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May 2013

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May 2013

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SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE MEETS WITH MEMBERS A SHORT HISTORY AND SELF-JUSTIFICATION OF A WORKING ARTIST ARTSVEST EXTENDED FOR TWO MORE YEARS RITCHIES AUCTION HOUSE TO PAY ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTER-ARTS OFFICE 2013 CONSULTATION CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2013 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS PAVED ARTS JOB CALL: GALLERY ASSISTANT CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: POWER OF THE ARTS NATIONAL FORUM OPPORTUNITY: ONLINE LEARNING WITH LYNDA.COM SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS



   

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE MEETS WITH MEMBERS
The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance was on the road in May and met with arts organizations in Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert. The SAA holds community Forums, advocacy workshops, and button bees throughout the province. By meeting people who make arts and culture happen in Saskatchewan, we get a clearer picture of where we should be focusing our efforts, we learn about the challenges and successes in each community. If interested, please contact our Communications and Outreach Officer Jessica Riess at 306.780.9820 or outreach@artsalliance.sk.ca.


   

A SHORT HISTORY AND SELF-JUSTIFICATION OF A WORKING ARTIST
Check out the latest SAA blog, A Short History and Self-Justification of a Working Artist written by visual artist and arts educator Twyla Exner: “Attending to all the issues we face as communities does not depend on the impoverishment of the arts. On the contrary, we can argue that the myriad of benefits the arts have on creating healthy communities make the arts all the more important.”


   

ARTSVEST EXTENDED FOR TWO MORE YEARS
On May 27th, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty, accompanied by Business for the Arts, artsVest national program manager Laura Adlers, announced an agreement has been reached on a two-year extension of artsVest™ program in Saskatchewan. For more information, view the official press release.


   

RITCHIES AUCTION HOUSE TO PAY ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT
The auction house Ritchies has announced that they will voluntarily pay the Artist's Resale Right beginning with the inaugural Project Contemporalis auction this month. They are the first major auction house in Canada to do so.

"Auction houses have been profiting from the works of great Canadian artists without giving anything back for far too long," said Gordon Gothreau, head of Ritchie's contemporary art department. "Canada must do more to protect its artists - granting artists resale rights is the first step on a long road."

CARFAC and RAAV are still hopeful that the government will bring the Artist's Resale Right to Canada through legislation that would apply to all art market professionals. For more information.


   

PARTICIPATE IN THE CANADA COUNCIL INTER-ARTS OFFICE 2013 CONSULTATION
Be part of the conversation! Help the Canada Council improve the Arts Inter-Arts Office programs. Take part in the online consultation from May 1 to July 30, 2013.

The two questions:

  • How to make the Inter-Arts Office suite of programs more flexible, responsive, meaningful, impactful and measurable, especially the Grants to Organizations program?
  • What are some of the key issues and opportunities facing the inter-arts sector in the context of the changing environment?

Key consultation findings will be published in the fall of 2013. The results will inform program changes scheduled for the fall of 2014.


   

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2013 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS
Consider nominating a deserving artist, group or arts organization for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards! More information is available on the SAB website. Nominations are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013.

The 2013 Lieutenant Governor's Arts Awards gala event will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in Regina at the Conexus Arts Centre.


   

PAVED ARTS JOB CALL: GALLERY ASSISTANT
Currently an employment opportunity exists for a position of Gallery Assistant. The Gallery Assistant will work with the Artistic and Executive Director to provide support with the administration, installation and media promotion of exhibitions and events at PAVED Arts main and media galleries. The Gallery Assistant will also assist with documentation of exhibitions as well as packing and shipping of artworks. The successful candidate will provide support with the organization’s production centre and assist with PAVED Arts’ outreach program and special events. For more information.


   

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: POWER OF THE ARTS NATIONAL FORUM
Over three days, Power of the Arts National Forum participants will explore ways in which grassroots youth organizations, arts communities and academia can work with sectors as varied as health, business, and law, to discuss issues such as youth crime, mental health, unemployment, and social exclusion, through the arts. The Forum will be held over September 27 to 29, 2013 in Ottawa.


   

OPPORTUNITY: ONLINE LEARNING WITH LYNDA.COM
With the support of Canadian Heritage and Trillium, ArtsBuild has secured a one-year special rate of $150 for complete access to Lynda.com. This online training resource normally costs $350. This subscription lets you – and everyone in your organization - access lynda.com’s 1,600 courses in English and French. Contact Nicole Hamilton for more information.


   

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Terry Fenton – President
Cynthia Dyck – Past President
Marcus Miller – Vice President
Mary Blackstone
Pamela Haig Bartley
Amy Nelson-Mile
Gordon Pepper

Saskatchewan Arts Alliance is a non-profit coalition of arts organizations provides a collective voice for the arts in Saskatchewan. Established in 1984, SAA advocates on issues such as public funding of the arts, freedom of expression and artists’ working conditions.