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!
Speakers included 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.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
Our brains are organized by stories and images, not statistics.
Creativity takes courage.
Life is short, art is long...
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.
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
Imagination rules the world.
Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money.
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...