We’re Back at the Gateway Festival

The Gateway Festival in beautiful Bengough, SK has been good enough to have the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange down for the party. In 2017, we’re coming back to present the Pool Stage with one of the best lineups yet.

On Saturday, July 22, come down to see:
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. –– a songwriter circle with Gavin of the Wooden Sky, Ava Wild, Northcote, and Carl of Library Voices
1:45 to 2:45 p.m. –– a songwriter circle with Dan from the Dudes, Kirby Criddle, Marshall Burns, and Piper Burns
3 p.m. –– Northcote
3:45 p.m. –– Megan Nash

Come on out, enjoy the water and some great music, and say hi to our arts ambassadors while you’re at it. For full details on the Gateway Festival, go to their site.

Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Spearheads Mural Project in La Loche, SK

Through the month of July 2017, the provincial arts organization the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is providing an artistic outlet this summer for youth in the northern community of La Loche, SK.

As part of the Outreach program which seeks to bring art to remote and rural areas, the organization has hired artist Josh Goff to work with residents of the community in designing a large mural that will be prominently displayed on Main Street in La Loche.

Since the tragedy at the La Loche Community School in 2016, community leaders have been calling for more opportunities for youth. They will be a special focus in assisting in the design and creation of the mural.

“We are lacking arts programs in this community and this project will be a positive way for our young people to express themselves,” says La Loche educator Holly Toulejour.

Goff will collaborate with community Elders in confirming a final design. The community’s youth will paint the mural itself.

This mural project is part of the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange’s Artists in Communities program, which is possible thanks to the generous funding of the Saskatchewan Arts Board. This project in particular was helped by funding from SaskTel. The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange also thanks SaskCulture for their continued funding and support.

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange would like to thank the La Loche Community School and the community of La Loche for welcoming and facilitating this project.



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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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




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.


Stop Motion Animation Workshop

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange present a stop motion animation workshop at MoSo 2016 on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18.

The drop-in workshop allows anyone who comes by to work on a short piece animation, learning about the technique and getting the opportunity for some creative expression in the midst of Saskatoon’s great community-driven festival.

The workshop is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 17 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the Saskatchewan Craft Council at 813 Broadway Avenue. It’s free of charge. For more information on all of the MoSo Talks Community Day events, go to their Facebook event.

FHQTC Mural Project 2016

Example of Lloyd Dubois' work.  Artist will be working with First Nations Youth from May  - Sept. 2016

Example of Lloyd Dubois’ work. Artist will be working with First Nations Youth from May – Sept. 2016

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is pleased to announce it’s partnership with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Health Region for the creation of a new mural by artist Lloyd Dubois.

This project spans across 11 First Nations communities in Southern Saskatchewan who are apart of the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council.  The aim of the project is to give First Nations Youth in these communities an opportunity to explore their history and their culture through visual arts, and work closely with a local community Elder and First Nations artist Lloyd Dubois.

Students participating are currently taking part in workshops, leading to the September installation of a new mural inspired by the students art work.  Experienced mural artist Josh Goff will be assisting Lloyd during the conception and installation of this artwork.

The mural will be installed in September 2016, during the annual Treaty 4 Gathering Pow-Wow.


Printmaking Workshop at the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival

JUNE 25th & 26th, 2016

Stop by the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange art van to learn about block printing on fabric from artist Jillian Cyca.  Carve your own images, or use our pre-cut designs to decorate fabric and kites!

This come and go workshop is for all ages – 12 to 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday.
An adult must accompany children under 12.



Beading Workshop in Leask

April 5th, 2016

Contemporary artist Catherine Blackburn lead participants through an Introduction to Beading Workshop in Leask, SK.  Catherine is a tremendous Saskatchewan talent and the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange was very please to have an opportunity to work with her on this project. Thank you to everyone that came out!