Arts & Culture Activities
Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project
Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project is a residency program to revitalize the historic Bunkhouse at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo through the development and implementation of an artist studio program.
• to provide opportunities for artistic expression in a civic facility
• to inspire artists through the nature, animals, and people at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo
• to connect the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo and the greater world
Artists Julia Million, Kas Rea, and artist team Drew Mantyka and Sammy Ramsay have been selected for the September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021 residencies.
For more information, visit Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project webpage.
Saskatoon: Where the Art Is
In the fall of 2019 the City of Saskatoon hosted the Creative City Network of Canada Summit. This three day conference for municipal cultural workers provided an opportunity for Saskatoon to share knowledge and highlight its dynamic arts and culture scene. Saskatoon artist Andrei Feheregyhazi was selected to create a short animated film to promote this 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.