New free listing service Evantalore

The City of Saskatoon suggested a new free listing service Evantalore. Here’s a link to their site: https://www.eventalore.com/

And here’s a link to Meewasin’s on-line map (that links up with this system):  https://meewasin.com/map/

How It Works

Eventalore is Saskatoon’s activity hub.

When you sign up with Eventalore you’ll be able to:

1. Sync your Facebook Page(s) with Eventalore and have your Facebook events automatically added to the Eventalore platform

Or

2. Add individual events directly to Eventalore

You might be wondering, “Why join Eventalore when you can just put your events on Facebook?”. Good question. The great thing about Eventalore is that it collects a large number of local events and displays them all in one place for everyone and anyone to discover—no need to log in or be a Facebook user.

Who’s Behind This Awesome Idea?

Glad you asked! Territorial is a creative studio that helps organizations establish their identity and express themselves through original digital solutions.

Eventalore was created because Territorial believes in Saskatoon’s vibrant cultural scene; we want to see it flourish, and we're ready to do our part.

Our mission is to do great work with people we enjoy on projects that we care about. It’s why we’ve worked with partners like Meewasin Valley AuthoritySasktel Saskatoon Jazz FestivalBroadway Business Improvement District, and the Saskatoon Public Library. With friends like these and many more, Eventalore just makes sense.

Cheers,
Kathy Allen | tel 306.975.3391
Arts and Grants Consultant
City of Saskatoon | 3130 Laurier Drive | Saskatoon, SK  S7L 5J7
kathy.allen@saskatoon.ca

 

 

Creative Saskatchewan 2018-19 Grant Programs Overview April 16, 2018

Creative Saskatchewan is pleased to announce details of its 2018-19 suite of grant programs.

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Grant Opening Dates

Listed below are the dates grants will open to applicants. None of our grants open on the date of today's announcement, April 16.

Changes for 2018-19

We've noted the most significant changes that have been made to each grant program this fiscal year, including some new grant names. For complete details, click on the grant name.

Online Grant Management System (GMS)
Several of our grants will now accept applications via our new Online Grant Management System. GMS compatible grants are identified below. Grants not active on GMS will continue accepting applications via e-mail.

Revised Investment Fund Guide
We've revised our Investment Fund Guide (IFG) which contains important information that applies to ALL grants. If you notice long-standing guidelines missing from specific grants, they may have been moved to the IFG. A link to the IFG is available on every grant web page. Visit Creative Saskatchewan's website for more details. 

Home Is a Beautiful Word

Persephone Theatre presents in association with Sum Theatre and The Broadway Theatre

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Home Is a Beautiful Word

A revival of the Belfry Theatre production

Collected and edited by Joel Bernbaum

Directed by Michael Shamata

Part of Persephone Theatre's Deep End Series

April 12 to 21, 2018 at The Broadway Theatre, Tickets: $28

Local playwright/journalist Joel Bernbaum travelled to Victoria, B.C. and interviewed over 500 people to create a portrait of homelessness. We hear from the housed, the homeless, and those who are “one paycheque away” from the street. Enlightening, funny, and moving, this documentary play provides a kaleidoscopic view of an issue present in every Canadian city.

Please join us after every show for a post show discussion sponsored by United Way, and on these special nights for a Points of View panel discussing homelessness in Saskatchewan:

Thursday April 12 7:30pm
Chris Randall, Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Sheena McCallion, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
Mayor Charlie Clark, City of Saskatoon
Shirley Isbister, President of Central Urban Metis Federation Inc. (CUMFI)

Sunday April 15 7:30pm
Sheri Benson, MP Saskatoon West, Federal NDP Housing Critic

Colleen Christopherson-Cote, Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Dr. Kristjana Loptson, Post Doctoral Fellow, Housing Policy and Housing Insecurity, U of S
Dr. Ryan Meili, MLA Saskatoon Meewasin, Leader NDP
Dr. Priscilla Settee, Dept. of Indigenous Studies, U of S

Thursday April 19 7:30pm
Chris Randall, Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Darrel Seib, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
Sheena McCallion, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
Hilary Gough, Ward 2 City Councillor, City of Saskatoon
Dr. Bonita Beatty, Dept. of Indigenous Studies, U of S

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Minister Joly Announces New Appointments to CBC/Radio-Canada

News release

From: Canadian Heritage

OTTAWA, April 3, 2018

Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced the appointment of Catherine Tait to the position of President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CBC/Radio-Canada. Minister Joly also announced the appointment of a new chairperson and three new directors to CBC/Radio-Canada’s Board of Directors. All appointments have a five-year mandate.

