Celebrating Success

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.

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.

The recipients of the 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Awards were announced at an event on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

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.

The Saskatchewan Arts Board is pleased to announce the 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Awards (formerly the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards) lifetime achievement award recipient and short-listed nominees in five other categories. Presented by the Arts Board, these awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of individuals, groups and organizations in all arts disciplines.