The 2016 Arts Congress marked 30 years for the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance. To celebrate, the Congress hosted over a hundred local, federal, and international artists, arts administrators, economists, researchers, and much more!
Speakers included Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts; John Holden, cultural expert from the UK who has written extensively on the value of culture and its relationship to society; and Tracey Lindberg, award-winning academic writer and teacher of Indigenous studies and law as well as the author of Birdie recently shortlisted for Canada Reads. 2016 Arts Congress Program.
Friday, April 15, 2016
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Creativity takes courage.
How important are the visual arts in our society? I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art.
Kermit the Frog
We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music
William Edgar Stafford
Our brains are organized by stories and images, not statistics.
Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.
Life is short, art is long...
Imagination rules the world.
Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money.
If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing...
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.