2017 News

Content Here.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

SAA Bulletin

April 2017

« Back

​In this issue...

  • Successful Rosthern Community Forum and Reception
  • Read This Month’s Op-Ed: Universities and Artists: The Funding Games
  • Watch for your SAA Membership Renewal Notice   
  • Call for Nominations: #GGArts
  • The Government of Canada announces eight appointments to the Canada Council for the Arts. 
  • {Re}conciliation Supports 16 Additional Arts Projects
  • Art Gallery of Swift Current Seeks Public Programming Assistant
  • Creative Kids Signature Fundraiser, Nourish, a Unique Dining Experience in Regina
  • #TransformSK Report Now Available
  • Common Threads: Weaving a Stronger Nonprofit Sector 
  • Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors


Successful Rosthern Community Forum and Reception
On April 7 in Rosthern, the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance with the Station Arts Centre hosted an evening reception and forum. The successful event welcomed people from Rosthern and the surrounding areas including Prince Albert and Warman. The community was very positive and had many brags they wanted to share such as their successful projects with the youth of the community, Arts in the Alley, the multitude of dance organizations that have a large number of new Canadians, and successful fundraisers.


Read This Month’s Op-Ed: Universities and Artists: The Funding Games
Check out this month’s Op-Ed by writer Leah MacLean-Evans on the importance of university funding and the recent cuts in the provincial budget: we are long overdue for a major shift in valuing education and creative work for the crucial roles they play in the well-being of our economy and society as a whole. Read Leah’s article here.


Watch for your SAA Membership Renewal Notice
SAA memberships run for one year, June 1st to May 31st. Renewal notices will be sent out in May. Membership is open to all arts organizations, practicing artists, and individuals that support the SAA’s mandate. 2016 marked our 30th year and membership in the SAA is as important as ever as it strengthens our collective voice and helps us to advocate on issues significant to you in the arts and culture sector. You can become a new member or renew your membership online here.


Call for Nominations: #GGArts
Members of the visual arts, media arts and fine craft communities: Submit a nomination to the prestigious GGArts awards and help the Canada Council for the Arts to promote artistic excellence. These awards recognize artists who have had remarkable careers in the visual and media arts and fine crafts, and an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution in these fields.

The nomination period is now open with a deadline of June 1st, 2017. For more information: Read the guidelines.


The Government of Canada announces eight appointments to the Canada Council for the Arts.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced the appointment of eight part-time members to the Board of Directors of the Canada Council for the Arts. Congratulations to Saskatchewan author Yan Martel, and also to David W. Binet (Ontario), Cheryl Hickman (Newfoundland and Labrador), Sidney Ben Nind (Northwest Territories), Jesse Wente (Ontario), Jennifer Dorner (Quebec), Beverley K. Foy (Alberta), and Nathalie Bondil (Quebec). For more information.


{Re}conciliation Supports 16 Additional Arts Projects
The Canada Council, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada are proud to support 16 additional art projects following the second, and final competition of the {Re}conciliation Initiative. Explore their stories here.


Art Gallery of Swift Current Seeks Public Programming Assistant
The City of Swift Current is seeking an individual for the summer student position of Public Programming Assistant for the Art Gallery. This position is open to applications from any person who holds the arts related qualifications required. Closing date is May 5, 2017.

The wage for this position is $17.61 per hour in accordance with the City of Swift Current - CUPE Local 183 Collective Agreement. For more information, visit their website.


Creative Kids Signature fundraiser, Nourish, a Unique Dining Experience in Regina
Enjoy a fantastic night of fun and food on May 4th that starts with a champagne reception at the Double Tree by Hilton. There will be cocktails, appetizers, and mystery envelopes full of amazing prizes to be won. By the end of the 90 minute reception, all guests will be let in on the secret of the night....where they will be going for dinner!

Guests will be sent to one of these fantastic local restaurants where you will enjoy a wonderful meal at a table reserved specifically for you: Crave, Chop, Creek in Cathedral Bistro, Flip, Malt City, Table 10, the Capitol, the Keg, or the Wild Sage. To buy your tickets, click here.


#TransformSK Report Now Available
The #TransformSK report — tabled jointly by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, Saskatchewan Construction Association, Saskatchewan Mining Association, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan division of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters — outlines 4 pillars – education, health, the economy and diversity – and 45 calls to action including calls around tourism, cultural heritage, education, entrepreneurship and social impact . Full report here


Common Threads: Weaving a Stronger Nonprofit Sector
“Common Threads: Weaving a Stronger Non-profit Sector” is a FREE conference that will take place on June 9, 2017 at Luther College at the University of Regina. This second annual conference is co-hosted by VSSN and the Saskatchewan Non-profit Partnership (SNP) and will focus on new developments and challenges in advocacy, policy and engagement. Featuring Bruce McDonald (president and CEO, Imagine Canada), Dr. Cindy Hanson (Faculty of Education, University of Regina), Dr. Gloria DeSantis (founder of VSSN, Faculty of Justice Studies, University of Regina), and Jeph Maystruck (co-founder, Strategy Lab).
 
Travel subsidies are available, courtesy of the Community Initiatives Fund. Registration deadline is June 1, 2017. Space is limited – ensure your spot by registering here!


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.