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Dakota Ray Hebert - Saskatchewan artist and Indigenous woman in a retro-styled photo sitting in a yellow couch with checkered white and yellow blanket hanging on the back. The woman in wearing a short yellow dress with, sheer/whiet pantyhose, white socks and converse sneakers, black on her left foot and red on her right foot. Her elbows are resting on the back of the couch. Photo on SK Arts website courtesy of the artist.

Dakota Ray Hebert: Big smile, bigger moves, biggest dreams

Saskatchewan-born, multifaceted Dene artist Dakota Ray Hebert has burned a trail of her talent across North America in the last few years. She is an actor, comedian, painter, and writer. In 2023 alone, Hebert appeared in the first season of the original CTV workplace sitcom Shelved as Jacqueline 'Jaq' Bedard and on Netflix's Unicorn Academy. This 2023 release spent two weeks on the streaming giant's global top 10, racking up over 40 million hours in watchtime, voice-acting as Ms. Rosemary. Hebert also appeared on numerous comedy shows, including a tour by a group of Indigenous artists funded through a SK Arts' Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists grant.

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Arts of Celebration - EXPERIENCES 2024 a Success

On Monday, May 27, 2024, the Saskatchewan arts community convened at Darke Hall in Regina to celebrate the artists, arts leaders and arts organizations recognized in the agency's introductory installment of Arts of Celebration. Performances in different art forms throughout the evening and the hosting of MC Dakota Ray Hebert made for a vibrant evening, and the diversity of guests added to the excitement of the event.


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SK Arts Officially Begins CEO Search

REGINA, JULY 22, 2024 - Provincial arts funding agency SK Arts has begun its search for a new CEO to lead the agency into its next phase of growth and development. Last May, former CEO Michael Jones announced his June 2024 retirement after almost nine years with the agency. The agency is seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented individual to fill the role of Chief Executive Officer. The Saskatchewan Arts Board, operating as SK Arts, provides grants, programs and services to individuals and groups whose activities impact the arts in Saskatchewan and ensures that opportunities exist for Saskatchewan residents to experience all art forms.