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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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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.

Keep an Eye Out for New Opportunities!

We here at the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange are always updating our website with the latest opportunities, whether it’s new programs for people across the province to participate in, chances for communities to bring art to their area, or openings for artists to bring their work and experience to small and rural communities.

Are you curious about upcoming programs? Or are you a community or artist look to work with us in the future? Keep an eye on our Outreach page for the most up-to-date information or reach out directly to our Outreach Coordinator via email.

Job Posting: Outreach Coordinator

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is looking to hire an Outreach Coordinator for a one-year position on a maternity-leave contract.

Preference will be given to Regina residents, but applications from other residents outside of Regina will be seriously considered.

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Outreach Program collaborates with Saskatchewan’s rural communities to bring arts programming where it is otherwise unavailable. The program looks to partner with communities, artists, and organizations across Saskatchewan in an effort to bring arts to all corners of our province.

We develop art programs to engage youth and adults with community organizations and schools, working in the visual arts, theatre, music, dance, film, and writing.

Our philosophy is that every person in Saskatchewan should have access to arts programming no matter their age, gender, cultural background, or location.

The Outreach Coordinator works to develop programming in the various arts sectors and find community partners that are interested in increasing the access to the arts in their community.

Working with the provincial Sport, Culture, and Recreation districts, communities, organizations, festivals, and artists, this position strives to ensure quality and affordable programming.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop arts outreach programs, ranging from half-day workshops to year-long residencies, in consultation with community partners.
• Hire artists and facilitators as necessary and administer their contracts.
• Maintain and stay within the yearly operating budget as set by the organization.
• Work with artists, facilitators, and partner organizations to ensure adequate staff support, space, and materials for workshops are in place.
• Work with artists and facilitators to secure program materials and art supplies.
• Provide ongoing verbal reports to the Executive Director and detailed written reports every quarter.
• Identify and resolve any issues in program delivery.
• Work with the Marketing and Administrative Assistant to maintain Outreach website and news postings.
• Assist community partners with marketing and promotion of programs.
• Enhance and maintain existing relationships with partner organizations and artists.
• Build and develop new relationships with partners and artists.
• Write contracts and administer partnership agreements.
• Research relevant funding opportunities (including grants, sponsorships, etc.) and lead funding applications for municipal, provincial, and federal funding.

Program Evaluation
• Provide written reports at the conclusion of projects for final report purposes.
• Administer surveys to communities, artists, and participants.
• Collect workshop data (i.e. attendance, participant feedback, demographic information, etc.).

Details of Position
• 27.5 hours/week
• $20-$23 per hour, depending on experience
• Group benefits available after three-month probation period

Position Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree or a Masters focusing on visual arts, theatre, music, dance, film, or creative writing or equivalent experience
• Experience working with a non-profit is an asset
• Occasional evening/weekend work
• Valid driver’s license
• One to three years experience in a program management role and/or supervisory experience an asset
• Excellent relationship-building and communications skills, both in person and in writing
• Able to work with a wide variety of people
• Strong administration and computer skills, including word processing and Excel
• Proven ability to work both as part of a team and independently
• Dependable, self-motivating, well-organized, adaptable, and resourceful
• Personal connections with the Saskatchewan arts community, including organizations and individual artists
• Passion and vision for the role of the arts in growth and healing in Saskatchewan
• Experience with grant writing for non-profits and/or artist collectives for municipal, provincial, federal, and private sector funding
• The Outreach Coordinator will have a commitment to their surrounding arts community and be able to create healthy partnerships with organizations across the various arts sectors including visual arts, theatre, music, dance, film, and writing.

Applications due by December 31st, 2016 at 5 p.m. To apply, email the following to outreach@culturalexchange.ca: a CV or resume; two or three references, and a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the above requirements.

Opportunity: Singer/Songwriter Artist in Residency

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange (SCE), is an organization grounded in values of inclusivity and openness, delivering art programs to the people of Saskatchewan in collaboration with the communities, audiences, artists, and participants it serves.

The SCE, in partnership with the Grand Theatre in Indian Head, is searching for a singer/songwriter for an artist-in-residency program servicing the community of Indian Head and surrounding area as part of their Artist in Communities program.

The artist would be required to be in the community for two months, with a possible extension to three months. They can expect:
– 20 hours per week working with the community through workshops and presentations
– providing programming for youth and adults
– 20 hours per week on their own personal practice in the studio provided by the community

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have an interest in delivering community arts programming, a minimum of four years experience in their field, and/or a BFA.

Workshops will be created through consultation with the SCE and the Grand Theatre in Indian Head, SK. Preference is given to singer/songwriters and to artists residing in nearby communities.

