News

8 Weeks of Change at the OSAC Office

The OSAC Office will be undergoing its first real renovation since moving into the space in the early 1990's. From December 1st to completion - hopefully around February 1st all the staff except for Jody will be working at home. A weekly meeting is planned to get together and review all items. The phones will be forwarded, but we ask that you contact people via email as it will likey be easier to connect with someone. We do not anticipate any major issues, however, please be patient as the staff adjusts to telecommuting.

Once the new lighting, flooring and paint are complete we will send out some photos for all to see, but suffice to say it is long overdue and all of the OSAC Staff are looking forward to the change. 

Bringing the Arts to the People of Saskatchewan

Thank you Saskatchewan Lotteries for a great article about OSAC. The article highlights the various aspects of the organization and successes that have been a part of OSAC for the last 50 years. Please read article here

Two New OSAC Life Members

The OSAC Board of Directors is pleased to announce two new inductees as OSAC Life Members.

Ethel Liska – Biggar & District Arts Council – a long time member of the Arts Council who has who has served on the Arts Council Board, including as Chair as well as many other organizations within the community.

Mary Ann Nostbakken – Biggar & District Arts Council - also a long-time member of the Biggar & District Arts Council. Mary Ann has served in a number of roles in the Arts Council , including 2 terms as President and also acted as a mentor for many newcomers to the Arts Council over the years.

2017/2018 Performing Arts Season!

OSAC together with its member Arts Councils across the province are excited to announce the upcoming 2017/2018 season. 165 performances will be presented by 43 different artists in 35 Saskatchewan Communities! Please read the media release HERE.

Donate to OSAC

If you would like to make a donation to OSAC there is a DONATE NOW button on the side of the site. OSAC is partnered with an organization called Canada Helps, which is a registered charity dedicated to increasing charitable giving across Canada. 

You can provide a donation via any form of payment as well you are issued a tax receipt immediately and all donations come directly back to OSAC.

Arts & Belonging Report !

A new national report, has been released by Community Foundations of Canada in partnership with the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA), is shining a spotlight on the power of the arts to build a greater sense of belonging to our communities, to our country and to each other.  By helping the arts to flourish in all its forms we can continue to create communities that are both reflective of Canada's rich diversity and where everyone feels like they belong.  Read the report HERE

Landmark Assessment on Digitizing the Performing Arts Released

After consultation and research reports published earlier this year by Canadian Heritage and Canada Council for the Arts, CAPACOA and Strategic Moves are now thrilled to release their own assessment of the digital question from the perspective of performing arts presentation. The urgency to understand how digital innovation in the performing arts will affect Canada's performing arts presenting eco-system lies at the heart of this landmark report released. Read full report HERE !! 

OSAC is BUSY

In 2016/2017 OSAC presented 174 performances by 34 different artists in 37 communities. The Performing Arts in Schools Program travelled to 64 communities throughout the province with 115 performances taking place.

Sixteen visual and media arts exhibitions toured 70 venues throughout Saskatchewan and were viewed by over 36,500 people, including approximately 173 gallery tours through OSAC's touring visual arts program Arts on the Move.


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