SaskCulture E-Update for June 15, 2020

In this issue: A return to the bi-monthly newsletter, grants, survey results and job opportunities.
SaskCulture E-Update
June 15, 2020

SaskCulture has issued a statement regarding current events and our stance of solidarity with the #blacklivesmatter movement and our commitment to addressing and ending systemic racism and prejudice.

Click here to read our statement.

In Memoriam - Sara Carpenado
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our friend and colleague, Sara Carpenado. Sara, who passed away on May 27, 2020, was a valued, dedicated ​member of ​the SaskCulture/Creative Kids team. She was passionate about the Creative Kids program and her role to support applicant families and service providers. She will be remembered for her warm and caring spirit, friendly personality, and hearty laugh. She was a bright light and a vibrant presence and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Our condolences go out to her family and friends at this time. Sara Rose Carpenado - May 27, 2020.
E-Update Returns to Two-Week Format
After this edition, SaskCulture will be returning E-Update to our once every two weeks format. With the exception of important or timely information needing to be shared, the next E-Update will be published on June 24, 2020.
Culture Days in Saskatchewan Updates
In 2020, Culture Days will be a month-long celebration of culture, happening September 25-October 25, and taking place indoors, outdoors, and online across the country. The Culture Days registration siteis now updated to accommodate the addition of virtual programming for this year, and is open for organizers to begin registering their 2020 Culture Days activities.

To help engage Saskatchewan communities, SaskCulture is providing sponsorships to Culture Days Hubs in the province to support the continued success of Culture Days in Saskatchewan.

Sponsorships, of up to $5,000, will be determined by community size, strength of community partnerships and the extent of programs/activities offered; due to the limited amount of funding, sponsorships may not cover all expected expenses. Additionally, because of ongoing public health restrictions, activities will be evaluated for their ability to provide virtual or safe, small gatherings in their communities.

There is no deadline; applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until September 1, 2020 or until the sponsorship budget is expended – whichever comes first. Interested applicants are encouraged to email Shelley Fayant, SaskCulture communications consultant, for further details and information on how to apply online.
Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) Not Accepting Applications for October 1, 2020 Deadline
Last week's E-Update incorrectly stated that the October 1, 2020 for the CIF was postponed; when it should have stated that applications are not being accepted at all for this deadline.

SaskCulture Board of Directors Nominations Extended
SaskCulture has extended the deadline for nominations to the Board of Directors. Applicants now have until August 1 to submit an application. From the floor applications will still be accepted at the Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled for Friday, September 11. To submit an application, click here.

SaskCulture Connections Facebook Group
SaskCulture has created a Facebook group for culturally minded organizations and individuals to connect with one another and share leading practices, ask questions, and build connections across the province. Join the conversation here.

SaskCulture COVID-19 Response Updates
SaskCulture has assembled a list of links to help keep you, and your organizations, informed about the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. From information about funding available to leading practices on hosting virtual events, our Response Updates page has been revamped to help you find the information you need during this time.

Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan Now in Phase 3
On Monday, June 8 Saskatchewan has entered Phase 3 of the Re-Open plan set out by the provincial government. Phase 3 focused on re-opening restaurants and food services, gyms and fitness centres, licensed establishments and child care facilities; re-opening remaining personal care services; re-opening places of worship; increasing indoor public and private gatherings to 15 people and outdoor gatherings to 30 people. Phase 4 has been split into two-parts, with no date currently set for the start of those phases. For more information, see the provincial website.

Position of the Arts & Cultural Sector in Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan
SK Arts is hosting a one-hour online information session and Q&A on June 18 at 11 a.m. with a representative from the Ministry of Trade & Export Development about the position of the arts sector in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.

This is an open forum for the arts & cultural community. There will be a brief presentation, and then you will have opportunities to ask questions and raise concerns about where you fit in the
re-open plan and what the arts sector can do to prepare for a return to some form of business.

The meeting will include captioning for accessibility.

