2014 Archives

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Pointed Shoe: The Challenges of Securing Arts Funding in Northern Saskatchewan

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As an independent artist, and on behalf of both groups, I have applied for numerous arts grants.  Some have been successful, and many have not.  I don’t give up easily. I carefully place an elegant shoe next to the laptop and data video projector on the table at the front of the room.  The shoe has a 4-inch heel and is covered in sparkling glass stones and beads.  I am about to make a presentation to Business for the Arts on arts and culture funding in northern Sas... Read more »

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus

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The Kenderdine Campus -  September 2014Marcus Miller - Op/Ed EditorOn November 15, 2012, the University of Saskatchewan announced the suspension of all activities at the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus for a three-year period as it embarked on a controversial and ill-considered cost-cutting exercise called Transform US. The university’s decision came as a shock to many in the Saskatchewan arts community. The illustrious history of the Emma Lake workshops is well known throughout the count... Read more »

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, U of S Comments on the Kenderdine Campus

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Gordon Barnhart, C.M., S.O.M., Ph.D. - Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, University of SaskatchewanThe Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus has been, since its opening in 1936, a symbol of the University of Saskatchewan’s, and the province’s, creativity, resourcefulness and vision. Founded during extremely difficult economic times by the painter Gus Kenderdine, head of the University of Saskatchewan’s department of Art, and the university’s first president Walter Murray,... Read more »

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Turning Mistakes Into Gold

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Turning Mistakes Into GoldMarsha DeLouchery-Day works in Saskatoon as an artist and visual art reviewer for the StarPhoenix newspaper.The vacated premises at the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus are a sorry sight of downed power lines, damp boarded-up buildings and abandoned ideals. Empty of people and programming (after 75 years of operation), it sinks under year-number-two of a three-year closure while a ‘review’ of its future takes place. Spurred by an even larger ‘review’ ... Read more »

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Weddings Aren't Free. And You Shouldn't Treat Them As Such.

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Something I've noticed as problematic for me is the preponderance of people who feel I should do my work for free. It’s ART after all, right? Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Andrea Norberg left a promising career at Farm Credit Canada to listen to her inner greed and become an artist, enrolling in the Applied Photography Program at SIAST. Since graduating, Andrea has worked as a photographer for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as well as the Health Region. S... Read more »

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Copyright: A Lot at Stake

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People will simply go on using what they need, but the creators and publishers will not get paid.   Kelly-Anne Riess is the author of two bestselling books about Saskatchewan, and the poetry collection To End a Conversation (Thistledown Press). As a freelance journalist, she has written for such publications as The Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic. Her television work can be seen around the world on networks like A&E Biography and History Television. Since 2011, she has ... Read more »