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SAA Bulletin

June 2015

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Summary of Arts Community Meetings with Saskatchewan Arts Board
Read This Month’s Op/Ed - An Open Letter from Members of the Arts Community to the Arts Board
Kelley Jo Burke Resumes Her Post as SAA President
Save The Date: SAA’s Annual General Meeting, Community Forum, & 2016 Arts Congress
Common Weal Community Arts Announces New Executive Director
CCNC Public Art Network
Call for Applications: John Hobday Awards in Arts Management
Equity in Theatre Launches New Website
Canadian Network for Arts and Learning National Conference
Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors

 


SUMMARY OF ARTS COMMUNITY MEETINGS WITH SASKATCHEWAN ARTS BOARD
To address the concerns expressed by its members, the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance (SAA) called two meetings of the arts community to discuss the changes happening at the Saskatchewan Arts Board. These meetings were held in Regina on May 19th and in Saskatoon on May 21st.

There was standing room only at the meetings, approximately 93 people in Regina and 68 in Saskatoon. SAA invited representatives of the Saskatchewan Arts Board to speak at the meetings – both meetings were attended by Interim CEO Ranjan Thakre and board member Ken Azzopardi. To review the Summary of Arts Community Meetings, please visit SAA’s website.


READ THIS MONTH’S OP/ED - AN OPEN LETTER FROM MEMBERS OF THE ARTS COMMUNITY TO THE ARTS BOARD
This month’s Op/Ed is an open letter to the Arts Board signed by prominent members of the arts community. It articulates the concerns and hopes of the arts community as the SAB conducts its search for a new CEO. Read the letter on SAA’s website.


KELLEY JO BURKE RESUMES HER POST AS SAA PRESIDENT
Kelley Jo Burke returns to her post as President of the SAA after stepping down temporarily. Burke and SAA board members thanked Vice President Marcus Miller who stepped in while she was away.


SAVE THE DATE: SAA’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, COMMUNITY FORUM, & 2016 ARTS CONGRESS
Plan to attend SAA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting and Community Form in Saskatoon on October 3 at the Refinery. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and voice your views on what’s happening in the local arts community.

The 2016 Arts Congress will be in Regina, May 6 and 7th at the Artesian. Stay tuned for further details.


COMMON WEAL COMMUNITY ARTS ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Common Weal Community Arts, a provincial arts organization announced the selection of Risa Payant as its new executive director. For more information, please visit their website.


CCNC PUBLIC ART NETWORK
The Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC) is establishing a CCNC Public Art Network in order to provide support for the development and promotion of best practices for people working in the field of public art.

CCNC is interested in hearing from the arts community on how the creation of a national CCNC Public Art Network could support the work you do, and how you would want to be involved. To fill out the survey.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: JOHN HOBDAY AWARDS IN ARTS MANAGEMENT
The John Hobday Award in Arts Management offers up to two awards of $10,000 annually to established and mid-career arts managers. Check out the details and guidelines and apply before September 30, 2015!

For more information, contact Sarah Brown at 1-800-263-5588 or 613-566-4414 ext. 6004.


EQUITY IN THEATRE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
Equity in Theatre (EIT) launched its new website. Given the decline in rates of representation for women playwrights in recent years, and the trickledown effect this has in other areas (such as directing, acting, and design), EIT is working to redress existent gender inequities in the Canadian theatre industry. The new website provides an interactive platform for artistic directors, theatre creators, and spectators to engage with women in theatre and find practical tools to address inequities in the sector. For more information.


CANADIAN NETWORK FOR ARTS AND LEARNING NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Engagement. Communication. Creativity. Partnerships. These were key themes that emerged when arts educators, government officials, policy makers, artists, and others gathered for the 2015 Conference of the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. To read more on the national conference.


SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kelley Jo Burke – President

Marcus Miller – Vice 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.