SAA Announces Big Names at the 2016 Arts Congress
Join us for the 2016 Arts Congress to be held in Regina at the Artesian on May 6th & 7th. We are excited to announce 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; and 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. 2016 Arts Congress Program.
Note: SAA provides a limited number of bursaries to assist professional artists who live out-of-town with travel costs to attend the Congress. For more information.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
How important are the visual arts in our society? I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art.
Kermit the Frog
Creativity takes courage.
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music
William Edgar Stafford
Life is short, art is long...
Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.
Imagination rules the world.
Our brains are organized by stories and images, not statistics.
If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing...