The Provincial Capital Commission announced today a three month, research-based, artist residency at the Legislative Building. Findings from this research will help the development of a long-term artist residency at the Legislative Building. This research initiative has been developed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
“We are pleased to partner once again with the Saskatchewan Arts Board to host Saskatchewan artists and to evaluate and prepare for a longer term artist-in-residence program,” Provincial Capital Commission CEO Lin Gallagher said. “At a time of significant growth in our province, this is a great opportunity to engage the community and assess the arts and cultural activity desired in our capital.”
“The Saskatchewan Arts Board is a leader in supporting innovative artist residencies,” Associate Executive Director of the Arts Board Peter Sametz said. “We look forward to partnering with the Provincial Capital Commission on this project in keeping with our mission to cultivate a thriving arts environment for the benefit of all Saskatchewan citizens.”
Laura Hale began work this week and will lead this research project to engage staff, stakeholders, visitors and the arts community to identify project partners, create a cultural inventory and produce a blueprint for the continuation of an artist-in-residence program at the Legislative Building. She will also facilitate a series of workshops led by local artists in a variety of disciplines to aid in the process.
This artist-in-residence project is supported by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture Inc., through the Creative Partnerships program, with funding from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.