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Soprano Andrea Lett credits her undergraduate training at the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music for giving her the foundation for success as a professional opera singer. Her final two years there were supported by Saskatchewan Arts Board’s Prince Edward Arts Scholarships.

The Saskatchewan Arts Board has added 26 works by 15 artists to our Permanent Collection at the recent submission deadline. Two are pieces by Patuanak-born artist Catherine Blackburn, who was recently long-listed for the Sobey Art Award.

Silent headphone concerts and discos have gained popularity in recent years, particularly in Europe. Saskatoon indie rock band Close Talker is taking that concept once step further, with a touring 3D Binaural Silent Concert Series, supported by Saskatchewan Arts Board grants. 

The nȇhiyawak Summer Language Experience uses traditional Indigenous arts to help participants learn Cree.

The art exhibtion, I do not have my words, featuring Indigenous artists Joi Arcand, Catherine Blackburn and Audtrey Dreaver, is touring to 13 communities across Saskatchewan over the next three years with the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils' Arts on the Move Program.

At the 2018 Saskatchewan Arts Awards, Artistic Excellence recipient Marjorie Beaucage read a poem she wrote in place of her acceptance speech.

St. Frances Cree Bilingual School in Saskatoon received an Artists in Schools grant to create a ukulele rock orchestra.

Saskatchewan Arts Board staff just installed Joe Fafard’s Reveille on the second floor of the Frances Morrison Central Library in Saskatoon. 

When Tekeyla Friday was a child, her mother would often tell her stories about her Métis upbringing and culture. She wasn’t always listening back then, but now she is determined to revive her family’s history and share it through the art of Claymation. 

Each year, more than 2,000 students apply to the theatre program at Ithaca College in New York state. Only 16 are accepted, and Mayson Sonntag of Regina is one of them. He received a Prince Edward Arts Scholarship from the Arts Board to help him with tuition.