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The OSAC Annual General Meeting was held virtually - October 16, 2021.  We are happy to announce two returning and one new Director to the OSAC Board of Directors.

Gladys McCarthy - Kindersley & District Arts Council - elected to her second two-year term 

Marc Holt - Yorkton Arts Council - elected to his second two-year term.

Kristin Teetaert - 
Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre - elected to her first two-year term 

Thank you for their continued support to existing members: Treena Redman, Chair, Alfredo Converso, Ann Norgan, Fran Karakochuk, Jacqueline Ferraton and Tim Raine.

Despite a gradual easing of public health restrictions in the provinces and territories, performing arts companies, presenters and festivals still showed no signs of economic recovery in the second quarter of 2021.

Here’s an overview of the latest National Culture Indicators. READ ARTICLE 

Arts Council members, check out the Fall 2021 new line up of Visual Arts Exhibitions !

Booking forms are due November 1, 2021 !!   WATCH HERE

OSAC is happy to announce that the Performing Arts are back and are touring throughout the province.

For a list of artists, dates and communities please click HEREPA Performances

50 50 Raffle
Support OSAC and purchase your 50/50 tickets !!
(1 for $10, 3 for $20) |  Purchase tickets HERE
Draw Date: December 17, 2021

OSAC was saddened to learn of the passing of Irene Adams, founding member of the Langenburg Arts Council and a 2012 recipient of the OSAC Life Member Award. A life long educator, Irene had a long history of helping people and was a mentor to many over the years.

All of us at OSAC offer our deepest condolences to Irene’s many friends and colleagues. - READ OBITUARY

Happy Anniversary OSAC

OSAC was incorporated in June 1968 by a group of volunteers representing 8 arts councils in the province. They determined that to maintain and sponsor arts activities in their communities, a provincial organization should be formed to organize and coordinate programs.

The provincial organization would also act as a liaison between the community arts councils. The Saskatchewan Arts Board provided the funding necessary to establish OSAC.
In 1974, it was decided that if the arts councils were to maintain a provincial organization that it was imperative that an office with paid staff be established. Marguerite Gallaway was hired as the first Executive Director and the OSAC office opened in Estevan in April.

Today OSAC annually presents over 300 live community and school performances, attended by a total audience of approximately 75,000, and 80 visual arts exhibitions attended by over 40,000 people along with the annual Showcase Event. OSAC is now in more than 80 towns and cities; local arts councils and schools are keeping the arts alive. This is possible because of a dedicated network of volunteers committed to making culture an integral part of Saskatchewan community live, and vital funding from Saskatchewan Lotteries and Canadian Heritage.

OSAC was thrilled and honoured to accept the SK Arts Award – Saskatchewan Arts Award for Leadership, Organization in 2018.

In this virtual edition, you will have the opportunity to participate in exceptional and timely conversations that are relevant both on national and international levels with colleagues from around the world, all from the comfort of your own home or office!  The live sessions and webinars will be available on-demand later, to ensure that you enjoy the full conference experience without that Zoom fatigue!

We couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate theme as we are definitely and officially REBOOTING! 

Register Here  - View Schedule

Arts on the Move…Online is an online group of solo exhibitions, artist talks, and online video-based art tutorials.

The artists included in the online exhibitions represent a diversity of mediums including painting, photography, drawing, felting/fibre art, and sculpture.                                                              
The artists featured are Edie Marshall, Mohadese Movahed, Jamie Reynolds, Melanie Monique Rose, and Nic Wilson. Explore Arts on the Move HERE

The OSAC Artist Listing is a resource set up to connect visual artists and the general public through our members. The artists’ profile includes images, general artist info, links to social media, contact information, workshop info, categories of medium, and a C.V. Building a profile is completely FREE for the artists, as well as for anyone browsing the listing. CHECK OUT THE ARTIST LISTING HERE

This resource can connect artists with parents looking for online art lessons for their children, people hoping to purchase art and support a Saskatchewan artist, teachers looking for online art lesson content, and everything in between. OSAC will not be handling any exchange of services or products; the Listing is more of an “artist classifieds”. Please follow the link for the TUTORIAL LINK on how to set up your Artist profile.

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