Voting has ended in Best of Food 2014. Results are now being tabulated, and assignments will soon be doled out and blurbs written for our Best of Food issue which hits the streets May 29.

If you still have a hankering to participate in on-line surveys, though, you have two opportunities courtesy of the Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research and the City of Regina.

SPAR’s survey is part of a broader project to study Saskatchewan’s arts ecology as it relates to the practice and appreciation of the arts and other creative activities in the province. If you’re an artist you’ve perhaps been contacted already to participate. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Visit this site, and along with members of the general public, you’ll find information on how you can register for the study, and fill out the survey.

The goal of consulting with members of the arts community and the broader public is to get a sense of how people network with each other and various arts organizations, community group, patrons, businesses and whatnot to both survive and thrive in the arts. The deadline to complete the survey is May 14.

The City of Regina survey relates to a cultural plan that is in the final stages of being developed. The plan is intended to provide strategic direction for the evolution of arts, culture, heritage and creative industries over the next 10 years. If you visit the Design Regina website you’ll find a draft of the plan, along with a summary of support materials collected over the past few years. You’ll also find an email address to provide feedback. Comments are being accepted until May 12.

To close, here’s the latest video by Regina hip hop artist Def 3 for his song “So Far”. It’s the first single off his new album Wildlif3 which will be available June 24. The mural that’s being painted, by the way, is at a new medical marijuana vapour lounge called the Scarth Club that recently opened at 1422 Scarth St. in the Warehouse District: