Creative Hubs Planning and Development

Creative PEI is working with industry partners to create a facility for creative sector workers specifically designed to bring their ideas to life. This hub will provide artists and creators with the opportunity to collaborate, create, and develop new ideas. The project plans to create a detailed business plan for a sustainable creative hub in PEI.

Status: In Progress

Creative Industries Employment Statistics

Accurate culture sector employment statistics would assist the provincial government to create more effective programs and policies. Statistics Canada provides sector level data through its Cultural Satellite Account but there are serious granularity issues with their industry-level numbers. We aim to engage with PEI industry organizations (Music PEI, the PEI Crafts Council, the Island Media Arts Co-op and others) to gather employment data and analyze how it relates to Statistics...

Doors Open PEI

Doors Open PEI is an annual event that provides the opportunity for community members to go behind the scenes at arts and culture facilities and explore spaces that are normally off limits. First launched in 2019, Doors Open connects members of the public with some of Charlottetown’s best kept secrets and gives the community an opportunity to uncover some of the history and stories behind the buildings we share the...

Dotgain Creativity Conference

Dotgain is PEI’s annual creative sector conference held in October in collaboration with Holland College and other industry partners. The conference aims to equip people working in the creative sector with professional development skills. Each year the Dotgain conference focuses on a central theme, 2019’s theme was “Ripple Effects: How does our own mental and environmental health affect our creative ventures?” Past speakers have included author Emily Cohen and international...

Film Industry Training Program

The rapid growth of the Film industry in PEI has led to an urgent need for skilled workers. We have been working with FilmPEI and educational institutions to develop training opportunities to address the skills gaps in the industry.

Status: In Progress

HIVE Cultural Entrepreneurship Incubator

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...

Island Arts Initiative

Creative industries workers and businesses have no organized online marketplace for their products and services so business opportunities are missed. In 2015, Culture PEI partnered with the Fédération Culturelle de l’ÎPÉ to conduct a study to develop a platform concept, conduct a needs assessment and validate the concept, and develop platform specification for an online directory to be housed on its website.

Status: In Progress

Theatre Production Mentorship Program

The Theatre Production Mentorship Program provides on-the-job mentorship to theatre graduates to round out skills needed in order to enter the workforce. This program will address gaps in their knowledge and provide them with the desired skills employers seek.
Status: In Progress

Videogames Industry Strategic Planning

The video games industry on PEI has seen sustained growth and success over the course of the last two decades. Our strategic planning project engages with VideogamesPEI, Innovation PEI, and other key organizations within the community to develop new opportunities to maintain growth and increase employment in the sector.

Status: In Progress

Workplace Harassment and Violence Policies Implementation

The Cultural Human Resources Council has developed a template of policies dedicated to tackling workplace harassment and violence. Creative PEI is committed to working alongside a wide range of creative sector organizations and partners on PEI to adapt, tailor, and implement policies that address the specific needs and employment circumstances within their organization.
Status: In Progress

Youth and Newcomer Career Engagement

Youth and newcomers would make valuable additions to the creative sector if they were made aware of opportunities available to them. This project plans to work alongside the PEI Department of Education and the PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada to ensure that youth and newcomers are made aware of career opportunities in the creative sector and the pathways available to them.
Status: In Progress

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

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Acknowledgement

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.