We're holding a Digital Strategy Days gathering on March 26-27, in Saskatoon.

The event will give artists and arts organizations the chance to become more aware of the possibilities of engaging with digital strategies - not so much for the creation of art, but as new strategies for engaging audiences in different ways and for transforming companies. It will give digital specialists a chance to meet people in the arts community - to find ways in which we can all work together. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Canada Council for the Arts to hear about the new Digital Strategy Fund. They will also be encouraged to dream up innovative approaches to digital work in a forum where they can find collaborators to share in those initiatives. 

With the support of funding from the Canada Council, this opportunity is offered for free, and all travel and expenses will be paid for any particiants from outside of Saskatoon.

Registration is limited to 40 participants. Participants will be selected to include arts professionals and workers in digital fields, individual artists and representatives from arts organizations, and people from all artistic disciplines, career stages and regions of the province.

To register, fill out this simple form

In order to help select the 40 participants, you will be asked why you want to attend - what you hope to get out of the session or what digital ideas or tools you're starting to explore. You will also need to commit to attending the full event, from 3:30 p.m. on March 26 through 3 p.m. on March 27. 

Registration deadline: February 26, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. People who are selected to attend Digital Strategy Days will be informed by March 6, 2018. For more information, contact Lauren Oleniuk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 306-964-1158.

 

Agenda

Date: Monday, March 26, 2018, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: Remai Modern, 102 Spadina Crescent East

Agenda:

3 p.m. - Registration Opens

4 p.m. - Keynote Address: Ana Serano, Canadian Film Centre

5 p.m. - Introduction to Digital Strategy Fund program: Canada Council for the Arts

6 p.m. - Opening Reception

 

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Radisson Hotel Saskatoon, 405 20th Street East

Agenda:

8 a.m. - Breakfast

8 a.m. - IDEA Lab plenary panel

                          - Torien Cafferata, It's Not a Box Theatre

                          - Skawennati Tricia Fragnito, Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace

                          - Julie Gendron, Desiring Productions

                          - Albert Jame, zu

                          - Paul Magnuson, Beakerhead, PK Sound

9:30 a.m. - Roundtable Conversations: meet the IDEA Lab innovators

10:30 a.m. - Break

11 a.m. - Concurrent Workshops:

                           - Indigenous Approaches to Digital Strategies and Tools: Skawennati Tricia Fragnito

                           - How Do I begin? How Can I start Implementing a New Digital Strategy?: Julie Gendron

                           - What's It All About? What Are the New Tools and How Can We Use Them?: Albert Jame

12:15 p.m. - Lunch

1 p.m. - Meeting New Collaborators: an interactive session