Celebrating Success

Twenty works of art from the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s Permanent Collection will be on display throughout the province over the next three years through an Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council (OSAC) touring exhibition.

Many view travel as a way to broaden their horizons and get out of their comfort zone. Saskatoon artist Cynthia Blanchette considers travel an essential part of her art practice. 

With the help of grants from the Arts Board, Regina playwright Kelley Jo Burke and singer-songwriter Jeffery Straker collaborated on an award-winning musical. Us runs at the Globe Theatre from February 28 to March 18. 

The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed February 2018 as “Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month”. To celebrate, Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples (LSSAP) has coordinated storytelling events across the province that will bring Aboriginal teachings, culture and entertainment to people of all ages and backgrounds.

As the Saskatchewan Arts Board celebrates our 70th anniversary this year, we also celebrate 50 years of supporting artist residencies in the province.

From 1948 to 2018, here are 10 highlights from the history of Saskatchewan's arts community.

A bleak, cement staircase linking the Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health Units at the Regina General Hospital was not conducive to a healing mindset for staff, patients and visitors. An Artists in Communities grant helped transform the space, using art to promote well-being and reflection.

A partnership with Saskatoon’s Void Gallery enabled Centennial Collegiate teachers to incorporate printmaking into their curriculum.

Heather Benning's artwork, The Altar, brings to light the true story of a young couple in rural Saskatchewan who came to tragic ends. It was recently purchased by the Saskatchewan Arts Board's Permanent Collection.

Regina artist-run printmaking centre Articulate Ink realized its goal of establishing an artist residency, with the help of a Saskatchewan Arts Board grant.