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Monday, October 24, 2016

SAA Bulletin

October 2016

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  • SAA Meets with Community, Introduces New Board of Directors
  • SAA Meets with New Minister of Parks, Culture, and Sport
  • Check Out The Importance of Scalable, Responsive Funding for Arts Organizations
  • Recipients of 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Awards
  • CIF: Call for Adjudication Committee Applications
  • Canada Council for the Arts Accepting Applications:  Board of Directors
  • Saskatchewan Arts Board: New Strategic Plan
  • 7 Tips to be an #ArtsDay Advocate on Social Media
  • Consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World
  • UNESCO Releases Report: ‘A human-centred city is a culture-centred space
  • Intern Position Available: Programming Assistant at the Art Gallery of Swift Current
  • Live Five Independent Theatre Seeks Social Media Coordinator
  • The Saskatchewan Arts Board Seeks Executive Assistant
  • Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors
SAA Meets with Community, Introduces New Board of Directors
The Saskatchewan arts community came together on Saturday, September 24th, in a productive meeting with the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance (SAA). Issues around arts funding, advancing technology, arts data, and advocacy were discussed. SAA is pleased to introduce its 2016/2017 Board of Directors. Read more here.

SAA Meets with New Minister of Parks, Culture, and Sport
On behalf of its membership, SAA met with the Honourable Ken Cheveldayoff, Minister of Parks, Culture, and Sport. President Kelley Jo Burke, fellow board member Dr. Kathryn Ricketts, and Executive Director Marnie Gladwell emphasized the value of the arts to the province, the importance of arts organizations and the pressures they face, as well as SAA’s four key points.

When asked what our members should know about the new minister, Hon. Cheveldayoff asked that people be understanding. While ideas will be given the attention they need, dollars are tight. Government sees arts as an investment and it understands the return on that investment both on quality of life and the economy. He will go to bat for us. 


Check out The Importance of Scalable, Responsive Funding for Arts Organizations
Don’t miss last month's Op-Ed by artist and arts administrator Michelle Brownridge. “Creating  scalable, responsive funding for arts organizations to flourish in our province is crucial to our continued artistic growth, development and pursuit of artistic excellence.” Read more here
Recipients of the 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Awards
The Saskatchewan Arts Board announced the recipients of the 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Awards. Congratulations to the Nominees and recipients of the 2016 awards! Recipients were awarded a limited-edition sculpture by Saskatchewan artist Jody Greenman-Barber and a cash prize:
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Robin Poitras, Regina
  • Artistic Excellence Award: Lori Blondeau, Saskatoon
  • Emerging Artist Award: Rosie & the Riveters, Saskatoon
  • Leadership—Individual Award: Karen Schoonover, Regina
  • Leadership—Organization Award: Yorkton Film Festival, Yorkton
  • Arts and Learning Award: Wendy Peart, Regina
Three members of the community were given Honorary Saskatchewan Arts Awards for their longstanding contributions to the arts in Saskatchewan: Jacqui Shumiatcher, Eva Mendel Miller and Her Honour, the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.

CIF: Call for Adjudication Committee Applications
The Community Initiatives Fund is inviting applications from individuals throughout Saskatchewan who are interested in serving on one of their four Adjudication Committees. The Adjudication Committees will be responsible for reviewing applications to the Community Grant Program and making grant recommendations to the CIF Board of Directors. Find the details here.


Canada Council for the Arts Accepting Applications: Board of Directors
Applications are being accepted for the position of board member for the Canada Council for the Arts. As stewards of the organization, members of the Board are responsible for the ongoing governance of the organization. Candidates must apply online by October 31, 2016.Read more.
Saskatchewan Arts Board: New Strategic Plan
The Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Arts Board is pleased to present its Strategic Plan for 2016-19, a plan that capitalizes on the progress that has been made since the approval of their transitional strategic plan in 2015. 
7 Tips to be an #ArtsDay Advocate on Social Media
Bummed you can’t make it to Ottawa for #ArtsDay? Join the Canadian Arts Coalition on Twitter at 12pm EST on October 25th, where they’ll be sharing the #ArtsDay messages and bringing arts advocacy into communities across Canada. This is a great way to help spread the messages being shared on Parliament Hill and an opportunity to connect with other arts advocates across the country. Simply log onto Twitter at noon on the 25th and watch the #artsconvo hashtag to join in. For more information.
Consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World
The federal government has launched a consultation process on Canadian Content in a Digital World. The reach of the consultations is broad across the sector, including information and entertainment content as presented in television, radio, film, digital media and platforms, video games, music, books, newspapers and magazines.

To see the Consultation Paper and the results of the pre-consultation questionnaire which went out in the spring, go towww.canadiancontentconsultations.ca/Background-Documents.
UNESCO Releases Report: ‘A human-centred city is a culture-centred space’
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a new report spotlighting the power of culture as a strategic asset for creating cities that are more inclusive, creative and sustainable.The ground-breaking report brings together two years of research, showcasing analyses and recommendations to foster the role of culture in sustainable development. To view the report, click here.
Intern Position Available: Programming Assistant at the Art Gallery of Swift Current
The City of Swift Current is seeking an individual for the intern position of Programming Assistant for the Art Gallery. To be eligible for this job, candidates are required to register with "Young Canada Works" as an intern applicant. Register here.  For more information, visit theAGSC websiteClosing date is October 23, 2016
Live Five Independent Theatre Seeks Social Media Coordinator
Live Five Independent Theatre is seeking a Social Media Coordinator. The ideal candidate will possess excellent time management skills, a passion for the arts and a familiarity with Live Five's history as well as the greater theatre community in Saskatoon. They will also be a self-starter who works well independently and has strong Social Media Marketing experience. Application Deadline: November 1st. For more information.
The Saskatchewan Arts Board Seeks Executive Assistant
The Saskatchewan Arts Board is seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented individual to join its multifaceted and dynamic team to fill the position of Executive Assistant. Application deadline: Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. For more information.
Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Board of Directors
Kelley Jo Burke – President
Marcus Miller – Vice President
Yvette Nolan – Treasurer
Joel Bernbaum – Secretary
James Hodges – Member at Large
Kaelen Klypak - Member at Large
Dr. Kathryn Ricketts – Member at Large
Leesa Streifler - Member at Large

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.