What is PEI’s Creator Commons?

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 does the Creator Commons work?

The creator commons consist of the following elements:

Mini-studio space for individuals,

Permanent desk rentals for individuals, businesses and organizations

Hourly “Hot desk” rentals for individuals, businesses and organizations

Shared resources:

  • Bookable Meeting Room
  • Bookable Video production Studio
  • Shared Printer
  • “Castable” screen on wheels
  • passcode entry

Accessible building located in downtown Charlottetown:

  • loading zone
  • elevator

Project Partners

Project Timeline

  • XXXX ## – sought expression of interest
  • August 2022 – Initial proposal to Canada Council of the Arts for feasibility study
  • September 2022 – Opened Doors

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost to rent a mini-studio?
Mini-studios are $180 per month. They are # x # large which is enough to fit a desk, a bookshelf / storage and a workspace / easel (canvas size).

What is the cost to rent a desk?
Dedicated (permanent?) desks are are also $180 per month. They are # x # large. (?)

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Apply to join

We don’t just want any scrubs or randos. This gruelling application form will ensure that only A players are able to join our commons.

We are looking for creators who are going to make things happen or arts administrators looking to push the sector forward. Let’s do this thing.

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!

Indicate in which creative disciplines you spend your time.
If you have any Questions, Concerns or Suggestions in regard to the project or this page, please share them here.

Project Partners