Serving Prince Edward Island’s

Arts, Culture, and Creative Sector Workers


Serving workers in Prince Edward Island's Arts, Culture and Creative Sector


Our creative sector contributes tremendously to our quality of life.


Serving Prince Edward Island's Arts, Culture, and Creative Sector Workers

Creative PEI is the umbrella industry organization for the creative sector in Prince Edward Island. Its mission is to improve the outcomes and incomes of PEI's arts, culture, and creative industries workers through training, information, networking, advocacy, shared services, and collective action.

Improving the outcomes and incomes of prince edward island’s creative sector workers

Thriving Arts, Culture and Creative Industries are Essential

to Our Island’s Prosperity and Quality of Life

OPPORTUNITIES for Cultural Workers

Learning Opportunity | Film

Art Department Fundamentals

DGC Atlantic Regional Council

Saturday, December 10 at 1pm this four hour online class provides the basics needed to work in the art department. Topics covered include: overall structure of the art department, expectations of trainees, relevant paperwork, an introduction to graphic design, set design, motion graphics, and art department coordination. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Deadline: December 10, 2022
Learning Opportunity | Music

Golden Ticket

Music PEI

The Golden Ticket program is designed to assist artists to develop or improve their profiles and learn best practices when releasing new material. This unique program will take an artist with a new and previously unreleased and unrecorded song through the process of recording and releasing a single with the goal of developing the artist’s profile, receiving some radio play, creating new revenue, and establishing a template for the artist to use in the future.

Deadline: December 5, 2022
Learning Opportunity | Music

Takin’ Care of Business

Music PEI

TCB is designed to teach best business practices in the music business along with creating multiple revenue streams in order to create a sustainable career. The focus is on developing the right foundational business practices, creating an online portal for all the material required when registering with performance rights organizations, licensing your songs for film and TV, and cataloging material. This program is essential for emerging artists.

Deadline: December 5, 2022
Work Opportunity | Sculpture | Visual art

Refresh Art Project

Summerside Arts Festival

Artists are invited to submit a proposal for the creation of a sculptural piece for display during the 2023 Summerside Arts Festival, July 17-19, 2023.The material can be scrounged, hoarded, bartered or gifted. Only adhesives may be newly purchased. The work must be at least 5'h and 2'w and free standing.Must be able to withstand outdoor environment for three full days. Artist fee is $800. Email

Deadline: March 31, 2023
Work Opportunity | Music

Call for Scores

Alkali Collective

Alkali Collective invites emerging composers connected to the Atlantic Canadian provinces to submit their chamber works to the ensemble's second annual Call for Scores initiative. Eligible applicants are emerging and early-career composers of any age who are current residents of, were born in, or have completed a substantial portion of their musical education in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island.

Deadline: December 20, 2022
Learning Opportunity | All Disciplines

Training Respectful, Adaptive, and Inclusive Networks in the Arts

Mass Culture

TRAIN will provide 50 online workshops in seven distinct learning streams, specifically for arts workers and artists who want to stay in the sector and to help build an equitable working environment. Each of the learning streams is based in Mass Culture research. Workshops take place October 2022 through March 2023, live and asynchronous, and delivered in English, French, and ASL.

Deadline: March 31, 2023
Funding Opportunity

Travel Support for PEI Artists

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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

Exhibit Opportunity | Craft | Visual Arts | Writing

Call for Written Submissions re: Craft

Visual Arts News

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

Cultural Human Resources Council

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 – Cultivate Grants

Canada Council for the Arts

The Cultivate component provides grants of up to $250,000 to implement, pilot and prototype innovation projects that will strengthen the arts sector.

How Do We Help?


We aim to be an essential source of accurate and actionable sector information


We aim to be the convener of essential conversations at the sector level.

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Deliver essential training in pan-sector skills


Become the unified voice of the sector

Leadership Blog

Collective Action

Spearhead essential initiatives to strengthen the sector

Coordinate Shared Services

Provide shared services to members to increase their efficiency and lower costs

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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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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.