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Spring 2024 Ignition Fund: Open for Applications

April 22, 2024
The spring round of the 2024 Ignition Fund is open to accept applications! The Ignition…
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Now Open: PEI Arts Grants Funding

April 22, 2024
The Arts Grants program offers three types of grants to support art and artists of…
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Micro Grant Program

April 15, 2024
The Community Micro-Grant program offers small scale grants up to $2500 to community groups and…
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Small Business Assistance

March 11, 2024
To encourage the creation and viability of small businesses in Prince Edward Island, Small Business…
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Opening Soon: Talent to Watch Program

March 11, 2024
The Talent to Watch Program supports emerging filmmakers looking to finance the production stage of…
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Web Presence Assistance

December 12, 2023
Web Presence Assistance provides a non-repayable contribution to Prince Edward Island businesses and local not-for-profits…
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Community Revitalization Program – Rural Growth Initiative

May 11, 2023
The purpose of the Community Revitalization Program is to support the revitalization of rural communities…

Production Mentorship Program

October 26, 2022
The Performing Arts Mentorship Program (PAMP) was created to fast-track eager arts industry workers into…

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Our newsletter delivers all of the latest news from our organization and our sector.

What is our vision?

Flourishing arts, culture and creative industries are essential to our prosperity and quality of life.


In today’s competitive global labour marketplace, talented people seek out a vibrant arts scene and a creative community where bold new ideas and excellence are celebrated.


Arts, culture and creative industries contribute $123.2 million directly to PEI’s economy. They also contribute millions more indirectly as drivers of tourism and provincial branding.


A more creative society infused with optimism is empowered to find solutions to its biggest challenges in areas like education, healthcare and the environment.

What do we do?


We partner with a wide range of sector organizations and funders to create and deliver skills development programs in three broad areas: professional skills, entrepreneurship and creativity.

See Our Programs


We research labour market and business issues in the creative sector. We also gather research from other sources and make it available here on our website.

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We are constantly developing new initiatives to promote collaboration within the creative sector, with other industry sectors and with the wider PEI community.

Our Latest News


We acknowledge that the land on which we operate is the traditional unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq Peoples. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. We recognize that true reconciliation is an ongoing process. Acknowledging territory and First Peoples should take place within the larger context of genuine and ongoing work to forge real understanding, and to challenge the legacies of colonialism.

Want to connect?

Mark Sandiford
Executive Director

Mark Sandiford has been Executive Director of CreativePEI since 2013, having been on the board since the organization was founded. He is happy to hear from anyone who wants to talk about making a living in arts, culture or creative industries on PEI. He is also very interested in connecting with anyone interested in collaborating on any of our projects or initiatives. Mark ‘s background is that of a documentary filmmaker and he has over 40 years of experience in film and television.

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