Catherine Tait has been appointed to the position of President/CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada for a term of five years. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Boston University and the University of Paris, Ms. Tait has extensive leadership experience in film, television and digital-content business in Canada and abroad. She has worked in the independent film and television business for over 25 years as an entrepreneur, advisor and champion for Canadian content. She has worked alongside many leading Canadian cultural organizations and some of Canada’s largest media and broadcasting companies, including Telefilm, the Canada Media Fund, CHUM, eONE, and DHX Media. She is a founding partner of Hollywood Suite, which has become the largest licensee of Canadian feature films in the country. Ms. Tait most recently served as President of Duopoly, an independent film, television and digital content company. In 2006, she founded iThentic, an award-winning digital content production and distribution company. She is also recognized for her experience as President and Chief Operating Officer of Salter Street Films.

Michael Goldbloom of Montréal has been appointed to the position of Chair of the Board of Directors. Mr. Goldbloom was the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, since 2008, and has significant media experience. He began his career as a journalist at The Gazette in Montréal. After working as a lawyer in private practice and then as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montréal YMCA, he returned to The Montreal Gazette as its publisher, from 1994 to 2001. He also served as publisher of the Toronto Star from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Goldbloom has extensive governance experience. He is currently the Co‑Chair of the Board of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. He has served as Chair of the Ville Marie Social Services Centre, the Fondation du YMCA du Grand Montréal and Selwyn House School.

Suzanne Guèvremont, also of Montréal, will be appointed to the position of Director. Ms. Guèvremont has worked in the field of digital media, culture and education for over 20 years. She has worked at Montréal’s NAD École des arts numériques, de l’animation et du design for over 23 years; she began there as Director of Business Development, leading to her current position as the school’s Director General.

Guillaume Aniorté has been appointed to the position of Director. An entrepreneur and a professional in the field of digital and media content, Mr. Aniorté has held numerous management and director positions in companies with an international focus. He previously held the position of Vice-President for Corporate and Strategic Development at Frima Studios in Montréal. Before that, he helped found Tribal Nova (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company), a market leader in content, services and technology solutions related to the field of education. He resides in Montréal.

Sandra B. Singh of Vancouver, British-Columbia, has been appointed to the position of Director. Ms. Singh was recently appointed General Manager of Arts, Culture and Community Services with the City of Vancouver. She has a background in library and information leadership and worked as Chief Librarian at the Vancouver Public Library. In this position, Ms. Singh oversaw the implementation of significant changes in the field of digital transformation, creative technologies and public engagement.

These appointments were subject to the Government of Canada’s open, transparent and merit-based selection process, which resulted in the identification of high-quality candidates who reflect Canada’s diversity. These selections were guided by an Independent Advisory Committee chaired by Tom Clark. The Committee was a non‑partisan body consisting of nine regionally diverse members representing various disciplines and reflecting Canada’s diversity. Its mandate was to conduct selection processes to identify Canadians who could make a significant contribution to the work of the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada, thereby ensuring high-quality independent appointments made by the Governor in Council.

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of the country’s largest cultural institutions. CBC/Radio-Canada’s mandate is to inform, enlighten and entertain; to contribute to the sharing of national consciousness and identity; to reflect Canada’s regional and cultural diversity; to provide local, national and international information and analysis from a Canadian perspective; and to contribute to the development of talent and culture in Canada. To carry out this mandate, CBC/Radio-Canada produces, acquires and distributes Canadian programming in English, French and eight Indigenous languages, and distributes a selection of programs around the world.

Quotes

“I am honoured to announce this significant milestone for our national broadcaster. With the appointment of Ms. Tait as President/CEO, we benefit from her depth of experience as an entrepreneur, business leader and lifelong champion for Canadian content. She is without question the right person for the job. I am excited for the energy, vision and leadership she will bring while she is at the helm of CBC/Radio-Canada.”

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“These new directors and chairperson bring with them the varied experience necessary to ensure that CBC/Radio-Canada’s Board of Directors can provide the highest quality advice and leadership for our national broadcaster. Thanks to the invaluable advice provided on the appointment of these candidates by the Independent Advisory Committee, I am confident that CBC/Radio-Canada is in good hands.”

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“As the chairperson, I am very proud of the work of our independent and non-partisan committee. Our mandate—to conduct an independent selection process to find highly-qualified candidates to recommend to the Minister for the CEO position—has allowed us to meet some extraordinary Canadians who truly believe in CBC/Radio-Canada. We are at a critical juncture in the future of the national public broadcaster. This new CEO, Chair and Board will, in my opinion, be the most consequential in the history of CBC/Radio Canada, as they will not only carry on the task of modernizing for the digital age but will also be called on to reimagine the role of the national broadcaster in a rapidly changing communication landscape. I would like to thank the Minister for the opportunity provided to us to serve as members of the Independent Advisory Committee and all the members for their time and dedication.”

—Tom Clark, Chair of the Independent Advisory Committee for Appointments to the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors

Quick facts

  • Catherine Tait is the first woman in the history of CBC/Radio‑Canada to assume the role of President/CEO

  • In December 2017, Minister Joly announced the appointment of five Directors to the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors, each for a mandate of five ‎years. These Directors were Harley Finkelstein (Ontario), René Légère (New Brunswick), Jennifer Moore Rattray (Manitoba), François R. Roy (Quebec) and Marie Wilson (Northwest Territories).

  • Under the Broadcasting Act, CBC/Radio‑Canada’s Board of Directors is composed of 12 directors, including a Chairperson and a President/Chief Executive Officer appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office for a term not exceeding five years. The Independent Advisory Committee is composed of nine interdisciplinary and regionally diverse members, including the Chair. They are Chair Tom Clark (Ontario), Prem Gill (British Columbia), Carolyn Warren (Alberta), Janelle Wookey (Manitoba), Colm Feore (Ontario), Marc Beaudet (Quebec), Monique Savoie (Quebec), Alanis Obomsawin (Quebec) and Éric Larocque (New Brunswick).

  • In 2016, the Government of Canada adopted a new approach to Governor-in-Council appointments. This approach respects the principle of diversity and is based on an open, transparent and merit-based selection process. It results in the recommendation of competent candidates who reflect Canadian diversity.

  • The Independent Advisory Committee on Appointments to the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors is an independent, non-partisan body. It conducts selection processes for Governor-in-Council appointments to the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors in order to recommend qualified candidates to the Minister of Canadian Heritage for these appointments.

  • The Advisory Committee used published merit criteria to identify Canadians who would make a significant contribution to the work of CBC/Radio-Canada’s Board of Directors.

  • As they become available, all appointment opportunities within the 18 organizations in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio are posted on the Governor-in-Council Appointments website. Interested parties can apply online

  • As a Crown corporation in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, CBC/Radio‑Canada is an independent government agency and is responsible for its own day-to-day operations.

Associated links

Contacts

For more information (media only), please contact:

Simon Ross
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
819-997-7788

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca

With Heavy Hearts

It is with heavy hearts that we send our thoughts and prayers to the Humboldt Broncos team, family members, fans and all those in Saskatchewan and our sister prairie provinces that are affected by this tragic loss on April 6, 2018.

We extend warm hugs and prayers to the Humboldt Broncos, the City of Humboldt and all families affected by this news know that there are many people wanting to reach out and help. We are Saskatchewan strong and want you to know you will always remain in our hearts.

