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

Some Past Numbers...
Infographic 2019While 2019-2020 started out looking like OSAC would have a record number of performances, that all changed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. OSAC had 174 tours scheduled,  but after the COVID-19 cancellations the organization ended up presenting 120 Stars for Saskatchewan Performances, 5 Koncerts for Kids performances 5 school performances and workshops and 4 other performances (specialty, Long Term Care homes etc.).

OSAC resulted in touring 25 performers in 40 communities with a total audience of over 22,750 patrons. 
Seventeen visual and media arts exhibitions toured 59 venues throughtout Saskatchewan and were viewed by over 30,000 people, including approximately 121 gallery tours through OSAC’s touring visual arts program Arts on the Move. There were 23 visual and media arts exhibition bookings that were cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19. 

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.

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.