Listen to the 2016 Arts Congress Keynotes

The 2016 Arts Congress marked 30 years for the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance. To celebrate, the Congress hosted over a hundred local, federal, and international artists, arts administrators, economists, researchers, and much more!

Couldn’t make the 2016 Arts Congress? Listen to the keynote speakers including 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. 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

Reflections
  • 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

  • Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

    Albert Einstein

  • Life is short, art is long...

    Hippocrates

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

    Anton Chekhov

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • Imagination rules the world.

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Ernst Levy

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

    Bob Ross

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Creativity takes courage.

    Henri Matisse

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

    William Edgar Stafford