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STAYING UPBEAT in COVID TIMES MARCH 24 2021What just happened COVID 19 3OSAC is hosting a FREE workshop.
Staying Upbeat in these COVID Times - What has Happened?

When: Wednesday, March 24, 7pm SK Time
Facilitator: Brenda Robinson, The Robcan Group 

Learn about some of the strategies that are working to help us maintain balance and feel successful in these challenging times. How will we look back on the COVID-19 times? Will we be able to see the gains, the successes, the learnings, the progress? Staying upbeat is an investment in ourselves, and others. More information HERE.
 
REGISTER HERE  - After registering, you will receive an email containing information about joining the workshop.

Thank you to Tourism Saskatchewan for providing support.
Congratulations to the 2021 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts winners! List of winners HERE

The 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. READ the PRESS RELEASE

 

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.

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.

Joanne

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” 
 
Cugnet
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.

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

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