Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Good News for Saskatchewan's Arts Sector

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October 3, 2007

Saskatchewan Arts Alliance welcomes the increase in new funding to the arts sector announced by Premier Calvert today.

"The announcement is a real boost. It follows months of sustained advocacy by the arts community," said Mr. Kim Houghtaling, SAA President. "We hope this is a sign of a long-term strategic investment in our sector."

The new resources have the potential to address many of the pressures sustained by the sector over the past decade or so, and to move forward on some initiatives long on the planning books.

Investment in the sector is an investment in the future of the province. A culturally vibrant Saskatchewan is a province where all the people benefit from an enriched quality of life.

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Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, a non-partisan coalition of arts organizations provides a collective voice for the arts in Saskatchewan. SAA promotes the lively existence and continued growth of the arts and cultural industries. Established in 1984, the SAA advocates on issues such as public funding of the arts, freedom of expression, and artistsÂ’ working conditions.