Creative Saskatchewan Launched
CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN LAUNCHED IN REGINA AND SASKATOON
On Wednesday, October 9th, Mike McNaughton, chair of Creative Saskatchewan, welcomed guests in Regina and introduced the organization’s vision statement: “ [that the] creative industries are better positioned to contribute to Saskatchewan’s plan for economic growth by being commercially stronger, market and export-ready, and increasingly appreciated nationally and internationally.”
He identified two initial priorities of Creative Saskatchewan – providing incentive-based grant funding that enables commercially-viable creative content and investing in market access and export initiatives.
For the inaugural intake, the grant programs are Screen-Based Media Content Development, Screen-Based Media Production, Creative Industries Production, Marketing and Export Development, and Market Travel Initiatives.
Screen-Based Media Content Development – acceptance of applications will begin October 16, 2013 and will continue until November 15, 2013. Applications will be reviewed through a non-juried continuous intake process.
Screen-Based Media Production – acceptance of applications will begin October 16, 2013 and will continue until November 15, 2013. Applications will be reviewed through a non-juried continuous intake process.
Creative Industries Production – acceptance of applications for the CIP Grant will begin October 16, 2013 with a deadline of November 15, 2013. Applications will be reviewed through a juried process. Projects will be funded up to a maximum of 50% of the approved budget.
Marketing and Export Development – Applications for both Grants will be received beginning October 16, 2013 with a deadline of November 15, 2013. All applications will be reviewed through a juried process.
Market Grants –will provide financial support to all recognized creative industries (including producers and industry professionals) such as: music, sound recording, film, television, interactive digital media, visual arts, crafts, publishing and live performing arts producers.
Creative Industry Association Grants – provide successful applicants (Creative Industry Associations) financial support for plans related to market access and export development initiatives.
For the grant program overview or general eligibility requirements, please visit the Creative Saskatchewan website.
A similar launch was held in Saskatoon with Susan Whitney.