The Saskatchewan Arts Board is in the process of reviewing all of the ways in which we support the work of individual artists. Although this review will, by its nature, focus on the work of our important Artists in Communities and Artists in Schools funding programs, we also want to consider how we support artists with multi-faceted careers who produce work independently and collaboratively and who also work in school and community settings.

We have set up eight community meetings and one webinar to hear what you think.

Who should come to these meetings?

We want to hear from everyone – aspiring, emerging, and established independent artists as well as teachers, art educators, administrators/principals, and community organizations – to help us shape the most dynamic program.

You should attend one of these meetings if:

  • you've ever applied for funding from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, whether or not you received it;
  • you haven't applied for Arts Board funding before, and you want to help shape the program to better suit your needs; or even if
  • you just want to want to learn more about the Arts Board and meet people from your community with this common interest.


What will happen?

At the meetings, the Arts Board will give a brief background to our current programs, but, mostly, we want to listen to you. We want to hear your thoughts about who and what programs for artists in schools and communities should be supporting, what you would do differently, and what your great ideas for an entirely new system might be.

And, most importantly, you'll get to sit in a room and have an amazing conversation with a cool group of individuals who all care so much about the work we do in this province.


When and where are these meetings scheduled?

September 13

North Battleford

Allen Sapp Gallery

1 Railway Avenue E

4:30-6:30 pm

September 19

Saskatoon

La Troupe de Jour

914 20 Street West

4:00–6:00 pm

September 20

Stony Rapids

School Gymnasium

Johnson Street

4:30–6:30 pm

October 5

Regina

Art Gallery of Regina

2420 Elphinstone Street

4:30–6:30 pm

October 10

Eastend

Memorial Hall

Oak Avenue North

4:30–6:30 pm

October 12

Melfort

Kerry Vicker Centre

206 Bemister Avenue East

4:30–6:30 pm

October 24

Fort Qu’Appelle

Fort Qu’Appelle Centre for the Arts 406 – 4 Street

4:30–6:30 pm

October 25

Saskatoon

The Refinery

609 Dufferin Avenue

4:30–6:30 pm

November 2

Online

Webinar (details to follow)

4:00-6:00 pm

If you want to come, please RSVP if possible to Barbara Farr at 306-787-4978 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you don't manage to RSVP, however, come anyway! We want to hear from you!

What if I can't make any of those times?

There will be many more opportunities to engage in this review process, via a publication reflecting those findings, and an online survey. Watch our website for more details.

 

Photo: Slam poet Shayna Stock works with particpants at Camp fYrefly Regina. The program was supported by an Arts After Hours grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Photo courtesy of Camp fYrefly