The Saskatchewan Arts Board gives a warm welcome to Alex Rogalski, who is joining us as a program consultant in our Saskatoon office on November 1.

“I am excited to contribute to the Arts Board, as it’s a legacy institution in the province. It’s about building an enviable arts ecology in this province that people across the country admire, being able to support and sustain artists on a provincial level and being part of a respected system of peer adjudication. I’m excited to play a role in that history, especially having benefitted from the Arts Board for so many years,” he says.

Alex has been the executive director at PAVED since 2013, where he’s responsible for operational management, grants, outreach, fundraising and implementing the strategic vision of the organization. For the past decade, he’s been an active film programmer for festivals across Canada, including TIFF, Hot Docs, WNDX and Calgary International Film Festival, in addition to continuing his guidance of the annual One Take Super8 events in Regina and Saskatoon. Alex holds a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Regina and a master of arts from York University.

“The most rewarding part about my time at PAVED was returning to Saskatchewan after about a decade of being away and getting to be involved in the arts community again and joining colleagues that are so passionate about supporting artist development and exhibition,” he says. “I was already starting with an amazing foundation here for a young organization. With a strong team, we took it to the next step in its teenage years – going from operational to sustainable. We want to make sure it is going to last a long time.”

Alex will be the consultant responsible for the Independent Artists Media program, among other roles. “Media is where I’ve been most focused, and that’s something I plan to continue to support in this province. We have incredible stories here that need to be shared,” he says.