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Mark Sandiford

Public Art Workshop

By Contemporary Art, Events, Training No Comments

Three calls for public art are coming out this month. Combined, they are looking for up to twelve new works to be created! If you would like to submit but have no experience with creating large-scale outdoor works, you should attend this workshop. Gerald Beaulieu will be joined by proponents from the three calls: Aggi-Rose Reddin of the Glenaladale Sculpture Forest, Alexis Bulman of the Riverworks land art project and Darcy Butler of the Cavendish Beach Love Installation. Thursday, April 8 from 5 to 7 PM at the PEI Crafts Council, 98 Water Street, Charlottetown. Sign up on the PEI Crafts Council site.

Community Manager Job Open

By COVID-19, Employment, The Hive No Comments

CreativePEI has an opening for a Community Manager to lead our Youth Creative Entrepreneurship project, the Virtual HIVE.

Term:          20 weeks – February 1 to June 26, 2021

Hours:        37.5 hours/week

Pay:             $24/hour

Location:    Charlottetown (although most of the work can be done from home)

About the Virtual HIVE

The Virtual HIVE is a creative entrepreneurship training and incubation project for youth. It is based on the very successful HIVE program that CreativePEI ran from 2014-17. The main difference is that the Virtual HIVE will be delivered almost exclusively online

The goal of the Digital HIVE is to empower and support 25 youth creative entrepreneurs from diverse communities to capitalize on the COVID-19 opportunity to launch new or pivoted independent businesses.

The Digital HIVE project will use CreativePEI’s proven Learning Management System to deliver the three components of the program: 

  1. Training and mentorship
  2. Business incubation
  3. Peer support networks. 


  • Managing the Youth Creative Entrepreneurship project under the supervision of the Executive Director
  • Coordinating the activities of the various teams working on the project – training , digital, community.
  • Directly supervising the project interns
  • Creating and maintaining a thriving online community amongst all of the project participants

Required Skills

  • Community management
  • Project management including financial management
  • Digital communication
  • Staff supervision

To Apply

  • Please send a cover letter and resume to Mark Sandiford
  • Deadline is Sunday, January 24, 2021


  • Mark Sandiford, Executive Director, CreativePEI
  • 902-367-3844

COVID-19 Supports for Creative Sector Businesses and Workers

By COVID-19, Funding No Comments

During the COVID-19 crisis, CreativePEI is maintaining an up-to-date list of supports for the creative sector.

Government of Canada click here

Government of Prince Edward Island click here

Department of Canadian Heritage click here

Canada Council for the Arts click here

List maintained by CBC Arts click here

Canada Media Fund click here

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency click here

*NEW* PEI Business Women’s Association click here

A Creative Hub for PEI – Seeking Expressions of Interest

By Creative Hub 8 Comments

CreativePEI is leading a process to establish a new Creative Hub for PEI. Imagine a vibrant and collaborative space in Charlottetown, PEI, where individuals and organizations from a range of arts and creative disciplines can build their skills, create, collaborate and innovate.

Potential sites for the Creative Hub are currently being evaluated and CreativePEI is now launching a Request for Expressions of Interest for artists and creative professionals; arts, cultural and community organizations; creative businesses; and potential project and program partners. If you are interested in renting space, participating in programming or partnering in the Hub development, we want to hear from you!

A full description of the project and information on how to prepare and submit an Expression of Interest is available in the REOI Document. Prior to submitting an Expression of Interest, interested parties are strongly encouraged to review this document in its entirety.

To submit a Statement of Interest, please complete this online form.

Additional Information:

  • Virtual Information sessions were held on June 9 and 16. You can view the presentation deck here. Please keep in mind that the presentation represents our best guess as to what the hub could be. Please feel free to propose other types of spaces even if you don’t see them here.
  • FAQs
  • REOI Limitations


Photo by Francesco Ungaro on Unsplash

Funding to Explore Social Enterprise

By Funding, Training No Comments

Social Enterprise is an increasingly common way for arts organizations to reduce their dependence on government funding. The Investment Readiness Program offered through the Community Foundation of PEI is a great way to develop a social enterprise for your organization.

The Investment Readiness Program is a $50M fund whose aim is to help social purpose organizations’ (charities, non-profits, social enterprises, for-profits with a social purpose and co-operatives) build their capacity to participate in Canada’s growing social finance market. The first round of applications to the program were accepted in Jan/Feb 2020 and five PEI organizations received non-repayable capital through Round 1. The application period for Round Two of the IRP will open on September 8, 2020 and close on October 9, 2020.

To help Social Purpose Organizations in PEI learn more about social finance and be better prepared to submit an eligible application for Round 2, the Community Foundation of PEI (CFPEI) in partnership with the McConnell Foundation is pleased to offer free online engagement sessions/workshops led by the McConnell Foundation , specific to the needs of PEI participants. The sessions/workshops will be delivered in mid-August. Interested participants are asked to complete and submit an intake form at to determine which session/workshop would best meet your needs and stage of investment readiness.

In order to deliver the workshops in advance of the Round 2 application period, intake forms must be submitted by July 30, 2020.

If you have any questions about the IRP or the online engagement sessions/workshops please contact Cathy McPhail, CFPEI IRP Coordinator at

Funding Opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs

By Funding, Grants No Comments

Women who own businesses on P.E.I. and need to make adjustments to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic are being offered grants through a new program.

The program is a partnership between the P.E.I. Business Women’s Association and the federal government’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy.

The fund offers non-repayable contributions of up to $10,000 for women-led businesses.

The program cannot be used to pay for infrastructure, capital purchases, rent or wages. It is designed to support business operations, transformation, or recovery measures.

Details about the program, including a link to the online application, are available on the PEIBWA website.