Research

Artist Registry

Artist Registry

If you are an artist – avocational or professional – living in Saskatchewan, we invite you to sign up for the Artist Registry and help us with our research projects. 

The registry will be kept confidential, for SAA arts research purposes only. People might be contacted to participate in one of our research projects.

By registering your name, you will help strengthen our work.

Current Research

When Artists Go to School: Effective Teacher-Artist Partnerships in K-12 SchoolsA Discussion Paper with Recommendations commissioned by the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance by Dianne Warren December 11, 2017

Increasingly, artists and the cultural community are participating in the formal arts education of students through various programs or agreements. Of the many ways for artists to work with school students and teachers, this paper focuses on co-designed teacher-artist partnership projects that take place primarily in the classroom over a period of time. The working relationship between teachers and artists has been identified as a key factor in achieving long-term impact, but questions remain about what an effective partnership entails, and what can be built into such programs to encourage effective working partnerships.

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

How do we instill a creative spirit and the tools to be creative in our young people before they graduate from high school and move on to the work force or post-secondary education?

In this report for the SAA, Dianne Warren explores contemporary thoughts about creativity; involvement in the arts as an effective way to develop the prerequisite skills and abilities for innovative practice; the STEM to STEAM movement; innovative programs in other jurisdictions that might provide ideas for Saskatchewan; and the current environment in Saskatchewan related to school policy, curriculum and programs in the arts.

Fine Arts and Arts Education Resources at Saskatchewan Universities 

Paul Gingrich is updating his report Fine Arts Resources at Saskatchewan Universities: An Analysis of Trends to include most current data. Read the 2015 report here.

Saskatchewan's Arts Ecology

Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research (SPAR)

SAA has been an active partner in the Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research (SPAR) and the Understanding the Arts Ecology of Saskatchewan research project.

SPAR reports, publications, and presentations are available at the SPAR website's Reports and Resources page: 

SPAR has produced unique, local research into artists and the arts in Saskatchewan. It also generated interest in similar research across the prairire provinces. To that end, SAA contributed to the Letter-of-Intent application process in pursuit of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) partnership grant ($2.5 million over 7 years). SAA’s Executive Director was identified as the Convener of the project’s Saskatchewan Advisory Council. Ultimately the project did not receive funding, however, the proccess of applying, stregthened arts reseach networks and collaboration across the three prairie provinces.