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Arts Everywhere: Episode Nineteen

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Being Nathan Nathan Coppens, a remarkable artist living with ADHD.  His play "I Have No Idea" is more than just a stage production; it's a window into the nuanced world of neurodiversity, emphasizing the power of empathy and the strength…

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 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…
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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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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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Part One: 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 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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Fine Arts and Arts Education Resources at Saskatchewan Universities

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This report documents changes in fine arts and arts education resources in the province's universities from approximately 2001 to 2021. It updates and complements the SAA's similar reports of 2014, 2015 and 2018. This report is part of a…
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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…
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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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Art Works – Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC)

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For more than 50 years, the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council –better known by its acronym OSAC – has been bringing arts, culture and entertainment to small towns throughout the province. This article is written by Dave Margoshes. Read…
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Personal Essay on being a Disabled Artist by John Loeppky

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Personal Essay on being a Disabled Artist by John Loeppky Working as an emerging disabled artist in Saskatchewan gave me a nervous breakdown. I have cerebral palsy (CP), but it is safe to say I have never been in the business of collecting…