Saturday, August 15, 2015

SAA Bulletin

August 2015

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In this issue...

Save The Date: SAA’s Annual General Meeting And Community Forum
Save The Date: SAA's 2016 Arts Congress
Survey: Share Your Thoughts On Possible Future Use Of the Sound Stage 
Check Out The #ARTSVOTE Election Toolkit
Creative Saskatchewan Is Seeking Jurors
Creative Saskatchewan Announces Increased Funding Flexibility 
Job Opportunity: Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative Programming Coordinator
SaskBooks Professional Development Sessions August
You Are Invited To The Community Initiatives Fund 2015 Northern Tour! 
Pierre Lassonde Appointed Canada Council Chair
New Regina Location For Creative Industry Associations
Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board Of Directors


SAVE THE DATE: SAA’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND COMMUNITY FORUM 

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. Stay tuned for more information.


SAVE THE DATE: SAA'S 2016 ARTS CONGRESS
The 2016 Arts Congress will be in Regina, May 6 and 7th at the Artesian. Stay tuned for further details.


SURVEY: SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON POSSIBLE FUTURE USE OF THE SOUND STAGE 
The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport is looking for your opinion on future uses at The Canada-Saskatchewan Production Studios (The Sound Stage™). The Ministry is hosting a short online questionnaire seeking your opinions and ideas. The questions will be available until September 20, 2015. Share your thoughts.


CHECK OUT THE #ARTSVOTE ELECTION TOOLKIT
The Canadian Arts Coalition has launched our #ARTSVOTE Election Toolkit, a free resource that is full of tips and information to help you keep the arts on the Federal agenda this October.


CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN IS SEEKING JURORS 
Creative Saskatchewan is seeking jurors to assess applications received for the Investment Grant programs. The next intake application deadline is September 25, 2015 and the adjudication process will occur from October 1-16, 2015. For more information, please visit their website.


CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN ANNOUNCES INCREASED FUNDING FLEXIBILITY 
Regulation changes enable the agency to commit funding up to $600,000 per applicant each year. This is an increase over the previous threshold of $250,000 per applicant per year. These changes are the result of ongoing consultations with the creative industries to ensure programming meets their needs. See more


JOB OPPORTUNITY: SASKATCHEWAN FILMPOOL COOPERATIVE PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR
The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is seeking to hire a full time staff member to fill the position of Programming Coordinator. The deadline for application is Friday, September 11, 2015. For more information, visit the Filmpool website


SASKBOOKS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS AUGUST 
How to Select and Pitch Your Books with Evan Munday

Learn how to pitch to the media, how to write a media release that will garner attention, and how to prepare the different types of media releases. Authors who promote their own books are welcome to attend this session. Cost for members is $50.00 per person and $60.00 non-members. Deadline to register is August 24, 2015. The session will be in both Saskatoon and Regina:

Saskatoon: Aug. 27, 2015, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. |Saskatoon Community Service Village, 101 - 506 25th St. E.

Regina: August 28, 2015, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. |Saskatchewan Arts Board, 1355 Broad Street.

For more information or to register contact Jackie Lay at j.lay@sasktel.net.


YOU ARE INVITED TO THE COMMUNITY INITIATIVES FUND 2015 NORTHERN TOUR! 
The CIF is hitting the road from September 8th-11th to host grant writing workshops in Northern Saskatchewan communities.
The first half of this workshop provides information on the CIF and the projects it funds as well as shares basic tips and resources for writing successful grant applications. The second half of this workshop is optional as it provides a hands-on opportunity for you to ask questions and get your application process started! Make sure to bring your most enthralling ideas! For more information, visit the CIF website. To register, contact Rhonda Newton at 306.780.9308 orrnewton@cifsask.org.


PIERRE LASSONDE APPOINTED CANADA COUNCIL CHAIR
The Canada Council welcomed the appointment of Pierre Lassonde as the new Chair of its board. A well-respected businessman and philanthropist, Mr. Lassonde assumes the role effective immediately. Read more about Mr. Lassonde and his appointment here.


NEW REGINA LOCATION FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
The Creative Industry Associations are in a new location in Regina, 1831 College Avenue. The Creative Industry Associations include Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association, Saskatchewan Interactive Media Association, SaskBooks, SaskGalleries, SaskMusic, and Creative Saskatchewan. Located on the S.W. corner of College Avenue and Broad Street - parking is available out front. 


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.