Jefferson Little - Still Life with Big Mouth, 2014

The Saskatchewan Arts Board acquires objects and archives by Saskatchewan artists through purchases, donations, gifts or bequests and on occasion commissions to develop a provincial collection of the highest quality which will inform, enlighten and enhance the lives of present and future generations.

Anyone is able to suggest work to become part of Permanent Collection either through purchase or donation/bequest. In order to have a fair and transparent policy, we receive submissions at two deadlines annually.

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Jefferson Little
Still Life with Big Mouth, 2014
Acrylic on canvas

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Closing Dates

Submissions may be made at any time, but those made throughout the year will be held for consideration after these closing dates.

Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the closing date is moved to the next working day.



After the submission closing dates, all work proposed for the Collection is considered by our Curatorial Working Group, which is comprised of members of the Arts Board staff and Board of Directors, complemented by outside public professionals (artists and curators). All acquisitions are carefully considered in light of the Permanent Collection Policy and according to the following criteria:


The Arts Board tries to respond to all proposals for sale or donation, in writing, within 60 days after the submission closing dates above.


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