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November 2016

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In this issue...
  • Prairie Partnership for Arts Research
  • Read This Month’s Op-Ed: I used to think Simon Cowell was Cruel
  • Two New Resources in SAA Library Available to Members
  • Analysis of the Federal Budget – Culture and Arts: a New Approach
  • Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities adopts Bogotá Agenda
  • CARFAC SASK Announces Recipient of the 2016 Patrick Close Leadership in the Arts Award
  • Sask Filmpool Presents the 2016 Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards
  • Register for artsVest Saskatchewan Workshops
  • Canada Council for the Arts: The Future of Canada’s Arts Sector
  • Wanted: Indigenous Editor-at-Large
  • Arts Day 2016 - The Largest in History! 
  • Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors

Prairie Partnership for Arts Research
SAA contributed as a partner organization to the Prairie Partnership for Arts Research (PPAR)’s application for a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant ($2.5M over 7 years). If successful, PPAR will expand the Arts Ecology Research begun by the Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research (SPAR) to all three Prairie Provinces. The PPAR application included nearly 80 researchers and 29 partner organizations. 


Read This Month’s Op-Ed: I used to think Simon Cowell was Cruel
Read this month's Op-Ed by Saskatchewan based Music Producer Elias “Ellie” Lenge: “Music is a non-traditional form of employment, but it is a real profession. You will actually work harder than a 9-5 job. There are many disciplines needed if you’re serious about making a living, you can feed a family with music, but fame should not be your primary focus.” Read more here. 


Two New Resources in SAA Library Available to Members
The SAA collects and maintains an extensive library of research studies, statistics, and reference books. Two new books are now available to members: Social Media for Academics by Mark Carrigan and Cultural Policy by David Bell and Kate Oakley. For more information about our resource library, please call 306-780-9385.


Analysis of the Federal Budget – Culture and Arts: a New Approach
The Canadian Conference of the Arts, the Canadian Arts Coalition and the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance are pleased to release the analysis of the 2016 Federal Budget which examines federal funding for the arts and culture sector for the 2016 – 2017 fiscal year. Read more here.


Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) released “Mapping the Canadian Index of Wellbeing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Working Paper” by Bryan Smale and Margo Hilbrecht, University of Waterloo. The CIW has identified core domains of wellbeing and associated indicators to measure social impacts. These are directly related to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and targets as identified in the UN report, Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Though CIW is a Canadian model, the CIW group hopes that its framework could be applicable in other areas of the world.


Federation of Canadian Municipalities adopts Bogotá Agenda
Last month, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) met in Bogotá for its 5th UCLG World Congress. The Bogotá Commitment and Action Agenda: Local and Regional Governments Ensuring a Better Future for All was adopted by all members. One of the core beliefs expressed in the document is that “answers generated within urban settlements and territories will pave the way for global solutions.” The UCLG is committed to undertake its responsibility to improve conditions for a better future for all.

Cities and territories are called upon to promote active cultural policies that value, promote, integrate, and connect culture to governance, planning, and regional development strategies, for example.

For highlights & information on the summit, click here. The Commitment and Action Agenda includes the adoption and promotion of Agenda 21 for Culture.


CARFAC SASK Announces Recipient of the 2016 Patrick Close Leadership in the Arts Award
CARFAC SASK is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Patrick Close Leadership in the Arts Award is Marsha Kennedy.

The Award will be presented on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 following CARFAC SASK’s Annual General Meeting. The award ceremony takes place at AKA Artist Run at 424 20th Street West in Saskatoon at 1:00 pm to celebrate. Light refreshments will be served.


Sask Filmpool Presents the 2016 Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards
The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is very pleased to present the 2016 Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (SIFA). The event celebrates Saskatchewan’s best independent films and filmmakers, and showcases to the entire province our own filmmaking talents and unique Saskatchewan culture. SIFA is presented by the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative an organization dedicated to the production and exhibition of independent, visionary, Saskatchewan-made, film and video art. Now in its third year, the 2016 SIFA will be held November 24 at Regina’s Artesian Theatre.


Register for artsVest Saskatchewan Workshops
artsVest™ is Business for the Arts‘ signature matching incentive and sponsorship training program, designed to spark new business sponsorship of arts and culture and to build capacity in Canada’s cultural sector. artsVest information sessions and sponsorship workshops will take place in these locations:

  • Monday, November 21 - Yorkton
  • Tuesday, November 22 - Regina*
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Saskatoon*
  • Thursday, November 24 - Melfort
  • Monday, November 28 - Weyburn
  • Tuesday, November 29 – Shaunavon
  • Thursday, December 1 - North Battleford

Click here to register for an event. *Beginner and Advanced workshops will be offered at these locations. 


Canada Council for the Arts: The Future of Canada’s Arts Sector
The Canada Council for the Arts shares how they intend to invest its increased funding. Read more here.


Wanted: Indigenous Editor-at-Large
Through the generous support of TD Bank Group, the Canadian Art Foundation (Canadian Art) is pleased to announce a new part-time position of Indigenous editor-at-large, dedicated to overseeing and expanding the publication’s Indigenous editorial strategy. Deadline: Friday November 18, 2016. For more information.


Arts Day 2016 - The Largest in History! 
Thank you Arts Advocates! On October 25, 2016, the Canadian Arts Coalition had 112 meetings with MPs, including 6 meetings with Ministers and 9 meetings with ministerial staff. Read more about the largest Arts Day in history here, including a passionate speech by dancer Nova Bhattacharya and how our #artsconvo tweet chat trended top five in Canada!


Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors
Kelley Jo Burke – President
Marcus Miller – Vice President
Yvette Nolan – Treasurer
Joel Bernbaum – Secretary
James Hodges – Member at Large
Kaelen Klypak - Member at Large
Dr. Kathryn Ricketts – Member at Large
Leesa Streifler - 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.