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!

Arts Admin Assistant Position

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Young at Heart Musical Theatre for Seniors and The River Clyde Pageant are jointly hiring an arts administration assistant who is motivated to contribute to the growth and development of two successful, independent theatre organizations. Community engagement is at the heart of both organizations. Their ideal candidate shares a passion for working with various populations to deliver inspired and inclusive arts programming.

The administrative assistant works closely with the Young at Heart & River Clyde Pageant’s Artistic Directors to oversee administration, communications, outreach and production efforts for their 2020 seasons. Deadline for applications is January 7, 2020.

You can find the job posting here.

Dotgain PEI’s Creativity Conference

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CreativePEI invites you to Dotgain: PEI’s Creativity Conference, October 18 at Holland College in Charlottetown.

This year, CreativePEI is partnering with Holland College, KKP and Thinking Big to offer a one-day professional development conference specifically tailored to the creative community on PEI. Dotgain has three tracks: Design, User Experience, and Arts and Creativity Education on PEI. CreativePEI is hosting the Education track and we encourage anyone who is interested in shaping the future of arts and creativity education on PEI to attend.

The morning will feature two keynote speakers: Emily Cohen, author of “Brutally Honest No-bullshit business strategies to evolve your creative business” and Chris Govias, internationally recognized expert on delivering transformative user-centred experiences.

After lunch (catered by Leonhard’s), we’ll break out into separate tracks. Our track, Arts and Creativity Education on PEI, will have two sessions and a drop-in Rumpus Room for hands-on creative exploration.

Session 1: Do We Really Need Arts Education?
People made art long before art schools. Paul McCartney can’t read music. Pablo Picasso famously said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Some argue that arts education is downright dangerous – actually killing creativity instead of promoting it. This session will feature a Great Debate moderated by trained trumpet player and self-taught comedian, Patrick Ledwell. Do we really Need Arts Education? Prepare to be offended and inspired.

Session 2: The Future of Arts and Creativity Education on PEI
What is the true state of our arts and creativity education landscape? What’s already happening and what can we do to move ourselves further down the path to excellence? Join us for a World-Café style discussion around the Future of Arts & Creativity Education on PEI—you’ll have a chance to discuss the experiences that have been most valuable in your own education, and how we can work together as a sector to build more of these experiences into PEI’s arts & creativity education ecosystem. The afternoon will be punctuated by “reports from the field” of innovative initiatives happening here and elsewhere, to bring fresh ideas and energy to our afternoon dialogue. Bring your best…the revolution starts here!

For more details on the program as it evolves, check out the Dotgain website.

Promo code for Self-employed Creative Professionals
Regular price registration for Dotgain is $50 plus HST. CreativePEI has a limited number of half-price registrations available on a first come, first served basis. If you are a self-employed creative professional on PEI and would like to access this promo code, please apply here.

Digital Skills 4 Youth PEI

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Changes have been made to the application for Digital Skills 4 Youth!
Employees no longer have to have completed post-secondary studies within the last 2 years. They now have to “Have recently completed post-secondary studies, meaning a degree or diploma program from a recognized institution”.
And in regards to funding: “Through the DS4Y PEI funding, Skills PEI will provide the IHO with a maximum of $10,500 per intern in salary funds, understood to be 50% of the intern’s total salary, or 75% for a not-for-profit business. The IHO must match that amount at a minimum”.

Check it out for yourself!

Indian River Festival Executive Director Recruitment

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The Indian River Festival, one of Canada’s preeminent summer music festivals whose home is historic St. Mary’s Church with its legendary acoustics, seeks an experienced and highly self-motivated leader to fulfill its mandate of presenting a summer-long concert series of world-class music in the historic St. Mary’s Church, Indian River, PEI.

If interested, please click below for a description of the position and how to apply.

2019 ED Recruitment

Rising Youth

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Do you have a project or event idea that will benefit your community? TakingITGlobal is looking for youth (ages 15-30) who have ideas and are ready to take action. Our #RisingYouth grants are a powerful opportunity to shape the future of your community while learning valuable skills.

Apply for $250, $750, or $1500 grants to turn your ideas into action at! #RisingYouth #LeadersToday


Creative PEI is funded in whole or in part by the Canada/Prince Edward Island Labour Market Agreements.

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