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

Town of Stratford 2019 Request for Proposal

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New opportunities from the Town of Stratford. Three Artist in Residence Enrichment Programs and an Interactive Public Art Installation for Fullertons Creek Conservation Park. Check it out!

2019 Arts Program for Adults – RFP

2019 Stratford Elementary Arts Enrichment Program – RFP

2019 Glen Stewart Visual Arts Program – RFP

2019 Interactive Public Art Fullertons – RFP

Theatre Production Mentorship Update

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The Theatre Production Mentorship Program is a program developed to further the education and careers of young, backstage professionals.

This year, we have a brand new, eager group of about 20 mentees, each with their own unique skills to contribute to their designated theatre’s season of shows.

With mentees at The Watermark, King’s Playhouse, Victoria Playhouse, Anne and Gilbert, and The Guild, Creative PEI is working to organize as many educational and fun experiences as possible in collaboration with each other and within their own theatre communities

Each theatre gives their mentees guidance and responsibilities throughout their season. Some work backstage on sets, costumes, props, stage-management, lighting and sound tech, and others work on the more administrative side, shadowing General Management, taking on some of the marketing tasks, and doing front of house box office work.

This year so far we’ve scheduled a Play Reading workshop with mentee, Benton Hartley on June 24th, a theatre tour on the western side of the Island on July 5th, and multiple workshop ideas heading down the pike with The Confederation Centre of the Arts.

We are very excited about this year’s program, with Mentorship Coordinator Becca Griffin working hard to develop more experiences for everyone to take away new skills while enjoying the process. If you have any ideas for a potential Theatre Production workshop that you’d be interested in sharing with her, please feel free to send Becca a message: .

Mentees at the Watermark in North Rustico preparing for the 2019 season:

Work PEI Integration

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As of today, the Creative PEI website now contains a listing of all the currently available jobs in their “Arts, Entertainment and Culture” category.

We want to see this category be filled with jobs that are posted elsewhere (Facebook, Kijiji, LinkedIn, local websites, etc). If you have a job posting that you want to be displayed on this site, you simply need to create an employer account once (at Work PEI), and then you can create postings for as many jobs as you like.

We also encourage posting gigs / one-off jobs (ie. tear down or set up for an event) on Work PEI, which will allow those jobs to reach a wider audience by appearing both on Work PEI and Creative PEI.

Don’t forget to set the category of the job posting as “Arts, Entertainment and Culture”!


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

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