February 23, 2017
Canadian Network for Arts and Learning (CNAL) “hub”
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You are invited to

the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning (CNAL) “hub” held in Regina                   on Tuesday, March 14th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The hub is FREE and for anyone involved in arts and learning – artists, arts educators, academics, researchers and arts organizations.
Please register here.

Tuesday, March 14th
4 – 7 p.m.
University of Regina, Education Building, Room ED 230

4:00 p.m. Opening remarks
4:15              Artful Practices in Story Telling – concurrent workshops
Kathryn Ricketts will lead Artful Practices on Storytelling, a series of dynamic concurrent workshops with a selection of artists/teachers who have backgrounds in the K - 12 context. Together participants will explore new methods in Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts with a focus on personal stories as the foundation. The workshop will end with collective 'incubation/application' whereby the participants can synthesize these experiences towards their own teaching contexts, personal styles and interests.
5:15              Working (Light) Supper: Artful Practices – Incubation/Reflection
5:45              Advocacy for Arts and Learning – Re-energizing the Seoul Agenda
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO commissioned CNAL and the UNESCO Chair, Larry O’Farrell, to write a position paper as a first step to reengage the world in arts and learning. O’Farrell will lead a discussion seeking input on the importance of arts education and advocacy strategies.
7:00              Closure

December 22, 2016
Happy Holidays!
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CARFAC SASK Holiday Hours

Regina office: closed from December 23rd, reopens January 9th

Saskatoon office: closed from December 22nd, reopens January 3rd

November 16, 2016
New Web Series!
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Over the past year, CARFAC SASK has engaged artist Heather Cline to research and develop a web series on The Business of Art. Heather has created a sleek, interactive, educational resource about the business of pursuing a career in the arts. The site features the advice of seasoned professionals from Saskatchewan’s arts scene, including Joe Fafard, Leah Dorion, Holly Fay, Kimberley Fyfe, Grant McConnell and Robin Schlaht.

 The series covers a range of topics which are categorized under tabs The Big Picture, Show & Tell / Exhibitions, Packaging for Success, and Business Basics. The site offers a hefty list of links to online resources and we hope it will prove to be an invaluable tool for artists across Saskatchewan and Canada. CARFAC SASK’s development of the web series has been a focused outreach effort to provide relevant and accessible information to artists. Please let us know what you think!

November 15, 2016
Patrick Close Leadership in the Arts
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CARFAC SASK is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Patrick Close Leadership in the Arts Award is Marsha Kennedy. The award celebrates an artist’s substantial contribution to CARFAC SASK and to the visual culture of Saskatchewan over a period of time. Marsha is a passionate artist, a devoted teacher and mentor, and an engaged member of the Saskatchewan creative community. We are thrilled to honor her with this award and thank those who made and supported her nomination.

Marsha will receive the Patrick Close Leadership in the Arts Award on November 19, 2016 following CARFAC SASK’s Annual General Meeting. Join us at AKA Artist Run at 424 20th Street West in Saskatoon at 1:00 pm to celebrate. Light refreshments will be served. 

November 10, 2016
CARFAC SASK Annual General Meeting
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Join us for our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 19th at AKA Artist Run. The meeting begins at 1:00 pm in the gallery space at 424 - 20th St West, Saskatoon.
The meeting will be followed by our presentation of the CARFAC SASK Visual Arts Awards and an informative roundtable discussion of Pension Planning for Artists. Light refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there!
November 8, 2016
CARFAC-RAAV Fee Calculator
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CARFAC and RAAV in partnership with CARFAC Ontario developed a new online tool for to make finding the right copyright royalty/exhibition or professional fee much easier.
Have a look here...

October 12, 2016
Workshop: Social Media for Artists
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Saturday Nov 12th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Signal Hill Arts Centre, Weyburn

Social media is constantly evolving. This workshop will demonstrate ways in which artists can use social media as a tool for marketing, building connections, and engaging with customers, galleries, arts organizations and the public. This half-day session is for artists who want to use social media to reach a larger audience. It’s designed for artists who are ready to start using social media but aren’t sure where to begin, and for those who have established a social media presence but aren’t sure how to most effectively use various social media channels. The session includes an overview of the most powerful and popular social media tools for artists, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

This workshop is FREE to attend. 

October 6, 2016
Workshop: The Art of Framing Art
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Sunday Nov 6th, 1:30 – 4:00 pm at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Moose Jaw

This workshop will start with a brief historical tour of framing style and methods, with a spotlight on some contemporary framing strategies. We will then get down to some practical considerations, including: framing aesthetics, archival concerns, weighing economy and expertise, and finally some simple how-to. The session will include a demonstration for a simple method for framing small scale works on paper, panel and canvas/panel works. Participants will have lots of opportunity to ask questions regarding their own framing dilemmas.

This workshop is FREE to CARFAC members and $35 to non-members, who can pay in our online store here:

September 24, 2016
Workshop: Photographing Your Art
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Saturday Oct 29th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Hues Art Supply, Saskatoon

Visual artists and craftspeople continually need good quality photographic representation of their work to submit to galleries, curators, juries, funding agencies, and competitions. In addition, accurate photo documentation has become increasingly important for publications, websites and promotional materials. This workshop includes information on camera and lighting equipment, digital file formats, editing and production skills, protocols for submission of work, along with image archiving and storage considerations. Instruction will also cover approaches to photographing both two and three-dimensional works as well as art installations and gallery shots for exhibition documentation. The ability to produce quality images is an important skill, and one that is relatively easy to learn. This is a half day session which will introduce visual artists to the fundamentals of documenting their own artwork.

This workhsop is FREE to attend. 

September 20, 2016
Workshop: Taxing Time for Artists
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This workshop is POSTPONED - new date TBA


Thursday Sept 20th, 7:00 pm at the Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert

The workshop will cover the following topics: records for tax purposes; inventory; grants and royalties; tax returns; expenses; self-employment status; capital costs and other areas of special interest for artists. Also covered will be whether or not an artist should register for the GST and PST. Sources for further information and assistance are given, including the CARFAC SASK Financial Advisory Service for members.

This workshop is FREE to all.