Celebrating Success

Grade 3 students at W.S. Hawrylak School in Regina created a graphic novel to share what they learned about how a city park is made. The project was supported with funding from the ArtsSmarts program.

Sculptor Sarah McKen is contributing to the thriving tourism industry at Little Manitou Lake by offering experiential tours of her art studio and private foundry.

Saskatoon's Sum Theatre presents professional, live theatre free-of-charge in the city's public parks, with original performances that appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Celebrating its 67th anniversary this year, the Yorkton Film Festival is North America's longest-running film festival. One of the secrets to its success is year-round programming supported through local, provincial and national partnerships.

Jean Freeman has been named ACTRA National's 2014 Woman of the Year! Jean is the first Saskatchewan actor to be given this honour.

Congratulations to Saskatchewan singer/songwriter/pianist Jeffery Straker, who won first place in the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile on February 27, 2014.

When Chrystene Ells tells people that she moved from San Francisco to Regina to pursue a career in the arts, they are surprised. "When it comes to the community-at-large supporting the arts, Saskatchewan has San Francisco beat," she says.

Business for the Arts, Canada's national association of business leaders who support the arts, announced August 14, 2013 the successful completion of the 2011-2013 artsVest™ program in Ontario, Calgary, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Vancouver.

A tour funded by a Culture on the Go grant opened doors for Saskatoon band Reignwolf and led to an opportunity to perform at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago this summer.

On 18 May 2013, Saskatoon artist Tammy Lu will open her latest art exhibition in the Fi─żakovo Castle Museum in Slovakia. The opening is part of this year's Night of Museums programme, a Europe-wide event organised under the aegis of the European Council and UNESCO.