Celebrating Success

Kaley Evans has been an avid collector of vinyl records for more than a decade. Recently, he has turned his attention to the vast number of homemade-style recordings produced in Saskatchewan.  Evans received an Independent Artists grant to complete interviews and research for an archival compilation album of Saskatchewan music covering the mid-1960s to late-1970s. The album will be the first of its kind.

Ramses Calderon incorporates traditional instruments and rhythms into his music and compositions. The result of his creation process is a unique fusion of classical, traditional and popular music.

The Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective of Prince Albertis dedicated to sharing interdisciplinary contemporary Aboriginal and urban art practices with northern audiences. 

Singer/songwriter Megan Nash strongly believes that “you can base yourself out of rural Saskatchewan and be a full-time artist.” 

Two influential Saskatchewan artists have made major donations of their artwork to the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s Permanent Collection of visual art. The value of the donations has been appraised at more than $161,000.

Baroque music ensembles are popping up in major cities across Canada. Regina’s Per Sonatori brings this historical music to audiences in Southern Saskatchewan. 

In 2015-16, Common Weal Community Arts brought the Art Lodge program to the Prince Albert Correctional Centre. Artists Joseph Naytowhow and Cheryl L’Hirondelle engaged the men through songwriting and creative expression, leading to the collaborative writing and recording of an uplifting song.

The evening brought hundreds of artists, arts organizations, patrons of the arts and members of the business community together to champion the enormous contributions the arts community makes to our province's quality of life and economy.

Organizations funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board are also supported by resources within their own communities. From the 61 organizations that have reported on their recent operating funding, there is a total of 166,405 hours of volunteer support. That’s an average of 2,728 hours for each organization, which is approximately equivalent to a one and a third full-time position.

The next time you're in downtown Regina, swing by the corner of 12th Avenue and Hamilton Street to see a textile exhibition from the Saskatchewan Arts Board's Permanent Collection.