May 22 to 25, 2019 – Saskatoon, SK
PACT’s annual conference is our primary development and networking event which brings together arts professionals from all across Canada. The connections made and conversations sparked at the conference carry through the rest of the year and often spark creative partnerships, mentorships and joint projects. It is also when we have our Annual General Meeting. The conference is open to non-PACT members. We invite you to join us in Saskatoon this May where we will be hosted by Persephone Theatre and Dancing Sky Theatre.
Whether this is your first or tenth time attending the conference, there will be something engaging for you. Please visit our learning and schedule pages to see the breakout sessions we have planned and when formal networking events (regions & caucus meetings) are scheduled.
Persephone Theatre is located in the heart of River Landing, nestled in Treaty 6 Territory; the traditional lands of the Cree and the Homeland of the Metis. We and our hosts are grateful to be able to live, work, and perform on the land that we share.
Online Provincial Arts and Culture Calendar
Survey -- Online Arts and Culture Calendar
A number of organizations in Saskatchewan are investigating the viability of launching an online calendar of arts and cultural activities in the province – something that could serve as an additional promotional tool for companies and would also help Saskatchewan residents and tourists find things to do in their area.
Before beginning this work, however, we want to know whether you would use such a calendar. Any online service would only be valuable if it were comprehensive and up-to-date. We also want to know what features you think such an online calendar needs. This survey has been designed to help us all “drill down” on some of these specific issues.
The survey is completely anonymous, and it should take less than 10 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you may enter your name and email address into a draw to win a $100 Visa gift card. In order to qualify for the draw, your survey must be complete and your email entry must be received by March 11, 2019.
Fill out the survey here.
We thank you for your time completing this survey and for everything you do to support the arts and culture in this province, helping to make Saskatchewan the sort of place we all want to live.
Networking With Your Peers, Regina
Networking With Your Peers, Regina
Our Networking event originally scheduled for Mar. 6th,is being postponed as there were several conflicts in the theatre community.
Watch for a new date coming soon!
Yes, it is cold outside!
Warm up tonight at our
Networking with Your Peers Saskatoon
FEBRUARY 4, 2019 from 7 - 9 pm
Join us at Earls' Factory Tap
It is a cold winter's night, but the rumour is (and it's true) great theatre conversation is happening tonight at Earls' The Factory Tap, at another Networking with your Peers Saskatoon.
Let’s kick back and enjoy Winter with some friends over a pint & some appetizers.
Cash bar, appetizers provided.
You have to enter through a secret passageway!
(pst!! To get there, take a left into Bacchus, go all the way through the washrooms and you will find the door to what seems like a members only pub. )
shhhh It's SATP private pub for the evening!
See you tonight!
Renewing Regina’s Theatre Community
A Facilitated Forum
February 10, 1:30-4:30PM
176 Riddell Centre, University of Regina
The Centre for the Study of Script Development &
The Theatre Department, University of Regina
Calling all professional, avocational and emerging theatre artists.
What can we do collectively and individually to renew and enrich Regina’s Theatre scene?
How can we generate more paying work for our professional artists?
How can we feed our creative souls with more diverse new work?
How can we cultivate audiences that crave that diversity as a vigorous and essential contributor to our city?
Start the conversation now and come prepared to take a leading role in the action!
RSVP to assure adequate space and refreshments
and/or provide advance input to
Mary Blackstone, Director, Centre for the Study of Script Development
New Executive Director Announcement
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 at 4:48 pm
Globe Theatre’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Jaime Boldt has been appointed the Executive Director of Globe Theatre. Following an extensive national search process conducted by Arts Consulting Group Canada, the Board concluded that Jaime’s exceptional track record of leadership in the non-profit sector made her the outstanding candidate for this role. Jaime will begin her contract on February 1, 2019.
Incoming Executive Director Jaime Boldt:
“I am thrilled to be joining the Globe Theatre team. The Globe has a rich history of excellence not only in the city of Regina but on a provincial and national level. I look forward to being part of the exciting things to come!”
Board Chair Kerry Lumbard:
“On behalf of the Globe Theatre’s Board of Directors I am pleased to welcome Jaime as Executive Director. Jaime’s experience in business operations and strategy will make her a great addition to our team.”
Artistic Director Ruth Smillie:
“Jaime Boldt is an exceptional leader with a wealth of experience in the non-profit sector. I’m delighted that Jaime is joining the Globe Theatre team and am looking forward to working in partnership with her.”
Heads up theatre groups and collectives, theatre companies and dramaturgical organizations, multidisciplinary organizations and literary book publishers: the next deadline for the Translation grant component is almost here! See if you’re eligible, consult the guidelines and apply by January 16. ✍️
The First Spark Initiative – Strategic Initiatives
From: Canadian Heritage
The Strategic Initiatives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund has launched The First Spark Initiative. Arts and heritage organizations may apply for up to $5,000 to organize a collaborative problem-solving activity which seeks to address a common business challenge.
By using creative approaches to collaborative problem solving, partnerships and knowledge exchange with industry experts and consultants from the cultural, corporate and/or academic fields, the expected results of The First Spark Initiative are innovative business solutions for participating cultural organizations.
Who can apply
To be eligible, an applicant must be a not-for-profit organization or equivalent Indigenous peoples’ organization with a mandate and activities related to the arts or heritage sector, or a post-secondary education institution or a heritage organization governed by another level of government.
Please review the application guidelines for full eligibility requirements.
This is a time-limited initiative. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis from November 15, 2018, to November 15, 2019.
To be eligible for funding from The First Spark Initiative, your organization must have identified:
a business challenge you share with other organizations, such as:
data management and discoverability
marketing and audience development
revenue diversification and fundraising
all organizations with which you will be partnering to explore possible solutions (a minimum of one partner is required)
a participatory activity you will organize to address the business challenge, such as:
experimentation with and mastery of new tools or technology
the type of expertise you will involve to explore possible solutions, such as:
board and/or organizational governance
data management and discoverability
fundraising and development
information technology (IT)
marketing and communications
How to apply
Read these application guidelines in their entirety before completing your application.
You must meet all eligibility requirements and submit the following documents to be considered for funding. A complete application package includes the application form and the following supporting documents:
a copy of the applicant’s letters patent and/or certificate of incorporation as a not‑for‑profit organization or equivalent document; and
a copy of the applicant’s bylaws.
Department of Canadian Heritage
Canada Cultural Investment Fund
Strategic Initiatives component
25 Eddy Street, 13th Floor, Room 297 (25-13-V)
Gatineau QC K1A 0M5
Officers are available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm (ET).