Check out our latest series Covid Visions by poet and arts writer Steven Ross Smith. Each story highlights Saskatchewan artists or arts organizations facing the strange reality of Covid-19. 

Cover page for Covid Visions number 4 with paint swirlsRead our fourth and final story, Cue Sheet featuring Mario LePage, Johanna Bundon, and Donny Parenteau. "These are emotional, unnerving, challenging days for artists in all disciplines."

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Covid Visions: Showbiz Cover pageCheck out the third story, Showbiz featuring Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre, Little Manitou Art Gallery, Yorkton Film Festival, and artist Amberlin Hsu. "Amidst a strange soup of uncertainty, worry, cautious adaptation, and hope, presenters peer ahead, strengthen networks, reimagine programs, and carry on creatively."

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Covid Visions cover page with green marble background by Pawel Czerwinski

Our second story, Amping Down the Venues features the Ness Creek Music Festival and the Regina Folk Festival. "Cancellations of Saskatchewan music festivals include, to name a few more, those in Weyburn, Swift Current, Outlook, and Saskatoon’s Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, thereby terminating musicians’ summer touring and performing plans and incomes. At least one hundred and fifty musicians applied to SaskMusic’s Emergency Relief Fund in recent months." 

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Cover page of Covid Visions 1 with multi-coloured wet paint by LonfeltOur first story, Isolation in Country & Town features Painter Laureen Marchand and Writer/Curator Paul Seesequasis. "Disorientation, isolated days, wider distances, tighter belts, slower pace. Artists are adjusting and carrying on creating, while waiting for the new, though unpredictable, ‘normal’."

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