The EMMA International Collaboration

Every two years, one hundred artists from across the globe come together in the boreal forest of Saskatchewan to share in an experience of raw creation and open possibility. Affectionately known as 'Emma', this biennial weeklong event takes place at the Ness Creek Site in the heart of the Boreal Forest in Northern Saskatchewan, a place where form and function collide. Artists at various stages of their careers are challenged to step outside their usual art practice, to explore medium, technique and subject matter through hands on collaboration and exciting creative exchange.  Read more...

Upcoming Events

EMMA Bound Art Exhibition

Saskatoon Craft Council Gallery - July 15-August 20, 2016
Opening Reception July 26th, 7-9pm

2016 EMMA Collaboration

Ness Creek Festival Site, Big River, Saskatchewan
July 27 - August 4, 2016

Ness Creek EMMA Auction

Ness Creek Festival Site, Big River, Saskatchewan
August 3, 2016

Saskatoon EMMA Auction

Holy Family Cathedral, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
August 4, 2016

“I propose that Emma = fire. The fire is constructed by the Emma coordinators; selecting the safe yet encouraging ‘fire pit’ (Ness Creek). gathering the ‘kindling wood’ (or tools and materials), importing the ‘fire wood’ (or artists), then igniting the fire with a simple word, “GO.” For an entire week the fire rages, molecules colliding, heat rising, the artists are consumed by a fury of intense and joyous energy. When the fire is extinguished, the most fascinating objects are found among the ashes. “

A glimpse into the some of the magic uncovered at the 2010 EMMA Collaboration: