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SAA Bulletin

April 2015

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In this issue...

SAA is Coming to North Battleford and Moose Jaw
Read This Month’s Op/Ed Lead by Example: Cut the Cord
SAA President Steps Down
Canadian Arts Coalition Disappointed With Federal Budget
Take Part in This Provincial Arts Survey
Call for Nominations: CARFAC National Visual Arts Advocate Award
Cultural Exchange Announces Free Online Database
Creative Sask Updates Screen-Based Media Production Grant Guidelines
An Inspired Future for the Arts - Canadian Arts Summit 2015
SaskCulture Seeking Volunteers for Board of Directors
Save The Date! Barefoot Party Fundraiser Saturday May 2nd, 7-11pm
Creative Kids and the RCMP Partner for Charity Gala Fundraiser
SaskMusic Re-launches Legal Program
Mann Art Gallery Acquires Substantial Collection of New Artwork
Prairie Wind & Silver Sage Invites Appli­ca­tions for Short-Term Artist Res­i­den­cies
Nominations Now Open For 2016 Governor General Awards
Cultural Statistics
Check Out SaskCulture’s SaskScapes
Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors

 


SAA IS COMING TO NORTH BATTLEFORD AND MOOSE JAW
The SAA is in the road again. This time we are in North Battleford on April 28 and Moose Jaw on April 30. Come talk about the arts, and what matters to you. Refreshments will be served.

April 28 | North Battleford | Chapel Gallery | 7 to 8:30 pm | 891-99th St. Door Number 1.
April 30 | Moose Jaw | MJ Public Library | South Meeting Rm |6 to 7:00 pm | 461 Langdon Cr.

If you’re in the neighbourhood, we hope to see you there.


READ THIS MONTH’S OP/ED LEAD BY EXAMPLE: CUT THE CORD
Read this month’s Op/Ed article by arts advocate Dawn Brown. She writes about time gained with her daughter after cutting t.v. from their lives and how every child deserves an arts education.


SAA PRESIDENT STEPS DOWN
Vice President Marcus Miller steps into the position of SAA president as Kelley Jo Burke takes leave to be an Animateur for SaskCulture: "As I have accepted a contract as a Community Engagement Animateur for SaskCulture, and in order to avoid even the appearance of conflict of interest, I am stepping down, as SAA president, for the duration of that contract. I am grateful to SAA Vice-President Marcus Miller for his willingness to step into the job during my absence."


CANADIAN ARTS COALTION DISAPPOINTED WITH FEDERAL BUDGET
On April 23 the Canadian Arts Coalition released a statement on the federal budget. To read their statement,Arts sector disappointed by Budget 2015visit their website.


TAKE PART IN THIS PROVINCIAL ARTS SURVEY
artSpace is currently conducting a comprehensive market analysis on our local and provincial arts community. The data collected from both surveys will give us a better understanding of the main issues facing the Arts and Cultural sector of our province and help us build a credible business plan to create a space that will help overcome these issues. Take the survey today!


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: CARFAC NATIONAL VISUAL ARTS ADVOCATE AWARD
CARFAC seeks to honour a professional artist from Saskatchewan, who has made a significant contribution as an advocate for the Canadian visual arts community. This contribution may be national or regional in scope, and is a wonderful opportunity for a local arts advocate to gain national recognition and thanks for their work. For more information.


CULTURAL EXCHANGE ANNOUNCES FREE ONLINE DATABASE
If you are part of an arts council, arts organization or venue that hosts visual artists, filmmakers, dancers, writers, musicians, etc. for performances, workshops, readings etc., you can list your venue or presenter organization with a blurb about what kind of art or artists you're willing to host.

If you are an artist, you can also add yourself to the database as well. Each new artist, venue and organization is advertised on our main home page for several days after your listing is approved by the web administrator. To join the Presenters Network, please visit: http://culturalexchange.ca/submit/

This service is free to join and free advertising for your community, museum, gallery, or organization.


CREATIVE SASK UPDATES SCREEN-BASED MEDIA PRODUCTION GRANT GUIDELINES
Creative Saskatchewan has updated their Screen-Based Media Production Grant guidelines

Previously applicants were required to have majority ownership of the copyright. As is consistent with Telefilm Canada, the new guidelines provide flexibility with regards to the copyright ownership structure allowing for proportional ownership and revenue recoupment in relation to amount of financing put into the project.


AN INSPIRED FUTURE FOR THE ARTS - CANADIAN ARTS SUMMIT 2015
Director and CEO Simon Brault spoke at the 2015 Canadian Arts Summit on April 10. He discussed the changes coming to the Canada Council of the Arts, which was first addressed at the Council’s Annual Public Meeting. To read his speaking notes, visit their website.


