Current Opportunities

Showcase Opportunity | Sector Wide

Contact East 2023

Atlantic Presenters Association

Artist submissions for Contact East 2023 are now open. Contact East is APA's hallmark showcase summit and Atlantic Canada's premiere performing arts booking conference. The event brings together performing arts presenters, managers, and agents to see top-quality performances from a diverse range of artistic genres. Contact East 2023 will take place in Woody Point, Newfoundland from Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24.

Deadline: February 13, 2023
Funding Opportunity | Learning Opportunity | Film

Film Forward


Film4Ward is an incubator program for film production and skill capacity building for both emerging and professional filmmakers. It leverage industry expertise across PEI and Canada, workshops, as well as mentoring & shadowing opportunities. It develops talent and content from emerging to professional PEI filmmakers to make them more competitive at a national and international level and forward their creative careers in a strategic way.

Deadline: February 17, 2023
Learning Opportunity | Sector Wide | Youth

Queering Artivism

Canadian Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity

This free, bilingual program is for 2SQTBIPOC youth* aged 16-29 across Turtle Island who are interested in learning hands-on about the power of art as a form of activism and 2SLGBTQ+ history and storytelling. Participants will participate in a full-day online youth forum featuring artist-led workshops, keynote addresses, and activities centering the importance of art as an alternative form of learning and its power as a vehicle for advocacy and sharing history.

Deadline: February 13, 2023
Prize Opportunity | Arts Administration

John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

Canada Council for the Arts

Attention Canadian Arts Administrators! Are you a mid-career or established arts administrator looking for assistance with professional development? Consider applying for the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management. These awards are given to talented arts administrators in Canadian professional arts organizations for professional development or mentoring opportunities. Value: Two prizes of $10,000.

Deadline: March 1, 2023
Work Opportunity | Sector Wide

Seeking Summer Housing for Artists

River Clyde Pageant

Do you have a house, cottage, cabin, guest house or spare room that might be available for weekly or monthly rental this summer? The Pageant is seeking housing for June, July and the first ten days of August. Ideal locations are in New Glasgow and surrounding communities. Several artists will visit PEI for weeks and months at a time at points throughout the Pageant's production process (June 1 to August 11).

Deadline: July 30, 2023
Work Opportunity | Theatre

Apprentice Stage Management Opportunities

Confederation Centre of the Arts

The Apprentice SM will have the opportunity to work on either our Amphitheatre production, The Munschables or our two productions at the Mack under the mentorship of the Stage Manager. They will be supported by the professionals in the production departments as well as the General Manager and the Technical Director of the Centre. Opportunities to shadow Theatre Artists on other Centre productions will be made available. The Apprenticeship is a paid position.

Deadline: February 6, 2023
Funding Opportunity | Sector Wide

Indigenous Arts Grants

Innovation PEI

The mandate of the PEI Arts Grants is to support, assist, encourage and represent the arts community in the province. Funding is available to Island artists through a juried grant application process. In 2021 an Indigenous Art Grants program was established to celebrate, highlight, support and encourage the artistic accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people of Epekwitk (PEI).PEI-based Indigenous artists, groups (including ad-hoc groups) are eligible to apply.

Deadline: February 22, 2023
Exhibit Opportunity | Sector Wide

PEI Indigenous Art Bank Acquisition

Innovation PEI

In 2021 an Indigenous Art Bank of Epekwitk was established to celebrate and highlight the artistic accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people of Epekwitk (PEI). As a professional visual artist or craftsperson living in Prince Edward Island for the past 12 consecutive months, you are invited to apply to have your work considered for acquisition for the PEI Art Bank Collection.

Deadline: February 22, 2023
Residency Opportunity | Writing

2023 Hideout Residencies

The Hideout

Applications are now open for a unique writing and creative residency program in Prince Edward Island. The Hideout Residencies welcome Canadian and international writers, artists, and self-care practitioners to a quiet rural setting on PEI’s south shore each spring and fall. Residencies are a week in length and allow for uninterrupted time to work on a creative project. Writers or wellness practitioners who identify as BIPOC or 2SLGBTQ+ are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: March 1, 2023
Work Opportunity | Community

Seeking Summer Housing For Artists

Confederation Centre of the Arts

P.E.I.’s housing crunch makes it challenging to find accommodations, and the Centre relies on the support of the community to welcome top-tier talent to the Island. The Centre assists seasonal artists with their housing search by assembling a list of options from the community. Artists will then connect with a host directly to book, arrange payment, coordinate details, etc. There are almost 30 artists coming to the Island this summer who need accommodations.

Deadline: May 1, 2023
Prize Opportunity | Visual Arts

Salt Spring National Art Prize

Salt Spring National Art Prize Society

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is a biennial juried open competition focused on Canadian contemporary visual arts. Approximately fifty finalists are selected for the exhibition by an independent national jury. We invite all Canadian artists whose work exemplifies originality, quality, integrity, and creativity to submit work for consideration. This year, SSNAP is offering $50,000 in awards. Submissions for the prize opened January 3.

Deadline: May 31, 2023
Showcase Opportunity | Business Development

Virtual Trade Mission

Canadian Heritage (PCH)

The Canadian Creative Industries Virtual Trade Mission to South Korea will run from February 28 to March 2, 2023. This mission aims to allow Canadian companies and organizations, as well as industry associations, to familiarize themselves with South Korea as a potential export destination. Organizations that have not already received this invitation directly from Canadian Heritage are invited to email to be added.

Deadline: February 6, 2023

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