is located in the Saskatoon Warehouse Artspace along
with Video Verite, Tribe, and The Photographers
Gallery. Our activities include exhibitions, screenings,
workshops, readings, and artist talks. AKA prioritizes
non-commercial art with a focus on work informed
by diverse cultural communities. AKA is dedicated
to growth, dissemination and experimentation in
In its nineteenth
year of publication, BlackFlash is one of
the longest running art publications and one of
art journals in Canada. The magazine
aims to nourish innovation in photo-based
and electronic art production, promote
energetic debate, and showcase
diverse voices and communities (local, regional,
national, and international). BlackFlash reviews exhibitions
and installations, features critical commentary
on artistic theory and practice, reviews
books, profiles emerging as well
as established artists and
writers, records the history of artistic institutions,
and calendars exhibitions,
lectures, and workshops.
Gallery is one of two galleries owned and operated
by the City of North Battleford. It is situated
in the spacious and beautiful chapel which once
was part of St. Thomas College. This gallery offers
Saskatchewan artists an opportunity to exhibit their
art and is particularly interested in providing
a starting place for emerging Saskatchewan artists.
Weal Community Arts Inc.
Weal Community Arts Inc. uses art as a tool for
community development, based on creating partnerships
between communities and artists. Our philosophy
of inclusion and cooperation creates opportunities
and choices for Saskatchewan people who do not
otherwise have access to the arts because of social,
economic, or cultural reasons. We have worked
with communities in poverty, health centres, sex
trade workers, inner city youth, Correctional
Centres, First Nations communities, grandmothers,
recent immigrants, and women in transition.
Books is a Saskatchewan-based literary press dedicated
to publishing and presenting Canadian literary writing,
with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers.
By continuing to develop new writers, and by fostering
the careers of established writers, we present new
voices and works of literary excellence to the people
of our province, and to the world.
Curtain Razors, founded
in 1989, is a theatre company that embraces innovation,
diversity and experimentation in the performing
arts to create new Canadian work that is challenging,
thought provoking, and relevant. Based in Regina,
the company collaborates with artists from Saskatchewan
and beyond to produce and present for the theatre.
Programming components include development and creation,
production, presentation, and short-term residencies.
Sky Theatre Inc.
Dancing Sky Theatre is a group of theatre artists committed to involving people in the lively act of theatre. They aim to empower children, youth and all people by helping them to recognize issues in their lives and by opening a space in which they can actively shape the culture around them.
the Regina Public Library, one of Canada's busiest
urban libraries, the Dunlop Art Gallery investigates
contemporary visual art and culture, presenting
ideas that resonate locally, nationally and globally.
Dunlop Art Gallery is nationally recognized for
its innovative and thoughtful curatorial projects,
and is committed to the development of visual literacy.
The Dunlop has actively investigated the relationships
between contemporary art and popular culture for
over two decades.
Gabriel Dumont Institute
The Gabriel Dumont Institute's Mission Statement is to promote the renewal and the development of Métis culture through research, materials, development, collections and the distribution of those materials and the development and delivery of Métis-specific educational programs and services.
Theatre is Saskatchewan's longest running professional
theatre company. Founded in 1966 by Ken and Sue
Kramer, Globe began as a children's touring company.
In 1967 the theatre performed its first adult play,
and in 1973 the company took up residence in its
first main stage theatre space. Globe Theatre is
Canada's sole permanent theatre-in-the-round and
is located at the heart of downtown Regina, in Old
City Hall Mall. Under the artistic direction of
Ruth Smillie, the company produces a six-play main
stage season, as well as a second stage cabaret
series. The mission of the Globe Theatre Society
is to create and produce professional theatre and
make it accessible with a view to entertain, to
educate and to challenge.
Dean Art Gallery is a Non-Profit Art Gallery dedicated
to meeting the awareness needs of our diverse multi-cultural
community through Educational Programming focused
on Contemporary Art issues.
