April 6, 2020

The Value of Arts Education to Student Learning and Development

In this annotated bibliography written by Donna Nikiforuk, you'll about North American and international arts education initiatives that demonstrate the important of maintaining a strong arts education from K-12.

November 15, 2019

The Value of Arts for Social Cohesion in Saskatchewan

Drawing on concepts of cultural ecology and social capital, this report examine public perceptions of the arts within Saskatchewan’s urban and rural contexts.

February 20, 2019

Saskatoon Artist and Arts spaces 2018

In September 2018, the City of Saskatoon contracted the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance to conduct consultations with Saskatoon artists regarding Saskatoon arts spaces.

February 22, 2018

Fine Arts and Arts Education Resources at Saskatchewan Universities 2018 Update

This report documents changes in fine arts and arts education resources in the province's universities from approximately 2001 to 2017. It updates and complements the SAA's similar reports of 2015 and 2014.

December 19, 2017

When Artists Go to School: Effective Teacher-Artist Partnerships in K-12 Schools

A Discussion Paper with Recommendations commissioned by the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance.

November 10, 2016

Future Innovators: Developing Creativity Through K-12 Arts Education in Saskatchewan Schools

By Dianne Warren. A Position Paper and Recommendations in Response to "Achieving Growth through Innovation: The Role of Arts Education in Supporting Economic Sustainability" by C. Brooke Dobni Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance.

June 1, 2014

Preliminary Observations of the SAA Member Consultations

An introduction to organizational needs from government in 2014.

November 13, 2013

What is happening in Arts Education today? Initiatives at the local, national and international levels.

Ann Kipling Brown reflects on the initiatives and developments in arts education at the local, national and international level.

June 27, 2012

Understanding the Arts Ecology of Saskatchewan

A SAA Research Project

December 6, 2011

From Policy to Action

An action plan by the Arts Community in response to the government's Pride of Saskatchewan policy document

July 21, 2011

Cultural Industries "Community of Interest" Consultation: Final Report

This consultation report delves into the what "Community of Interest" designation means and how to administer it in a way that is best for arts communities.

September 23, 2010

The Menace of Measurement: A discussion about arts indicators

SAA commissioned Marnie Badham to write a position paper on arts metrics. The Abstract and Executive Summary are posted on this website. For a copy of the complete report, please contact the SAA.

April 10, 2010

Celebrating Saskatchewan Artists

A snapshot of the activities of artists all around Saskatchewan who are practising art today, this collection of 33 stories of more than 40 artists and arts entrepreneurs reveals the profusion of arts and crafts being created all over Saskatchewan.

November 30, 2008

Arts Patrons, Impresarios, and Philanthropists in Saskatchewan

Part 5: Carol Hill, Arts Patron

November 27, 2008

Arts Patrons, Impresarios, and Philanthropists in Saskatchewan

Part 4: Jacqui Shumiatcher

November 18, 2008

Status of the Artist: A Progress Review and an Opportunity to Look Forward

April 22, 2008

Arts Patrons, Impresarios, and Philanthropists in Saskatchewan

Part 3: Cheryl & Henry Kloppenburg, Arts Patrons

April 15, 2008

Arts Patrons, Impresarios, and Philanthropists in Saskatchewan

Part 2: Bill Shurniak, Arts Patron

April 1, 2008

Arts Patrons, Impresarios, and Philanthropists in Saskatchewan

Part 1: Lynda Haverstock, Arts Patron

October 26, 2007

A Snapshot of the Saskatchewan Arts Sector

A selection of facts about the arts and culture sector.

July 5, 2007

Art: At the Heart of Society

Fourth in a series of four stories by Steven Ross Smith.

July 5, 2007

Valuing Artists' Work

First in a series of four stories by Steven Ross Smith.

July 5, 2007

For Love, Not Money

Second in a series of four stories by Steven Ross Smith

July 5, 2007

Art: A Risky Business

Third in a series of four stories by Steven Ross Smith

January 28, 2007

Business and the Arts

Service Relationship Indicators

December 17, 2006

Improving Work Opportunities for Artists

Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Submission to the Commission on Improving Work Opportunities for Saskatchewan Residents

October 3, 2006

Rigmor Clarke

Fearless painter captures nature's soul.

October 3, 2006

Barry Weiss

Holed up and Painting in Maple Creek

October 3, 2006

Diana Tegenkamp

Up-and-coming filmmaker working the best in the biz.

