Saskatchewan Arts Alliance (SAA) is an inclusive, member-driven coalition of arts organizations that provides a collective voice for the arts community of Saskatchewan.
What we know
We know the arts matter. They benefit individuals and communities. Everything is connected. Great art engages and inspires everyone from children with crayons to professionals with multi-media installations; local square dancers to international ballerinas; quilting grandmothers to cutting-edge fashion designers.
Here at the SAA our objectives and actions focus on the following:
- Arts Benefit Everyone
- Every Child Deserves an Arts Education
- The Arts Innovate
- Invest in the Arts
SAA works to strengthen, support and advance the arts through advocacy, policy development and proactive leadership. Since its establishment in 1986, SAA has been a prominent advocate on issues affecting artists and the arts, including public funding of the arts, provincial and federal arts policies, freedom of expression and artists' working conditions. SAA led efforts to ensure arts community participation in the Saskatchewan Arts Board and was the main proponent in the establishment of the Status of the Artist Act (2002).