PEI Art Bank Collection

‘To the Circus’ by Erin Arsenault is part of the PEI Art Bank Collection and is on exhibit at the Inspire Centre in Summerside

The Prince Edward Island Art Bank collection was established in the early 1980s to support and encourage visual artists living in Prince Edward Island. The works of art for the collection represent the artistic diversity of Island visual artists and are acquired through purchase (when funding is available), donation, gift and bequest.

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Pieces from the collection are displayed in provincial government buildings across Prince Edward Island. You can also view the PEI Art Bank Collection online.

How is art selected for the collection?

The PEI Art Bank is a working collection with most items displayed in reception and high traffic areas of public buildings. The program also makes art also available for educational use.

To be considered for acquisition, your work must be suitable (in form, size, condition and media) for immediate accommodation in a public space.

A peer adjudication committee reviews applications. This jury recommends works that reflect the creativity, expertise and experience of Island visual artists and comply with the objectives of the program.

How are members of the jury selected?

Members of the PEI arts community are periodically invited to apply to take part in the jury selection process. Nominate a PEI Art Bank Acquisition Jury Member

How can I submit my work for consideration?

New applications from artists will be accepted for the Provincial Art Bank Program starting February 9, 2021. Please click the following link for qualifications, criteria, selection process and application.




Published date: 
February 6, 2018
Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture

General Inquiries

Cultural Development Division, Innovation PEI
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
94 Euston Street
PO Box 910
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7L9
Telephone: 902-368-6300
Toll-free (North America): 1-800-563-3734
Fax: 902-368-6301