Applicants must be:
– Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
– active in their profession; and
– be willing to engage with the surrounding community and interested in working with any age from Kindergarten to residents of retirement care homes.

If accepted, applicants must:
– be able to provide a criminal record check to be approved to work with youth;
– have demonstrated effective interpersonal skills in dealing with the public and co-workers;
– have demonstrated the ability to work independently, organize work, and meet deadlines; and
– have demonstrated reliability, initiative, and willingness to try new ideas.

Interested applicants must submit:
– CV/Resume (Maximum three pages)
– Artist statement
– Biography (Please include past workshop experience)
– Project description (Maximum two pages)
– Sample of workshop
– Interest in working with the community
– Sample of work (Maximum of two audio tracks for jury purposes only)
– One to three photos to be used by the SCE and the Grand Theatre for press releases and promotion of the residency program
– Equipment and studio needs
– An indication of preference and/or flexibility for dates between February 1st, 2017 and April 30th, 2017. Artist must be available for consultation in the month leading up to the start date of the residency.
– One or two letters of recommendation

Applications due by November 18th, 2016 at 5 p.m. Submit materials via email with the subject line “Grand Theatre Air 2017 Application.”

We acknowledge the support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, and Sask Lotteries for providing the funding for the Artist In Communities program.

Deadline: November 18th, 2016, 5 p.m.
Contact: Rowan Pantel – Outreach Coordinator
Email: outreach@culturalexchange.ca
Website: culturalexchange.ca
Phone: (306) 780-9494

Start Date: Early February 2017
Salary: $3,333 / month

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Workshop Tour Thanks

Every year, the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange gather up a group of artists to travel the province as part of our Workshop Tour, a continuing effort to bring arts education directly to elementary and high schools. For our musicians and visuals artists and more, this means one-on-one interaction with students of all ages that plants the seed for generations of creatives to come.

The tour’s wide-reaching schedule also means a lot of hours in our van, and the safety of our Workshop Tour artists is paramount as we send them around the Saskatchewan to teach and inspire.

With that in mind, we’d like to thank Market Tire in Rosthern, SK for fitting us in last minute for some winter tires on the van. This week’s sudden snowfall took us by surprise, and their quick action helped us stay on the road.

Script Writing Workshop with Maureen Ulrich in Estevan

Script Writing Workshop with Maureen Ulrich.  Hosted by the Estevan Art Gallery and in partnership with the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange and the Southeast Connection Sports & Culture District.

Join Maureen Ulrich who will teach those new to writing techniques to develop stories and how to create compelling works for the stage.  This is a great workshop for anyone to stretch their writing skills.

When: November 23rd

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Cost: $1/person

* Pre-register before November 20th by contacting the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum at (306)634-7644 or email galleryed@sasktel.net

 

 

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Workshop Tour 2016 Is on the Road

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Our 2016 Workshop Tour hit the road on Monday, September 26. The five artists on the road this year will be in 17 schools for 19 days of arts programming across this province. Each school gets 20 arts workshops per day, totalling 380 workshops by the end of October provided to schools in Saskatchewan. From music to visual arts to dance to theatre to writing, there is something for everyone.

The artists will travel from Sandy Bay in Northern Saskatchewan to 900 kms south in Lafleche to east and west and many towns in between! As this is being posted, the tour is wrapping up their second day in Pinehouse Lake where Tour Manager Danica Lorer took this beautiful photo. Look out for more beautiful views and inspiring communities to come in the next month!

If you have a school that would like to learn more about the Workshop Tour or is interested in booking for the 2017 tour, please email our Outreach Coordinator Rowan Pantel.

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Felting Workshops with Melanie Rose

kids-needle-felting3In partnership with the Southeast Connection, the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is pleased to announce four opportunities for you to take part in local arts workshops. From September 29 to November 5, artist Melanie Rose will be bringing felting workshops to various communities within the Southeast Connection Sports and Culture District. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill or hobby and is great for any age.

Workshops take place in White City (September 29), Stoughton (October 13), Radville (October 27), and Weyburn (November 5). To find out how to participate, send us an email.

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Deaf Crows

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is proud to support Deaf Crows, a new hour-long, beautiful physical theatre play, written and performed by deaf and hard of hearing youth and other members of the deaf community. The play uses puppetry, mime, mask, projection, and American Sign Language poetry to tell personal stories about growing up deaf and living as a deaf person in a hearing world.

Deaf and hearing audiences welcome! Both ASL and voice interpreting are provided as part of the performance.

The play is being performed at Artesian on 13th on Friday, June 17. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. Reception to follow. Advance tickets are available by donation online through Eventbrite. For more information, go to the Deaf Crows website.