pexels-cottonbro-3777876.jpg

APPLICANT RESOURCES

LUNCHROOM SERIES WEBINARS

Creative Saskatchewan Lunchroom Series Grant Workshop

Market & Export – Micro Stream Grant

Wednesday June 23, 2021
 

Join the Creative Saskatchewan team as we dig into the Market & Export– Micro Stream. Learn the ins and outs of the grant and how it can help get you and your business out there in a snap. The Market & Export – Micro Stream provides efficient and timely access to marketing support for small but sharply focused and effective marketing projects. Produce music and promotional videos, execute print and online advertising campaigns, update your website and marketing assets, hire marketing and social media experts, work with a publicist, produce and market livestream performances. The Market & Export – Micro Stream Grant helps creative entrepreneurs go from zero to sixty!

 

We chat about the program, the guidelines, review the scoring rubric, discuss the timing of your project alongside the program deadlines, and help you determine if this grant is right for your project. Joining us in the lunchroom is Michael Peterson of Shop Cold Pizza and VOID Gallery. Michael accessed the Market and Export – Micro Stream program to run a marketing campaign For Shop Cold Pizza’s art subscription box series over the holiday season. Michael shares his insights about this grant program from the application through to the reporting phase, and how he made the most of the funding received. 

Creative Saskatchewan Lunchroom Series Workshop

SaskTel Max Equity Fund

Wednesday June 30, 2021

Are you an independent TV or Film producer preparing an application to the SaskTel Max Equity Fund? This program has undergone a few changes recently, and we want to tell you all about them!

 

Join Program Manager, Tobi Lampard as she reviews the SaskTel Max Equity Fund assessment criteria and answers questions about the upcoming July 15th SaskTel Max Equity Fund deadline.

Creative Saskatchewan Lunchroom Series Grant Workshop

Market and Export - Major Stream

Friday, July 23, 2021

The Market & Export – Major Stream supports larger-scale marketing opportunities. Produce music and promotional videos, do an author book tour, travel to markets, fairs and trade shows to sell your products, produce and distribute promotional merchandise to industry, execute advertising campaigns, update your website and marketing assets, hire marketing and social media experts, work with a publicist, produce and market livestream performances. The Market & Export – Major Stream Grant helps creative entrepreneurs undertake amazing activity that accelerates careers often beyond expectation!

 

We chat about the program, the guidelines, review the assessment criteria, discuss the timing of your project alongside the program deadlines, and help you determine if this grant is right for your project.

 

Joining us in the lunchroom is Chris Morien from the band Close Talker. Chris has administered grants on behalf of Close Talker for several Creative Saskatchewan programs, including Market and Export – Major Stream. Chris shares insights about the grant program from the application process through to the reporting phase, and how they made the most of the funding received. Although Chris works in the music industry and speaks of specifics related to music, there is something of interest for creative entrepreneurs from all sectors.

Creative Saskatchewan Lunchroom Series Workshop

Digital Game Development & Financing Equity Fund

September 29, 2021

Are you a digital game developer preparing an application to the Digital Game Development & Financing Equity Fund? Join Program Manager, Tobi Lampard as she reviews the Digital Game Development & Financing application.

Creative Saskatchewan Lunchroom Series Grant Workshop

Live Performing Arts Grants

October 22, 2021
 

Are you an independent theatre artist or a company producing live performing arts productions? Join our host Mark Claxton, the executive director of Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals as he interviews Scantily Glad Theatre’s creator Grumms. Following the interview, Program Officer Karen Jarowicz will lead a brief overview of the Live Performing Arts grant applications, and answer questions about the upcoming November 15, 2021 deadline.

Creative Saskatchewan Lunchroom Series Grant Workshop

Music Video Production Grant

October 27, 2021
 

​Join the Creative Saskatchewan team as we announce the new Music Video Production Grant. Learn all about this how this collaborative program pairs emerging Saskatchewan talent from the screen-based and music sectors.

 

This new grant supports the production of a music video for musicians who will be releasing a single and for filmmakers (Director or Producer) looking for capacity development opportunities. The result will be a completed music video that both the parties will be able to add to their professional portfolio! The grant supports 100% of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $7,500.00 for videos written, directed, and produced by eligible Saskatchewan residents within Saskatchewan. Plus, the approved musician-filmmaker teams will have the opportunity to work with an industry veteran to mentor them through the entire planning and production process.

 

We’ll chat about the new Music Video Production Grant program, the guidelines, review the assessment criteria, discuss the application process, and help you determine if this grant is right for your project.

 

Joining us in the lunchroom will be musician Jeffery Straker and Producer/Director Christopher Triffo of Wavelength Entertainment Group, who will share their music video success stories. They have worked together on the production of a number of music videos including I Wanna Go Back There <https://youtu.be/JTv0QsvNhTw> shot at Reindeer Lake in northern Saskatchewan. We’ll talk about how the video came to be, and give participants an opportunity to ask questions and get some valuable advice about music video production.

Creative Saskatchewan Lunchroom Series Grant Workshop

Web Series Production Grant

November 2, 2021
 

Hey Saskatchewan filmmakers, are you working on Web Series idea? The Web Series Production Grant may be for you!

Joining us for this Lunchroom Series webinar is Joanne McDonald, General Manager of CityTV Saskatchewan, who will interview Gavin Baird, past grant recipient and creator of the Four in a Blanket web series. In the second half of the webinar Creative Saskatchewan Program Officer Andrea Martineau will give an overview of the Web Series Production Grant and how to apply, followed by a Q & A where you can ask any questions you might have about the upcoming November 15th deadline.

Creative Saskatchewan Lunchroom Series Grant Workshop

Sound Recording Grant

December 1, 2021

Join the Creative Saskatchewan team as we dig into the Sound Recording Grant. Learn the ins and outs of the grant and how it can help you get your music out there.

We’ll chat about the Sound Recording Grant program, the guidelines, review the assessment criteria, discuss the application process, and help you determine if this grant is right for your project. Joining us in the lunchroom will be musician Jordan Cook of the band Reignwolf who will chat about the challenges of the recording studio, getting your new music out there, and the successes Reignwolf has had with the Sound Recording Grant program.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINARS

A Year in Selling Rights: How to Market, Prep, and Attend International Book Fairs
with Barbara Howson
(Book Publishing)

September 9, 2021

Supported by: Western Economic Diversification Canada/ Diversification de l'économie de l'Ouest Canada

Join book publishing industry expert Barbara Howson on Zoom for an overview of a year in selling rights, including details on how to market, prep, and attend international bookfairs. This 1.5 hour long workshop will include an outline of a year-long schedule and give an overview of different international book fairs, who should attend them, and the benefits of attending.

Although this workshop is designed specifically for the book publishing sector, anyone from any creative sector is welcome to watch if interested.

About the presenter:

Barbara Howson has over thirty years experience working in the publishing industry, both in Canada and the UK. Before starting Howson Consulting, Barbara was Vice-President of Sales and Licensing, at House of Anansi Press and Groundwood Books for ten years. She worked with a brilliant team that saw significant revenue growth in Canada and the United States.

As a consultant, Barbara has worked with several publishers and organizations including Portage and Main, University of Toronto Press, Greystone Books, eBOUND Canada and Livres Canada Books. She is on the industry advisory board for Centennial College Publishing Program. She has also written several industry reports, most recently as co-author of Accessible Publishing: Research Project on behalf of eBOUND Canada.