Monday, July 8, 2013

SAA Bulletin

July 2013

« Back

July 2013

In this issue…

CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN REGULATIONS PUBLISHED
COLLABORATION RESULTS IN 2013 GRANT DATABASE
UNIVERSITY OF BRTISH COLUMBIA (UBC) CENTRE FOR CULTURAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS NEEDED FOR ABORIGINAL YOUTH WRITERS' RETREATS
SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS



   

CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN REGULATIONS PUBLISHED
The Saskatchewan Gazette has published the Creative Saskatchewan Regulations. The regulations – the guidelines of the Creative Saskatchewan Act – specify terms such as:

  • “eligible applicants” which include both corporations and individuals who meet the criteria
  • “eligible project” which must be suitable for commercial use in the industries listed and fulfill several criteria; for example, has demonstrable economic and cultural benefit to Saskatchewan.

Financial assistance is in the form of grants, loans or equity investments. The regulations state the information that must be included in applications. They also set out rules for nominations to the Board of Directors, equity investments, loans and other terms and conditions.

The maximum amount of financial assistance in a fiscal year is $250,000, although the Lieutenant Governor may approve a higher amount. As well, Creative Saskatchewan may establish one or more adjudication panels. You can find the full regulations at http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/documents/gazette/part2/2013/G2201327.pdf.


   

COLLABORATION RESULTS IN 2013 GRANT DATABASE
Heritage Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport have collaborated resources to create a Resource and Funding Source Inventory Database. The data is current as of June 2013. The database is a listing of organizations that provide grants, purpose of the grant, eligibility requirements and much more.


   

UNIVERSITY OF BRTISH COLUMBIA (UBC) CENTRE FOR CULTURAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Registration is now open for online professional development courses in cultural planning offered by the new international University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development with a special opportunity available to members of the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance. Courses currently offered this term include: Creative Placemaking; Foundations of Cultural Planning; Creating Culture Plans; and, Cultural Tourism: Impacting Communities Worldwide. Each course includes interactive online discussions, case studies, and learning activities that offer opportunities to engage with other professionals in an interactive and fully online learning environment. Courses can be taken individually for professional development, or combined to earn the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning—an international professional learning program delivered 100% online. Members of the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance are invited to register with the coupon code CPLAN to save $100 on the standard registration fee. For more information and to register, visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca/cultural-planning.


   

WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS NEEDED FOR ABORIGINAL YOUTH WRITERS' RETREATS
In partnership with the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) in Regina and the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, the SWG is seeking emerging writers to co-instruct the Aboriginal Youth Writers’ Retreats: “Bringing Back the Buffalo.” The workshops will take place August 6-9, 2013 in both Regina and Saskatoon.

We are looking for emerging writers to assist in facilitating these four-day workshops for Aboriginal youth ages 14-22 in Regina and Saskatoon. Successful applicants should be entering his/her writing career and looking to further develop his/her skills.

The outcome of these creative writing workshops will be an anthology of stories to be shared across Saskatchewan.

If interested, please send a cover letter and professional resume to Melanie McKay by 4:30 p.m. on July 12, 2013. For questions or further information contact Melanie at (306) 791-7744 or swgap@skwriter.com. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


   

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

The 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.