Celebrating Success

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.

Organizations funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board are also supported by resources within their own communities. From the 61 organizations that have reported on their recent operating funding, there is a total of 166,405 hours of volunteer support. That’s an average of 2,728 hours for each organization, which is approximately equivalent to a one and a third full-time position.

Station Arts Centre’s president, Cameron Nicolle, summed up the centre beautifully at its 2015 annual general meeting: “It is a place for our community to gather and meet their neighbours. A place for art classes and yoga, community meetings and discussions. But it is also a place where we can be transported away, by music or theatre, into worlds far beyond our own community.”

At summer camp, kids typically enjoy activities such as canoeing, hiking, bonfires and craft time. In 2015, Lumsden Beach Camp (LBC) made a small change with a big impact – switching “craft time” to “art time.”

As a French-language school in rural Saskatchewan, École Notre-Dame-des-Vertus in Zenon Park faces some unique challenges, particularly when it comes to arts education. A GénieArts grant provided a unique opportunity to bring a professional Canadian Francophone musician, marijosée, to the community. 

Regina Deaf and Hard of Hearing students launch the innovative production, Deaf Crows, with the help of an Artists in Schools grant.

LIVE Arts is a fee-free program that connects classrooms with professional art-makers. The program provides students with access to a wide-range of Saskatchewan artrists and learning opportunities. 

Filmmaker Kevin Smith is seeking provincial support for a movie project in Saskatchewan.

North Battleford musician Cole Knutson received an Indigenous Pathways Initiative grant to represent Canada in an international youth wind orchestra. 

The Curtain Razors theatre company is rebuilding in the year after Michele Sereda's death.