Read SAA’s new series Arts Work, which promotes our members. Each article highlights an arts organization making a positive impact on its community.

Art Works – On the Boards Staging Company

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For over 20 years, the company has provided expertise and resources in the technical and administrative areas of production to help hundreds of independent artists and performer-producers stage their art. During the pandemic, however, cancellations have been the norm, and the Refinery space has been almost empty. Gallant-Morari’s concert had been cancelled twice before they finally pulled it off.

Art Works – Free Flow Dance Theatre

Of all the art forms that can go public – like paintings mounted in a gallery, literature in the form of a reading by a novelist or poet, music in a concert hall, stadium or coffee shop, and, of course, theatre – contemporary dance “may be the toughest sell,” Jackie Latendresse believes.

Art Works – Saskatchewan Music Festival Association

Like most arts organizations, the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association (SMFA) faced unprecedented disruptions in 2020. Yet, it continues to find ways to bring communities together and offer opportunities for young musicians to perform, compete,…

Art Works – CARFAC Saskatchewan Gets Creative

CARFAC Saskatchewan provides resources, programs and services for artists to help them build the best professional career for themselves such as a fee schedule, contract templates, workshops and mentorship opportunities. Examples of the services are available online (
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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…

Art Works – Conseil culturel fransaskois (CCF)

Torchbearer of Fransaskoisie since 1974, the Conseil culturel fransaskois (CCF) is the driving force behind the development, promotion, and growth of the artistic and cultural sectors in Saskatchewan and beyond its borders. The geographic…

Art Works – Saskatchewan Festival of Words

Saskatchewan Festival of Words strives to present an online program that faithful festivalgoers will recognize. The Covid crisis has given us a rare opportunity to see how important the arts really are. This article was written by Carle Steel. Read…

Art Works – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan has been bringing the local community together through theatre for over 35 years. With a knack for taking Shakespearean works and giving them unique and entertaining twists, the festival is a staple to Saskatchewan…

Art Works – Sum Theatre

Each month SAA posts an Art Works article highlighting an arts organization making a positive impact in its community. For June 2018 SAA features Saskatoon’s Sum Theatre. Last summer Dave Margoshes spoke with artistic director Joel Bernbaum…
The troupe from the Saskatchewan Arts organization Listen to Dis on stage accepting applause from the audience.

Shaping the Stage by Kelsey Culbert

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Shaping the Stage By Kelsey Culbert Art, in all its forms, is a powerful thing. It can change people’s lives in many different ways; it certainly changed mine. It allowed me to be involved in a career that is often overlooked as an option…

Art Works – Saskatchewan Craft Council

The Saskatchewan Craft Council fosters an environment where excellence in craft is nurtured, recognized and valued. The Craft Council also supports Saskatchewan craftspeople to flourish creatively and economically, while also actively engaging…

Art Works – Estevan Art Gallery and Museum

The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum is an essential infrastructure for an isolated city, an oasis for artists and the public hungry for professional art that reflects Canada and all its complexity. Article written by Carle Steel. Read the…

Art Works – Yorkton Film Festival

In its current form, the festival continues to be dedicated to the promotion of the best screen-based media content, through our annual film festival and Golden Sheaf Awards competition. In addition to the annual event, the festival is dedicated…

Art Works – Sage Hill Writing

Sage Hill Writing provides professional development opportunities for writers at all stages of their careers. The value of their programs is exemplified by the many published works that offer acknowledgement to Sage Hill Writing, and by the…

Art Works – PAVED Arts

PAVED Arts is a non-profit, artist-run centre for the production, presentation, research and dissemination of contemporary media arts. The word PAVED is an acronym signifying the integration of media art forms addressed by our mandate: photographic,…

Art Works – Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society

The Cultural Exchange is an organization grounded in values of inclusivity and openness, that supports and delivers art programs to the people of Saskatchewan. This includes a new music education program in Stanley Mission; Community Arts Mentorship…

Art Works – The Mann Art Gallery

In a city with an aboriginal population of more than 40 percent and a history of racial discord, Prince Albert’s Mann Art Gallery is doing what it can to bridge the divide. As with many other cultural organizations in Saskatchewan, the idea of settler-indigenous reconciliation is never far from mind.

Art Works – Listen to Dis

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Listen to Dis’ community-based programming offers opportunities for participants to immerse themselves in the creation and production of various forms of theatre art, regardless of their physical abilities. This article was written by Wanda Schmöckel.