Networking With Your Peers, Regina

Networking With Your Peers, Regina

Join us for some great conversation!

Join us for some great conversation!

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!

Renewing Regina’s Theatre Community

Renewing Regina’s Theatre Community

A Facilitated Forum

February 10, 1:30-4:30PM

176 Riddell Centre, University of Regina

Hosted by

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

Canada Council deadline Jan 16 for theatre groups, collectives ....

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. ✍️

Creation of The First Spark Initiative – Strategic Initiatives

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.

Application deadline

This is a time-limited initiative. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis from November 15, 2018, to November 15, 2019.

Eligible projects

To be eligible for funding from The First Spark Initiative, your organization must have identified:

  1. a business challenge you share with other organizations, such as:

    • technology issues

    • data management and discoverability

    • digital transformation

    • marketing and audience development

    • revenue diversification and fundraising

    • governance issues

  2. all organizations with which you will be partnering to explore possible solutions (a minimum of one partner is required)

  3. a participatory activity you will organize to address the business challenge, such as:

    • design jam

    • design-thinking workshop

    • experimentation with and mastery of new tools or technology

    • hackathon

    • ideation workshop

  4. the type of expertise you will involve to explore possible solutions, such as:

    • academic research

    • audience development

    • board and/or organizational governance

    • data management and discoverability

    • design thinking/innovation

    • digital transformation

    • finance

    • fundraising and development

    • information technology (IT)

    • marketing and communications

    • operational research

    • workshop facilitator

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.

Contact us

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



1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)


1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Officers are available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm (ET).

Creative Industries Trade Mission to Latin America

Following on the success of this year’s trade mission to China, the Department of Canadian Heritage is convening an upcoming creative industries trade mission in February 2019 to Latin America – specifically Mexico, Colombia and Argentina.

The trade mission is targeted to sectors that present opportunities to leverage existing networks, play to Canada's strengths, and have complementarity with the Latin American market. The following six business clusters are being projected but are not limited to for the trade delegation:

  •  film/audio-visual (including animation and visual effects);

  • video games and virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR);

  • music;

  • digital content for public/creative spaces/museums;

  • performing arts; and

  • books.

For the past trade mission to China, Saskatchewan’s Landslide Entertainment was selected to be part of the trade mission. This resulted in some significant business inroads and partnerships for Landslide in the Chinese market.

For full details about the program, check the PCH’s weblink here