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Community Arts at Athabasca Health Authority

The Athabasca Health Authority invites members of the community to contribute to two collaborative artwork projects developed and hosted by visiting community artist Laura Hale. Laura is working with Stony Rapids and Black Lake until the end of June and then in Fond du Lac until the end of July as part of the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange’s Artists in Communities programs.

All projects are held in the Multipurpose Room at the AHA facility.

Make Your Mark Beading Project
Thursdays (June 8, 15, and 22) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Laura has brought a deer hide up with her in hopes of getting as many people as possible to bear a simple mark or design on it before she returns home. She will find a special place to display this collaborative artwork when she heads back down south. No beading experience necessary –– just come, contribute, and make your mark.

Greetings from the North Postcard Project
Saturdays (June 10, 17, and 24) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
On one side of the postcard, share a story that you would like our friends int he south to know about the north, or about your community, yourself, or your culture. On the other side, draw, colour, and customize your postcard. Laura will mail out all postcards randomly to people in the south.

Support provided by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture. The Athabasca Health Authority provides health services to the five main communities in northern Saskatchewan.

Job Opportunity: Arts Ambassadors

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is looking to hire two summer students for terms beginning June 15 and ending August 31, 2017.

Preference will be given to Regina residents and to university students studying art, although applications from outside of the City will also be seriously considered.

Established in 1977, the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is an organization grounded in values of inclusivity and openness, delivering art programs to the people of Saskatchewan in collaboration with other groups and individuals, as clients, as audiences, artists, and participants. We develop programming to engage youth and adults, partnering with community organizations, schools, and more in media including visual art, theatre, music, dance, film, and writing.

DUTIES
– Updating files
– Visiting festivals and informing Saskatchewan residents about the role of the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange and its Outreach programs
– Researching relevant funding opportunities, including sponsorships
– Potentially facilitating artist workshops

REQUIREMENTS
– Experience working with a non-profit organization
– Valid driver’s license
– Current criminal record check
– Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends and with a wide variety of people is required

Deadline to apply –– 12 p.m. on May 31, 2017
To apply, please send cover letter and CV to Outreach Coordinator Carol Rose Daniels.

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The Emerging Artists Series With the City of Regina

In September of 2016, the Exchange started its Emerging Artists Series. Through the end of April 2017, the program aided Regina artists playing, performing, and presenting in our venue, helping them with the costs of these evenings so they could bring their work to Queen City audiences.

In that time, 50 shows benefited from the program, and all that was possible thanks to a grant from the City of Regina. The Exchange and the local artists helped by this program greatly appreciate their support, which helps foster a community of creative people of all varieties locally.

Photo from Room 333’s show in the Club during the course of this program.

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The Exchange Nominated for WCMA

We’re deeply honoured to have been nominated for BreakOut West’s Community Excellence Award. We’ve spent 25 years serving Regina in this space and we’re looking forward to continuing to be a big part of the community in years to come!

Congratulations to the other nominees: Fire Aid, Sunshine House, The Dungarees, West End Cultural Centre, and Winnipeg Folk Festival. Whoever wins, it’ll be well deserved.

There are also a great number of Saskatchewan artists and groups who’ve been nominated. Check them all out at BreakOut West’s website.

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New Lineup for Truckfighters Show

As some of you may have heard, Greenleaf have had to drop off this bill due to visa issues. While we’re looking forward to a day when they can make it here, for this show, Yawning Man have stepped up to take their place.

So, on March 26, you’ll still get a riff-packed night with Truckfighters, Yawning Man, We Hunt BuffaloBlack Thunder, and Orbital Express. Don’t sleep on this one, folks. Find all the tickets and event details over here.

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Recently Announced: The Age of Electric

104.9 The Wolf, the Exchange, and Zandra Productions are proud to present the Age of Electric in the Exchange on April 4.

The two pairs of brothers who make up the band –– Ryan and Kurt Dahle and Todd and John Kerns –– are ready to release their first new music in 20 years. That should be exciting news from any of the fans they gained as an independent rock sensation or any they’ve picked up since. They’ll be celebrating that long run of success by re-releasing their beloved 1997 album Make a Pest a Pet as a remastered double LP for this tour.

