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The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance always provides some good information (their breakdown of how the increase of funds to the SAB in the last provincial budget would actually be reflected was excellent). They’ve just put out their latest bulletin with some good links and further news. It’s all listed below.

 

SSHRC AWARDS $200,000 FOR SASKATCHEWAN ARTS RESEARCH

The Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research (SPAR) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $200,000 Partnership Development grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for a three year study entitled, Understanding the Arts Ecology of Saskatchewan.  Formally announced in March, SPAR was formed by four partners:  the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture and the University of Regina. For more information, view the news release.

 

GALLAGHER REPLACES YOUNG AS DEPUTY MINISTER OF PARKS, CULTURE AND SPORT

On June 25th, Deputy Minister to the Premier Doug Moen today announced some changes in the leadership of the Saskatchewan Public Service. Lin Gallagher replaces Wynne Young as the Deputy Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport. Young has been reassigned to the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Changes are effective July 1st, 2013. To see the news release, visit the Government of Saskatchewan website.

 

FIRST BOARD MEMBERS OF CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN ANNOUNCED

The first six board members of Creative Saskatchewan have been appointed. Mike MacNaughton from Regina is the Chairperson. The other board members include: Jocelyne Wasacase-Merasty, Meadow Lake; Cory Furman, Regina; Valerie Creighton, Stoughton; Rick Peddle, Saskatoon; and Jocelyne Kost, Saskatoon. Five additional board members will be appointed as soon as possible from a list of nominees provided by the creative industries. For more information, view the news release.

 

CALL TO ACTION: SPEAK UP FOR THE ARTS

Summer is upon us and MLAs are back in their home ridings. This is the perfect opportunity to speak up for the arts with your MLA. Talk about the importance of the arts to you, your family and the quality of life in Saskatchewan. You might find this information on how the arts impacts community helpful: The Arts and Our Quality of LifeThe Numbers Tell the Story.

 

CALL TO MEMBERS: SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE PROMOTES MEMBERS

The new SAA website is finished and we are asking our member organizations to send images of their upcoming or recently past events. The selected images will be showcased on our home page with a brief caption describing the event and organization.

 

ONE YEAR COMPLEMENTARY SAA MEMBERSHIPS TO GRADUATING ARTS STUDENTS

The SAA is offering free one year Associate Memberships to recent arts graduates. For more details or to become a member please fill out a membership form and forward it the SAA office.


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