Leadership Candidates on the Arts

Do you want to know what leadership candidates of the Saskatchewan Party and the NDP think about supporting arts and artists in our province?  So do we, so SAA asked the candidates the following questions:

If you are elected leader of (your party), what actions will you take to ensure that:

  1. the arts sector continues to grow, providing opportunities for artists throughout the province?
  2. all children in Saskatchewan have access to excellent arts education?

See the responses we recieved in News.

The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance and Common Weal Community Arts are presenting free workshops in Saskatoon and Regina. Don’t miss out. Registration is limited to 25 participants.

Creative Activism for Artists 
Led by Nadine Bloch, Training Director with Beautiful Trouble

Saskatoon on Friday, February 2nd from 1-5 pm
AKA Artist-Run at 424 20th Street West

Regina on Monday, February 5th from 1-5 pm
Art Gallery of Regina at 2420 Elphinstone Street

Creative Activism for Artists is an opportunity for artists and arts professionals to learn more about advocacy. The four-hour workshop, being held in Saskatoon and in Regina, will explore:

  • roles of cultural workers and artists within campaigns and movements
  • advocacy strategies and best practices
  • resiliency and sustainability while campaigning
  • tools and tips for effective arts action and action planning

​​Check out www.BeautifulTrouble.org for more information.

Register now by calling SAA at 306-780-9824, or email info@artsalliance.sk.ca.

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  • Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music.

    William Edgar Stafford

  • 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

  • If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.

    Tony Bennett

  • Creativity takes courage.

    Henri Matisse

  • I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy.

    Joni Mitchell

  • Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

    Stella Adler

  • I see music as fluid architecture.

    Joni Mitchell

  • Our brains are organized by stories and images, not statistics.

    Gloria Steinem

  • Life is short, art is long...


  • Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

    Albert Einstein

  • The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.

    Anton Chekhov

  • Making a living in the arts, though, creates so many jobs for other people.

    Maureen Forrester

  • We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.

    Bob Ross

  • Music brings people together. So my function in anything I do is to help bring people closer in."

    Gord Downie

  • The real function of artists is to give fresh vision to their own generation.

    Doris McCarthy

  • I know how demanding the process of creation is.

    Karen Kain

  • I’ve found that a song can be more effective than a 400-page textbook

    Buffy Sainte-Marie

  • Writing is an act of faith. I believe it's also an act of hope, the hope that things can get better than they are.

    Margaret Atwood

  • The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

    Pablo Picasso

  • The actor is an athlete of the heart.

    Antonin Artaud, The Theatre and Its Double