Advance tickets are on sale now! Find them at Vintage Vinyl, Madame Yes, or online at Ticketfly.

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Artist in Residence –– Indian Head

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is pleased to announce Kara Golemba as the singer/songwriter Artist in Residence in Indian Head, SK from February 1 to March 31. Kara will be working with the community through projects with school groups, care homes, and events and workshops hosted at the Grand Theatre. This program is funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board Artist in Communities Grant. Indian Head is one of seven rural communities that will be hosting an artist over the next few months through the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange’s Artist in Residence program.

A huge thank-you to our community partners: the Grand Theatre in Indian Head and the Southeast Connection Sport, Culture, and Recreation District. These organizations have been working hard to ensure a successful start to Kara’s residency, and we could not have done this without their enthusiasm and commitment to this project.

If you are in the area, save the date to meet the artist! Kara is introducing herself to the community on February 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre. Full details can be found at the Facebook event.

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40 Years of Art for Everyone

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is getting ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2017.

In 1977, a community of like-minded artists and art lovers established the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society. In the four decades to follow, they managed venues showcasing all forms of creative expression, helped bring art education to schools in small and rural communities, and gave opportunities to Saskatchewan artists while increasing access to the arts across the province.

We’ve got a lot planned to celebrate the occasion. We’ll be using our site to share stories from the past 40 years from the people who made this organization what it is today. Our Exchange Presents and Emerging Artists concert series will be featuring a huge number of phenomenal artists from inside and outside of our province. Our Outreach program, connecting artists with communities for public programs, will be out in the province more than ever before, while our Workshop Tour will be looking forward to another strong year of bringing artists to schools in 2017.

And in addition to all that, we just might have a surprise to announce a little later in the year.

After 40 years, we still believe art is for everyone. If you hold that conviction, come out and celebrate with us in 2017.

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Workshop Tour Artists Fall 2017

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is looking for artists in visual arts, theatre, dance, music, and writing to be part of our 2017 Workshop Tour. Artists from across Canada are welcome to apply, but preference is given to Saskatchewan residents.

Each artist on the tour will teach four one-hour workshops per day to students in schools across Saskatchewan. Successful applicants will have previous experience teaching workshops and working with youth.

The tour runs through Saskatchewan from September 24 to October 31, Monday through Friday.

APPLICATION
Please include the following:
– Résumé/CV
– 50-minute workshop lesson plan, adjustable for K to 12 with up to 25 students per workshop
– Budget for supplies. Note that you will teach approximately 1,500 students over the course of the tour
– Two references
Successful applicants must have valid driver’s license and will have to obtain criminal record checks prior to the tour.

All applications must be received by March 3 (11:59pm) via email or post.

MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP TOUR
Every fall, students get to learn directly from professional artists and experience artistic creation first hand.

The tour assembles a group of working artists, sending them out for full days of giving workshops in their fields. With the Workshop Tour, the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange strives to nurture independent thinking, the imagination, respect for one another, and enthusiasm for life in students through balanced programs integrating multiple forms of artistic activity.

What does the school get? One Day –– Five Artists –– 20 Workshops

Workshops are specifically tailored for any age group from elementary to high school. The program has long been referenced by artists who have chosen their profession in part due to early interaction with the Workshop Tour. The tour continues with the goal of encouraging the next generation of independent and creative thinkers.

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is excited to share the Workshop Tour with as many Saskatchewan communities as possible each fall.

Find out more on the Workshop Tour’s page.

For more information please contact our Outreach Coordinator via email or phone (306) 780-9494.

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The Caligari Project Photo Series

The Caligari Project is a unique, multi-disciplinary, city-wide public festival celebrating German Expressionism in its many forms. It encompasses visual art, film, music, dance, theatre, puppetry, and a speakers series that originally happened in Regina, Saskatchewan from September to December 2016.

The series of photos displayed in the Eight-Track Gallery shows some of the many artists, arts administrators, and organizers who came together to take part in the festival.

The exhibition is up now until late March 2017. Photo credit goes to Regina based photographer Eagleclaw Thom. To find out more about the Caligari Project, go to their website.

The Eight-Track Gallery is located in the Club at 2431 8th Avenue, Regina, SK. It is open for events or whenever the offices are open.