What is PEI’s Creative Portfolio?

CreativePEI is currently working with a local web development firm to create a beautiful and feature-rich online directory that will gather relevant information on the amazing individuals, businesses, and organizations that make up PEI’s creative sector.

The Portfolio website will provide a space online for creatives to promote their work to local and global audiences who are actively seeking information on our province or members of our sector.

This initiative will both connect creators and market their efforts, leading to greater collaboration and work opportunities.

Why Now?

In March of 2021, CreativePEI received funding through the Canada Council of the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund to conduct a feasibility study in collaboration with a number of key arts and culture organizations on PEI to determine their members’ needs in relation to the creation of a new digital strategy for our sector. Innovation PEI and TourismPEI were also consulted in these initial discussions.

It was determined through these consultations that a media-rich content portal and directory would provide the biggest benefit to the sector by enhancing the discoverability of Island artists and businesses by both local and global audiences.

How will the Portfolio Website work?

The portfolio website will be made up of the following elements:

Media-rich profiles of individuals, businesses and organizations that will include:

  • a bio, photos and videos
  • contact information and location if applicable,
  • links to social media accounts and websites

Career opportunity listings including:

  • Employment opportunity listings
  • Funding program deadlines
  • Learning or career development opportunities

Regular artist spotlights and collections of featured media

A recommendation engine and advanced sorting and filtering by sub-sector, discipline and location

  • This may be one of the most important aspects of the site as it will allow people to learn about artists they may not have found out about otherwise.

Project Partners

Project Timeline

  • September 2020 – Initial proposal to Canada Council of the Arts for feasibility study
  • March 2021 – Approval of proposal
  • April 2021 to December 2021 – Consultation with leading sector organizations: Music PEI, FilmPEI, PEI Craft Council, Writer’s Guild…
  • January 2022 to April 2022 – Create and distribute RFP for prototype developer
  • May 2022 – Web developer chosen for prototype
  • July 2022 – Prototype Completed
  • August 2022 (est) – Begin development of portfolio website
  • January 2023 (est) – launch portfolio website!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost?
There will be no costs to creators, businesses or organizations who wish to have a profile page

Why do I need yet another profile?
The goal of this website is to provide those with an interest in PEI, or a PEI-based creator, the quickest way to increase their knowledge of all of the incredible creators and organizations that make up our sector.

Can I access help in creating and maintaining my profile?
Yes! Project Coordinator Martins Madumere is happy to hear from anyone who’d like to learn more about this project.

Why will people visit this site?
Unlike the many websites and social media accounts creators already struggle to maintain, dedicated staff will be focused on marketing this site to prospective visitors through paid search engine marketing, search engine optimization, print, and social media.

When the portfolio is expected to launch?
We hope to launch the website in by early 2023

Can I customize my profile? Can I include photos with my profile?
You will be able to upload photos and embed videos in your profile.

Can I upload samples of my work and projects?

Do I have the option of deregistering or deleting my profile?

How do I edit or update my profile as I develop as a creator?
Upon registration, you will be given a username and password which will allow you to log in to the backend of the website.

Can I list out my achievements and past accomplishments?
Yes. There will be space for both biographical information and an artist statement or career objective

Are there additional features available to upgrade my profile?

Register Your Profile

While the public version of the portfolio website will not launch until late 2022 at the earliest, we have already begun the process of registering members of the local creative sector. To register and begin the process of building your profile, please complete the registration form below.

Registration Form
To express an interest in learning more about the project as it advances, please complete the brief form below. We’ll be in touch as soon as the users are able to add their information and media!

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Contact Information


Please share your address if you would like your location (shop, studio etc.) to appear in our map view.

About you

Here is where you can share interesting information on your background, what drives you as a creative and what you look to accomplish in the future.
Indicate in which creative disciplines you spend your time.
Tell us about you, your business or organization. Maybe your education, your work, your accomplishments. Maximum 200 words.
Tell visitors about why you are driven to create or why you wish to develop a career in the creative industries. Maximum 200 words.

Your Online Presence

Where else online do you display, market, sell or discuss your work?
Indicate in which social media networks you'd like to link from your profile. This can be changed later.


Upload your profile photo, and photos of your work or you at work.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.

Volunteer to be a beta tester

Express your interest in being considered for participation in testing the database and providing feedback on the portfolio?
We'd ask for about 1 hour of your time.
If you have any Questions, Concerns or Suggestions in regard to the project or this page, please share them here.

Project Partners