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January 2016

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January 2016

In this issue...

  • Save the Date: 2016 Arts Congress
  • The Centre on Governance Releases 2015-2016 Budget Analyses Report
  • Saskatchewan Arts Board Releases Summary of Recent Consultations
  • Canada Council for the Arts Annual Public Meeting
  • Call for Nominations: Creative Saskatchewan Board of Directors
  • Deadline Extended: International Studio & Curatorial Program
  • 2016 Indigenous Artists' Symposium & Sâkêwêwak Annual Storytellers Festival
  • Innovative Business Skills Course for Arts Entrepreneurship Now Accepting Applications
  • Saskatchewan Arts Board Seeks Director of Administration
  • Apply for the FCC Regina Spirit Fund
  • Event of Events Competition: Regina Hotel Association offers $20,000
  • Discipline Enhancements: The Art of Managing Your Career (TAMYC) - Third edition
  • Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors

Save the Date: 2016 Arts Congress
Join us for the 2016 Arts Congress to be held in Regina at the Artesian on May 6th & 7th. We are excited to announce speakers John Holden, cultural expert from the UK who has written extensively on the value of culture and its relationship to society; and Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. Watch for Congress updates as more speakers are announced.


The Centre on Governance Releases 2015-2016 Budget Analyses Report 
The Centre on Governance is pleased to announce the completion and publication of the second edition of provincial and territorial budgets analyses from the perspective of arts, culture, and heritage entitled “In Search of the Creative Economy - the 2015-2016 edition of our analyses of provincial and territorial budgets from the perspective of arts, culture and heritage”, co-authored by M. Sharon Jeannotte, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance, and Alain Pineau, former Executive Director of the Canadian Conference of the Arts. You can also find this document under their Publications section.


Saskatchewan Arts Board Releases Summary of Recent Consultations 
The Saskatchewan Arts Board is undertaking a review of its Professional Arts Organizations Program (PAOP). The process began with community meetings in Regina and Saskatoon the week of November 30 through December 3, 2015. Arts organizations in the province were invited to attend and there were a total of nine consultation meetings with more than 60 arts organizations. The document presents a summary of what the Arts Board heard during the consultation meetings: What We Heard: Professional Arts Organizations Program Community Consultation Meetings.

Next steps in this process include the opening of an online survey portal in late January to give people a chance to respond to the above document, during March, staff will consider the feedback and make any necessary changes to the PAOP program, and during the spring, the SAB will engage in further types of public consultation in order to receive direct feedback on possible program directions.

Their goal is to have completed all consultations prior to the summer, so that the final version of the program guidelines and application form can be available in September 2016, well in advance of the next multi-year application deadline in January 2017.


Canada Council for the Arts Annual Public Meeting
Canada Council held its Annual Public Meeting 2016 on January 19th. A copy of the speeches by Pierre Lassonde, Chair, and Simon Brault, can be found here. In the coming week, people who follow the Canada Council on social media or are on its distribution list will be invited to participate in a survey about the strategic directions for the next five years. The meeting can be watched live stream.


Call for Nominations: Creative Saskatchewan Board of Directors
Creative Saskatchewan is seeking Board Members. Any interested community member or industry representative may submit their name for consideration. For more information or to apply, please visit their website. Submission deadline is January 26, 2016.


Deadline Extended: International Studio & Curatorial Program 
Creative Saskatchewan and the MacKenzie Art Gallery are pleased to announce that they will, for the second year in a row, partner to send a Saskatchewan visual arts professional to the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York. Application deadline is now extended until January 26. For more information.


2016 Indigenous Artists' Symposium & Sâkêwêwak Annual Storytellers Festival
Save the date: 2016 Indigenous Artists' Symposium & Sâkêwêwak Annual Storytellers Festival - February 24-27, 2016. For more information.


Innovative Business Skills Course for Arts Entrepreneurship Accepting Applications
The Arts Entrepreneurship & Business Development Course (AEBDC), presented by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Creative Saskatchewan, is coming to Regina in February and March of 2016. Applications are now being accepted until February 3, 2016. For more information.


Saskatchewan Arts Board Seeks Director of Administration
The Saskatchewan Arts Board seeks a permanent, full-time Director of Administration based in its Regina office. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will help lead the development and management of the internal operations of the agency as a member of the management team. To find out more, visit their website.


Apply for the FCC Regina Spirit Fund
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is distributing $100,000 among qualified charities and non-profits for projects that enhance the lives of Regina Residents. Apply online between January 19 – February 16, 2016. Find out if your organizations qualify at FCCReginaSpiritFund.ca


Event of Events Competition: Regina Hotel Association offers $20,000
The Regina Hotel Association (RHA) is offering $20,000 in prize money for individuals or organizations to help turn their dream event into reality. The Event of Events competition officially launched Monday in search of ideas for the next big event, festival or conference for Regina. Anyone person or group who wants to create a new event or turn their existing event into a bigger, annual marquee event in Regina are encouraged to enter the competition. To enter, visit their website for competition details and guidelines. The entry deadline is Feb. 26.


Discipline Enhancements: The Art of Managing Your Career (TAMYC) - Third edition
Cultural Human Resources Council is pleased to release the third edition of its 8 TAMYC Discipline Enhancements. As part of a bigger project to develop a TAMYC Workshop for Aboriginal Artists, CHRC has engaged Aboriginal artists to revise the enhancements to include Aboriginal specific information, links and examples. The Discipline Enhancements can be purchased individually on CHRC's website for $9.99 each. 


Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors
Kelley Jo Burke – President
Marcus Miller – Vice President
Yvette Nolan – Treasurer
Shelley Ewing – Secretary
Kent Allen – Member at Large
James Hodges – Member at Large
Tarin Hughes – Member at Large
Kaelen Klypak – Member at Large
Dr. Kathryn Ricketts – Member at Large

The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance is a non-profit coalition of arts organizations that provides a collective voice for the arts in Saskatchewan. Established in 1984, SAA advocates on issues such as public funding of the arts, freedom of expression and artists’ working conditions.