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Mark Sandiford

A Creative Hub for PEI – Seeking Expressions of Interest

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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: REOI respondents are strongly encouraged to attend one of the scheduled information sessions which will be held on Thursday, July 9th 12:00 – 1:00pm and Thursday, July 16th 12:00 – 1:00pm and take place virtually, via Zoom. To receive your Zoom Meeting invitation, please RSVP by emailing jeff.moore@mrsbgroup.com. In your email, please indicate which information session you wish to attend and include: name of primary contact person, organization name (if applicable), telephone number and email address.
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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

*NEW* Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency click here

Arts Admin Assistant Position

By Employment, Theatre No Comments

Young at Heart Musical Theatre for Seniors and The River Clyde Pageant are jointly hiring an arts administration assistant who is motivated to contribute to the growth and development of two successful, independent theatre organizations. Community engagement is at the heart of both organizations. Their ideal candidate shares a passion for working with various populations to deliver inspired and inclusive arts programming.

The administrative assistant works closely with the Young at Heart & River Clyde Pageant’s Artistic Directors to oversee administration, communications, outreach and production efforts for their 2020 seasons. Deadline for applications is January 7, 2020.

You can find the job posting here.

Training for Film Producers, Writers and Production Managers

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Screenwriters’ Bootcamp has been running on PEI for twelve years providing professional development for emerging and mid-career screenwriters from Atlantic Canada and, increasingly, across Canada. New this year is Road to Production, a workshop for producer/writer teams who have a project in development. At least one participant has to be a PEI resident. Workshops run May 19 to 24. For more information, visit the PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp website.

Culture PEI Relaunches as Creative PEI

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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. Creative PEI is keeping Culture PEI’s worker-first focus.

“There are no creative industries without creative people. Our goal is to establish the conditions for creative people to flourish and contribute to the economy and quality of life on PEI,” says Mark Sandiford, Executive Director of Creative PEI.

The UK government Department of Culture, Media and Sport defines creative industries as: “those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property”.