Celebrating Success

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.”

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. 

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. 

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

An Independent Artists grant helps Saskatoon tenor Spencer McKnight explore his emotional connection with classical music.