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January 21, 2014

In this issue…

CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
ARTS ECOLOGY PROJECT TO LAUNCH ITS SASKATCHEWAN ARTIST SURVEY
DON’T MISS THIS MONTH’S OP-ED COPYRIGHT: A LOT AT STAKE
LOTTERY AGREEMENT RENEWED FOR ANOTHER FIVE YEARS
NEW APPOINTMENTS IN THE MINISTRY OF PARKS, CULTURE AND SPORT
SHERYL FOX APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT FOR REMAI ART GALLERY OF SASK.
SASKATOON: EMERGING ARTIST WORKSHOP ON ART COMMISSIONING PROCESS
SASKATOON JAZZ ORCHESTRA PLAYS THE MUSIC OF DUKE ELLINGTON
SÂKÊWÊWAK ARTISTS’ COLLECTIVE SEEKS PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR
THISTLEDOWN PRESS SEEKS MARKETING COORDINATOR
SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS



   

CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Creative Saskatchewan’s Chairman of the Board, Mike MacNaughton, announced today the hiring of John-Paul (JP) Ellson as Creative Saskatchewan’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ellson is currently the CEO and General Legal Counsel of SaskMusic, and the Chair of the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations. He will take over his new position with Creative Saskatchewan February 5, 2014.


   

ARTS ECOLOGY PROJECT TO LAUNCH ITS SASKATCHEWAN ARTIST SURVEY
Do you want to be heard? Help us understand the various ways that you, as an artist, musician, actor, dancer, and writer, etc. connect to your community – be it your artistic community, cultural community, neighbourhood/town/city, or province.

The registry will be kept confidential, for SAA arts research purposes only. You might be contacted to participate in one of our research projects. Register for the Saskatchewan Artist Registry on the SAA website.

The survey will be sent out by the Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research (SPAR) – of which the SAA is a partner. SAA believes that research on the Saskatchewan arts sector is important to helping us advance the arts in Saskatchewan. By registering your name, you will help strengthen our work. For more information, visit the website or contact Ian McWilliams at research@artsalliance.sk.ca or (306) 780-9385.


   

DON’T MISS THIS MONTH’S OP-ED COPYRIGHT: A LOT AT STAKE 
Check out bestselling author Kelly-Anne Riess’ Op-Ed as she breaks down issues currently facing today’s artists in terms of copyright’s fair dealing, fair pay and Access Copyright


   

LOTTERY AGREEMENT RENEWED FOR ANOTHER FIVE YEARS
On Monday, January 13th, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport Kevin Doherty announced a renewed lottery agreement, which guarantees that sport, culture and recreation organizations will continue to receive and benefit from Saskatchewan Lotteries proceeds over the next five years. The agreement will be renewed until March 31, 2019. For a direct link to the government news release, visit the Government website.


   

NEW APPOINTMENTS IN THE MINISTRY OF PARKS, CULTURE AND SPORT
Effective January 1st, 2014 Gene Makowsky was appointed as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport (Recreational Initiatives), without remuneration and Laura Ross as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport (Creative Industries), without remuneration.


   

SHERYL FOX APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT FOR REMAI ART GALLERY OF SASK.
Saskatoon — Gregory Burke, Executive Director and CEO of the Mendel Art Gallery and the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sheryl Fox as Director of Development, Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan.


   

SASKATOON: EMERGING ARTIST WORKSHOP ON ART COMMISSIONING PROCESS
The City of Saskatoon, in partnership with PAVED Arts, is hosting a public art workshop for emerging artists to better understand the art commissioning process, what it is, how it works, the application process, and how to submit proposals.

Saturday, January 25th, 2014 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Ideas Inc. - 2nd floor boardroom | 120 Sonnenschein Place

For an information package about the Placemaker Program, please visit www.saskatoon.ca and search under “P” for Placemaker Program. The deadline for Placemaker Program applications is April 8, 2014.


   

SASKATOON JAZZ ORCHESTRA PLAYS THE MUSIC OF DUKE ELLINGTON
On January 26, 2014, the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Duke Ellington including Ellington’s arrangement of Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, Ellington’s Suite Thursday and Such Sweet Thunder Suite, plus other big band favorites from Ellington’s original songbook and some of Ellington's rare piano trio music featuring Jeff McLeod.


   

SÂKÊWÊWAK ARTISTS’ COLLECTIVE SEEKS PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR
Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective seeks a Programming Director. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Director of Programming will be responsible for facilitating the short-term and long-term programming objectives of the organization. For more details, visit http://sakewewak.ca/careers/.
 


   

THISTLEDOWN PRESS SEEKS MARKETING COORDINATOR
Thistledown Press seeks a Marketing Coordinator. If interested, please reply to tdpress@thistledownpress.com with resumé and cover letter by February 15, 2014. Use the title “Marketing Coordinator” in your email. For complete details.


   

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pamela Haig-Bartley – President
Terry Fenton – Past President
Marcus Miller – Vice President
Kelley Jo Burke – Treasurer
Gordon Pepper – Secretary
Mary Blackstone
Chrystene Ells
Shelley Ewing
Bart Gazzola
Yvette Nolan

 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.