2016 Arts Congress Presenters

Performers + Speakers

Keynote Speakers

  • Simon Brault Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts
  • John Holden, cultural expert from the UK who has written extensively on the value of culture and its relationship to society
  • Tracey Lindberg, award-winning academic writer and teacher of Indigenous studies and law as well as the author of Birdie recently shortlisted for Canada Reads


  • Lindsay Knight aka Eekwol Award-winning hip hop artist 
  • Comedic improv variety act Red Hot Riot


  • Into the Future Wild with John Holden, Johanna Bundon, and Michael Jones
  • Connect, Create, + Catalyze with Brad Bellegarde, Osemis Isbister-Bear; and Jennifer McRorie


  • Coffee with the Provincial Funders: Interim CEO of Creative Saskatchewan Susan Gorges, General Manager of SaskCulture  Rose Gilks; and Saskatchewan Arts Board Executive Director Michael Jones
  • A Conversation of Valuing the Arts: Regina City Councillor Shawn Fraser

Stories from the Art

  • Chrystene Ells
  • Jennifer Matotek
  • Shayna Stock
  • Joey Tremblay