The Saskatchewan Arts Board serves the people of Saskatchewan through programs, services and partnerships designed to build a strong and vibrant arts sector. Its main goals are:
Established 65 years ago, the Arts Board is the first agency of its kind in North America and second in the world to the Arts Council of Great Britain. In the decades since then, it has continued as a leader in the country, and builds on this strong tradition to meet ongoing opportunities for public investment in the arts community.
The professional staff of the Arts Board provides services to assist artists and arts organizations in a variety of areas, including community and organizational development, research, information, business planning, communications and promotion. The Arts Board is also involved in a number of partnerships and co-operative arrangements with other organizations, and manages the world's largest collection of art by Saskatchewan artists.
The Saskatchewan Arts Board is governed by The Arts Board Act, 1997, and funded by the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, with additional support from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation as a result of the Arts Board's partnership with SaskCulture Inc.