Celebrating Success

Sylvia Legris, the only Saskatchewan writer who has won the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize, is drawn to poetry because of its musicality and attention to language. 

Baroque music ensembles are popping up in major cities across Canada. Regina’s Per Sonatori brings this historical music to audiences in Southern Saskatchewan. 

The ecology of theatre in Saskatchewan and beyond has evolved in the last few years. Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre has adapted its programming to serve the needs of the theatre community.

Arts Board grant recipients Sylvia Legris and Lisa Bird-Wilson have been nominated for Saskatchewan Book Awards.

The play, Salt Baby, has toured thousands of kilometres with thanks to a Culture on the Go grant from the Arts Board. 

In 2015-16, Common Weal Community Arts brought the Art Lodge program to the Prince Albert Correctional Centre. Artists Joseph Naytowhow and Cheryl L’Hirondelle engaged the men through songwriting and creative expression, leading to the collaborative writing and recording of an uplifting song.

In 2016, mispon: A Celebration of Indigenous Filmmaking marks ten years of showcasing and developing Indigenous storytelling in Saskatchewan. 

To mark the centennial of German Expressionism, a group of Regina artists put together The Caligari Project Festival of German Expressionism from September to December 2016. 

Belle Plaine performed her original songs with the Regina Symphony Orchestra on December 17.

The evening brought hundreds of artists, arts organizations, patrons of the arts and members of the business community together to champion the enormous contributions the arts community makes to our province's quality of life and economy.