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

Community Consultations about the Future of the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA)

Community Consultations about the Future of the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA)

October 22, 2018

PACT is conducting a series of community consultations about the future of the most influential labour agreement in Canadian Theatre, the CTA. 

As many of you know, the PACT membership overwhelmingly rejected the proposed agreement at the last AGM. PACT members recognized the need to have a more diverse practice and to broaden the scope of partnerships from within equity seeking communities.

Because the Canadian Theatre Agreement, negotiated between PACT and Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, influences practice across professional theatre both inside and outside PACT membership, it is vital for PACT to take into consideration how a newly negotiated CTA will affect the larger theatre community.

PACT is planning community consultation sessions in many of the major city centres across Canada so that each individual theatre community and any surrounding areas have the opportunity to participate in these important conversations.

In a quest to create modernized and more inclusive working conditions in the practice of theatre, we are conducting these consultations across the country and hope to reach the widest possible swath of theatre practitioners, both within and outside the PACT membership.

This is where we need your help. We would love for members to help get the word out and amass enough representation from each community to have a meaningful impact on this process. The consultations are open to PACT members and non-member organizations and producers. 

We are intentionally seeking the participation of producers from equity seeking communities. If producers from the BIPOC, disability arts or other marginalized communities require financial assistance in order to make attendance more feasible, please contact Sara Meurling in the PACT office at

Additionally, travel assistance may be available for organizations or producers from rural or remote communities.

Please inform the PACT office if ASL interpretation is required at any of the sessions.

Due to limited resources, electronic participation in the consultations is not available.

Times, dates and locations for the community consultations

To help us plan these events, please register via the links below. All times listed are in the local time zone.

Toronto – Young People's Theatre

October 30th, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 

Winnipeg – Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

November 5th, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Edmonton – Citadel Theatre

November 6th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Calgary – Theatre Calgary

November 12th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm      

Montreal – Centaur Theatre

November 12th, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Stratford – Stratford Festival Theatre

November 15th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Vancouver – Performance Works

November 20th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Halifax – Neptune Theatre

November 22nd, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

St. John’s – Location TBA

November 23rd, time TBA

Saskatoon – Persephone Theatre

November 24th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

If you have any questions, contact Eleanor Antoncic, PACT's Labour Relations Manager, at


PACT Labour Relations Team

Ivan Habel, Luke Reece & Eleanor Antoncic

PACT is a member-driven organization of professional Canadian theatres that serves as the collective voice of its members.

We are a leader in the national performing arts community and a devoted advocate for the value of live performance. Since 1979 we have focused on providing a community where theatre professionals (both artistic and administrative) can come together to discuss important issues and work together to create innovative solutions.