Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SAA Bulletin

November 2012

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In this issue…

  • Call to Members: Saskatcewan Arts Alliance's New Website Coming Soon
  • University of Saskatchewan Closes Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus
  • Understanding the Arts Ecology of Saskatchewan
  • Kelly Hill to Present on the State of Saskatchewan's Arts Sector
  • SAA Board of Directors Meet to Discuss Ongoing Projects
  • CARFAC SASK Visual Arts Awards Presented to Local Artists
     

CALL TO MEMBERS: SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE’S NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON
The new SAA website is nearly finished and we are asking our member organizations to submit images of their upcoming or recently past events. The selected images will be showcased on our home page with a brief caption describing the event and organization. As well, the SAA plans to promote all their members by featuring a member page that will include logos, a brief blurb, and link to the member’s website. We ask our members to please email us the above mentioned items as soon as possible info@artsalliance.sk.ca.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN CLOSES EMMA LAKE KENDERDINE CAMPUS
On November 15, 2012, the University of Saskatchewan announced another blow to the arts community in Saskatchewan with the closure of Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus effective immediately through to 2016. Members of the campus community are encouraged to send any questions they have about the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus to finances@usask.ca.To view the press release..

UNDERSTANDING THE ARTS ECOLOGY OF SASKATCHEWAN
Mary Blackstone, SAA Board Member, Research Committee Chair, and Professor Emerita at the University of Regina has taken the lead in applying for a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant to study our provincial arts ecosystem. The U of R, SAA, Sask. Arts Board and SaskCulture have formed the Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research in development of the project. Although there is fierce competition for scarce funds, SAA is hopeful that the grant application will be successful – we will know in March 2013.

KELLY HILL TO PRESENT ON THE STATE OF SASKATCHEWAN’S ARTS SECTOR
The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance was awarded a “no fee presentation” to bring Kelly Hill, President and Founder of Hill Strategies Research Inc. to present on the arts sector (including the cultural industries) in Saskatchewan with analysis of current information, comparison of Saskatchewan data to Canada, and projected trends identified; following this presentation will be focus groups of the Arts Ecology project. The presentation will be held in March of 2013, further details are forthcoming. The "no fee presentation" is sponsored by the Canada Council, Canadian Heritage, and the Ontario Arts Council.

SAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEET TO DISCUSS ONGOING PROJECTS
The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors met November 16 in Saskatoon to discuss current issues facing its members and the provincial arts sector. Current SAA projects underway are the Artist Registry and a plan to promote arts literacy in the province.

If there are any comments or questions, please email info@artsalliance.sk.ca.

CARFAC SASK VISUAL ARTS AWARDS PRESENTED TO LOCAL ARTISTS
The Visual Artists Awards were presented in Saskatoon on November 17th following CARFAC SASK’s “Artful Dialogue” Symposium and annual general meeting. Doug Townsend was presented with the Patrick Close Leadership in the Arts Award, the Mentor Award to Patrick Close, and the Emerging Artist Award to Andrea Norberg. The CARFAC SASK Visual Artists Awards ceremony is a biennial event that takes place at our symposium.

Posted November 28th, 2012