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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Hybrid Identity: Toward an Unknown

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​​Hybrid Identity: Toward an UnknownWritten by Mohadese MovahedOn a cold evening in mid-February on the streets of Regina, a memory of Persian gardens came flooding back to me as I was walking on snow and trying to stay upright to avoid slipping or falling. Surrounded by the silence of snowfall, I heard the sound of water running down the pond and splashing out of the fountain. For a moment, I was transported back to the Shazdeh Garden in the heart of Lute desert near my father’s land,... Read more »

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Investing in the Arts: Process over Production

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Investing in the Arts: Process over ProductionWritten by Carla HarrisOver the last 10 years, I have noticed real progress being made to diversify the artists who receive funding in Saskatchewan. However, new artists need more than just an individual grant. I believe that the only way that we’ll begin to successfully broaden creative voices from non-dominant cultures will be to place more priority on supporting different organizations where these new voices feel welcome to collaborate, lear... Read more »

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Circling Back

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Circling Back by Em IronstarAlmost five years exactly before I started as Executive Director at the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance (SAA), in 2016, I wrote an op-ed for the SAA about the importance of scalable, responsive funding for emerging arts organizations. When I circled back to it five years later, I almost read it through my fingers, anticipating something sort of cringe-worthy that didn't resonate with me anymore. What I discovered couldn't be any further from the truth.Sadly, or may... Read more »