Saskatchewan Initiatives

Common Weal is a provincial arts organization that links professional artists with communities to promote cultural identity, social justice, and long-term positive social change through collaboration and creative expression.

For over 20 years the Ptarmigan Music and Theatre Society has been providing educational art programs and workshops to meet the needs and interests of specific audiences such as children, seniors and people with disabilities.  Ptarmigan utilizes an incredible variety of artistic disciplines, including storytelling, song-writing, animation, music (instrumental & vocal), Kodály music instruction, fiddle group, drumming, dance, pottery, film-making, painting, drawing, paper mâché, murals, music therapy, drama, environmental education, astronomy and local history.

The Art Studio provides opportunities for all artists at Sherbooke – whether beginners or experienced practitioners – to express themselves, to give back to their community, and to engage fully in life.

The studio creates an environment for experimentation and self-expression. We are not interested in teaching art classes, but in facilitating the creative process through self-discovery and self-exploration. The artists in the studio program find a new voice, and this new voice empowers them.

Street Culture Project Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization in Regina, Saskatchewan that mentors and supports under-serviced youth. Using social entrepreneurialism and positive adult role models, Street Culture Project Inc. connects with youth to help them work through changing their lives.

The Healing Arts Program (HAP) at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) in Saskatoon is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of patients, families, caregivers and the community. The program was initiated in 2005 by Volunteer Workforce Department with volunteers from the community in collaboration with the Mission Office, which is dedicated to the delivery of holistic care in SPH.  It has evolved to include a full-time artist in residence, part-time music therapist, volunteer artists, and community partnerships.

The Hospital Art Foundation in the Regina Qu-Appelle Health Region was created to help "provide a more comfortable, less austere environment" in Saskatchewan hospitals, to use art work to "change from austere to colorful, from dreary to exciting, from sterile to warm and friendly." It facilitates the donation and installation of artwork in Pasqua and Regina General Hospitals.