Please RSVP to Chip McDaniel before the meeting to receive the ZOOM link and password.

If you have complex questions for the Ministry that may require consultation with the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer, please send them to Chip by Tuesday, June 16 at 12 p.m.

Business / Arts: Arts Response Tracking Survey Report
Business / Arts and the National Arts Centre, through Nanos Research, have put together the Arts Response Tracking Survey (ARTS) to gauge Canadians' attitudes on returning to indoor and outdoor arts and culture events across Canada. Over 1,000 people were surveyed, producing the following key findings:
For Indoor Events
26% or 1 in 4 culture-goers will attend as soon as institutions open and follow health guidelines
38% will wait 5 months on average before returning
35% were unsure

For Outdoor Events
39% will attend immediately after institutions open and follow health guidelines
30% will wait an average of 5 months
32% were unsure

For Museums and Art Galleries
30% will attend immediately after institutions open and follow health guidelines
27% will wait 5 months on average before returning
42% were unsure

Read the Full Report Here

Sask Sport Printing Services Partner with Skandacor to Sell Shieldpro Face Shields
The Sask Sport Print Shop has partnered with Skandacor to make available face shields for purchase by organizations looking to have personal protective equipment (PPE) on hand for staff. If you are interested in this product, please contact Aron at Sask Sport by phone 306-780-9210 or by email.

Events Calendar Shares Virtual/Remote Events
While the COVID-19 pandemic has put a pause on in-person gatherings, many groups and organizations have taken to the internet to keep communities connected to culture. The Events Calendar on SaskCulture's website allows submitters to indicate that an event takes place online. Help promote your upcoming digital events by submitting them to the Events Calendar.


Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits
When: Tuesday, June 16, 1:00pm EDT / 10:00am PDT
Where: Online
Who: Heather Mansfield, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good
There is a fee of $10 per registration. Click here to register.

Board Governance During a Pandemic
When: Wednesday, June 17 8:00am - 10:00am CST
Where: Online
Who: Dick Carter (Saskatchewan Health Authority), Karen Lautsch (Phoenix Residential Society), Ray Morrison (Saskatoon Public Schools Trustee)
Presented by the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; $100 registration fee, click here to register.

Beyond Arts & Crafts - The Role of Contemporary Visual and Media Art Practices in Conceptions of Living Heritage
When: Wednesday, June 17, 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Where: Online
Who: Risa Horowitz

A part of the Part of Living Heritage in Saskatchewan: A Sharing Series presented by the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) - University of Regina and Living Heritage Research Cluster. Free to attend, but registration prior to event is required. Register here.

Responding to Financial Crises Then and Now
When: Thursday, June 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Where: Online
Who: Betty Ferreira, CEO and Principal Consultant of ReStructure Consulting
This is a free workshop, but registration is required. Click here to register.


SaskCulture Grants

Cameco Creative Kids Northern Cultural Fund
Apply before June 30, 2020

Culture Days Hub Sponsorship
Now Open - Contact Shelley Fayant for more details, including how to apply online.

Other Grants

Digital Originals
Deadline June 15, 2020

#RisingYouth Community Service Grants
Deadline March 2021

Social Innovation Fund - Organizational Rebuilding
Deadline On-Going

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
Deadline On-Going

Deadline On-Going; 26 week service standard



Finance Manager (Saskatoon) -
June 14

Executive Director (Saskatoon) -
June 22

Program Coordinator and Instructor (Saskatoon) - June 22

Special Events Assistant (Regina) -
June 24

Director/Curator (Prince Albert) -
July 3

Summer Archive Assistant (Regina) - July 3

Director and Curator (Yorkton) -
July 15

Submit Jobs


Call for Artists - Mentorship Program
Application Deadline June 15, 2020

2020 MAS Awards - Call for Nominations
Deadline Extended to June 30, 2020

Studio Technician - City of Regina
Deadline July 1, 2020

LEAN Canada - Volunteer Advisers
Deadline On-Going

June 21, 2020 | Communications Chair

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