Over 70% of culture sector workers are self-employed. This is the reality of the gigging economy. Young arts and culture workers need to be able to set themselves up as businesses in order to position themselves for sustainable success.
Our goal is to once again launch the skills development program as delivered by the HIVE . The program includes a Business of Art Bootcamp in addition to mentoring and support from industry peers and professionals.
From 2014 to 2017, Creative PEI delivered six Cultural Entrepreneurship Incubator programs. Out of these programs emerged 40 young creative entrepreneurs equipped with the skills needed to launch their careers. The program also ran in 2021 and saw 25 local entrepreneurs complete the program.