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Creating, Connecting: Studio Without Walls Program

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Who doesn’t like to get mail—the good kind—not bills and flyers, but something surprising or even inspiring? That notion guided artist Carey Rigby-Wilcox, who lives in Pike Lake, when she was designing what became the Happy Mail Kits—art…
On the boards and the Refinery building in Saskatoon

Arts Everywhere: Episode Eight

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On the Boards: this is the story of a unique, alternative model for producing independent performing art in Saskatoon.  It's the story of opportunity meeting need.  The need  was an organization dedicated to assisting independent artists…
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SAA’s Response: Bill S-208 Dropped

SAA Responds to the Dropping of Bill S-208 May 1, 2023 On April 24, 2023, the order for second reading of Bill S-208, a Declaration on the Essential Role of Artists and Creative Expression in Canada Act, was discharged and the item was dropped…
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Contract Labour and Saskatchewan’s Creative Ecology.

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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  Introduction In Saskatchewan, independent…

Arts Everywhere: Episode Eight

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Check out our latest Arts Everywhere Podcast, The Contractor, with Edie Skeard who works in multiple mediums, including sound, drawing, digital media, performance, and installation. Of the many skills Edie wields is that of a contractor…

Arts Everywhere: Episode Seven

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Arts & Business & Sport...OH MY! Em Ironstar is joined by freelance journalist, writer, editor and theatre artist John Loeppky.  John has an often brilliant and insightful take on many issues within the arts community - and often…
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Analysis of the benefits of the arts in Saskatchewan

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Analysis of the benefits of the arts in Saskatchewan This report provides a summary of Saskatchewan-specific data and qualitative information gathered during an intensive but short-term process of data analysis and research in May and June…

Arts Everywhere: Episode Six

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"It's roundtable time!" - ASO Convergence It's the first Arts Everywhere roundtable!  In this episode, Em Ironstar is joined by Taiwo Afolabi, Ariana Malthaner, Mark Claxton, and Lenore Maier who are all passionate about the work they…
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2023–24 Provincial Budget: Growth that Works for Everyone

SAA's Response 2023–24 Provincial Budget: Growth that Works for Everyone On March 22, 2023, the Honourable Donna Harpauer, Minister of Finance, delivered the 2023–24 Provincial Budget: Growth that Works for Everyone. The 2023-24 Budget…
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Write your MLA: Increase arts spending now!

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Budget day is March 22, 2023. The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance continues to remind the provincial government that the arts are still here and that the arts matter! We are asking our members and those in the arts community to write to their MLA,…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Five

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Josh Haugerud grew up in the small town of Craik, Saskatchewan. His journey so far has been eclectic, to say the least: in the trades as a welder, with bachelor's degrees in women's and gender studies and political science, working in…
Red lighting against a black background reading "All we have is words. All we have is worlds"

We started with an acknowledgement of wind

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We started with an acknowledgement of wind By Ariana Malthaner I have always been obsessed with words. Whether it was voraciously absorbing them through the endless stream of library books that passed through my greedy hands, or the way…
piano with an open keyboard. Above the centre of the piano - above the keys is a hand written note that reads "go ahead, play me."

Arts Everywhere: Episode Four

Mark Turner knows how to navigate his life in the arts which, planned or not, has led him to his current position as Executive Director and Creative Producer of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.  Now in its 92nd season, the Symphony…
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Pajama Party Politics: Gathering to Gab

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Pajama Party Politics: Gathering to Gab Presented by Listen to Dis and Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Who is this for? Everyone who identifies with the experience of disability or barriers to arts participation.1 **If you are uncertain if…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Three

There are no more fitting words to describe this episode than those found on this weeks guest's website "Chasing dreams and honouring family legacies".  The conversation between host Em Ironstar and her long-time childhood friend Krystal…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Two

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Carla Harris shares their thoughts and inspirations that fuel the passion to  bring  new voices and build connections in our community.  Carla identifies as a disabled artist and it is through that lens and  seeing  the normalization…
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Senator Patricia Bovey in Regina

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Don't miss this opportunity! Senator Patricia Bovey will be in Regina to talk about Bill S-208, An Act respecting the Declaration on the Essential Role of Artists and Creative Expression in Canada. The event being held by the Canadian Club…

Arts Everywhere: Episode One

It’s the premier full-length episode of Arts Everywhere!  Em Ironstar is joined by Jessica Riess, the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance’s Outreach and Communications lead since 2012.  Ever since Em began as the new SAA Executive Director, Jessica…