Current Opportunities

Work Opportunity | Design

Assistant, Look & Signage

2023 Canada Games Host Society

Assisting the Coordinator, Look and Signage with developing the look and signage program at each venue. Support the Coordinator, Look and Signage with developing production timelines with contractors. Conducting signage needs analysis by gathering information from all functional areas. Receive and sort signage in the warehouse in preparation for commissioning at each venue. Help design role-specific training for the volunteers who will be working.

Deadline: October 10, 2022
Funding Opportunity | Film

YMA Andra Sheffer Scholarship

Youth Media Alliance

YMA is looking for a promising entrepreneurial Canadian student at the university or college level who shows talent and passion for creating innovative children’s content. The award enables the recipient to attend the Kidscreen Summit in Miami and Banff World Media Festival in Alberta, as well as access mentorship resources throughout the year. The total value is approximately $9,000CAD, cash and in-kind.

Deadline: October 28, 2022
Funding Opportunity | Writing

CBC Short Story Prize

CBC / Canada Council of the Arts

The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at a cultural hub on Toronto Island, and have their work published on CBC Books. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books. You can submit original, unpublished fiction that is up to 2,500 words. There is no minimum word requirement.

Deadline: October 31, 2022
Funding Opportunity | Any Discipline

PEI Arts Grants now accepting applications

Province of Prince Edward Island

Three types of grants to support art and artists of PEI are available. Each program serves a different purpose and requires a different application. You can apply to all three streams (Creation, Dissemination, Professional Development), but only one application per stream is allowed. Total maximum annual creation grant amounts: Established Professional Artists: $8,000 Emerging Professional Artists: $5,000

Deadline: October 14, 2022
Funding Opportunity

Travel Support for PEI Artists

this town is small

this town is small, with the support of Innovation PEI through the PEI Culture Action Plan, is offering microgrants for professional PEI artists for travel costs associated with opportunities to support their artistic practice, including residency programs, presenting their work off-Island in a gallery/festival, mentorship, accessing resources not available on PEI, and other opportunities on a case-by-case basis. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis

Work Opportunity | Photography

CreativePEI hiring Student with photography experience

CreativePEI

Creative PEI is looking to hire a current student with a background in photography to help populate a directory website aimed at increasing the online discoverability of Prince Edward Island creative sector workers.

Prize Opportunity | Theatre | Writing

PEI Playwriting Competition

Watermark Theatre

Watermark Theatre in association with PARC (Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre) is excited to announce their first ever PEI Playwriting Competition. Dedicated to the development of the next generation of theatre artists, playwrights of all experience levels are encouraged to submit their original scripts. The winning playwright will be awarded $1,500 and receive a public reading of their play.

Deadline: November 1, 2022
Exhibit Opportunity | Craft | Visual Arts | Writing

Call for Written Submissions re: Craft

Visual Arts News

We’re curious to hear from writers, artists and critics in order to expand, respond and deepen conversations inspired by the artistic vision of emerging and established artists who are pushing the boundaries of art and culture in the Atlantic. We are seeking pitches for features, profiles and exhibition reviews, and prioritize work that pushes back against white supremacy and colonialism because we are committed to supporting anti-oppression, anti-racism, Indigenous sovereignty, Black liberation, and sexual and gender diversity.

Deadline: September 15, 2022
Funding Opportunity | Music

Financial Assistance – Live Music Workers

Unison

Unison’s Financial Assistance Programs exist to help music industry professionals with basic living expenses in times of crisis. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic our program has assisted thousands of music industry professionals with financial support to help with critical expenses – groceries, shelter (rent), and medical expenses. Unison offers two (2) financial assistance programs, the Live Music Workers Fund for independent, self-employed live music performance workers, and the Industry Assistance Fund for all other music industry professionals.

Funding Opportunity | Performing Arts

The AFC Reactivation Program

AFC

The Reactivation Program provides direct financial assistance to independent and self-employed workers in the live performance sector who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who need emergency support to maintain or regain work in the sector. This funding provides a one-time relief payment of up to $2,500 for live performance workers, including independent, self-employed and gig workers with a focus on the theatrical and technical disciplines in Canada outside of the province of Quebec.

Funding Opportunity | Youth

Student Work Placement Program

Cultural Human Resources Council

The SWPP supports cultural sector employers in hiring post-secondary students of all academic fields with wage subsidies of 50% (70% for priority groups) of the full wage cost to a maximum of $5,000-$7,000 per placement. The subsidy is available for placements as of April 1st, 2022.

Funding Opportunity

Strategic Innovation Fund – Cultivate Grants

Canada Council for the Arts

The Cultivate component provides grants of up to $250,000 to implement, pilot and prototype innovation projects that will strengthen the arts sector.

CreativePEI is funded in whole or in part by the Canada/Prince Edward Island Labour Market Agreements.

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Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the land on which we operate is the traditional unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq Peoples. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. We recognize that true reconciliation is an ongoing process. Acknowledging territory and First Peoples should take place within the larger context of genuine and ongoing work to forge real understanding, and to challenge the legacies of colonialism.