Creative Hubs Planning and Development

This is a top priority for many people working in arts, culture and creative industries in PEI. A creative hub would allow for access to specialized facilities and equipment. But, most importantly, it would create a mutually-supportive community of practitioners, learners and businesses.

Creative Industries Employment Statistics

There is a lack of accurate PEI culture sector labour market data at the industry/discipline level. Statistics Canada provides excellent sector level data through its Cultural Satellite Account. However, there are serious granularity issues with their industry-level numbers. This project is to create accurate culture sector employment numbers for PEI...

Doors Open PEI

Launched in 2019, Doors Open PEI is an annual event held the last weekend of May. Doors Open PEI provides the opportunity for community members to go behind the scenes at arts and culture facilities and explore spaces that are normally off limits.

Film Industry Training Program

The rapid growth of the Film industry in PEI has led to an urgent need for skilled workers. The project is to work with FilmPEI and educational institutions such as Holland College to develop training opportunities to address the skills gaps in the industry.

HIVE Cultural Entrepreneurship Incubator

A major stumbling block for young arts and culture workers entering the workplace is the lack of business skills. 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...

Island Arts Initiative

Opportunity: 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...

Theatre Production Mentorship Program

The Theatre Production Mentorship Program provided providing on-the-job mentorship to recent theatre graduates to round out their training. This will allow them to be hired by PEI theatres addressing the critical shortage of job-ready backstage workers in the industry.

Videogames Industry Strategic Planning

The Videogames industry is an amazing success story on PEI and it still has a lot of room to grow. The project is to engage with VideogamesPEI, Innovation PEI and other stakeholders to develop a new strategic plan to take the industry to the next level.

Youth and Newcomer Career Engagement

Youth and newcomers would make valuable additions to the sector if they were aware of the opportunities. The project is to work with the PEI Department of Education and the PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada to ensure that youth and newcomers are aware of career opportunities in the creative...

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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.