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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 begins at 11:00 am followed by a catered lunch and annual general meeting. Please RSVP to help us plan for catering. RSVP here or call 306-780-9820!

Listen: 2016 Arts Congress Keynotes

Couldn’t make the 2016 Arts Congress? Listen to the keynote speakers including Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the ArtsJohn 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. The podcasts can be found here.

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Op-Ed/Living the Arts

Up In The Air by Carle Steel

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

  • 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

  • Life is short, art is long...


  • 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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Ernst Levy

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

    Edgar Degas

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

    Bob Ross

  • Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

    Albert Einstein

  • Creativity takes courage.

    Henri Matisse

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

    Gloria Steinem

  • 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

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

    Anton Chekhov

  • 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