Laura Hale was born in the small town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada. She studied at the University of Regina (Saskatchewan) and Emily Carr University (British Columbia) before taking the position as Head of Props with a professional theatre company. That work experience laid the foundation of her art practice developing her interest in collaboration, storytelling, creative problem solving, project-based work, installation art, public art, and the exploration and potential of a wide range of materials to express her ideas. She works full time in the arts, culture, recreation and leisure sector developing and managing diverse creative projects and leading community-arts residencies while maintaining her studio-based art practice.


Education & Professional Development

2019    Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires workshop (placing Indigenous art practices at the centre of the Canadian art system), Saskatoon, SK

2019    Nordic Textile Artists Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland

2019    Design March Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

2016    Arts Entrepreneur Business Development Course, Saskatoon, SK

2016 & ‘14    CARFAC Saskatchewan Visiting Mentor Program

2015 & ‘13    International Artist Collaboration, Whangarei, New Zealand ­­­­­­­­­­­

2014    Emma International Artist Collaboration, Northern Saskatchewan

2013    International Sculpture Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand

2010    Puppetmongers Theatre School of Puppetry, Toronto, ON

2010    Industrial Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC

2008    Mentee Artist, CARFAC Saskatchewan Foundational Mentorship Program

2004    Prop Design and Construction, Stratford Festival Theatre, Stratford, ON

1998    Visual Arts and Technical Theatre Studies, University of Regina, SK

1994    Bachelor of Recreation & Sport Management, University of Regina, SK

Residencies & Projects

2019    White Rabbit Arts, Bay of Fundy, NS

2019    Nuit Blanche, Saskatoon, SK 

2019    Nature City Festival, Saskatoon, SK

2018    LIVE Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board

2017    Cultural Exchange Northern Community Outreach, Stony Rapids & Black Lake First Nation, SK

2017    Open Door Society/Frances Morrison Public Library, Saskatoon, SK

2017 & ‘14    Street Meet Festival of Graffiti and Street Art, Saskatoon, SK

2017 &‘15    Nuit Blanche, Saskatoon, SK

2017    Canada 150 Kick-Off Celebration, Saskatoon, SK

2016 & ‘15    Lumsden Beach Summer Camp, Last Mountain Lake, SK              

2016 & ‘15    Pop Up Downtown, Regina, SK

2015    Caetani Cultural Centre/Allan Brooks Nature Centre, Vernon, BC

2015    ICON Art Gallery & Sculpture Park, New Zealand

2015    Winter Community Carnival, Buena Vista, SK

2014    Art in Parks, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, SK/AB

2013    University of Regina, SK

2013    Fieldwork Outdoor Gallery, Perth, ON

2012    Saskatchewan Legislative Building, Regina, SK

2012    Ice Follies Winter Festival, North Bay, ON

2011    Wallace Stegner House, Eastend, SK

2008-10    City of Lloydminster, SK/AB

2006-08    Meewasin Valley Authority, Saskatoon, SK

2005    Jeux du Canada Games, Regina, SK


2019    Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

2018    Gallery 330 G, Saskatoon, SK

2018    Nouveau Gallery, Regina, SK

2017    AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2014    Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon, SK

2013    Mata Gallery, Regina, SK

2012    Cumberland Gallery, Regina, SK

2010 & ‘09    Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre, Lloydminster, SK

Professional Experience

2019    Community-Engaged Arts - workshop designer & presenter, CARFAC SK

2019    Artistic Director, Winterruption Outdoor, Saskatoon, SK

2019    Mentor Artist, CARFAC Saskatchewan Foundational Mentorship Program

2018    Juror, Prince Edward Arts Scholarship, Sask Arts Board, SK

2017    Lead Artist, Four Lands of Regina, Jumblies Theatre, Toronto, ON

2017 &‘15    Lead Artist, WinterShines Festival, Saskatoon, SK

2016    Artist Partner, Canadian Western Agribition Artist Residency, Regina, SK

2016    Coordinator, City of Saskatoon Culture Days Festival, SK

2016    Consultant, Artists in Communities Project, Saskatoon Open Door Society

2016    Artistic Director, Saskatchewan Arts Awards, Regina, SK

2015    Artist Partner, Queen City Exhibition Artist Residency, Regina, SK

2015    Lead Artist, Tale of a Town co-produced by FIXT POINT Theatre (Toronto, ON) and Curtain Razors (Regina, SK)

2014    Juror, CARFAC Saskatchewan Mentorship Program

2014    Juror, Saskatchewan Arts Board ArtsSmarts Grant

2014    Lead Artist, Prairie Sky School North American Indigenous Games, Regina

2014    Consultant, Artist in Communities Project, Wascana Park, Regina, SK

2013 &’14    Artistic Director, Lieutenant Governor Arts Awards (Saskatoon and Regina, SK)

2013    Consultant, Artist in Communities Project, Saskatchewan Legislative Building, Regina, SK

2012    Project Coordinator, Saskatchewan Legislative Building 100th Anniversary Artist in Residence Project, Regina, SK

2012    Lead Artist, Arts for All Essentials Workshop, Common Weal, Regina, SK

2012    Lead Artist, North Bay Winter Festival, Nipissing First Nation, ON

2011    Head of Props, Jumblies Theatre, Toronto, ON

2011    Manager, Team Saskatchewan National Artist Program, Jeux du Canada Games, Halifax, NS

2010    Animateur, Culture Days in Saskatchewan, province-wide

2006-08    Artistic Director, Winter White Festival, Saskatoon, SK

2000-05    Head of Props, Globe Theatre, Regina, SK

Publications & Media Coverage

CBC television and radio, The Globe and Mail newspaper, Saskatchewan Arts Board annual report, Prairies North magazine, Guerilla magazine, SaskCulture Engage magazine, Global TV, Dunlop Art Gallery “Mind the Gap” provincial exhibition catalogue, Regina Leader Post newspaper, Saskatoon Star Phoenix newspaper, CARFAC Saskatchewan newsletter, The Western Producer newspaper, SCN Primetime Creative Cities Series, The Nelson Mail newspaper (New Zealand), Studio Magazine – Craft and Design in Canada, City of Saskatoon 20th Anniversary Placemaker Artwork Catalogue

Grants & Awards

Saskatchewan Arts Board Grants:

Independent Artist Program - Professional Development

Independent Artist Program - Research

Independent Artist Program - Travel

Independent Artist Program - Production, Presentation and Creation

Artist in Communities – Projects

Artist in Communities – Residencies

Artist in Schools – Projects

CARFAC Saskatchewan:
Emerging Artist Award


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