 

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Call for Artists - Nuit Blanche Regina

Call for Artists - Nuit Blanche Regina

Nuit Blanche Regina, Regina

CONTACT

E-mail: info@nuitblancheregina.ca

Website: nuitblancheregina.ca

DEADLINE

May 15, 2018

On September 29th, 2018 Regina’s first Nuit Blanche festival will take place Downtown at City Square Plaza, Victoria Park, and FW Hill Mall. Nuit Blanche is a free, night time event that promotes the exploration of the city and creation of dialogue through art.

Nuit Blanche Regina will showcase a diversity of Saskatchewan artists and performers making projection based and electronic works, as well as artists making more traditional works that have an aspect of light, including theatre, dance, music, spoken word, and sculpture. The artworks will bring attention to downtown Regina by turning it into a vibrant and glowing space at night.

By taking place outdoors, Nuit Blanche Regina encourages artists to consider nature and urban spaces when developing their work. The artworks will be installed in Victoria Park, its surrounding streets and alleyways, as well as in storefronts and on sides of buildings in downtown Regina.

Emerging and experienced visual and performing artists are encouraged to participate in this open call for artists. Community organizations and school groups wanting to create group art projects with an aspect of light are also welcome to apply.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA
The proposed project(s) must:
-Run from 7pm to midnight on Saturday, September 29, 2018. (Performances can take place at scheduled times throughout the night.)
-Be site specific, located in City Square Plaza, Victoria Park, or FW Hill Mall.
-Be able to happen in any weather.
-Enhance public space and be of a large scale.
-Be suitable for all ages and accessible to all people.
-Be installable and removable without damage to City property, and will not block a sidewalk or road.

ARTIST FEE
Selected artists will receive $600, inclusive of materials.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please include the following in your submission:
-*Artist Info – Name/address/phone number/email address/website (*Identify contact person if applying on behalf of a community organization or school.)
-Project Title and Description – Max words (500)
-Technical Requirements (electricity, install assistance, equipment needs beyond what you have)
-Site Description - Describe characteristics of proposed site for your installation
-Site Selection (optional) - Propose 2 specific sites in City Square Plaza, Victoria Park, or FW Hill Mall
-Image List – include titles/dimensions/dates/and media

TO APPLY
-Email a PDF with the above submission requirements as an attachment to the listed email address
-Include up to 10 jpgs of your work (no more than 1MB per image)
-Include up to 10 minutes of time based work (.mov, .mp4, .avi or link to Vimeo, Youtube, Soundcloud), and embed links within pdf

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
May 15, 2018
For more info visit our website: nuitblancheregina.ca
Or email us via the listed address
This event is supported by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskInteractive.

Last Chance to Register to Vote in 2018 CTA Ratification

The CTA ratification voting registration period will close
Thursday, March 29, 2018.


Life and Regular Equity members, in good standing and who were engaged under the CTA or another theatre agreement or policy (Artists' Collective Policy and Festival Policy excepted) within a six-year period (e.g., after June 25, 2012), WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENUMERATED TO VOTE on the CTA ratification in accordance with Equity Bylaw 106(a(iii). 

Negotiations between Equity and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres will soon conclude. Voting on the negotiated changes will commence as soon as possible after a successful conclusion of negotiations and as administration allows. The Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) is set to expire June 25, 2018. 

Please note: You must be in good standing during the CTA ratification voting period to receive and cast your ballot. Check your current membership status here

Please contact Equity at communications@... [communications AT caea DOT com] for further information regarding CTA ratification voter registration.

Happy World Theatre Day!

Happy World Theatre Day! Support Live Theatre check some of these Professional Theatre Organizations out: Wide Open Puppets, Live Five Theatre, Globe Theatre Regina, Curtain Razors, Spark Theatre Prince Albert, RuBarb Productions, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Persephone Theatre, Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre, La Troupe Du Jour, Lyric Theatre Swift Current, On The Board Staging Company, Professional Association of Theatre Professionals, Banff Centre and so many more!