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February 2016

In this Issue...

  • Call to Action: Speak-Up This Election
  • Read: Bring Out Your Dead! (Better yet, bring out your artists)
  • 2016 Arts Congress: Into the Future Wild
  • Indigenous Artists' Symposium & Sâkêwêwak Annual Storytellers Festival
  • Saskatchewan Book Awards Shortlist Announced
  • Employment Opportunity: Production Coordinator
  • Call to Artists: Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange
  • UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development Courses & Workshops

Call to Action: Speak-Up This Election
This year’s provincial election is on Monday, April 4th. As part of our public awareness campaign, we are sending questionnaires to the political parties asking about their plans for the arts and creative industry sector. But we also need your help! This is everyone’s chance to meet with their candidates to talk about the importance of the arts and ask them pertinent questions regarding arts funding, access, and the sector’s sustainability.
 
Help us promote the importance of the arts by sharing the one-sheet –Speak Up This Election. Use the fact sheet and suggested questions to put the arts on the election agenda. The document can also be found on our website at www.artsalliance.sk.ca. Please join us in this campaign to promote the arts.


Read Op-Ed: Bring Out Your Dead! (Better yet, bring out your artists)
Award-winning playwright, director, storyteller, CBC documentarian, broadcaster, mother of three, and SAA president Kelley Jo Burke gives her opinion in Bring Out Your Dead! (Better yet, bring out your artists).


2016 Arts Congress: Into the Future Wild
Join us at the 2016 Arts Congress: Into the Future Wild on May 6th and 7th as we celebrate 30 years of connecting artists, arts administrators, policymakers, and arts lovers. This year, the Congress takes place in Regina at the Artesian (2627 13th Avenue). Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the wilds of the Saskatchewan Arts Ecology.


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.


Saskatchewan Book Awards shortlist announced
Saskatchewan Book Awards is pleased to announce the 2016 Shortlist. The winners will be revealed at the 23rd Awards Ceremony on April 30, 2016. Tickets are now on sale! Congratulations to all of the shortlisted authors and publishers! Click here for a printable version.


Employment Opportunity: Production Coordinator
The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is seeking to hire a full time staff member to fill the position of Production Coordinator. The deadline for application is Friday, February 26, 2016. For more information.


Call to Artists: Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange
The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is currently looking for artists around Saskatchewan to lead Arts Workshops. Artists will be paid current CARFAC rates for half day and full day workshops. For more information, contact rowan@culturalexchange.ca


UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development Courses & Workshops
Registration is open for the next session of online professional development courses and workshops on offer in 2016. Taught by international experts and senior practitioners, these can be taken individually for professional development, or applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning – an international professional learning program delivered 100% online. For more information about the program and other online professional development opportunities offered, visit https://cstudies.ubc.ca/study-topic/cultural-planning-development.


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.