program that faithful festivalgoers will recognize. The Covid crisis has given us a rare opportunity to see how important the arts really are.
Don't miss the 24th Annual Saskatchewan Festival of Words! Check out all the great sessions lined up for July 13 - 19 here. All the event are FREE but registration is required to participate. To register, click here.
This article was written by Carle Steel. Read the full article here!
The camp attracts a diverse population of participants, including Indigenous youth and recent immigrants, and that leads to a diversity of work created at Film Camp.
Like most arts organizations, the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association (SMFA) faced unprecedented disruptions in 2020. Yet, it continues to find ways to bring communities together and offer opportunities for young musicians to perform, compete, and learn. Written by Edward Willett.
The SSO has embarked on some exciting ventures recently, including overtures to both indigenous and immigrant communities. Students from Thunderchild First Nation – traditional drummers and singers – performed on stage with an SSO ensemble at a Master Series concert.
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra written by Dave Margoshes
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan has been bringing the local community together through theatre for over 35 years. With a knack for taking Shakespearean works and giving them unique and entertaining twists, the festival is a staple to Saskatchewan summers, and looks forward to resuming its season after COVID-19.
This article is written by Naomi Zurevinski. Read the article here!
Each month SAA posts an Art Works article highlighting an arts organization making a positive impact in its community. For June 2018 SAA features Saskatoon’s Sum Theatre. Last summer Dave Margoshes spoke with artistic director Joel Bernbaum and wrote the following piece. Read the full story here.
In its current form the festival continues to be dedicated to the promotion of the best screen based media content, through our annual film festival and Golden Sheaf Awards competition. In addition to the annual event, the festival is dedicated to the promotion of short video content through our year round screening and tour outreach programs. Read the full story here.