Apply now for SMMART: Free social media marketing training program for artists

Deadline August 21!

by Creative City Centre / SaskMusic

August 14, 2020 in SaskMusic News


Creative City Centre offers new training opportunity for Saskatchewan artists!

The Creative City Centre is excited to announce the launch of a new training program for Saskatchewan artists working in the music, spoken word or visual art sectors, sponsored by a Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund grant.

SMMART is social media marketing for artists. Successful applicants to the program will create new digital content in the form of a performance video, interview footage, and in the case of visual artists, photographs and video footage in their studio environments.

Once they have their digital content, they will begin an eight-week training program delivered online. The course content will be developed and delivered in partnership with Strategy Lab, a Regina-based social media marketing firm, and partners SaskMusic and Sâkêwêwak Artists Collective. At the end of the training program, the artists will have developed their own social media campaigns and gained the skills to continue to promote their work online.

Who can apply?
Professional artists who are residents of Saskatchewan, working in the music, spoken word or visual art sectors are eligible to apply. This pilot program will be offered twice, with the first cohort in 2020-2021, and the second cohort in 2021-2022. Each cohort will consist of 16 musicians, 10 spoken word artists and 14 visual artists. As part of the CCC's efforts toward reconciliation in Saskatchewan, they are committed to ensuring equal representation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in each cohort. The first application deadline is August 21, 2020.

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