Our Research and Reports

Research that is relevant and rigorous is critical for effective decision-making that advances the Saskatchewan arts sector. If the arts and artists in Saskatchewan are to achieve their potential and if we are to develop the policies, programs and resources to make that happen, then fundamental information and evidence specific to our province is needed.

If the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance doesn’t do the primary research to understand our own communities and the role of arts organizations and artists in them no one else will do it for us, answering why research has become increasingly important to SAA’s work.

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Analysis of the benefits of the arts in Saskatchewan

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Analysis of the benefits of the arts in Saskatchewan This report provides a summary of Saskatchewan-specific data and qualitative information gathered during an intensive but short-term process of data analysis and research in May and June…

SAA: COVID-19 Impact Survey: Cultural Organizations

This survey was conducted by the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance to assess the initial impact on cultural organizations in Saskatchewan resulting from the implementation of social distancing due to COVID-19.

The Value of Arts Education to Student Learning and Development

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In this annotated bibliography written by Donna Nikiforuk, you'll about North American and international arts education initiatives that demonstrate the important of maintaining a strong arts education from K-12.

The Value of Arts for Social Cohesion in Saskatchewan

Drawing on concepts of cultural ecology and social capital, this report examine public perceptions of the arts within Saskatchewan’s urban and rural contexts.

Saskatoon Artist and Arts spaces 2018

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In September 2018, the City of Saskatoon contracted the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance to conduct consultations with Saskatoon artists regarding Saskatoon arts spaces.

Fine Arts and Arts Education Resources at Saskatchewan Universities 2018 Update

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This report documents changes in fine arts and arts education resources in the province's universities from approximately 2001 to 2017. It updates and complements the SAA's similar reports of 2015 and 2014.

Future Innovators: Developing Creativity Through K-12 Arts Education in Saskatchewan Schools

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By Dianne Warren. A Position Paper and Recommendations in Response to "Achieving Growth through Innovation: The Role of Arts Education in Supporting Economic Sustainability" by C. Brooke Dobni Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance.

Election ARTS: Platforms and Candidates

Election ARTS: Platforms and Candidates What makes you the best suited for the job of prime minister? For the last 10 weeks, Canada’s federal leaders have been interviewing for the nation’s top job. The Globe and mail asked the…