Contemporary Art

Public Art Workshop

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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.

The Do Good Residency 2020

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Upstreet Craft Brewing and this town is small inc. partner for the third year of The Do Good Residency.

Launched in Summer 2018, The Do Good Residency is an artist-in-residence program located at Upstreet Craft Brewing’s warehouse in Charlottetown, PEI. The program is supported by Upstreet Craft Brewing’s Do Good Fund for Arts Initiatives and coordinated by this town is small inc., PEI’s Artist-Run Centre.

Deadline to Apply for the 2020 program is February 28 at midnight Atlantic Time.

This residency is a natural partnership for the brewing company and not-for-profit artist-run centre that share a deep love for their community in PEI, and believe in the power of collaboration, interactivity, and good-natured fun.

To help meet their mission of creating positive social and environmental impacts and supporting the community as a whole, Upstreet created the Do Good Fund – a fund dedicated to supporting artists and art initiatives throughout the year on Prince Edward Island. With every sale of their popular Do Gooder APA, a portion of the proceeds goes directly into this fund.

this town is small’s mission is to foster sustainability for contemporary arts practice on PEI, encouraging communication and collaboration among members of the artistic community and with the community at large.

Regional, national, or international professional contemporary artists with a strong interest in community engagement and collaboration are invited to apply. There are two 3-week slots available this year:

one in June and one in September, both open to all artists.

This is a self-directed residency that includes a collaboration with Upstreet: selected artists will work together with the Brewmaster at Upstreet to design a beer recipe. The artist will also create a design to be featured on the label of the custom beer. At the completion of the residency an artist talk and special event will be held to present the artist’s work, as well as launch their beer collaboration.

Selected artists receive studio space, lodging, administrative support, community engagement & networking support, and a stipend. Travel costs and materials are not provided.

Full application details can be found at or email Monica Lacey at with Do Good Residency in the subject line for more information.

Imagine Charlottetown

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The Charlottetown Arts Advisory Board is working with the City of Charlottetown to create an Idea Bank – essentially, a public database of artwork ideas, potential locations, and suggested mediums to inspire more art in the city. It’s called: the Imagine Charlottetown Idea Bank – because what better time to imagine Charlottetown?

The Idea Bank will be presented by the Board to City Council for future consideration and potential use. Submissions to the Idea Bank can be written concepts, art suggestions and include maps, photos, and examples from other locations. There are no restrictions for ideas, which can range from sculptures and murals to light or sound installations.

So how can you get involved? Click here for more details!

This is our opportunity to imagine ways to brighten up the corners, intersections, blank walls and neighbourhoods in Charlottetown!

Town of Stratford 2019 Request for Proposal

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New opportunities from the Town of Stratford. Three Artist in Residence Enrichment Programs and an Interactive Public Art Installation for Fullertons Creek Conservation Park. Check it out!

2019 Arts Program for Adults – RFP

2019 Stratford Elementary Arts Enrichment Program – RFP

2019 Glen Stewart Visual Arts Program – RFP

2019 Interactive Public Art Fullertons – RFP