Grant McConnell – The Importance of the Artist in Today’s World

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Grant McConnell is a Saskatchewan based artist and arts-educator currently teaching at the University of Saskatchewan. Grant is an arts advocate and in addition to his work on a number of arts-related boards, he is past chair of the Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC).

In this conversation, we talk about Grant’s work, the importance of supporting artists in a modern world and how art can provoke important thinking and questioning among viewers.