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SaskCulture E-Update
January 20, 2021
Community Cultural Engagement and Planning (CCEP) Grant
SaskCulture's CCEP is accessible by municipalities, First Nations, Tribal Councils, Métis Locals or Métis Regions in Saskatchewan to plan for the cultural life of a community. The CCEP aims to support research, community engagement, cultural planning, community investment and development, and collaboration and partnerships between various cultural organizations and community sectors that promote cultural vitality and economic sustainability. Click here to learn more about this grant program. Deadline to apply is February 16, 2021.
Call for Writers - Culture Days
Culture Days is looking for contributors and writers from across the country with fresh perspectives and unique stories to share through its blog series. The theme for Culture Days 2021 is RE:IMAGINE a very fitting and timely theme after the events of 2020, that will hopefully inspire many cultural and artistic interpretations. For more details on this opportunity, check out the Culture Days site – the deadline for submissions is Friday, March 12 at 5:00pm EST. 
Threads: Cultural Conversations Conference
The Saskatoon Open Door Society is hosting Threads: Cultural Conversations, a two-day conference to generate knowledge and discussion that leads to development of personal and professional levels from January 21 - 22, 2021. Registration is still open to attend the talks and presentations for both days. Find the full schedule of events and speakers here, or click here to register.
John G. Hampton Named Permanent Executive Director and CEO of MacKenzie Art Gallery
John G. Hampton, who has been serving as Interim Executive Director and CEO, will now permanently take over the position within the MacKenzie Art Gallery. John had previously served as Director of Programs at the gallery before moving into the interim leadership position.
Michelle Jacques Named Head Curator of Remai Modern
Michelle Jacques, formerly chief curator of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, will take over as head curator of the Remai Modern in February.
Video Marks Milestone Anniversary
The Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre, based in Shaunavon, released a celebration video in honour of its 40th Anniversary.
Applications for Canada Summer Jobs Program
The Canada Summer Jobs program provides wage subsidies to employers in the public, private and not-for-profit sector to create summer work experiences for young people between the ages of 15 and 30. Businesses and organizations with fewer than 50 full-time employees are eligible to apply. Application deadline is January 29, 2021 at 12:00pm PST. Earliest start date for positions is April 26, 2021. Learn more about the application process here.
Applications for Young Canada Works Program
The Young Canada Works program creates meaningful youth employment in the built heritage sectors by helping employers offer summer jobs and internships. Learn more eligibility criteria for this program or click here to submit an application. The deadline for summer student positions is Friday, January 22, 2021. The deadline for internship positions is Monday, March 1, 2021.
Call For Proposals: Preventing and Addressing Family Violence - the Health Perspective
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is inviting eligible organizations to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for projects that prevent and address family violence and its health impacts. This is a two-step process, the LOI being the first step, with applicants who receive approval invited to move on to step two. LOIs must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on January 27, 2021.
Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) Grants Accepting Applications
CIF's Summer Grant Program and the Community Grant Program are now accepting applications. The deadline for the Summer Grants Program is February 1, 2021; while the Community Grants Program deadline is April 1, 2021.
Building Respectful Workplaces

The General Social Survey on Canadians at Work and Home (GSS) conducted in 2016 found that 19% of women and 13% of men experienced some form of harassment in their workplace. Harassment includes verbal abuse, humiliating behaviour, threats to person, physical violence, and unwanted sexual attention or sexual harassment.

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code stipulates that individuals have the right to be free from discrimination and harassment based on the following grounds: religion, creeds, marital status, family status, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, colour, ancestry, nationality, place of origin, race or perceived race, and receipt of social assistance.

Under the Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations, federally-regulated employers in Canada must develop a workplace harassment and violence prevention policy and assess their respective organization’s risks in 2021. Organizations should have a plan in place in how they deal with harassment accusations and a clear policy on how to protect employees and volunteers who are experiencing harassment.

Respectful Workplaces in the Arts
When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 9:00am - 1:00pm CST
Where: Online
Who: Cultural Human Resources Council
Participation is free, but registrations are limited to 90 participants. Click here to register.
Parkland Valley Social Media Webinar Series
Session 1 - Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm CST
Session 2 - Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm CST
Session 3 - Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm CST
Where: Online
Who: Em Ironstar
Hanging Narratives - How Museums Can Adapt Language to Promote Reconciliation
When: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 10:00am CST
Where: Online
Who: Kaiti Hannah
Part of the Museums Association of Saskatchewan's Community Chat program; click here to join.
Grant Writing Workshop
When: Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm CST & 1:00pm - 2:30pm CST
Where: Online
Who: Shelley Thoen-Chaykowski
Fundraising Trends of 2021
When: Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 1:00pm EST (10:00am PST)
Where: Online
Who: Daryl Hatton
Free to attend, but registration is restricted to the first 1,000 registrants; all others will be sent recordings of the workshop after the event. Click here to register.
Making the Case for Arts-Based Community Engagement
When: Wednesday, February 10, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Where: Online
Who: Hiba Abdallah, Christopher Pandolfi, Lisa Attygalle
Free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.
From Risk to Resilience: The Fundamentals of Risk Management for Festivals and Events E-Learning Course
When: Online course access granted for 30 days after registration (Complete at your pace)
Where: Online
Who: Peter Ashwin
Cost to access the course materials varies, click here for more information and to register.
Deadline February 1, 2021

Deadline March 2021

Deadline Two Weeks Prior to Proposed Project

Deadline On-Going

Deadline On-Going; 26 week service standard
Augmented Reality Creates
Moving Pictures: Increases
Accessibility to Art Work

"We are saying that experiences of technology-­based art shouldn’t be limited to the big cities. We want to put this out in communities across the province, and this is an easy way to do it. You don’t need to make an appointment with a gallery or sign up for an online screening to see it – you can encounter it on the street anytime, anywhere."
Sandee Moore, Curator of Exhibitions and Programming, Art Gallery of Regina
SaskCulture's E-Update is a bi-weekly electronic bulletin that includes information on upcoming SaskCulture events, programs and activities, along with other information and events that may be useful to cultural organizations, or individuals, interested in building a culturally vibrant community. 
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