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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 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…
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Season’s Greetings – Message from Executive Director

As we approach the holiday season, the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance (SAA) extends warm wishes and heartfelt gratitude to each one of you who has played a vital role in fostering the vibrant arts community in our province. The past year has…

Arts Everywhere: Episode Sixteen

Navigating the Ever-changing Art World Jordan Baraniecki embarked on a non-linear journey for his Bachelors of Fine Art, attending three different universities across Canada. During this time, he earned scholarships and awards for his drawing…

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…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Fourteen

The "chill vibe" of Lo-Fi Bedroom Pop Get ready to be captivated by the intriguing and electrifying journey of Patrick Moonbird, as he takes us on a rollercoaster ride from his early musical beginnings to his current fascinating world of…

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…

Is Your Public Art Gallery Serving Visual Artists and the Community?

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The word “gallery” is a term from the 1600s and describes a church porch. Currently, a veranda, corridor, a raised platform as in a theatre, or a large space can all be a gallery. These meanings describe space, something that is immobile.…

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…
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Introducing SAA’s 2023-24 Board of Directors

Introducing SAA’s 2023-24 Board of Directors Thanks to everyone who attended the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance’s AGM on September 27. Poet Laureate dee Hobsbawn-Smith presented memorable works as part of the artist Intervention following…

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…
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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…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode 11

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NBYXE: One Sleepless Night   Since 2014 Saskatoon residents and visitors have been “taking it to the street”,  in an arts treasure hunt throughout various communities in the city, under the cover of night. Em Ironstar is…