2014 News

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SAA Bulletin

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In this issue…

Plan to Attend: SAA Community Forum and AGM
SAA Call For Nominations For Board Of Directors
Stephane Dion and Ralph Goodale Consult With SAA and Membership
Creative Saskatchewan - Board Nominations
Canadian Arts Coalition to Bring Three Recommendations
Creative Saskatchewan - Investment Grant Outreach Tour
Call for Presenters - First Nations Language Keepers Conference
John Hobday Awards in Arts Management
October 28: 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Annual General Meeting: Everyone Welcome!
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Seeks Conductor
Job Opportunity: Gallery Facilitator at the Mackenzie Art Gallery
2014 Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors
 


PLAN TO ATTEND: SAA COMMUNITY FORUM AND AGM
Join us at our Annual General Meeting and Community Forum at 11 AM on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the MacKenzie Art GalleryThis event is a great opportunity to network with other artists and arts organizations. It is also an opportunity to express your thoughts on the issues that matter most to help our Board of Directors shape our future initiatives. The forum begins at 11:00 am followed by a catered lunch and the AGM. Please RSVP to help us plan for catering.


SAA CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
If you are interested in, or know of someone who is interested in serving as a director for the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, please forward your nomination to the Nominations Committee: c/o Saskatchewan Arts Alliance 1150 8th Avenue, Suite 101 Regina, SK S4R 1C9


STEPHANE DION AND RALPH GOODALE CONSULT WITH SAA AND MEMBERSHIP
On August 21, Liberal MPs Stépane Dion and Ralph Goodale consulted with SAA’s membership on national issues effecting Saskatchewan’s arts sector. Topics introduced were tax measures, copyright including the Artist Resale Right, and re-establishing investment in the arts. Please feel free to forward any thoughts you might have on any issues facing Saskatchewan Artists to info@artsalliance.sk.ca


CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN - BOARD NOMINATIONS
Creative Saskatchewan is currently looking to fill a mid-term vacancy of one Director on its Board. Interested members of the public can find more information on the Creative Saskatchewan and submit applications electronically to nominations@creativesask.ca by August 29, 2014.


CANADIAN ARTS COALITION TO BRING THREE RECOMMENDATIONS
The Canadian Arts Coalition brought forth three recommendations for the development of the 2015 federal budget:

  1. Increase the Canada Council for the Arts’ Parliamentary appropriation by $35 million in 2015 with a long-term goal of reaching $300 million.
  2. Increase Canada’s presence on the world stage for 2017 by establishing a $25 million pilot program over three years at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development for Canada’s 150th birthday.
  3. Investigate new revenue models to support a comprehensive Canadian Cultural Digital Strategy that would enable the creation, dissemination and engagement of Canadian cultural content online.

These recommendations were identified as priorities by 42 member associations during consultations held in April and May. For more information.


CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN - INVESTMENT GRANT OUTREACH TOUR
Creative Saskatchewan, a new agency dedicated to the growth and commercial viability of Saskatchewan's creative industries, is holding a series of presentations in various Saskatchewan communities.
Aug. 26         7 pm             Regina, Artesian on 13th
Aug. 27         7 pm            Swift Current, Lyric Theatre
Aug. 28         7 pm            North Battleford, Don Ross Centre, Door 4
Sept. 2          2 pm            Saskatoon, Village Guitar & Amp Co.
Sept. 2          7 pm            Prince Albert, PA Arts Centre
Sept. 3          7 pm            Saskatoon, Village Guitar & Amp Co.
Sept. 4          7 pm            Yorkton, Ramada Hotel
Sept. 5          2 pm            Regina, Artesian on 13th

The public is invited to come learn about investment opportunities for commercial creative industry projects and endeavours. For more information, call 1-800-561-9933 or visit www.creativesask.ca


CALL FOR PRESENTERS - FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGE KEEPERS CONFERENCE
The Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre (SICC) is hosting their annual First Nations Language Keepers Conference on Nov. 26 & 27, 2014, in Saskatoon, and is currently looking for presenters to conduct workshops or plenary sessions.


JOHN HOBDAY AWARDS IN ARTS MANAGEMENT
The John Hobday Award in Arts Management offers up to two awards of $10,000 annually. Arts managers from any artistic discipline supported by the Canada Council may apply for the awards, which are intended for professional development, mentoring and related purposes. Deadline is September 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.


OCTOBER 28: 2014 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S ARTS AWARDS
Presented by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards is a celebration of individuals, groups, and organizations in all arts disciplines. The evening includes performances by Saskatchewan artists and features artwork from the Arts Board’s Permanent Collection. TCU Place in Saskatoon (pre-show lounge at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and show at 6:30 p.m.) For more information, visit the SAB website


SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: EVERYONE WELCOME!
The SSO's AGM is a great chance for patrons to deepen their involvement and knowledge in the organization - find out more about the changes they've made to move towards greater fiscal responsibility and why the future is so bright. Please RSVP to office@saskatoonsymphony.org.

Annual General Meeting |  Wednesday, September 10th @ 7:30pm | SSO Offices at 408 20th Street W.


SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SEEKS CONDUCTOR
The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce the search for its next conductor. A call for applications went out on August 18th, and applications are being accepted until September 5th. For more information, view the press release.


JOB OPPORTUNITY: GALLERY FACILITATOR AT THE MACKENZIE ART GALLERY
The MaKenzie Art Gallery is seeking a Gallery Facilitator to support the work of the Education department, which includes but is not limited to assisting visitors in the interpretation and enjoyment of Gallery exhibitions, events and programs. For information, please visit the gallery’s website.


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
Shelley Ewing
Yvette Nolan

*Revised list of Board Members from the August Bulletin Mailout.