SASKCULTURE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SaskCulture is seeking volunteers for the SaskCulture Board of Directors. SaskCulture strives to build a culturally vibrant future in which all citizens of Saskatchewan individually and collectively, celebrate, value and support participation in and access to cultural experience. Positions to be filled include one year terms in each of Arts, Cultural Industries, Heritage, Member-at Large (2) and Multiculturalism. Elections will be held Jun. 12, 2015 at the SaskCulture Annual General Meeting

Application packages for the SaskCulture Board are available on our website. Forms can now be submittedonline.


SAVE THE DATE! BAREFOOT PARTY FUNDRAISER SATURDAY MAY 2ND, 7-11PM
Kick off your shoes and dive into spring feet first! Pamper your feet with foot massage, reflexology, and a feast of other fine foot treatments (7:15pm - 9:15pm). Just as Isadora Duncan danced into the 20th century barefoot, we at New Dance Horizons invite you and your bare feet to dance the night away!

Artesian 2627 13th Ave. | $25.00 | Treatments: $10.00/15 minutes | DJ Garth Radar |Raffle, Silent Auction


CREATIVE KIDS AND THE RCMP PARTNER FOR CHARITY GALA FUNDRAISER
Hearing a call for more entertainment, more fun and more support for kids, Creative Kids Saskatchewan is once again setting the stage to host the Creative Kids RCMP Charity Gala, which will be held on May 23, 2015 at the RCMP Drill Hall “Depot” Division in Regina. Click here to purchase tickets online!

For more information about the Creative Kids program or the RCMP Charity Gala, visit, creativekidssask.caor call 1-855-277-9469 or contact Christie Nenson, Creative Kids Fund Development, at (306) 780-9461 orcnenson@saskculture.sk.ca.


SASKMUSIC RELAUNCHES LEGAL PROGRAM 
SaskMusic is pleased to announce the relaunch of its Legal Services program, with lawyer Kurt Dahl of Murphy & Company (Saskatoon and Vancouver) providing free legal services to SaskMusic individual and corporate members beginning April 1, 2015. This is a first-come, first-served program and services are limited to issues relating to careers in the music industry. For more information and/or to access this program, please visit www.saskmusic.org/how-to/legal-service-program or call SaskMusic, 1-800-347-0676. 


MANN ART GALLERY ACQUIRES SUBSTANTIAL COLLECTION OF NEW ARTWORK
The Mann Art Gallery acquired a substantial collection of artwork by McGregor and Beth Hone. In early March, the Hone family gifted the gallery 1,500 works of art, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, prints (including original blocks), and archival material. This generous gift from the Hone family doubles the amount of objects in the Mann’s Permanent.


PRAIRIE WIND & SILVER SAGE INVITES APPLI­CA­TIONS FOR SHORT-TERM ARTIST RES­I­DEN­CIES
Prairie Wind & Silver Sage – Friends of Grasslands in Val Marie, Saskatchewan near Grasslands National Park, is pleased to invite appli­ca­tions for a number of multi-disciplinary short-term artist res­i­den­cies in all artist disciplines during the period June 1 – September 30, 2015. Residencies may be for periods of 10 days to four weeks, depending on artist and program schedules. These residencies are intended to ask the question, "How can an artist residency enrich visitor and resident experience of Grasslands National Park, while also enriching the artist's practice?" Submissions received by April 24 will receive first consideration, though later submissions may also be considered.

For more information and to apply, please go to http://www.pwss.org/artist-residency-program-2015.


NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2016 GOVERNOR GENERAL AWARDS
Do you know a remarkable Canadian artist who deserves to be recognized? Honor them for outstanding artistic achievement and contributions by nominating them now! The nomination period for the 2016 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts is now open!

Deadline: June 15, 2015 | Guidelines | Read about the 2015 winners here!


CULTURAL STATISTICS
The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC), a partner in the Culture Statistics Strategy Consortium, released its first newsletter, prepared by the Policy Research Group responsible for the Culture Statistics Account (CSA) at Canadian Heritage. The newsletter gives a clear and simplified explanation of the CSA and culture statistics.


CHECK OUT SASKCULTURE’S SASKSCAPES
SaskScapes is a podcast hosted and created by Kevin Power that highlights stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. If your organization is interested in sponsoring a podcast, contact Kevin Power.


SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Marcus Miller – President
Pamela Haig-Bartley – Past President
Yvette Nolan – Treasurer
Shelley Ewing – Secretary
Tarin Hughes – Member at Large
Heather Ritenburg – Member at Large
 
The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance is a non-profit coalition of arts organizations that 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.