Hagios Press is a regional publisher with a national reach. Its focus on fine works by Saskatchewan writers remains strong, yet the press has a national presence. Many of the titles that Hagios has published to date have been by Saskatchewan writers. Hagios is committed to the development of new writers and their first books.
| Jack Pine Press
JackPine Press' mission is to showcase literary and visual multidisciplinary collaborations in a published, chapter book format; to provide writers and visual artists a venue to publish collaborative visual and textual dialogues; to produce integrated, unique book artifacts in tandem with the contributors, considering all materials of the book including binding, stock, cover, size, etc.; and ultimately to create hand made books that are as interesting as art objects as they are engaging works of literature.
of Saskatchewan's art collection began almost as
soon as the University was established. The first
acquisition was made in 1911 and the collection
now comprises approximately 4,000 objects and includes
many important examples of Canadian and International
In October of 1991 a new era began when the Kenderdine
Art Gallery opened in the then new Agriculture Building.
The Gallery provides a venue to showcase the permanent
collection for students and members of the University,
the City of Saskatoon and the general Saskatchewan
public. The Kenderdine Gallery works across a broad
Saskatchewan community, organizing and collaborating
on projects with other arts organizations, university
departments and diverse community groups. The collection
also maintains a wide range of archival material
concerning its programming, exhibitions and the
represented artists and works in the collection.
La Troupe du Jour Inc.
Le Troupe du Jour develops community-based and professional French-language threatre by creating new works, training, production and outreach. It plays many different roles in the community: that of a professional company offering a local season of shows and tours, and that of a development organization that is responsible for stimulating and supporting the expansion of theatrical activity throughout the entire province.
Skies Festival of Words is a non-profit organization
committed to celebrating the imaginative uses of
language through literature, drama, storytelling,
film, and music. Always part of the three-day July
festival are programs designed for children and
youth, all offered below cost. The festival works
to promote literacy, improve writing skills and
cultivate lifelong reading habits through the provision
of stimulating experiences that appeal to a broad
audience. As well, the Festival works year-round
initiating author readings and presentations, concerts,
school visits, innovative fundraisers and coffee
houses for youth.
the bequest of Regina lawyer, Norman MacKenzie,
that initiated the permanent collection of the Gallery
which today numbers more than 3500 art works. The
MacKenzie's mission is to serve the people of Regina
and Saskatchewan by exhibiting, collecting, preserving
and interpreting original works of art in order
to enrich the quality of life and to maintain and
develop art and culture in Saskatchewan.
Art Gallery presents works of contemporary and historical
art by local, national, and international artists
in changing exhibitions including those organised
for the Mendel Art Gallery by staff, adjunct, and
contracted curators, as well as those from other
galleries. The Mendel�s permanent collection (of
more than 5,000 works in all media) is an essential
resource for the appreciation, research, and understanding
of art. Innovative public programs encourage public
understanding and appreciation of art, and professional
programs facilitate the practice and development
of emerging and established artists and curators.
Creek Culture and Recreational Society
Creek Musical Festival is a non-profit organization
that exists primarily to create an annual festival
to celebrate Music, Arts, Community and Ecology
in the Boreal Forest.
established independent artist centre in its 19th
year of operation, Neutral Ground offers a continuous
program of intense, thought-provoking and activated
art events curated by artist-directors in the context
of leading edge visual and media art. Acting as
a catalyst for local artists, Neutral Ground and
the Soil Digital Media Suite are organized to support
artistic creation, collaboration and research in
all media and to contribute to the professional
practice of Saskatchewan artists and researchers.
Horizons was founded in 1986 as a non-profit arts
organization dedicated to celebrating new visions
in Canadian contemporary dance. Presenting original
works by local and guest artists, New Dance Horizons
opens a window on creation and innovation in the
field of dance.
Northern Saskatchewan International
The Northern Saskatchewan International Children's Festival held it's first festival in June of 1989. As a result of the success of the pilot festival, it was determined that it should be an annual event, taking place in the riverbank parks in downtown Saskatoon. To date, many very successful festivals have been held with over 275,000 tickets sold over the years. Their mission is to provide a multi-media festival of the performing arts, with the goal of challenging the minds and enriching the lives of children.
