Celebrating Success

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.

Our 2015-16 Annual Report, Changing Horizons, focuses on the opportunities the Arts Board offers to change horizons for people across Saskatchewan.

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.”