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2023–24 Provincial Budget: Growth that Works for Everyone

SAA's Response 2023–24 Provincial Budget: Growth that Works for Everyone On March 22, 2023, the Honourable Donna Harpauer, Minister of Finance, delivered the 2023–24 Provincial Budget: Growth that Works for Everyone. The 2023-24 Budget…
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Write your MLA: Increase arts spending now!

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Budget day is March 22, 2023. The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance continues to remind the provincial government that the arts are still here and that the arts matter! We are asking our members and those in the arts community to write to their MLA,…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Five

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Josh Haugerud grew up in the small town of Craik, Saskatchewan. His journey so far has been eclectic, to say the least: in the trades as a welder, with bachelor's degrees in women's and gender studies and political science, working in…
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We started with an acknowledgement of wind

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We started with an acknowledgement of wind By Ariana Malthaner I have always been obsessed with words. Whether it was voraciously absorbing them through the endless stream of library books that passed through my greedy hands, or the way…
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Weyburn & Area Survey on Arts, Culture, and Recreation

The Weyburn & Area Survey on Arts, Culture, and Recreation Are you a resident of Weyburn and surrounding areas? If so, you are invited to participate in a voluntary anonymous survey to examine people’s feelings about arts, culture and…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Four

Mark Turner knows how to navigate his life in the arts which, planned or not, has led him to his current position as Executive Director and Creative Producer of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.  Now in its 92nd season, the Symphony…
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Pajama Party Politics: Gathering to Gab

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Pajama Party Politics: Gathering to Gab Presented by Listen to Dis and Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Who is this for? Everyone who identifies with the experience of disability or barriers to arts participation.1 **If you are uncertain if…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Three

There are no more fitting words to describe this episode than those found on this weeks guest's website "Chasing dreams and honouring family legacies".  The conversation between host Em Ironstar and her long-time childhood friend Krystal…
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The Future of Saskatchewan’s Arts Ecosystem: Rebuilding a Community

The Future of Saskatchewan’s Arts Ecosystem: Rebuilding a Community by Jeremy Morgan At the 2022 Sask Arts Awards I had the chance to make a few remarks about my experience in Saskatchewan since coming from Nova Scotia in 1989. I want…
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Arts Everywhere: Episode Two

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Carla Harris shares their thoughts and inspirations that fuel the passion to  bring  new voices and build connections in our community.  Carla identifies as a disabled artist and it is through that lens and  seeing  the normalization…
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Senator Patricia Bovey in Regina

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Don't miss this opportunity! Senator Patricia Bovey will be in Regina to talk about Bill S-208, An Act respecting the Declaration on the Essential Role of Artists and Creative Expression in Canada. The event being held by the Canadian Club…

Arts Everywhere: Episode One

It’s the premier full-length episode of Arts Everywhere!  Em Ironstar is joined by Jessica Riess, the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance’s Outreach and Communications lead since 2012.  Ever since Em began as the new SAA Executive Director, Jessica…
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Arts Everywhere: The SAA Podcast

The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance is thrilled to announce our introductory episode of Arts Everywhere: The SAA Podcast! Join host Em Ironstar and podcast producer Kevin Power as the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance podcast officially launches! …
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Season’s greetings and an update from our Executive Director

Warm wishes for the holiday season and a Happy New Year! Hello Everyone: On behalf of the SAA board of directors and staff, I wish you and yours a peaceful holiday season and a very safe and Happy New Year.  2022 was a busy year for all…

Pajama Party Politics: Access through Solidarity

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Pajama Party Politics: Access through Solidarity. Presented by Sask Arts Alliance and Listen to Dis' Who is this for? Everyone, access is not for the disabled only. When and Where? December 8 | 6:30 pm | via Zoom (register below). Join…

On Boredom; reflections on isolation and creativity

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On Boredom; reflections on isolation and creativity.  Edith Skeard “I am alone, so I dream of the being who has cured my solitude, who would be cured by solitudes.” ― Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Reverie The long hours…

Conclusion Part One: The Pandemic Shadow

Once upon a time, without concern, we went indoors and crowded together: to view images and objects in galleries; to hear music in clubs and concert halls; to laugh or weep or be stirred by dramatizations on permanent or makeshift stages; to…

Introducing SAA’s 2022-23 Board of Directors

Thanks to everyone who attended the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance’s AGM and community meeting on September 14. Artist Johanna Bundon created and performed a memorable artist Intervention following the AGM. At the community forum, SAA presented…