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December 2013

In this Issue…

SEASON’S GREETINGS AND SAA HOLIDAY HOURS
CALL TO ACTION: SPEAK WITH YOUR MLA ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTS
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT GRANTS PROGRAM
TALK TO YOUR MP VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
ANALYSES OF THE 2013-14 PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL BUDGETS – ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE
CULTURE INCLUDED IN THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
YOUNG CANADA WORKS ANNOUNCED
CHECK OUT THE REVISED THE ART OF MANAGING YOUR CAREER
JOB OPPORTUNITY: DIRECTOR - VANCOUVER CIVIC THEATRES
SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS



   

SEASON’S GREETINGS AND SAA HOLIDAY HOURS
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, we wish you a happy holiday season and much success in the New Year! The office will be closed from December 24th to January 2nd, 2013.


   

CALL TO ACTION: SPEAK WITH YOUR MLA ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTS
The holiday season is here and MLAs are back in their home ridings. This is your chance to meet with your MLA to talk about the importance of the arts to you, your family, and to the quality of life in your province. This year, the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance is focusing on two points and requests for MLAs, for the government to increase its investment in the arts sector and to ensure that arts education is a priority.


   

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT GRANTS PROGRAM
The 2014 Community Investment Grants Program (CIGP) has been posted on the City of Regina website. The CIGP provides funding to community non-profit organizations registered with the ISC Corporate Registry.


   

TALK TO YOUR MP VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
The Canadian Arts Coalition (CAC) submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Finance with three proposed recommendations. The SAA has written to all Saskatchewan Members of Parliament in support of these recommendations. We encourage you to do the same. For more information about how you can interact with your MP on social media or in face-to-face meetings, visit the Canadian Arts Coalition’s website.


   

ANALYSES OF THE 2013-14 PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL BUDGETS – ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE
The latest analysis examining the impact of provincial and territorial Budgets on the cultural sector, Gloom and Glee – Analyses of the Provincial and Territorial 2013-2014 Budgets from the Perspective of Arts, Culture and Heritage has been released, and includes a section analyzing the impact of the Saskatchewan budget on the cultural sector.


   

CULTURE INCLUDED IN THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
There are several processes currently underway within the United Nations to set new global goals for aid and development – the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which drive the way governments worldwide and international agencies such as the World Bank spend billions of dollars every year on development initiatives. The MDGs also drive the way in which development is evaluated. 

Many international agencies (both intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations) are joining forces to advocate for culture to be integrated into the MDGs and the global development agenda in the future. These agencies were successful in having the following wording added to the final declaration: “We recommend… that a specific Goal focused on culture be included as part of the post-2015 UN development agenda, to be based on heritage, diversity, creativity and the transmission of knowledge and including clear targets and indicators that relate culture to all dimensions of sustainable development.”  For further information, please visit IFACCA’s website.


   

YOUNG CANADA WORKS ANNOUNCED
Young Canada Works (YCW) program is accepting applications for the summer student and graduate internship programs for 2014-2015. Applications for both YCW in Heritage Organizations and YCW at Building Careers in Heritage will be accepted until February 3, 2014. Heritage organizations include art galleries and cultural centres. Deadlines for the Career Focus (internship) program and the Languages at Work program differ. Applications must be completed online at www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca. All questions regarding the application process or the program should be directed to Kevin Parker at (613) 237-1066 ext. 240 or by emailing kparker@heritagecanada.org.


   

CHECK OUT THE REVISED THE ART OF MANAGING YOUR CAREER
Canada Council for the Arts and the Cultural Human Resources Council has engaged practising artists to revise the 2007 versions of The Art of Managing Your Career discipline enhancements for actors, writers, visual artists, craftspeople, musicians, filmmakers, dancers and digital media content creators. To purchase a copy of The Art of Managing Your Career, visit CHRCs website.


   

JOB OPPORTUNITY: DIRECTOR - VANCOUVER CIVIC THEATRES
The Cultural Services Division of the City of Vancouver invites applications for the position of Director of Vancouver Civic Theatres. For additional information.


   

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mary Blackstone
Kelly Jo Burke
Chrystene Ells
Shelley Ewing
Terry Fenton
Bart Gazzola
Pamela Haig Bartley
Marcus Miller
Yvette Nolan
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.