Celebrating Success

The Saskatchewan Arts Board is pleased to announce the short-listed nominees for the 2019 Saskatchewan Arts Awards and the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Silent headphone concerts and discos have gained popularity in recent years, particularly in Europe. Saskatoon indie rock band Close Talker is taking that concept once step further, with a touring 3D Binaural Silent Concert Series, supported by Saskatchewan Arts Board grants. 

The nȇhiyawak Summer Language Experience uses traditional Indigenous arts to help participants learn Cree.

The art exhibtion, I do not have my words, featuring Indigenous artists Joi Arcand, Catherine Blackburn and Audtrey Dreaver, is touring to 13 communities across Saskatchewan over the next three years with the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils' Arts on the Move Program.

At the 2018 Saskatchewan Arts Awards, Artistic Excellence recipient Marjorie Beaucage read a poem she wrote in place of her acceptance speech.

St. Frances Cree Bilingual School in Saskatoon received an Artists in Schools grant to create a ukulele rock orchestra.

When Tekeyla Friday was a child, her mother would often tell her stories about her Métis upbringing and culture. She wasn’t always listening back then, but now she is determined to revive her family’s history and share it through the art of Claymation. 

Each year, more than 2,000 students apply to the theatre program at Ithaca College in New York state. Only 16 are accepted, and Mayson Sonntag of Regina is one of them. He received a Prince Edward Arts Scholarship from the Arts Board to help him with tuition.

Candace Savage’s recent writing is firmly rooted in Saskatchewan’s history. Her latest book, Strangers in the House: A Story of Bigotry and Belonging, was inspired by a pencilled name on a list of all of the inhabitants of her Saskatoon home.

An Artists in Schools Micro-Development grant enabled Turtleford Transition School to bring fabric artist Bonny Macnab into the classroom.