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 Event:

2016 Collaboration - July 26 - August 4, 2016

Ness Creek Festival Site, Big River, Saskatchewan

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“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: