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May 2014

In this Issue…

2014 ARTS CONGRESS FOCUS: LOVE, HOPE, CREATING ART IN THE ASHES
UNDERSTANDING OUR ARTS ECOLOGY, THE MEASURE OF OUR CULTURE
SAA BOARD MEMBER YVETTE NOLAN WINS MALLORY GILBERT AWARD 
SÂKÊWÊWAK WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR ADAM MARTIN
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2014 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE U OF S ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE INTER-ARTS OFFICE (IAO) PROGRAMS
OFFICE SPACE TO SUBLET, DOWNTOWN REGINA
POSITION AVAILABLE: PUBLICIST/SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS



   

2014 ARTS CONGRESS FOCUS: LOVE, HOPE, CREATING ART IN THE ASHES
With many members of the arts community in attendance, the 2014 Arts Congress touched on love, hope, and creating art in the ashes.

Friday night Keynote speaker Michael Greyeyes discussed conflict as intensely creative, like fire it is necessary to burn away all that doesn’t need to be there. He reminded Congress delegates that ash is fertile and that despite the current age of de-funding and reduced opportunities, nothing has changed and the arts will thrive.

International award-winning journalist and author Alanna Mitchell inspired both tears and laughter from the audience at the2014 Arts Congress with her emotional journey that took her from the bottom of the ocean and onto the stage when she recently created a one-woman play out of her best-selling book Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis.

Carolyn Warren, Vice-President, Arts, of the Banff Centre, shared her thoughts on creativity, the arts, and resilience in regards to rejuvenation – how the sector is fighting to communicate its relevance and how there needs to be a connection between arts and leadership.

Stories from the Art touched on ideas and experiences of belonging, disability, conflict, ugly truths, and collaboration featuring artists Adam Pottle, Curtis Peeteetuce, Carrie Catherine, Lorin Gardypie, Zachari Logan, and Lori Blondeau.

Other Congress highlights included the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport Honorable Kevin Doherty who spoke with SAA board member Kelley Jo Burke about the arts sector in Saskatchewan, the panel Extreme Thinkers Love Big with Carolyn Warren, Ellen Moffat, Brenda Baker, and Hugh Neilson.

In her presentation, director Mary Blackstone described the SSHRC-funded project which studies the social, cultural and economic roles of the arts and creativity in Saskatchewan. SPAR’s first research project - “Understanding the Arts Ecology of Saskatchewan” – has started with two surveys for Artists and the General Public. Both are “live” until May 14th. Find out about SPAR: www2.uregina.ca/spar.


   

UNDERSTANDING OUR ARTS ECOLOGY, THE MEASURE OF OUR CULTURE
Wednesday, May 14th (tomorrow) is the last day for this round of the Arts Ecology Surveys! If you received a password for the Artist Survey, please complete it (if you have not already)! If you did not get a password, then register for the SAA Artist Registry to get involved in our future research. The General Public survey also closes Wednesday, so spread the word and get to it here.

 


   

SAA BOARD MEMBER YVETTE NOLAN WINS MALLORY GILBERT AWARD
Congratulations to Yvette Nolan for winning the eighth annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award! Yvette was chosen from a list of 16 nominees from across Canada. In choosing the 2014 recipient, the selection panel highlighted Yvette's national impact and honest and driven nature. She is well-regarded for her passionate and uncompromising leadership as well as her extensive experience not only as a leader and a manager but also as a playwright and artist.

The $5000 award includes a $1000 portion presented to a protégé chosen by the winner, underlining the importance of skills and knowledge transmission in leadership building. The deserving protégé selected by Yvette is Kristen Holfeuer, an actor and director and founder of Kamikaze Archive Theatre which creates and produces inventive, movement-based, performative theatre.


   

SÂKÊWÊWAK WELCOCOMES NEW DIRECTOR ADAM MARTIN
Sâkêwêwak Artist Collective Inc. is pleased to announce Adam Martin as the new Director of Programming. Adam is originally from Six Nations of the Grand River and moved to Regina in 2005 to study Indian Fine Arts at the First Nations University of Canada. From his position as Artist in Residence with the MacKenzie Art Gallery Adam has worked closely with engaging youth as well as the Indigenous community in Regina. 

 


   

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2014 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS
The Saskatchewan Arts Board is accepting nominations for the 2014 Lieutenant Governors Arts Awards. These awards will be presented at an evening event on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at TCU Place in Saskatoon. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.


   

NOMINATATIONS OPEN FOR THE U OF S ALUMNI ACIEVEMENT AWARDS
The Alumni Achievement Awards recognize graduates of the University of Saskatchewan for excellence, leadership and innovation in their achievements and contributions to the social, cultural, and economic well-being of society. The nomination deadline is June 13, 2014. Please visit alumni.usask.ca/achieve for more information on criteria and to nominate candidates.

 


   

SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE INTER-ARTS OFFICE (IAO) PROGRAMS
Between 1 May and 31 July 2013, the IAO went on the road to consult the inter-arts communities focusing, for the most part, on how IAO’s grants to organizations relate to the guiding principles and funding options outlined in the Council’s Review of Operating Grants exercise. A summary of the changes can be found at the Canada Council for the Arts website.


   

OFFICE SPACE TO SUBLET, DOWNTOWN REGINA
A private office space in downtown Regina is available immediately for sharing with current tenant, Coteau Books. The street-level office is close to City Hall, the Provincial Courthouse and Group Medical Services. The overall office consists of 2,760 square feet of carpeted office and space. The offices include a security system, reception area with fax and laser printer, high-capacity photocopier, Washrooms, Kitchen area, temperature-controlled warehouse space/shelving, grade-level loading double doors, utilities provided by current tenant. Rent for the space is $1200/month (tax included). For more info, viewing, contact: Dwayne Dreher, Office Manager 306-777-0170 administration@coteaubooks.com.


   

POSITION AVAILABLE: PUBLICIST/SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
Coteau Books is looking for Publicist and Social Media Specialist. This is a contract, home-based, position to March 31, 2015, with the intention to renew. Rate of pay is $2,083 per month. If interested, please deliver, mail, fax, or email applications, including resume and references to:

Managing Editor, Coteau Books
2517 Victoria Ave.
Regina, SK S4P 0T2
Phone: 306.777.0170
Fax: 306.522.5152
Email: coteau@coteaubooks.com

Applications must be received at the above address before 5 pm, Friday, May 23, 2014. Coteau Books thanks all applicants, but only candidates being considered for the position will be contacted.


   

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mary Blackstone
Kelly Jo Burke
Chrystene Ells
Shelley Ewing
Terry Fenton
Pamela Haig Bartley
Marcus Miller
Yvette Nolan
Gordon Pepper

 

The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance is a non-profit coalition of arts organizations 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.