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Friday, August 17, 2018

SAA Bulletin

August 2018

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​In this issue…

  • Join Us: SAA’S Annual General Meeting and Community Forum 
  • SAA Call For Nominations for Board Of Directors
  • Things we’ve been Reading…
  • Saskatchewan Arts Board Seeks Submissions for Permanent Collection
  • Save the Date: Saskatchewan Arts Awards
  • Submissions Requested for Fifth Annual Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (SIFA)
  • Calling all Canadian Arts Managers: John Hobday Award
  • Federal Government Invests in Cultural Infrastructure in Regina
  • The Canadian Arts Coalition Makes Recommendations for the 2019 Federal Budget
  • Register For Arts Day on the Hill 2018
  • Career Opportunities
  • Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors​

Join Us: SAA’S Annual General Meeting and Community Forum 
You are invited to our Community Forum and Annual General Meeting, to be held on Saturday, September 22 in Regina at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. This year the Community Forum will focus on the ever relevant topic of basic annual income. SAA invited Simon Enoch, the Sask. Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, to discuss the pros and cons of the issue.

Plan to join us and bring your board members, colleagues, friends, and young artists or administrators – it’s a great opportunity to network and also helps SAA’s Board of Directors shape our future initiatives. The SAA will also be holding a Mass Culture Meeting that same day. More information to follow.


SAA Call For Nominations For Board Of Directors
If you are interested in, or know of someone who is interested in serving as a director for the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, please forward your nomination to the Nominations Committee: c/o Saskatchewan Arts Alliance 1150 8th Avenue, Suite 101 Regina, SK S4R 1C9, or by email at president@artsalliance.sk.ca.


Things we’ve Been Reading…
While researching at the SAA, we discover a lot of interesting information and we like to share some of it with you:


Saskatchewan Arts Board Seeks Submissions for Permanent Collection
The deadline for submissions and donations for the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s Permanent Collection is September 15. Forms and further information are available here.


Save the Date: Saskatchewan Arts Awards
Presented by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Saskatchewan Arts Awards celebrates the achievements of individuals, groups and organizations in all arts disciplines. Recipients are given awards in six categories. The 2018 awards will be held on Thursday, October 25 at Casino Regina. Tickets are $60 each or $30 for self-declared artists and are available here.


Submissions Requested for Fifth Annual Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (SIFA)
The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is proud to present the Fifth Annual Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (SIFA) to be held at Regina's Artesian Theatre on November 23, 2018. Residents of Saskatchewan and Filmpool Production Members are eligible to submit their short films, produced from any format, with running time up to 15 minutes. For more information, visit SIFA.CA


Calling all Canadian Arts Managers: John Hobday Award
The John Hobday Award in Arts Management offers up to two awards of $10,000 annually to established and mid-career arts managers. Check out the details and guidelines and apply before October 2, 2018. For more information, contact Sarah Brown at 1-800-263-5588 or 613-566-4414 ext. 6004.


Federal Government Invests in Cultural Infrastructure in Regina
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament (Regina–Wascana), today announced funding of $472,000 to the Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum for the museum's public space rejuvenation project. Read more here.


The Canadian Arts Coalition Makes Recommendations for the 2019 Federal Budget
The Canadian Arts Coalition is proud to share its two Budget 2019 recommendations. These pre-budget recommendations take into account the economic competitiveness of several stakeholders, both organizations and individuals. These recommendations were identified as priorities by 30 member associations - representing thousands of artists and hundreds of arts organizations - during consultations held in June 2018. Read more about the CAC’s recommendations on Fair Taxation for Artists and the Canada Arts Presentation Fund in its Pre-Budget Brief.


Register For Arts Day on the Hill 2018
Are you, or do you want to be, an Arts Advocate who would like to join the Canadian Arts Coalition for Arts Day on the Hill this year? This year’s Arts Day on the Hill is on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 in Ottawa. Register for the day which includes a training webinar, at least one meeting with an MP or Senator, and an evening reception with arts delegates and members of parliament. There is a $25 registration fee, which covers the cost of the training webinar, meeting, and reception. For more information.


Career Opportunities

  • Saskatchewan Arts Board | Administrative Coordinator | Details | Deadline: August 17
  • Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Assoc. | Membership Assistant | Details | Deadline Aug. 30
  • City of Humboldt Department of Cultural Services | Cultural Programmer | Details | Deadline: Sept. 4
  • New Dance Horizons | Productions and Facility Coordinator | Details | Deadline: Sept. 30
  • New Dance Horizons | General Manager | Details | Deadline: Sept. 30
  • New Dance Horizons | Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator | Details | Deadline: Sept. 30

Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors
Kathryn Ricketts– President
James Hodges – Vice President 
Risa Payant – Treasurer
Daniel Parr - Secretary
Kelley Jo Burke - Past President
Mary Blackstone – Member at Large
Karen Reynaud – 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.