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SAA Bulletin

March 9, 2012

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In this issue…

  • 2012 Arts Congress: Matters of Engagement
  • SAA welcomes new Communications - Outreach Officer
  • Arts Quote Brainstorm!
  • Vaughn C. Schofield appointed Governor General of Saskatchewan
  • Enterprise Saskatchewan Arts, Culture and Tourism Sector Team
  • Saskatchewan Book Publishers 2012 Publishing Forum

2012 ARTS CONGRESS: MATTERS OF ENGAGEMENT
Plan on attending the 2012 Arts Congress, to be held on May 4th and 5th at the Artesian in Regina. This year the Congress theme is "Matters of Engagement", a topic of arts literacy and public engagement.

We are thrilled to announce the Congress keynote speakers: internationally acclaimed modern dance artist and choreographer Margie Gillis, cultural journalist Robert Enright, as well as visual artist, curator, writer and performer, Neal McLeod. Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina will be featured in a Conversation on the Valuing of the Arts in the Community, and Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Don Kerr, and former SAA board member, will give a reading.

Be sure to watch for upcoming Congress news on our website or Facebook

SAA WELCOMES NEW COMMUNICATIONS – OUTREACH OFFICER
SAA is pleased to welcome Jessica Riess to the position of Communications – Outreach Officer. Jessica comes to us from the Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages (SOHL) where she worked as their Project Coordinator. She is a practicing new media artist based in Regina. You can reach Jessica at outreach@artsalliance.sk.ca or 306.780.9820.

ARTS QUOTE BRAINSTORM!
There is still time to join our Arts Quote Brainstorm! on Facebook. Share a favourite quotation about the arts and artists. Tell us a little about why it sticks with you, if you like. Chances are if you find it compelling, others will too.

The brainstorm runs until the first day of spring, March 20. Your contributions will become part of our new website, now in its planning stage. We look forward to being inspired by a province-wide flurry of memorable phrases, so spread the word and join the brainstorm! If you aren’t on Facebook, you can send your quotes to info@artsalliance.sk.ca.

VAUGHN C. SCHOFIELD APPOINTED LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF SASKATCHEWAN
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on March 6th that Vaughn C. Scholfield has been named the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan. Schofield takes over from Gordon Barnhart, who has served as Lieutenant Governor for the past six years. For more information.

ENTERPRISE SASKATCHEWAN ARTS, CULTURE AND TOURISM SECTOR TEAM
Enterprise Saskatchewan reorganized its sector teams and issues councils, reducing the number of sector teams from 18 to 8. The arts and culture sector is now consolidated with tourism to form the Arts, Culture and Tourism Sector Team. Team members are Mr. Randy Fernets, Mr. Hugh Vassos, Ms. Nicki Kiteley, Ms. Carol Lumb, Mr. Andrew Turnbull (Saskatoon); Dr. Greg Argue, Mr. Mike McNaughton (Regina), Mr. Donny Parenteau (Prince Albert), Mr. Arnie Peterson (Waskesiu Lake), Mr. Lionel Sproule (Manitou Beach), and Mr. Darrell Balkwill (Whitecap).

SASKATCHEWAN BOOK PUBLISHERS 2012 PUBLISHING FORUM
Join the Saskatchewan Book Publishers at the 2012 Publishing Forum, “Alternate Publishing Reality” at The Artesian on 13th Avenue in Regina on March 16 and 17th. Presenters include Kelly Hill of Hill Strategies Research; David Caron of ECW Press; and Carlyn Craig of Post Hypnotic Press; Darla Middlebrook, voice actor; and Brian F. O’Leary of Magellan Media. Presentations and panels include: trends in the book industry; cutting-edge promotions; audiobooks; designing workflow for digital content; non-traditional marketing; and industry updates. To register.

SAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Terry Fenton, President
Tera Maguire, Vice-President
Pam Haig Bartley, Secretary
Mary Blackstone, Treasurer
Cynthia Dyck, Past President
Marcus Miller
Amy Nelson-Mile

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