Professional Practices

EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR SCC MEMBERS: Professional Practices to help you grow your business

Now in its third year, SCC’s Professional Practices program is providing more individualized support with a focus on helping you grow your craft business. This increased support includes a four-month training program and individual consultations, both offered free of charge to SCC members.


  • The program runs late January to late May 2019. It’s a mixture of group discussions, one-on-one meetings, and course work focusing on business development for a professional craftsperson.
  • Specific dates will be determined via a poll sent to participants to best work within your schedule.
  • You will meet as a group twice per month. Group meetings will offer training sessions with experts and provide time for group discussion so that you can learn from each other’s success and challenges while building a professional network of craftspeople.
  • The specific topics and training that will be offered during the group meetings will be determined by you at our first meeting to ensure the topics meet your needs.
  • Once per month you will meet with our Project Coordinator Michael Peterson to discuss in-depth the opportunities and challenges specific to you.
  • Meetings will be held in Saskatoon but will be available via video conference to allow you to participate from anywhere in the province.
  • This pilot program is available at no cost from January to May 2019.
  • Fees may apply if we connect you to outside professionals.

Application Process

Deadline: January 11, 2019 (Limited spaces available)

  • It’s easy. Send an email to Michael at scc.professionalpractices@sasktel.net expressing your interest by January 11, 2019. Please include a paragraph which describes:
    • you,
    • your business,
    • your goals,
    • your toughest business challenge, and
    • why this program interests you.


  • For those of you who can’t commit to the Training Program, one-hour meetings are available upon booking to provide individualized support to help you grow your craft business.

Application Process

  • Send an email to Michael Peterson at scc.professionalpractices@sasktel.net describing the challenges you would like to discuss and we will pair you with one of our staff members or another professional to assist you.
  • This pilot program is available at no cost from January to May 2019.
  • Fees may apply if we connect you to outside professionals.


  • Craft or visual artists who are members of the Saskatchewan Craft Council may apply for Tackling the Tough Questions & One-on-One Consultations.
  • Successful applicants will hold one of the following types of SCC memberships:
    • Professional Craftsperson
    • Craftsperson
    • Affiliated Marketer (visual artists only)
    • Student
  • Applicants must be Saskatchewan residents.

The SCC is piloting these programs. Future versions will include a course fee. This is your chance to take the program at no cost! Limited seats are available.

This program is supported by Creative Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Craft Council.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Peterson
Professional Practices Coordinator