October 3, 2006

Martha Cole

Finding Spirit in Fabric

October 3, 2006

Yvette Moore

Vision and Resolve Makes Success for Yvette Moore

October 3, 2006

Deborah Buck

Multi-talented artist creates connections.

October 3, 2006

Brian Johnson

Musician and bow-maker connects with the human spirit

October 2, 2006

Yuka Yamaguchi

At Play at Art

October 2, 2006

Roger Jerome

A Humble Painter of the North

October 2, 2006

Linda Duvall

Using Technology to enable community

August 13, 2006

Saskatchewan Status Act? What does the Act do?

Learn about the importance of Status of the Artist for the arts sector, as well as how it functions as a piece of legislation and how the government enacts it.

August 12, 2006

Collective Rights for the Cultural Sector

This article provides an introduction to collective rights and, specifically, collective bargaining rights. It discusses the benefits and the complexities of legislating collective rights.

April 28, 2006

Business and the Arts Case Study #5

Station Arts Centre and the Saskatchewan Valley News

April 28, 2006

Business and the Arts Case Study #6

Theatre Saskatchewan

April 27, 2006

Business and the Arts Case Study #4

Saskatchewan Book Awards

February 2, 2006

Business and the Arts: Case Study #3

New Dance Horizons

February 1, 2006

Business and the Arts: Case Study #2

Ness Creek Music Festival

January 29, 2006

Business and the Arts: Case Study #1

Art Gallery of Swift Current

December 14, 2005

Robert Currie

A Catalyst for Saskatchewan Writing

October 9, 2005

Celebrating Saskatchewan Artists

a book by Steven Ross Smith

September 5, 2005

Action Plan Proposal to the Government of Saskatchewan for the Arts Sector

This 2005 plan is presented by the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance as steps for immediate action that will bring concrete meaning to artist equity proposals and coherence to arts policy.

September 5, 2005

Quick Facts

A selection of facts about the arts and culture sector.

June 1, 2005

Status of the Artist - Where Are We?

An update on Status of the Artist developments and SAA's position.

April 8, 2005

Rory Allen

Elvis Lives in Rory Allen's Success!

April 8, 2005

A Brief History of Status of the Artist in Canada

Prepared by the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, based on Canadian Conference of the Arts Materials, this document is a chronology of historic markers for achieving equity (status) for artists.

January 14, 2005

Equity for Saskatchewan Artists

An opinion editorial by Dave Margoshes about equity for Saskatchewan artists.

January 12, 2005

Kennetch Charlette

Art as Tool to Educate and Heal

December 21, 2004

Arts Energize Rural Saskatchewan

Artists are contributing to the well-being of small communities with a sense of stimulation, affirmation, celebration, and hope.

December 12, 2004

Celebrate Books, Break a Record

By Steven Ross Smith

December 9, 2004

Re: Minister's Advisory Committee for Status of the Artist (MACSA) Final Report

SAA letter to Hon. Joan Beatty responding to Government's Response to the MACSA Final Report (October 2003)

July 13, 2004

Luke Poitras

From Biggar to Broadway?

June 13, 2004

Cheryl L'Hirondelle Waynotêw

Finding Community Through Art

March 23, 2004

Saskatchewan Publishing

Homegrown Publishers Bloom

March 23, 2004

Kenny Marco

Soul Sauce: Recipe for Success

March 23, 2004

Barbara Terfloth

Working for Artists in the Boreal Forest

March 23, 2004

Mel Bolen

An Alchemy of Ideas and Ideals

March 23, 2004

Floyd Favel Starr

Starr's Global Vision Seeks Change

March 23, 2004

George Glenn

Making Art as a Positive Force

October 3, 2003

Arts Aid Town's Renewal

Part 2: June Jacobs, Hand Wave Gallery, Meacham Ley Ward, Eon Music, Meacham

October 3, 2003

Arts Aid Town's Renewal

Part 1: Dancing Sky Theatre Meacham

October 3, 2003

Arts Aid Town's Renewal

Part 3: St. Peter's College & Abbey, Muenster; Hilary Clark, Saskatoon

May 1, 2003

Sustainability of Saskatchewan's Arts Sector

The SAA suggests government adapts a pan-departmental arts policy to guide decision making. The document also outlines six measures provide sustainability and stability to the arts sector.

January 1, 2002

Profile of the Cultural Workforce

Saskatchewan Arts Alliance 2002

November 1, 2001

Executive Summary

This is an Executive Summary of the first Minister's Advisory Committee Report on Status of the Artist, which came out in 1993.

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