OSAC has two awards programs through which its membership may nominate individuals: the Life Membership Award and the Volunteer Recognition Certificate Award. These are due June 30th of each year !! 

Life Membership Award

Purpose
To honour individuals (volunteer, artist, supporter, administrator) who have made MAJOR contributions to the arts provincially and through their association with OSAC. The individual will also have made significant contributions to the arts at the local level, in their communities, arts councils and/or schools. The individual may also have made an impact on the arts at the national or international level.

History 
The Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils has awarded Life Memberships to 18 worthy recipients, with the most recent presentation in October 2015. Lynn Kot and Gloria Scaddan received life membership status for their outstanding contributions to OSAC, the provincial and local community arts scene.

Previous recipients include Joe Oliver, Dorothy Boyd, Marguerite Gallaway, Agatha Dyck, Margaret Cugnet, Paul Rezansoff, Evelyn Johnson, Faye Anderson, Colleen Bailey, Diane Brett, Anne Reinhardt, Wilda and Jim Gardner, Joanne Weiss, Irene Adams, and Joan Minter. 

OSAC Life Members

Name

Year Inducted

Name

Year Inducted

Joe Oliver

1981

Dorothy Boyd

1987

Marguerite Gallaway

1990

Agatha Dyck

1994

Margaret Cugnet

1995

Paul Rezansoff

1996

Evelyn Johnson

1997

Faye Anderson

2000

Colleen Bailey

2004

Dianne Brett

2006

Anne Reinhardt

2008

Wilda & Jim Gardner

2009

Irene Adams 2012 Joanne Weiss 2012 
Joan Minter 2013  Lynn Kot  2015
Gloria Scadden 2015    

Procedure

Nominations will be accepted from OSAC members & the OSAC Board of Directors until June 30.

Each nomination will be accompanied by the Nomination Form, background information, press clippings, and three letters of support.

The nominee should not be notified until a decision is made on who will receive a Life Membership.

The Life Membership Committee will review the applicants and select a recipient before July 30.

The award will be presented at our annual Showcase conference.

The award will not necessarily be presented each year.

Award
The award consists of a life membership pin and future recognition deemed appropriate by OSAC Board and Staff. 
 
Volunteer Recognition Certificate Award

The Volunteer Recognition Certificate Award recognizes volunteers whose hard work, commitment and generous gifts of time and talent have helped enhance arts development and the quality of life in their particular community. A maximum of one award can be presented each year by each community.
 
Saskatchewan is known for its spirit of volunteerism. OSAC continues to thrive on the strength of our volunteers. 

The Volunteer Recognition Certificate Award recognizes volunteers whose hard work, commitment and generous gifts of time and talent have helped enhance arts development and the quality of life in their particular community. A maximum of one award can be presented each year by each community.

Award
The volunteer will be recognized for their outstanding contribution to the growth and development of the arts and they will have demonstrated service, leadership and commitment to their community.

Eligibility

Nominees must be residents of Saskatchewan

Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to the arts council, school programs and activities.

Nominees must have been active in the community for one year or more to qualify.

The contribution must be voluntary.

Procedure
Any full arts council or associate member (school centre) in good standing with OSAC may nominate a volunteer for OSAC's Volunteer Recognition Award. The deadline is June 30th of each year. 

Selection Process
Each year an arts council and/or a school centre can select a maximum of one individual to receive the OSAC Volunteer Recognition Certificate Award. OSAC will provide the certificates to the community for presentation in the host community.

The names of the recipients should be submitted to the OSAC anytime prior to June 30. The award recipients will be highlighted in the OSAC e-update and listed in the OSAC Annual Report.

The nominator is responsible for the submission of a biography on the award recipient. The history should include:
  • The nominee's contributions to the arts council, school and their community.
  • Please emphasize the significance of these contributions.  
  • Newspaper articles on the nominee could also be included.
  • A recent photograph of the nominee (if possible).

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