SK Arts proudly presents Arts of Celebration – EXPERIENCES, an exciting new event dedicated to acknowledging the vibrancy and richness of our arts community and its recent contributions improving our quality of life in Saskatchewan.

We are actively collecting recommendations  for artists, arts leaders and organizations across the province who have made a significant artistic achievement or contribution within the last 18 months in all arts disciplines. Everyone will have the opportunity to come together to celebrate the enormous contributions made to enhance our quality of life through the arts.

Throughout the year, those being recognized will be promoted on SK Arts' social media platforms and through media interviews, and a video montage featuring those honoured will play during the event. Live performances featuring Saskatchewan artists will round out the celebration.

Now it's time for you to become part of the experience and a recommend someone or an organization for recognition!


Categories

Emerging Professional Artists

Recognizes and celebrates any emerging professional Saskatchewan artist, working in any art form, who demonstrates exceptional promise through notable accomplishments in the last 18 months and who:

  • is in the early stage of their career;
  • has created an independent body of work and is making a continuing and progressive contribution to the art form; and
  • has received regional and perhaps national recognition and has had an impact on the arts in Saskatchewan through publication and/or public presentation of their work.

Established Artists and Artistic Leaders

Established Artist

Recognizes and celebrates recent work by any established professional Saskatchewan artist, working in any art form, who:

  • is at an advanced stage in their career;
  • has created an extensive, independent body of work and is making a sustained and progressive contribution to the art form; and
  • has attained recognition nationally and perhaps internationally and has had an important impact on the arts in Saskatchewan.
Artistic Leader

Recognizes and celebrates any Saskatchewan professional arts leader, mentor or educator who has demonstrated, within the last 18 months, outstanding commitment to the arts and learning by means of:

  • advancement of the arts and artists in the province through exemplary management, presentation, production, distribution, marketing, research, collection or curatorial practice;
  • engagement of learners in the exploration of contemporary artistic ideas or creative experiences that stimulate their understanding of the arts; and/or
  • innovative approaches to education in the arts through exemplary programs, instruction, an art practice, or partnerships with artists or arts organizations that foster the creative and intellectual development through education and experiences in the arts.

Youth Artists

Recognizes and celebrates any young person between the age of 14 and 22 in Saskatchewan, working in any art form to develop their creativity, whose potential has been recognized by a professional artist (leader, mentor, educator).

Organization, Festivals and Collectives

Recognizes and celebrates any organization, festival, or collective engaged in the arts in Saskatchewan that currently (or within the last 18 months) demonstrates outstanding leadership and commitment to the advancement, presentation and promotion of the arts and artists through exemplary programming, governance, operations, administration, innovation and/or community engagement.


Eligibility

Eligible Recommendations

Individuals

Saskatchewan residents who:

  • are Canadian citizens, or Permanent Residents of Canada,
  • live and maintain a permanent physical address in the province; and
  • have lived in Saskatchewan for a minimum of one year prior to the date of nomination and live in the province for at least six months in a year.

Proof of residence may be requested.

Groups and Collectives

At least 50% of the collaborators must meet the criteria for Saskatchewan residency described above under "Individuals". Proof of residence may be requested.

Organizations

Organizations that are located in and have their permanent headquarters in Saskatchewan and are engaged in providing programs and/or services in the arts in the province.

All artists, arts educators, leaders, mentors, and arts organizations, regardless of any previous involvement with the Saskatchewan Arts Awards or any other awards ceremonies, can be recommended!

Ineligible Recommendations

  • Self-recommendations.
  • Posthumous recommendations.
  • Recommendations received not in the prescribed format.
  • Recommendations received after the deadline.
  • Recommendations received without details of the person making the recommendation.

*Multiple recommendations for a single artist or entity are not necessary. Once a recommendation is eligible, the artist/organization/collective will be recognized. If you have recommended an artist or entity that was recommended by someone else, we will let you know.


Submission Deadline

March 10, 2024.


Note on Confidentiality: The personal and confidential information that is required to process your nomination is collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Personal and confidential information disclosed in the application will only be shared, as necessary, with employees of SK Arts. SK Arts will disclose only the names of artists who have been recommended for recognition with their express permission indicated below. SK Arts will respond appropriately to any inquiries covered by the privacy policies and procedures, including requests to access the recommender's or recomended artist's personal information.


Recommendation Form

If you have any questions, please contact Shandean Reid at sreid@sk-arts.ca.

Recommendation Form

Name of Artists or Organization Being Recommended for Recognition

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Discipline

If an organization is being recommended, please fill in the four fields below.

Tell us who is making this recommendation.

If an organization is recommending, please fill in the four fields below.

Authorization to Receive Communications

SK Arts frequently communicates information about the agency’s programs and activities. In compliance with Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation, in effect July 1, 2014, please indicate below that you consent for SK Arts to publish your name in relation to promotional activities related to your submission for the 2024 Arts of Celebration event. If the statement is not checked, your contact information will not be included.

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