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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.

Thank You For Attending !!

A big thank you to all the delegates, performers, artists, agents, sponsors and workshop leaders that attended Showcase 2017. Hope you enjoyed your time with us...as we loved having you be a part of our event. See you in 2018 for OSAC's 50th Anniversary !!

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.

Upcoming Book Celebrates Estevan's Influence in Saskatchewan Culture!

Estevan's Marguerite Gallaway, was the first executive director of the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils. She played a key role in starting up arts councils and bringing cultural events to smaller communities. Lynn Gidluck hopes she can do justice to the role that Estevan played in the growth of OSAC, and bringing culture to communities.

Gidluck is the author of a yet-untitled book that is slated to be released this year. She works with Benchmark Public Relations, and the book will be released through Benchmark Press. Read full article 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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