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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 musical and theatre performances, visual art exhibitions, workshops and special events.

Some Past Numbers...
Infographic 2020In the 2020/2021 season, due to COVID-19 the Performing Arts Program had to pivot to small socially distanced concerts and online presentations.The program presented 6 virtual shows, 35,000 views, 3000 comments and 1000+ likes. The School Touring Program presented 57 virtual presentations. Total audience numbers were 11,243. One tour was presented, involving 57 schools in 37 communities.

Our Visual and Media Arts Program toured 18 visual and media arts exhibitions toured 60 venues throughout the province and were viewed by over 22,000 people in person, including approximately 53 tours. Out of the total number of viewers, roughly 4500 people participated in exhibition programming.

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 prganizations are able to 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 Annversary 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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