Arts & Culture Activities
Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project
Creative City Summit - October 1 to 3, 2019
The City of Saskatoon hosted the Creative City Network of Canada Summit from October 1 to 3, 2019. This three day conference for municipal cultural workers provided an opportunity for Saskatoon to share knowledge and highlight its dynamic arts and culture scene.
The Summit was a tremendous success. The City of Saskatoon would like to thank the Government of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport for their generous sponsorship of the opening reception at the Remai Modern; SaskCulture for sponsoring the study tours and lunch at Wanuskewin Heritage Park; and the Saskatchewan Arts Board for sponsoring Summit artist-in-residence Andrei Feheregyhazi.
Saskatoon filmmaker, Andrei Feheregyhazi, was selected to create a short animated film to promote the event. His film, Saskatoon: Where the Art Is, is sponsored by Saskatchewan's Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport and the City of Saskatoon. The composition for the video was created by local musician, Dean Summach.
Every year, in the last weekend of September, Culture Days activities are available in Saskatoon. 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.
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.