Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SAA Bulletin

July 2015

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​​In this issue...

Arts Board Receives Funding For Culture on the Go
Community Meetings Re: The Future of Claybank Brick Plant 
LIVE ARTS Call For Submissions
Community Places And Spaces Program Extended!
Director/Curator Position: Art Gallery of Regina
Program & Outreach Director: CARFAC Saskatchewan 
UNESCO Canadian Commission Seeks Youth Advisory
Join the Saskatchewan Presenters Network
Read the Letter from Members Of The Arts Community To The Arts Board
Call for Applications: John Hobday Awards In Arts Management
Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors


ARTS BOARD RECEIVES FUNDING FOR CULTURE ON THE GO
The Government of Saskatchewan announced an additional $800,000 investment in Saskatchewan's cultural sector with renewed funding for the Culture on the Go program. The program is designed to help Saskatchewan artists and organizations tour and present shows. For more information


COMMUNITY MEETINGS RE: THE FUTURE OF CLAYBANK BRICK PLANT
The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation has partnered with the Prince’s Charities Canada to undertake a full review of the operations at Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site. The partnership will benefit from the expertise of the Prince’s Regeneration Trust who will, for the first time, be undertaking a project outside of the United Kingdom. 

The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation holds Claybank in trust for the people of Saskatchewan and encourages anyone with an interest in the future of the site to attend one of three community meetings. Meetings will be held in Avonlea on July 26, Regina on July 27, and Moose Jaw on July 28. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information on Claybank or about the upcoming community meetings, please visit www.pcs.gov.sk.ca/SHF. For more information about the Prince’s Charities Canada, visit www.princescharities.ca.


LIVE ARTS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
LIVE Arts is seeking proposals from artists for a broadcast/workshop program to take place on September 29, 2015 as part of the upcoming 2nd International Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEMfest) in Saskatoon. For more information.


COMMUNITY PLACES AND SPACES PROGRAM EXTENDED!
The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) announces the extension of the popular Community Places and Spaces Program! Targeted to end March 31, 2016 the program will now end March 31, 2017. This means 2 application deadlines remain: October 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016. The program supports small capital renovations that improve the quality, sustainability, and long-term use of multi-purpose community facilities such as halls, recreation facilities, and playgrounds. Apply here!


DIRECTOR/CURATOR POSITION: ART GALLERY OF REGINA
The Art Gallery of Regina is a public art gallery and a registered charity, known for its strong level of community engagement. The Director/Curator position is both CEO and artistic director requiring leadership and artistic vision as well as a broad range of skills including planning and administration, accounting and financial management, exhibition curating, program development and evaluation, and fundraising. Application Deadline: July 24, 2015. For description and qualifications see www.artgalleryofregina.ca.


PROGRAM & OUTREACH DIRECTOR: CARFAC SASKATCHEWAN
CARFAC Saskatchewan Visual Artists, a non-profit organization serving visual artists through research, education, advisory and advocacy programs, requires a director for our Regina office, beginning in August, 2015. For more information, see their website.


UNESCO CANADIAN COMMISSION SEEKS YOUTH ADVISORY
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) is seeking new members to join its Youth Advisory Group from the provinces of Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and the Northern Territories. If you are between the ages of 18-30, are actively engaged in your community and connect with UNESCO’s mission and vision, submit your application now!

If interested, please submit your application form along with your CV before July 31, 2015 to joelle.tremblay@unesco.ca.


JOIN THE SASKATCHEWAN PRESENTERS NETWORK
Calling all artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, actors, storytellers and dancers interested in working in Saskatchewan. Join the free new Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Presenters Network as a way of advertising that you are available to put on shows, teach workshops, do readings or whatever it is you do anywhere in Saskatchewan. Venues and presenters can also sign up to host artist events in their communities. Join the Presenters Network for free by visiting: http://culturalexchange.ca/submit/


READ THE 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.


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.


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.