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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International award-winning journalist and author Alanna Mitchell inspired both tears and laughter from the audience at the 2014 Arts Congress with her journey that took her from the bottom of the ocean and onto the stage.

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Minister of Parks, Culture, and Sport Honourable Kevin Doherty speaks to Kelley Jo Burke on the arts in Saskatchewan and how to approach your MLA. 2014 Arts Congress.

Carolyn Warren, Vice-President, Arts, of the Banff Centre, shared her thoughts on creativity, the arts, and resilience in regards to rejuvenation.

2014 Speech from the Throne

On October 22, Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield delivered the 2014 Speech from the Throne. In it she mentioned the recently signed five-year lottery agreement, which supports 12,000 non-profit sport, culture and recreational organizations.

The Lieutenant Governor also noted that Creative Saskatchewan is now fully operational and has provided $7.7 million to support the marketing and development of all creative industries in the province. This includes $3.4 million distributed to the film industry, $2 million to the music industry, $1.1 million to the visual arts sector and $800,000 to the publishing industry. The full 2014 Speech from the Throne can be viewed here.

 

Op-Ed/Living the Arts

Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • Creativity takes courage.

    Henri Matisse

  • 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...

    Yann Martel

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

    Anton Chekhov

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

    Edgar Degas

  • 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

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

    Bertolt Brecht

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

    Bob Ross

  • Imagination rules the world.

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

    Albert Einstein

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

    William Edgar Stafford

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

    Gloria Steinem

  • Life is short, art is long...

    Hippocrates