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Congratulations to the 2021 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts winners! List of winners HERE

businessBusiness / Arts is thrilled to announce the second intake for their Executive Leadership program.

This is a one year program open to 10 arts leaders across Canada who will be paired with key leaders in the arts sector. These leaders will act as your mentor, providing leadership, advice and counsel, as well as sharing valuable knowledge and insight to support your professional development and facilitate valuable networking opportunities.

Click HERE to learn more or to apply!
love it liveThe Canadian Live Music Association has launched #ForTheLoveOfLIVE, an awareness campaign to bring attention to the damage COVID-19 shutdowns have caused Canada’s live music industry.

Make some noise and tag Canadian Live Music Association to share your favourite live music memories, support artists and live music workers, and ensure live music remains at the forefront of recovery conversations.



The launch of the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program, or HASCAP will provide financial support to businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

Through HASCAP, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) will work with participating Canadian financial institutions to offer government-guaranteed, low-interest loans of up to $1 million. HASCAP will help businesses with their day-to-day operating costs during the COVID-19 crisis and enable them to invest in their longer-term prosperity.

Interested businesses should contact their primary lender to get more information and to apply.

The Shaunavon Arts Council is helping to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre. The council works in partnership with the cetnre to tour OSAC visual arts. Here is a Celebration Video in honour of their 40th Anniversary.

No year color1OSAC has tentatively scheduled Showcase 2021 for October 15-17 in Regina, however, could be postponed due to health orders that may impact the hosting of the event. Due to current COVID-19 orders OSAC Performing Arts Applications have been postponed until further notice.

We will keep in touch and share information about this and other Showcase information as things change and develop.


Are you looking for professional development and training opportunities?  Check out the various online resources that are available.

The COVID pandemic took a particularly heavy toll on the arts sector in 2020. One in four arts, entertainment and recreation workers lost their job in 2020, compared to 2019. That’s 114,400 artists, technicians, marketing staff, arts administrators and other cultural workers who could no longer earn a living out of their profession. Employment fell from 450,500 in 2019 to 336,100 jobs in 2020. That’s a 25.4% drop.

These statistics are from the Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada’s monthly survey of employees.


The OSAC Staff & Board are sad to announce the passing of Joanne Weiss. Joanne was a Life Member with OSAC and a long time volunteer with the 
Assiniboia & District Arts Council

Deepest condolences to Joanne's family.

"Joanne receiving her OSAC Life Member Award from Board Chair Crystal Thorburn in October 2012” 
OSAC is sad to hear of the passing of Margaret Cugnet. Margaret was a key figure in the development of the Yorkton Arts Council and OSAC throughout the years and Saskatchewan is a better place because of her tireless efforts on behalf of the Arts, along with her other professional and volunteer efforts. Read Obituary

Here is a quote from Margaret Cugnet from the 1992-93 Annual Report: “It has been a privilege for me to have served as President this past year. As we celebrate the past twenty-five years and plan for the future, my hope is that we can continue to work together to make OSAC the best organization it can be.Thank you to the arts council volunteers who give so generously of their time to make the arts happen in their communities.” – Margaret Cugnet, President, OSAC Board of Directors.
Deepest condolences to the Cugnet Family.

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