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Funding Opportunity- Writing

CBC Short Story Prize

The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at a cultural hub on Toronto Island, and have their work published on CBC Books. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books. You can submit original, unpublished fiction that is up to 2,500 words. There is no minimum word requirement.

Deadline: October 31, 2022
Funding Opportunity- Any Discipline

PEI Arts Grants now accepting applications

Three types of grants to support art and artists of PEI are available. Each program serves a different purpose and requires a different application. You can apply to all three streams (Creation, Dissemination, Professional Development), but only one application per stream is allowed. Total maximum annual creation grant amounts: Established Professional Artists: $8,000 Emerging Professional Artists: $5,000

Deadline: October 14, 2022
Funding Opportunity

Travel Support for PEI Artists

this town is small, with the support of Innovation PEI through the PEI Culture Action Plan, is offering microgrants for professional PEI artists for travel costs associated with opportunities to support their artistic practice, including residency programs, presenting their work off-Island in a gallery/festival, mentorship, accessing resources not available on PEI, and other opportunities on a case-by-case basis. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis

Award Opportunity- Showcase Opportunity- Music

Awards & Showcasing submissions now open

Submissions are now open for Awards and Showcasing at the 2023 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference in Halifax, NS, May 3- 7, 2023 ECMA will be providing plenty of information, and resources, to help you with the submissions process. If you have any questions at any time, please reach out to

Deadline: September 30, 2022
Work Opportunity- Photography

CreativePEI hiring Student with photography experience

Creative PEI is looking to hire a current student with a background in photography to help populate a directory website aimed at increasing the online discoverability of Prince Edward Island creative sector workers.

Prize Opportunity- Theatre- Writing

PEI Playwriting Competition

Watermark Theatre in association with PARC (Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre) is excited to announce their first ever PEI Playwriting Competition. Dedicated to the development of the next generation of theatre artists, playwrights of all experience levels are encouraged to submit their original scripts. The winning playwright will be awarded $1,500 and receive a public reading of their play.

Deadline: November 1, 2022
Prize Opportunity- All Disciplines

Molson Prizes

Prizes are awarded to two persons – one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities, who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. They are intended to encourage ongoing contributions to Canada's cultural and intellectual heritage. Prizes are administered by the Canada Council in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Winners are chosen by a peer assessment committee.

Deadline: October 1, 2022
Showcase Opportunity- Film

Not Short on Talent

Not Short on Talent is a Telefilm Canada initiative that presents a selection of new Canadian short films at international markets. Our showcase aims to increase the visibility of new Canadian short films and to promote talent to industry delegates registered in international markets, including buyers and festival programmers. The selected films will be screened at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market 2023. The market runs parallel to Clermont-Ferrand Festival, January 30 to February 3, 2023.

Deadline: September 30, 2022
Exhibit Opportunity- Craft- Visual Arts- Writing

Call for Written Submissions re: Craft

We’re curious to hear from writers, artists and critics in order to expand, respond and deepen conversations inspired by the artistic vision of emerging and established artists who are pushing the boundaries of art and culture in the Atlantic. We are seeking pitches for features, profiles and exhibition reviews, and prioritize work that pushes back against white supremacy and colonialism because we are committed to supporting anti-oppression, anti-racism, Indigenous sovereignty, Black liberation, and sexual and gender diversity.

Deadline: September 15, 2022
Funding Opportunity- Music

Financial Assistance – Live Music Workers

Unison’s Financial Assistance Programs exist to help music industry professionals with basic living expenses in times of crisis. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic our program has assisted thousands of music industry professionals with financial support to help with critical expenses – groceries, shelter (rent), and medical expenses. Unison offers two (2) financial assistance programs, the Live Music Workers Fund for independent, self-employed live music performance workers, and the Industry Assistance Fund for all other music industry professionals.

Funding Opportunity- Performing Arts

The AFC Reactivation Program

The Reactivation Program provides direct financial assistance to independent and self-employed workers in the live performance sector who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who need emergency support to maintain or regain work in the sector. This funding provides a one-time relief payment of up to $2,500 for live performance workers, including independent, self-employed and gig workers with a focus on the theatrical and technical disciplines in Canada outside of the province of Quebec.

Funding Opportunity- Youth

Student Work Placement Program

The SWPP supports cultural sector employers in hiring post-secondary students of all academic fields with wage subsidies of 50% (70% for priority groups) of the full wage cost to a maximum of $5,000-$7,000 per placement. The subsidy is available for placements as of April 1st, 2022.

Funding Opportunity

Strategic Innovation Fund – Grow Grants

The Grow component provides multi-year grants of up to $1 million fr a limited number of collaborative, game-changing initiatives with the potential for broad impact.