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Federal Budget 2024

Federal Budget 2024 On April 16, 2024, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland introduced the 2024 federal budget. Titled “Fairness for Every Generation,” Freeland’s fourth budget aims to invest in housing supply…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Twenty-three

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The Art of Sound Have you ever paused to consider the symphony of sounds that paint the canvas of our daily lives? This episode invites sound artist Dominique Ferraton to share her  transition from the hustle of Montreal to Gravelbourg,…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Twenty-two

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Exceeding your Endeavours When Roberta Cross steps into the room, you know that the conversation is about to take an enlightening turn. Her journey from the world of international diplomacy to reshaping the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance has…
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SAA on the Radio: Decreased Funding to the Arts

Check out our Executive Director, Em Ironstar, talk numbers on The Afternoon Edition. While the Saskatchewan Party says it's posted record numbers on its budget documents, that doesn't hold true for arts. Instead, that funding has dropped…
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Response Letter: Proposed Cuts to Canadian Heritage & Canada Council for the Arts

Open Letter to Ministers St-Onge, Freeland and Anand on the proposed cuts to Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts The SAA was recently a contributor to and signatory of an Open Letter from the Canadian Arts Coalition regarding…
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2024-25 Provincial Budget: Classrooms, Care, & Communities

SAA's Response 2024-25 Provincial Budget: Classrooms, Care, & Communities On March 20, 2024, the Honourable Donna Harpauer, Minister of Finance, delivered the 2024–25 Provincial Budget: Classrooms, Care, & Communities. The provincial…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Twenty-one

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Honouring the Past and Cultivating Inclusivity in the Arts with Floyd Favel Floyd Favel, is a culture worker from the Poundmaker Cree Nation, whose expertise in the arts is as profound as the heritage he carries. Floyd takes us on a journey…

SAA Online Resource

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Let‘s Celebrate Music Education! The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance has created this online advocacy resource on the benefits of music. We created it because we know that music education is vital to a well-rounded education, fostering creativity,…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Twenty

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The Two-Spirit Journey of Alejandro Romero When Alejandro Romero left his medical studies for the unpredictable world of art, he set in motion a compelling  life story. Our latest podcast episode invites you into an intimate conversation…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Nineteen

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Being Nathan Nathan Coppens is 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

January 15, 2024 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland House of Commons Parliament Buildings Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Email: 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.…