As we look back on the past year, we want to recognize the many generous people who have helped us. I would like to thank our incredibly talented roster of current and past board members, founders and single out few people: Cynthia Dyck at On The Boards, and Lauren Allen who helped SATP immeasurably. With their help, I’ve been able to continue to build on past successes to meet SATP’s strategic directions and outcomes. And, thank you to our past board member Dawn Bergstrom. I would also like to extend a thank you to the board for guiding the organization’s operational plans during this monumental year in transition. It is my privilege to work with the Board and chair Evie Koop-Sawatsky, whose talents, time and dedication are admirable and appreciated.
Over the past 6 months
SATP is working to help build a better theatre industry in Saskatchewan. Your membership helped SATP strengthen and create a positive impact by building an association recognized in Saskatchewan as our provincial association for theatre professionals.
Short Cuts Festival Alaska by Yvette Nolan directed by Kristen Holfeuer Actors Jenna-LeeHyde and Alan Long
What exactly do we do for you? We continue to engage our political members of parliament both provincially and federally to let them know who we are and why theatre is important in Saskatchewan. In order to find new common ground for all professionals working in theatre SATP continues to interact with our provincial and federal funders to help strengthen provincial industry as we become a stronger voice for professional theatre in Saskatchewan.
SATP continued to grow and reinforce our ongoing relationship with Professional Association of Canadian Theatre, PACT’s Rural Caucus, and our provincial Association of Creative Industries of Saskatchewan (ACIS) as we learn to see how we can collaborate with future programs in Saskatchewan.
In September, we had the privilege to sponsor the local theatre community with the SATAwards. The SATAwards recognize, celebrate and promote professional theatre artists and organizations in all sizes in Saskatoon and surrounding areas.
This fall, we launched our first workshop in our The Propeller Series - Money Management - Fraud Controls for Professional Not For Profit Organizations in November in Regina. If you missed it, we are having another workshop based in Saskatoon March 5, 2018 at the Saskatoon Virtus Offices - The King George Building Suite 200 - 157 2nd Ave North. Time: 10:30 am- 12pm facilitator Breanna MacEwan, CPA, CA. Watch for postings on our facebook page and our website. This event is free for SATP members and $10 for non-members. Visit EventBrite to register.
I am excited about our networking events we have coming up in 2018. Agents of Change Networking Sessions. Why on earth do we call it that? Well, we want to change the way we talk, interact and engage with others in the arts community in Saskatchewan. Are you interested in just getting to know other theatre professionals interested in your profession? Join us at the Saskatoon or Regina events. - Colleen Ostoforoff, Executive Director
Short Cuts Festival 2016
Donny Won’t Die by Brandon Oakes
directed by Joshua Beaudry
Message from the Chair - Evie Koop-Sawatzky
Over the last few months, we have been honoured to represent our Saskatchewan artists and organizations repeatedly on a national level. We are optimistic that our unified voice will result in recognition and change for the better. Please contact us and share your experiences to help us in our advocacy. Here’s to the new year and all the hope it brings! Happy Holidays!
UPCOMING EVENTS - SAVE THE DATE
February 5, 2018 - Healthy Lifestyle Movement Class for Artists & Administrators
Location - Dance Saskatchewan Inc. Studio #3 Time: 1:30 – 3 pm
A unique series of approaches to developing human potential is important for not only our professional development in our careers but for long term appreciation and understanding how being a healthy artist affects our everyday life. SATP believes movement is important as it equals longevity and our expansive space promotes movement. Effective movement brings awareness and efficiency into our ordinary movements of sitting, standing and walking. As we facilitate a shift in posture that allows the body to find an effortless upright structure we learn applications that brings exercises for self-care and professional development.
Collaborating with Sum Theatre Saskatoon, SATP offers a hands-on workshop talk to improve your strength, cardiovascular capacity, mobility, and agility in an environment that will keep you coming back for more. Learn how to effortlessly move on stage, in the office and in your home. Facilitator: Heather Morrison in collaboration with Sum Theatre. Visit our Facebook page for more information.
Feb. 12, 2018 - Agents of Change Networking Event 7 – 9 pm Location TBC Saskatoon
Feb. 26, 2018 Agents of Change Networking Event 7 – 9 pm Location TBC Regina
Love working in theatre? Would you like to help shape the Theatre community in Saskatchewan? Are you interested in making connections within the community? Come out and network and meet other theatre and community partners. Network and socialize at this event. Engage in conversation with other theatre professionals. Mix and mingle and learn about others in the industry. You don’t know who you should know? Talk with all levels of professional artists and professional organizations. Find out who has the answers and engage in conversation with them. Let’s have fun!
We want to connect with our members as much as our members want to connect with other theatre professionals. If you have other suggestions for future topics, or have an idea to bring forward email us and let us know at email@example.com.
March 5, 2018 - Money Management - Fraud Controls for Professional Not For Profit Organizations
Location: Saskatoon Virtus Offices - The King George Building Suite 200 - 157 2nd Ave North Saskatoon, SK Time: 10:30 am- 12pm Engaging professional arts organizations by remembering you might be at risk of fraud. Learn from the professional and discuss the key internal controls that you should have in place. Explore the fraud triangle and indications that it may be happening in your organization. Breanna MacEwan, CPA, CA will provide the expertise needed to keep your organization in check. Watch for postings on our facebook page and our website. This event is free for SATP members and $10 for non-members. Visit EventBrite to register.
May 9-12, 2018 - PACT Conference
Ottawa, ON Professional Association of Canadian Theatres holds its annual national theatre conference in Ottawa. PACTcon2018 actively encourages participation from the entire professional theatre community. If you can, join us in Ottawa for this conference come together to participate in discussion, dialogue and debate. Visit PACT’s website for more details coming soon.
June 23, 2018 Arts HR 101 Saskatoon full day workshop; location TBC
June 24, 2018 Arts HR 101 Regina full day workshop; location TBC
Canadian arts management leader, Jeanne LeSage takes you through the need to know and the nice to know of managing people all geared to leaders in arts organizations including Statutory and Legal Considerations, Compliance and much more. Locations TBC. Watch for more details on our website and Facebook pages.
September 24, 2018 SATP’s AGM in Saskatoon location, date and time TBC
October 1, 2018 TBC - Networking Regina Session
Peer to Peer sessions and networking Location– TBC Regina Time: 7 – 9pm
October 22, 2018 TBC - Networking Saskatoon Session
Peer to Peer sessions and networking Location– Saskatoon, TBC location Time: 7 – 9pm
November 2018 TBC - Arts Day on the Hill – Advocacy Project
Organized by the Canadian Arts Coalition. This is a collaborative non-partisan movement spearheaded by a group of national arts service and membership organizations. We are united in the belief that the future of our citizens, their towns and cities, and the nation itself depends on a rich, vibrant and diverse arts and heritage community. Join us in Ottawa and talk to our elected officials.
We are so thankful to Creative Saskatchewan for their vital contributions and ongoing support. And, thank you to our partners in the arts and business community Dance Saskatchewan, Sum Theatre, Virtus Group, SaskTel Computer for Schools, PACT and many others who share the joy of working in professional theatre as we continue to build SATP as a cornerstone theatre association in Saskatchewan.