With many members of the arts community in attendance, the 2014 Arts Congress touched on love, hope, and creating art in the ashes. Michael Greyeyes speaks on conflict at the 2014 Arts Congress.

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International award-winning journalist and author Alanna Mitchell inspired both tears and laughter from the audience at the 2014 Arts Congress with her journey that took her from the bottom of the ocean and onto the stage.

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Minister of Parks, Culture, and Sport Honourable Kevin Doherty speaks to Kelley Jo Burke on the arts in Saskatchewan and how to approach your MLA. 2014 Arts Congress.

Carolyn Warren, Vice-President, Arts, of the Banff Centre, shared her thoughts on creativity, the arts, and resilience in regards to rejuvenation.

News: Canada Council Annual Public Meeting

On January 20, the Canada Council for the Arts held its Annual Public Meeting. Director and CEO, Simon Brault spoke about how investing public money in the arts must be for all the public, that public funding must be “explained, justified, debated and defended” and the impacts must be talked about. Over the coming years, the Council wants to increase and enhance the presence of Canadian artists throughout the world, improve the working and living conditions of artists, give better support to Aboriginal creators, and give all Canadian citizens more access to artistic excellence. Read More.

    2014 Federal Budget Analysis

The Canadian Conference of the Arts, Canadian Arts Coalition and Saskatchewan Arts Alliance published the analysis of the 2014 Federal Budget which examines federal funding for the arts and culture sector over the whole 2014 calendar year. Read more.

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

    Bob Ross

  • Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

    Edgar Degas

  • If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.

    Emile Zola

  • After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

    Aldous Huxley

  • Imagination rules the world.

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money.

    Ernst Levy

  • Life is short, art is long...

    Hippocrates

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

    Anton Chekhov

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

    Gloria Steinem

  • Creativity takes courage.

    Henri Matisse

  • 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...

    Yann Martel

  • Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.

    Bertolt Brecht

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

    William Edgar Stafford