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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 2020In the 2019/2020 season, the Performing Arts Program presented 129 performances by 25 different artists in 40 communities. The School Touring Program had three tours travel to 47 schools in 31 communities to present a total of 46 performances, and one 1-day juggling residency. Our Visual and Media Arts Program toured 20 distinct visual and media arts exhibitions this year, booked for display by 32 Arts Councils. A total of 58 installations were viewed by community members, including through approximately 121 guided tours. 

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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