SAA Bulletin – September 2016


Join Us: SAA’S Annual General Meeting and Community Forum 

You are invited to our Community Forum and Annual General Meeting, to be held on Saturday, September 24 at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Plan to join us and bring your board members, colleagues, friends, and young artists or administrators – it’s a great opportunity to network and also help the Board of Directors shape our future initiatives.

The Forum will be followed by a catered lunch and annual general meeting. Please RSVP to help us plan for catering. RSVP to or 306-780-9820.

September 24, 2016 | 11:00 am | The MacKenzie Art Gallery | 3475 Albert St. | Regina

SAA Call For Nominations For Board Of Directors

If you are interested in, or know of someone who is interested in serving as a director for the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, please forward your nomination to the Nominations Committee: c/o Saskatchewan Arts Alliance 1150 8th Avenue, Suite 101 Regina, SK S4R 1C9, or by email at

Read This Month’s Op-Ed: The Importance of Scalable, Responsive Funding for Arts Organizations

Read this month’s Op-Ed by artist and arts administrator Michelle Brownridge. “Creating a scalable, responsive funding for arts organizations to flourish in our province is crucial to our continued artistic growth, development and pursuit of artistic excellence.” Read more here.

John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

Are you a leader in arts management who is looking for funding to pursue professional development or mentorship opportunities? The John Hobday Award in Arts Management offers up to two awards of $10,000 annually to established and mid-career arts managers. Check out the details and guidelines and apply before September 30, 2016!

2016 Saskatchewan Arts Awards

Presented by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Saskatchewan Arts Awards (formerly the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards) celebrates the achievements of individuals, groups and organizations in all arts disciplines. Recipients are given awards in six categories. The 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Casino Regina. Tickets are available here.

Business Course for Creative Entrepreneurs Accepting Applications

The Arts Entrepreneurship & Business Development Course (AEBDC), presented by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Creative Saskatchewan, is accepting applications from artists and creative entrepreneurs in the Lloydminster, Saskatoon and Regina areas. For more information. The closing dates for applications are: Lloydminster—October 7, 2016; Saskatoon—December 9, 2016; and Regina—January 27, 2017. The course fee is $200 and application forms are available

City of Regina Seeks Manager of Community and Cultural Development

The City of Regina is seeking a Manager of Community and Cultural Development. This position is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the delivery of services in the areas of cultural development, social inclusion, and community development. Deadline for applications: September 26, 2016. For more information.

SaskBooks Publishing Sessions: The Ins and Outs of Writing Book Cover Copy

The sessions feature Trena White from Page Two. The 250 words that appear on a book’s cover are some of the most important in the entire book. They are what encourage a potential reader to buy it. So how do you write persuasive copy? This workshop will explain how to write copy that sells books: what you should put on the front cover, how much weight to give endorsements, how to write a great author bio, and what to say in the description. Participants will examine plenty of concrete examples from real books that have worked — or not.

Saskatoon | September 26, 2016, 9-12 a.m. |Gabriel Dumont Institute,  #2, 604 22nd Street West

Regina | September 27, 2016, 9-12 a.m. | Mosaic Tower 3 , 2010 12th Ave, second floor boardroom

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The Canadian Arts Coalition Hosts Arts Day on the Hill

Join The Canadian Arts Coalition on Tuesday, October 25th for Arts Day on the Hill. This event is a great opportunity for artists, arts managers and board members of arts organizations across the country to meet with Members of Parliament. With the election of a majority Liberal government and the announcement of significantly increased funding to the Canada Council for the Arts last fall, it might seem like the need isn’t as great for Arts Day this year. But it’s especially in times of plenty that it becomes important to meet with our government representatives, to build a positive relationship with them and to share with them the value our organizations bring to life in Canada. Artists and Parliamentarians have much to accomplish together in the next four years. To find out more.

Need more Information on Intellectual Property: Read Think Before you Appropriate

The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project is a seven-year international research initiative based at Simon Fraser University. The researchers there have created a resource titled: THINK BEFORE YOU APPROPRIATE and CARFAC is urging all artists to give it a read. Think Before You Appropriate provides advice to designers and marketers on why and how to avoid misappropriation, and underlines the mutual benefits of responsible collaborations with Indigenous artists and communities. This is an important tool for all peoples in Canada as we move towards reconciliation and respect for Indigenous cultures and peoples. Download Think Before You Appropriate by clicking here!