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Culture Days

"The Coming Spring" Where Our Paths Cross Reconciliation Commemorative Art Project Unveiling

On behalf of the Saskatoon Tribal Council and the City of Saskatoon, the public is invited to attend the upcoming unveiling event for the Where Our Paths Cross Reconciliation Commemorative Artwork, “The Coming Spring,” on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Victoria Park.

6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.       Pipe Ceremony*
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.       Coffee & Bannock
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.     Unveiling Ceremony

*Information on Pipe Ceremony protocol can be found on page 24 of the ayisīnowak guide.

“The Coming Spring,” by Canadian artist, Gordon Reeve, was commissioned by the Saskatoon Tribal Council and the City of Saskatoon, with funding from the Government of Canada.  Its creation is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action, No. 79: educating and creating a sense of shared awakening.   

Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project - Design Charrettes

The public is invited to participate in one of three design charrettes to re-envision the historic Bunkhouse at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo as artist studio spaces. The studio spaces will be used for an artist-in-residence program. 

The charrettes will be led by architectural technologist, designer, and artist Crystal Bueckert. The design charrettes will focus on the functionality of the building. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the Bunkhouse as part of the design charrette process.

Please register here for one of the following three sessions:
•       Wednesday, May 9 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
•       Saturday, May 12 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

Meet at the Bunkhouse at the start of the session (the Bunkhouse is the orange-trimmed house at the end of Forestry Farm Park Drive, the main road into the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo).

This project is made possible through the generous support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s Artists in Communities program. 

A call for artists will be issued in the summer of 2018.
Please contact kathy.allen@saskatoon.ca for more information
 

Culture Days

Every year, in the last weekend of September, the City of Saskatoon facilitates opportunities to take part in Culture Days. Culture Days is a national event that is free to participants and involves hands-on experiences that provide the public “backstage” or “behind-the-scenes” access to share in how art is made.

It is an invitation to the public to connect, engage and co-create in an innovative way in the arts. There are many opportunities for engagement and participation. Local businesses and emerging artists are encouraged to host and collaborate with artistic troupes in diverse cultural practices.

2016 I Am The Bridge

I Am The Bridge is produced by the City of Saskatoon in partnership with PAVED Arts.  The video call was open to all Saskatoon- based video, film and media artists to produce short video or film works to be screened as a part the 2016 Culture Days festivities: Saturday, October 1st at 8pm. Selected works were projected onto the west facing pier of the Senator Sid Buckwold (Idylwyld) Bridge, visible from the west side of the South Saskatchewan River. 

This year themes for I Am The Bridge were: Food, anti-racism and newcomers. We encouraged applicants to consider how, for example, food may be a “bridge” to stop racism, or to develop a video short that in a general, literal or abstract way touches on any of the expressed themes. Watch the videos from the 2016 I Am The Bridge now! 

 A Poetic Call to Action
 Community Gardens
 A City of Food Deserts and Food Swamps
 Dumpster Diving

 

 

Creating Community: A Brief History of Arts and Culture in Saskatoon

Researched and written by Saskatoon writer Regine Haensel in 2011, this booklet traces the development of arts and heritage in Saskatoon. A cultural timeline of milestone events is also included. Printed copies are available by calling 306-975-3378.

 Creating Community: A Brief History of Arts and Culture in Saskatoon