Art + New Media
The word 'paved' stands for the range of convergent media encompassed by the Photographic, Audio, Video, Electronic and Digital arts. paved's mandate is to assist artists and independent producers creating and presenting innovative and ambitious work in these artforms. We provide production facilities, production support and residency programs, gallery exhibitions, film and video screenings, and a variety of off-site and on-line projects. We support artists in addressing concepts, attitudes and issues not accomodated by mainstream commercial media outlets. Our goals are to help artists achieve thier fullest potential, and to present challenging and accomplished examples of their work for public appreciation and debate.
As electronic media continue to pervade, diversify, and commodify experience, we insist that these very same media can continue to develop as behicles for alternative propositions about culture, society and the quality of subjectivity.
Theatre is Saskatoon's largest professional theatre
company. We are proud to be embarking upon our 30th
Season. Over the years we have enjoyed great success
in presenting our community with productions of
the highest quality, ranging from classic to contemporary
theatre art. We produce 6 plays during our season,
which runs from September to April.
| Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre
The Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre (SPC) is a unique playwright-driven organization that strives to foster the development of Saskatchewan plays and playwrights in a risk-friendly environment. SPC's programs and services are all based around the following objectives: to foster the development of Saskatchewan plays in a risk friendly environment; to develop but not to produce plays; to promote the Saskatchewan playwriting community in its relationships with government agencies, theatre producers, and the public; and to provide an annual series of professional workshops of new Saskatchewan plays.
Sculptor's Association is a non-profit organization
dedicated to encouraging greater understanding and
appreciation of sculpture in the prairie provinces
and advancing the skills of sculptors.
Queer City Cinema
City Cinema (based in Regina, The Queen City), is
a curated biannual lesbian and gay film and video
festival which programs works by independent queer
artists that are conceptual, playful, innovative
and provocative and that ultimately propose the
idea that identity is not fixed but fluid, multiple
and contradictory. Queer City Cinema seeks to preserve
'difference' as an essential and defining characteristic
of queer artistic vision and sensibility.
is the Longest Continuously Performing Orchestra
in Canada. It's
mission is to promote and enchance the performance
of live orchestral music in Regina and southern
Saskatchewan, and contribute to the life of the
city, province and nation.
Art Gallery of Regina
in 1974 and located in the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts
Centre in Regina's Les Sherman Park, the Art Gallery of Regina is an independent, non-profit public
arts gallery featuring contemporary art with an
emphasis on Saskatchewan's artists. In addition
to art exhibitions the Gallery offers an extensive
public education program involving lectures, tours,
visiting artist events, seminars, workshops and
Hill Writing Experience Inc.
Hill Writing Experience offers a special working
and learning opportunity to writers at different
stages of development. Top quality instruction,
a low instructor-writer ratio, and the rural and
urban Saskatchewan settings offer conditions ideal
for thepursuit of excellence in the arts of fiction,
poetry, non-fiction and playwriting. The experience
is: The summer adult experience in Lumsden, The
fall poetry colloquium in Muenster, the teen writing
experiences in La Ronge, Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon.
Sakewewak is a Cree word meaning "they are coming into view" or "they are coming out of hiding." The name was chosen to reflect the community's vision for an organization that would facilitate the emergence of new artistic practices and support First Nations artists in developing projects that meet the challenges of identifying current and historical reference point and exploring contemporary artistic concerns. Sakewewak works to present important role models of First Peoples artists working to develop their cultures in a context that involves a life-long commitment to professional arts practice.
