November 6, 2019

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Exhibits Maintenance Assistant (North Battleford) - Nov 12

Arts & Cultural Programmer (Prince Albert) - Nov 15

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HR & Payroll Administrator (Regina) - Nov 18
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SaskCulture CEO announces retirement plans
Rose Gilks, SaskCulture's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 1998, officially announced her plans to retire in the spring of 2020. Her official announcement can be read in the News section of the SaskCulture website. The Board of Directors have initiated a process to find her replacement. Details on the search will be shared in the near future.
SaskCulture office closure
The SaskCulture office will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 in honour of Remembrance Day.

Creative Kids Application Deadline
The deadline to apply for Creative Kids funding is Friday, December 6, 2019. This funding supports opportunities for Saskatchewan children and youth to participate in creative activities such as art, music, dance, theatre, and culture. For more information or to apply, visit the Creative Kids website.
In Memoriam- Darren Okemaysim
SaskCulture is saddened by the passing of our friend, advisor and volunteer, Darren Okemaysim.  Darren has supported SaskCulture since 2007 as a cultural advisor and as a volunteer funding assessor.  He is remembered first and foremost, for his laughter, humor and passion for language and culture.  A Cree language teacher (or as he called himself- a 'Cree-ture'), he supported SaskCulture's work for over a decade and has had immeasurable impact in  supporting a culturally vibrant province. Darren passed away on October 30th  after a long battle with cancer. He told us "it may take my life, but it will not beat me". kinanâskomitin Darren. We are honored to have walked with you.
SAA Board  changes
The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance is pleased to announce that Risa Payant has been elected as the new President and Dr. Kathryn Ricketts becomes Past President. Additional changes include Mary Blackstone as the new Treasurer and Will Brooks as the new Vice President. Scroll through SAA's new website for more information.
New online tool for non-profits
The Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership and Community Initiatives Fund introduced a new online tool called VolunteerConnector, which is a volunteer recruitment platform that's free to use and allows non-profits to post unlimited volunteer opportunities anywhere in Saskatchewan.

Local Métis artist designs new collector coin
David Garneau, a local tis artist and Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Regina, designed a special edition collector coin, featuring a portrait of Manitoba founder and tis Leader Louis Riel. The coin was launched on October 19th, 2019 in commemoration of the 175th anniversary of Riel's birth. Check out the full article  here. The coins will be available to purchase online through the Royal Canadian Mint .
National cost-sharing program for Heritage places
Parks Canada announces calls for proposals for 2020-21 under Parks Canada's National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places. All projects must take place between April 1 and December 31, 2020. The deadline to submit an application is November 15, 2019. Click to learn more or to submit an application.
Call for applications of Launch Pad coaching grants
The National Trust is pleased to offer communities access to free professional expertise through a Launch Pad coaching grant. These grants are offered for a limited time only. Read the application guidelines or download the application form. The deadline to apply is November 28, 2019.
2019 Saskatchewan Arts Awards recipients
The recipients of the 2019 Saskatchewan Arts Awards were awarded this week in Saskatoon:  Martha Cole (Disley) received the Lieutenant Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award; David L. McIntyre (Regina) received the  Artistic Excellence Award; Zoey Roy (Saskatoon) received the  Arts and Learning Award;  Mary Lynn Podiluk (Saskatoon) received the  RBC Emerging Artist Award;  Kim Houghtaling (Swift Current) received the  Leadership-Individual Award; and  Common Weal Community Arts received the  Leadership-Organization Award, which was s ponsored by SaskCulture.  These awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of individuals, groups and organizations in all arts disciplines.
Preparing a Position Paper
Having a solid position on an issue or policy is the first step to helping build support from others. A position paper, sometimes known as a case statement or a briefing, can help communicate the key ideas behind an advocacy effort.
Learn more on our website about how to Prepare a Position Paper, including how to identify the issue(s), and other steps to help you be effective in your advocacy efforts.
For even more capacity-building information for non-profit organizations, make sure to check out the Organizational Resources section on the SaskCulture website.
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This Spring 2019 issue of  Engage highlights the work of some cultural leaders in Saskatchewan, as well as articles on community and youth engagement, diversity and inclusiveness and so much more! 

SaskCulture's E-Update is a 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. 
SaskCulture receives financial assistance from  Saskatchewan Lotteries.