Hello! For those of you who have not met me, my name is Erin Dean, and I’m the CEO of Creative Saskatchewan.
I believe in the potential of Saskatchewan’s talent and skill, and I’m thrilled to launch our new brand as the platform for which we will share our opportunities for creative entrepreneurs, and tell the economic story of this innovative, unique, and vibrant contributor to Saskatchewan’s economy and quality of life.
Creative Saskatchewan is the economic development agency for Saskatchewan’s creative industries. We unlock the potential of creative entrepreneurs by investing in their pursuit of commercial success. We do this by:
We fund seven creative industry-specific associations to amplify their members’ business skills, helping them turn their creativity into cashflow.
We have spent the last few years refining our knowledge and expertise to deliver excellent programming, set the stage for showcasing our industry’s economic impact on Saskatchewan’s economy, and position ourselves as leaders in taking small businesses in the creative sector to the next level.
Creative Saskatchewan is a leader supporting collaboration, entrepreneurial capacity, innovation and convergence that maximizes leveraged resources, commercial success and market access for Saskatchewan’s creative industries and producers.
We are driven to achieve a future where Saskatchewan’s creative producers continue to realize diverse commercial opportunities in national, international and emerging markets which collectively grow thriving, sustainable creative industries.
As an organization we uphold the following values to support the interests of the creative community:
The time has arrived for us to update our brand and messaging to better reflect who we are, who we serve, and our industry’s impact on Saskatchewan’s prosperity. And so, I’m excited to present you with the new Creative Saskatchewan brand.
Creative Saskatchewan’s brand archetype is the Magician.
The magician archetype refers to transformation into something extraordinary or impossible. Creative Saskatchewan serves as the catalyst for turning an opportunity into a reality, empowering entrepreneurs to reach their full potential and produce win-win results for their business and the province.
Creative Saskatchewan’s logo is a combination wordmark-abstract design.
The artwork depicts pieces coming together to make a circle, representative of Creative Saskatchewan’s transformative abilities. Since Creative Saskatchewan represents multiple art mediums, our palette is colourful and reflects the land of the living skies and endless horizons.
A formal brand guide has been developed to ensure that internal and external stakeholders understand how and when to apply the Creative Saskatchewan brand. You can view our brand guide here.
I’d like to thank local partners, Arcas Advertising, for working with us on our re-brand!
Creative Saskatchewan has a new tagline: Propelling Creative Entrepreneurship.
Ultimately, it all comes back to this. Your success is our success. Our team analyzed the agency’s mission, vision, and value statements. We identified a clearer, concise way of describing who we are and what we do in just three little words, with a big impact.
Effectively immediately, successful grant applicants and stakeholders will be required to use the new Creative Saskatchewan logo when acknowledging our support in any marketing collateral.
You can access our logo and Brand Guide on our website here.
You can also expect more streamlined messaging surrounding our programs and supports for you, comprehensive data-supported snapshots of the industry’s economic performance, and a stronger presence sharing entrepreneurial success stories and opportunities.
We will be launching a new website and updating our digital communications platforms to be consistent with our new brand direction. Expect to see our new look across all Creative Saskatchewan materials going forward, ensuring consistency and high-quality in all that we do.
On behalf of the Creative Saskatchewan Board and staff, thank you!