Prince Edward Island’s
Arts, Culture and Creative Industry
WELCOME TO CREATIVE PEI
Culture PEI is excited to announce we have rebranded as Creative PEI. Creative PEI is not only a new name but a new approach. Creative PEI is expanding its scope beyond arts and culture to include all of the creative industries, but is keeping Culture PEI’s worker-first focus.
DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR THEATRE JOBS
Young at Heart Musical Theatre is seeking singer/actors for their newest production, Generations of Fascinating Ladies. The contract dates are March 19 to May 3. The deadline is February 9.
Watermark Theatre has job openings for 5 production interns. The internships run May to September. The deadline is March 5, 2018.
HIVE PROGRAM POSTPONED
Creative PEI’s HIVE Youth Cultural Entrepreneurship Incubator program will not be offered this winter to allow the program to be redesigned.
Creative PEI expects to offer the new HIVE program later in 2018.
CULTURE STRATEGY RELEASED
The Province has released its new strategy for the culture and creative industries and has announced that it will spend an additional $3.5 million to support the action items outlined in the document.
Our newsletter delivers all of the latest news from our organization and our sector.
What is our vision?
Flourishing arts, culture and creative industries are essential to the ongoing prosperity and quality of life of Prince Edward Island.
ATTRACTING TOP TALENT
In today’s competitive global labour marketplace, talented people seek out a vibrant arts scene and a creative community where bold new ideas and excellence are celebrated.
Arts, culture and creative industries contribute $123.2 million directly to PEI’s economy. They also contribute millions more indirectly as drivers of tourism and provincial branding.
A more creative society infused with optimism is empowered to find solutions to its biggest challenges in areas like education, healthcare and the environment.
What do we do?
PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
We partner with a wide range of sector organizations and funders to create and deliver skills development programs in three broad areas: professional skills, entrepreneurship and creativity.
We research labour market and business issues in the creative sector. We also gather research from other sources and make it available here on our website.
Want to connect?
Mark Sandiford has been Executive Director of Culture PEI since 2013, having been on the board since the organization was founded. He is happy to hear from anyone who wants to talk about making a living in arts, culture or creative industries on PEI. He is also very interested in connecting with anyone interested in collaborating on any of our projects or initiatives. Mark ‘s background is that of a documentary filmmaker and he has over 40 years of experience in film and television.
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