Book Awards celebrates excellence in Saskatchewan
writing and publishing and promotes the best of
Saskatchewan books and authors. The Book Awards
were established in 1993 by the joint efforts of
the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, Saskatchewan Publishers
Group and Saskatchewan Library Association.
| Saskatchewan Cultural Industries Development Council
The Saskatchewan Cultural Industries Development Council works with the Government of Saskatchewan to create a cultural policy and to implement the Cultural Industries Development Strategy. The Council also works to raise the profile of Saskatchewan's Cultural Industries and generate awareness of the impact our industry has on the economy and our way of life.
Filmpool Cooperative is a non-profit, artist-run
centre which supports, encourages, and assists independent
filmmaking in Saskatchewan. The Filmpool is committed
to developing an awareness and appreciation of independent
film which reflects the individual and collective
cultural expression of Saskatchewan people.
largest music event, encompassing 10 days of diverse
jazz styles as well as blues, worldbeat, funk and
more. Free and ticketed concerts throughout Saskatoon
plus concerts in Regina and throughout the province.
Takes place the last week of June.
Native Theatre Company
Native Theatre Company (SNTC) provides opportunities
for emerging and established artists to develop
their skills and interests in the performing arts
with an emphasis on theatre. SNTC uses theatre as
a tool to educate people on the richness and diversity
of Aboriginal cultures which strengthens cultural
understanding and promotes healing amongst individuals.
Their programs include workshops, productions and
tours including the Circle of Voices Aboriginal
Youth Theatre Program, a unique cultural/theatrical
experience for youth that provides basic skill building
workshops in the performing arts and cultural teachings
from mentors and role models that inspires and builds
As the principal provider of symphonic music in the Saskatoon area, the vision of the Saskatoon Symphony is to aim for the highest possible artistic standards in all performances, whether they are classical repertoire, new or commissioned work, or performances in schools. They hope to contribute to creating a healthy artistic environment by developing the potential of their orchestra and by working with other artistic organizations into he community to develop their potential.
Terra Group Inc. is a non-profit corporation registered
in Saskatchewan, Canada which supports, develops
and promotes works in ceramics by Saskatchewan artists.
It was founded in 1997 and has approximately 50
members. It is administered by 6 board members.
It serves Saskatchewan ceramists in and outside
of Saskatchewan. Membership is also available for
non-residents of the province.
on the Saskatchewan
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s tents have been a sure sign of summer in Saskatoon for many years. The festival is a non-profit registered charity incorporated in 1985, providing exciting contemporary and traditional productions of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Two full-length plays are performed in repertory by professional artists, as well as companion activities such as medieval feasts , workshops, tours, art displays, the Community Stage and Sir Toby’s Tavern and Riverside Deck. The festival runs from the first week in July until mid August.
Arts Centre is an award-winning renovated CN Station
that has been converted into an art gallery, seminar
space, Tea Room and a Performing Arts Theatre. It
presents an annual summer theatre to sold out audiences
and will provide you with a unique cultural experience,
a peek into the past, and good home grown food.
The Centre is located beside the tracks on Railway
Avenue as you enter Rosthern from Highway #11.
Press is a thriving literary press located in Saskatoon.
The company publishes adult fiction, young adult
fiction and poetry by Canadian writers, with both
a Saskatchewan focus and a Canadian presence. Thistledown
also co-publishes Canadian writers in the U.K. and
Tribe is dedicated to the development of independent
venues where Aboriginal media, visual and performing
artists can develop, create and present a variety
of art forms on a consistent and scheduled program.
Street Theatre Inc.
of 25th Street Theatre Inc. is to promote innovative
professional theatre which encourages audience,
involves community and fulfills needs of Saskatchewan
artists in pursuit of excellence. Some of the activities
undertaken by the Theatre are the Student Mentorship
Program, the Women's Arts Festival and, of course,
the Saskatoon International Fringe Festival.
Gallery's purpose is to:
the development of Aboriginal artists - by providing
educational opportunities and information, through
the exhibition and sale of a variety of Aboriginal
arts and crafts, and through developing partnerships
with other arts organizations.
an appreciation, understanding and awareness of
the importance and significance of Aboriginal
artworks among the non-Aboriginal population -
through exhibition and purchasing opportunities.
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