NEWS : SK Govt Draft Cultural Policy Framework
Dear SAA Members:
Honourable Christine Tell released a Draft Policy Framework (see below) at the SaskCulture Annual Gathering on October 25th. The policy framework is to "provide the overall vision and direction in the crafting of the strategic plan for the cultural sector".
There will be a second phase of consultations to affirm the draft policy and get input on action items for the strategic plan.
The news release and draft framework can be found at http://www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/draft-policy-framework.
Marnie Gladwell, Sask Arts Alliance
DRAFT CULTURAL POLICY PLANNING FRAMEWORK: AT A GLANCE
The arts, culture and heritage sector thrives in vibrant communities across Saskatchewan, where people engage in a diverse range of arts, cultural and heritage activities and experiences.
Fairness and Accountability: use of transparent decision-making processes.
Accessibility: amateurs and professionals, rural and city residents, First Nations and Métis – each participate in cultural activities according to their own interests and abilities.
Community Driven: decisions are made at the community level in order to flexibly and efficiently address needs.
Life-Long Learning: vital to the development and preservation of our cultural heritage and the arts, culture and heritage sector.
Sustainability: the needs of the present are addressed without compromising future generations.
Respect for Diversity: the richness and strength of our diversity build communities and encourage people to share, learn, appreciate, respect and accept.
Partnerships and Collaboration: sector development is shared between the arts, culture and heritage sector, the private sector, communities and governments.
Our Strategic Directions
Direction 1: CREATORS thrive in Saskatchewan by reaching their commercial and creative goals.
Direction 2: PEOPLE explore, engage and express themselves through arts, culture and heritage experiences available across the province.
Direction 3: COMMUNITIES are enriched and animated by a vibrant arts, culture and heritage sector.
Direction 4: STEWARDSHIP and responsible management of arts, culture, and heritage resources in Saskatchewan.
Direction 5: GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY facilitate capacity to create the synergies needed to attract talent and contribute to economic growth.