Our Story

The Cultural Exchange is a provincially mandated organization and delivers its programs from as for north as Wollaston Lake and as far south as Carlyle as far east as Broadview and as far west as Lloydminister.

2011 May – Cultural Exchange celebrates 20 years in its current location
2011 Presenters Network piloted to southern Saskatchewan
2010 Cultural Exchange basement floods with massive support of community time and
dollars Cultural Exchange keeps its doors open
2010 Cultural Exchange Presents Series introduced
2009 Collective artists studio spaces available to the community on the main floor
2009 CulturalExchange.ca joins the world wide web
2009 SCES becomes the Cultural Exchange
2009 Participants, clients and stakeholders declared members through a board policy statement
2009 Established the Eight-track Art Gallery
2009 initiated the Presenters’ Network
2008 External funding review moves Festival Admin Contract to SaskArts Board.
2007 SCES Board reaffirms commitment to art programming roots
2007 Fiddles in the North expands becomes part of the Rossignol music curriculum
2004/06 Developed and delivered the Fiddles in the North Project with John Arrcand and
Rossignol Elementary School
2004 Established the New West Concert Series
2002/04 Mentor Common Weal Community Arts to independence
1998 Produced the first Aboriginal Art Festival in Saskatchewan
1994/02 In partnership with Rachael Van Fossen & CommonWeal Community Plays deliver community plays in Fort Qu’Appelle, Wollaston Lake and Regina
1992 Renovated a warehouse into the Cultural Exchange Centre
1990/91 Rented facility burns to the ground. Created a for profit holding company. Purchased
warehouse
1989/92 Delivered theatre, music tours to communities in the far north
1989/90 Produced the teaching video the “Dene Hand Game” in partnership with the Black Lake
Elders
1987/92 Produced the Saskatchewan Heritage Fiddle Championships
1987/09 Established the Saskatchewan Festivals Committee provide funding, networking and marketing to Festivals
1985 Established the Saskatchewan Fiddle Committee- becomes the Saskatchewan Fiddle Association
1985 Co-produced the Regina Folk Festival
1985/08 Developed, delivered the Emma Lake Fiddle Camp. The only fiddle camp east of Ontario for 10 years. Ensured the preservation of the fiddle music and playing in Saskatchewan
1983/84 Established 23 Below in Saskatoon- becomes the Ness Creek Festival
1983 Workshop Tour starts the longest touring program in Saskatchewan. 5 artists on the road delivering workshops to youth.
1980 Established the longest-running live performance facility in Regina
1979/80 Communicart tours the province
1977 Established under the Societies Act


Today the Cultural Exchange is an organization grounded in values of inclusivity and openness, delivering art programs to the people of Saskatchewan in collaboration, as clients, as audience, artists and participants.
 
Interested in a collaboration to deliver an arts program to your community?  Looking for a venue to perform in Regina and environs?  Never had a gallery show before?  Have an idea for a project and don’t know where to start? See a programming concept above that interests you? Contact Cultural Exchange at mfry@sasktel.net. Resources are limited but information is shared and collaboration encouraged.