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Check out SAA's Art Works series highlighting arts organization making a positive impact in its community. Find them all here.

Written by Carle Steel, this month's article features Sâkêwêwak Artists Collective. Through events, mentorship, professional development and service to the community, Sâkêwêwak Artists Collective helps Indigenous artists and their work take their rightful place on the Canadian stage. Read more here.

2018 Arts Congress a Success

The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance would like to give thanks to all the presenters, panelists, delegates, and to the SAA board, staff and Congress Commitee. It was two days of thought provoking presentations, performances, conversations, and workshops. Read a summary of the event here.

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  • Music brings people together. So my function in anything I do is to help bring people closer in."

    Gord Downie

  • Dancing is the way I can express the things that cannot be said.

    Veronica Tennant

  • If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.

    Tony Bennett

  • I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art.

    Kermit the Frog

  • I see music as fluid architecture.

    Joni Mitchell

  • I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy.

    Joni Mitchell

  • After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

    Aldous Huxley

  • The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

    Pablo Picasso

  • Every work of art which really moves us is in some degree a revelation.

    Lawren Harris

  • I’ve found that a song can be more effective than a 400-page textbook

    Buffy Sainte-Marie

  • Well-written words are music.

    William Shatner

  • I've always hid behind the music despite the fact that I have a huge personality. I'm thrilled that the music is bigger than me and will outlive and outlast me. It frees me up to take risks.

    Measha Brueggergosman

  • I know how demanding the process of creation is.

    Karen Kain

  • Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

    Edgar Degas

  • The real function of artists is to give fresh vision to their own generation.

    Doris McCarthy

  • Making a living in the arts, though, creates so many jobs for other people.

    Maureen Forrester

  • Our brains are organized by stories and images, not statistics.

    Gloria Steinem

  • Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.

    Bertolt Brecht

  • Writing is an act of faith. I believe it's also an act of hope, the hope that things can get better than they are.

    Margaret Atwood