Join us for the 2016 Arts Congress to be held in Regina at the Artesian on May 6th & 7th. We are excited to announce speakers John Holden, cultural expert from the UK who has written extensively on the value of culture and its relationship to society; and Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. Watch for Congress updates as more speakers are announced.
This year’s provincial election is on Monday, April 4th. The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance is sending questionnaires to the political parties asking about their plans for the arts and creative industry sector. Find out more!
Friday, January 15, 2016
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
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.
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...
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
Imagination rules the world.
We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.
Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money.
Life is short, art is long...
Creativity takes courage.
Our brains are organized by stories and images, not statistics.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music
William Edgar Stafford
Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.