SAA Summary: Statistics Canada’s quarterly report for national culture & sport indicators

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At the beginning of January, The Daily, the media outlet for Statistics Canada released their quarterly report for national culture & sport indicators. This report documents recent changes in GDP & jobs in the culture & sport industries.…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Eighteen

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Statistically Speaking Meet  Ariana Malthaner, the research lead with the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance.  Ariana, unveils how her path led her from the intricacies of Old Irish linguistics to becoming a formidable advocate for the arts in…

Arts Everywhere: Episode Seventeen

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Don’t forget the joy Tia Furstenberg is a South African transplant making waves in the Canadian prairies with her art studio and her commitment to nurturing local talent in Prince Albert, Tia shares  her initial steps into the world…
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CEBA Repayment Extension Request

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January 15, 2024 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland House of Commons Parliament Buildings Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Email: chrystia.freeland@fin.gc.ca Dear Hon. Chrystia Freeland: On January 18th, 2024, the federal government will enforce…

What’s so important about recreational adult performance dance?

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We tend to associate formal performance dance training with children or professional adults. But each year, more and more adults are falling in love with performance dance training as a hobby and a lifestyle. However, many adult dancers are…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Fifteen

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Decoding the Complexities of Arts Funding with Jeremy Morgan With a wealth of experience under his belt, this episodes guest, Jeremy Morgan gives us an insider's perspective on the growth and development of major arts and heritage organizations.…

Economic Impact of Arts Organizations Funded by SK Arts

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As part of the SAA's ongoing efforts to advocate for increased funding to SK Arts, we undertook an investigation into the economic impact of the arts organisations funded by SK Arts, and have sent this report to Minister Ross. It is our hope…

Amended SAA Bylaws

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In February 2023, the SAA Board of Directors met to review and modernize the organization’s bylaws, which were last reviewed over 20 years ago. There are several amendments that were approved by the membership at the September 2023 AGM; they…

Arts Everywhere: Episode Thirteen

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Leadership, Dedication & Innovation Breanne Harmon is dedicated to a life in the arts, and her work has been rewarded with the prestigious recognition of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for work in the community. She'll…

Arts Everywhere: Episode Twelve

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The Dense Jungle of Bureaucracy Patrick Close is active as a practicing artist, and like many artists, devoted a great deal of his career to arts administration. He has been a key voice within many of Canada's arts organizations and has…

Stormy Weather

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by Mark Turner In five short days, our friends and colleagues at the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony (KWS) went from canceling a season to filing for bankruptcy and ceasing operations. And only a few weeks ago, ArtSpace in Toronto announced it…
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Part Three: Solutions to Precarity in the Arts

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An Overview of the Increased Need for Education, Advocacy, and Sustainability for Independent Contractors in the Arts after the Pandemic.   Edith Skeard for the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance  Solutions to Precarity in the Arts – Advocacy…

Music through a Lifetime

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Music is Life Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein loved music. “Life without music is inconceivable for me,” Einstein said. “I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music … I get most joy in life out of music.” The…

Music Education Matters

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Music is a Powerful Tool in Education Music education is vital to a well-rounded education. Strong music programs in schools help kids and their communities in real, substantial, and well-documented ways: Music education develops better…

Music and Wellbeing

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Music is powerful medicine Music holds the power to increase dopamine levels (happy hormones), decrease symptoms of depression and pain and can improve quality of life. Music is one of the few activities that uses both sides of the brain…
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Take action for music education in Saskatchewan!

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Let your voice be heard by reaching out to your MLA, the Minister of Education and the leadership of the Saskatchewan School Board Association.   (function(n,e,w,m,o,d){m=n.createElement(e);m.async=1;m.src=w; o=n.getElementsByTagName(e)[0];o.parentNode.insertBefore(m,o); …
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Part Two: Job Precariousness + Future Concern

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An Overview of the Increased Need for Education, Advocacy, and Sustainability for Independent Contractors in the Arts after the Pandemic.   Edith Skeard for the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance  Part Two – Job Precariousness + Future Concern In…
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 A Village Artist

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A Village Artist The setting sun backlights the prairie. A faint sound of a car passing on the highway is drowned out by the meadowlarks and robins. A puddle on the gravel road out front reflects the gently darkening blue sky. A hunting bird…