The Saskatchewan Arts Board has partnered with ideas inc to offer a unique entrepreneurship course for Saskatchewan’s creative industries.

The Creative Industries Entrepreneurship Course assists artists and creative industries entrepreneurs to develop sustainable careers or creative industries ventures. The course is based on the Cultural Human Resources Council curriculum, The Art of Managing Your Career, as well as the book, Business Model Generation, by Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur and follows the successful delivery by the Saskatchewan Arts Board of a pilot entrepreneurial training program in Regina in 2010-2011.

The Creative Industries Entrepreneurship Course will be held in Saskatoon from October 17, 2012 to March 27, 2013 with remote delivery via video conference from Regina. Classes will be led in Saskatoon by experienced business coach, visual artist, and technical illustrator Phyllis Lodoen and facilitated in Regina by Saskatchewan Arts Board Creative Industries Program Consultant Karen Henders.

The course consists of 12 classes (36 hours) of highly participatory curriculum enhance by eight individual coaching sessions (six hours). Classes are $120 per person and take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Space is limited to 12 participants in Saskatoon and four in Regina.

The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on September 25, 2012. Applications and further information are available here or at

ideas inc is a business incubator, a support mechanism that includes the advisory and coaching expertise that encourages and supports the entrepreneurial spirit. It is a non-profit organization developed and operated by Saskatoon's business community. ideas inc has extensive experience with assisting entrepreneurs from all sectors, including the creative industries, start, grow and succeed in their businesses. For more information on ideas inc, visit

The Arts Board's mission is to cultivate an environment in which the arts thrive for the benefit of everyone in Saskatchewan. It serves the people of the province through programs and activities designed to build a strong and vibrant arts sector. For more information, visit