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.
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."
Read the full story here.
Our 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’."