To address the concerns expressed by its members, the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance (SAA) called two meetings of the arts community to discuss the changes happening at the Saskatchewan Arts Board. These meetings were held in Regina and Saskatoon.

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SAA Research Officer at a 2015 Community Meeting. SAA consults with the arts community to develop goals and articulates them to government, business and the public.

Take two minutes and advocate for the arts and ensure healthy arts funding and arts education. Use our handy email tool to contact your elected officials and tell them why the arts matter to you!

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SAA's AGM + Community Forum

Plan to attend SAA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting and Community Forum in Saskatoon on October 3 at the Refinery. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and voice your views on what’s happening in the local arts community. 2015 Agenda: SAA AGM and Community Forum.

RSVP to or 306-780-9820.

11:00 am | Saturday, Oct. 3 | The Refinery | 609 Dufferin Ave. | Saskatoon

We need your input and experience to help SAA’s Board of Directors shape our future initiatives. Everyone is welcome!

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Op-Ed/Living the Arts

My Music Education - Outside of Tradition

Sunday, September 13, 2015

  • 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

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

    Edgar Degas

  • 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

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

    Anton Chekhov

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

    Gloria Steinem

  • Life is short, art is long...


  • Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

    Albert Einstein

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

    Bertolt Brecht

  • Creativity takes courage.

    Henri Matisse

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

    Bob Ross

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

    William Edgar Stafford

  • 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