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About OSAC | the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils

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OSAC is an umbrella organization that enables community arts councils and schools to tour and hold live musical and theatre performances, visual art exhibitions, workshops, and special events across Saskatchewan and are proud to live and work on the lands of Treaty Four and Treaty Six and the traditional home of the Metis. OSAC is committed to continuing to build our relationship with Indigenous peoples as well as those from around the world who make Saskatchewan the diverse place it is

OSAC is a non-profit charitable organization.#10780 3389 RR0001

Across Saskatchewan, we bring people and the arts together. In more than 80 towns and cities, local arts councils and schools are keeping the arts alive. Thanks to their efforts, those communities enjoy live music and theatre performances, visual art exhibitions, workshops, and special events.

Some Past Numbers...
Infographic 2020In the 2021/2022 season, OSAC presented 115 performances by 24 different artists in 35 communities. The School Touring Program presented 25 virtual presentations and 59 in-person presentations involving the following disciplines: World Music, Hip Hop/Hoop Dance, and Circus Arts. The total audience numbers were 20,427 students and teachers. There were three tours, involving 65 schools and traveling to 46 communities throughout the province. Sixteen visual and media arts exhibitions toured 53 venues throughout the province of Saskatchewan and were viewed by over 19,484 people, including approximately 156 tours. Out of the total number of viewers, roughly 451 people participated in exhibition programming, which included artist talks, hands-on or informational workshops, gallery receptions, and events

OSAC was thrilled and honoured to accept the Saskatchewan Arts Board Award - Saskatchewan Arts Award for Leadership, Organization in 2018.

Check out our map for a look at the schools and communities that have worked with OSAC in "Bringing the Arts to You!"

OSAC is a member-based provincial cultural organization, funded by Saskatchewan Lotteries, that offers programs and services in the visual arts and performing arts.

Proceeds from Saskatchewan Lotteries benefit more than 12,000 non-profit sport, culture and recreation groups around the province. For every $1 of lottery funding provided as seed funding, these non-profit organizations can leverage another $4, multiplying this investment each year.

More than 500,000 individual and family registrants participate in sport, culture, and recreation programming each year, from more than 800 communities, including cities, towns, villages, hamlets, and First Nations bands across the province.

The History of OSAC (Prairie History),  Article by Lynn Gidluck, University of Regina

50th Anniversary Video

As part of OSAC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2018, we asked videographer, and past OSAC Staff Member, Michelle Brownridge to interview OSAC Board, Staff, and Friends past and present about OSAC and what it means to them.

This playlist includes the Video Long Cut, 50th Anniversary Greetings, and short interviews with arts council members, current and former board/staff, artists, and partners.

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