Professional Practices

Deadline Alert for upcoming grant deadlines

Upcoming August & September Program Deadlines

Market & Export Grant – Micro Stream – August 16, 2021 at 4pm

Craft & Visual Arts Sector:

Craft & Visual Arts Production Business Capacity Market and Export Development – Major Stream Research – September 15, 2021 at 4pm

*If a deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4pm the following business day.


Coming Soon: Apply to take part in a four-part live webinar and discussion series with digital strategist and mentor, Annelise Larson.

Creative Saskatchewan is sponsoring the registration fees for a limited number of participants.

Supported by: Western Economic Diversification Canada/ Diversification de l’économie de l’Ouest Canada.

This series was previously offered in February 2021, and due to popular demand Creative Saskatchewan has brought Annelise back for a second series. For those who have already participated in Annelise’s series, there will be something for you as well! Participants in the February 2021 workshop will have the opportunity to sign up for a session with Annelise to ask questions related to their marketing project. There are limited follow-up session spots which will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration will open in August 2021 with the workshop series taking place in September 2021. Stay tuned to The Spotlight and Creative Saskatchewan’s social media platforms for registration dates.

About Annelise Larson:

Annelise Larson is a digital strategist & former filmmaker who works with creative industry stakeholders to use the digital opportunity to find, grow, and engage audiences and work toward sustainable business models. Her podcast STORY+AUDIENCE with writer Jill Golick can be found on all major podcasting platforms. She has also recently launched a new digital marketing online course for media & other creative work in conjunction with the National Screen Institute.


Call for Participants: Important Performing Artist and Cultural Worker Space Study

The Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research, in partnership with the City of Regina and On Cue Performance Hub, is seeking input from Regina artists and cultural workers towards a detailed performing arts space analysis and needs assessment for the city of Regina. This critical and timely study will provide vital, comprehensive data to inform not only future municipal planning but also others who share an interest in the performing arts in Regina.

Participants are asked to complete an anonymous online survey which may be accessed here [].

Estimated time for completion is 12-20 minutes depending on the scope of space or facilities the participant uses. Deadline for completion is August 13, 2021.

This study received ethical approval from the University of Regina Research Ethics Board on July 15, 2021 (# 2021-092).

Questions relating to this survey may be directed to Mary Blackstone, Director, Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research, University of Regina: However, individuals with questions will not remain completely anonymous, however, it will not be possible to link any information provided through the survey to them.

Saskatchewan Craft Council Presents

Professional Practices 

In case you missed it, our virtual workshops are available to watch on Youtube: Ready, Set, Go! – Preparing to Wholesale Your Craft; Getting Ready to Export; and Trends and Opportunities in Craft. 








Developing a Marketing Plan for Your Next Product Launch
6 weeks – Tuesdays, May 25th – June 29th, 7 – 9 pm

Facilitated by Michael Peterson and Laura Helgert

Our marketing specialist for this course is Daria Malin of Boost Strategic Coaching. Daria is a strategic advisor to business owners and professionals in the areas of business development, personal branding, and advertising. Daria is also the author of Hands-On Marketing: The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Advertising and Branding. With over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and media advertising, she brings clarity to the process of building a business and provides audiences with measurable steps to take their career to the next level. She motivates professionals from every walk of life and stage of success through her interactive sessions and attendees leave energized and inspired to set and achieve their next big goals. Free for SCC members to participate in this course. 

More details about this course here:  Developing a Marketing Plan for Your Next Product Launch

Save your spot: REGISTER


Métis artist Michael Peterson developed and co-leads the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s Professional Practices program. He is Executive Director and Co-Founder of Void, a non-profit screen print and risograph studio in Saskatoon, as well as the brand Shop Cold Pizza. He served as Nuit Blanche Saskatoon’s Curator from 2017-19 and is Project Manager for the University of Saskatchewan Art Gallery’s multi-year project Shared Spaces, exploring how Augmented Reality can create opportunities for connection through art. Michael received his BFA from the University of Saskatchewan in 2009 and his MDes (Master of Design) from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver in 2015.

Laura Helgert co-leads the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s Professional Practices Program. For close to a decade she served as Persephone Theatre’s Box Office and Rentals Manager and is currently Box Office Manger for the Saskatoon Fringe Festival. She is Chair of the Saskatchewan Playwrights’ Centre and Manager, Operations and Finance for Shop Cold Pizza. During the day, Laura works as Executive Services Coordinator at the accounting firm EY where she supports three partners, including the Managing Partner.


Given the challenging times we are in there is no charge for SCC members to participate in this course. “Professional Practices” is a program of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, with funding support from Creative Saskatchewan. This course is only available to members of the Saskatchewan Craft Council.

The Business of Wholesale and Exporting Craft series is presented by the Saskatchewan Craft Council with funding support by: Western Economic Diversification Canada/ Diversification de l’économie de l’Ouest Canada and Creative Saskatchewan.




For more information about these courses, please contact:

Michael Peterson and Laura Helgert


Carmen Milenkovic
Executive Director