In 2014, the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative was proud to host the first annual Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (SIFA).

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The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra's mission is to enhance and reflect the artistic and cultural life of Saskatoon and area through exceptional orchestral music.

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In September 2014, the SAA and its members met with MPs Stephane Dion and Ralph Goodale to discuss art issues facing the provincial community.

The Regina International Open Theatre Society (R.I.O.T.S.) formed to produce the annual Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival and Kid's Fringe. R.I.O.T.S brings to southern Saskatchewan live independent theatrical productions for all ages.

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With many members of the arts community in attendance, the 2014 Arts Congress touched on love, hope, and creating art in the ashes. Michael Greyeyes speaks on conflict at the 2014 Arts Congress.

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News: Canada Council Annual Public Meeting

On January 20, the Canada Council for the Arts held its Annual Public Meeting. Director and CEO, Simon Brault spoke about how investing public money in the arts must be for all the public, that public funding must be “explained, justified, debated and defended” and the impacts must be talked about. Over the coming years, the Council wants to increase and enhance the presence of Canadian artists throughout the world, improve the working and living conditions of artists, give better support to Aboriginal creators, and give all Canadian citizens more access to artistic excellence. Read More.

    2014 Federal Budget Analysis

The Canadian Conference of the Arts, Canadian Arts Coalition and Saskatchewan Arts Alliance published the analysis of the 2014 Federal Budget which examines federal funding for the arts and culture sector over the whole 2014 calendar year. Read more.

 
Reflections
  • Imagination rules the world.

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.

    Anton Chekhov

  • Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

    Albert Einstein

  • Our brains are organized by stories and images, not statistics.

    Gloria Steinem

  • Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

    Edgar Degas

  • Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music

    William Edgar Stafford

  • Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.

    Bertolt Brecht

  • Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money.

    Ernst Levy

  • Life is short, art is long...

    Hippocrates

  • 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.

    Emile Zola

  • After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

    Aldous Huxley

  • We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.

    Bob Ross

  • Creativity takes courage.

    Henri Matisse