Applications being accepted for arts grants

Prince Edward Island artists are invited to apply for the spring 2017 round of arts grants.

Applications for funding can be submitted online at Arts Grants Program for three types of grants: creation, dissemination and professional development. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 20 at 4 p.m.

“Prince Edward Island is a beehive of creativity and artistic invention, and government is pleased to continue supporting this work through our arts grants,” said Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Currie. “It’s encouraging to see the direct impact that the grants have in the remarkable projects that are created using the funding.”

Successful applicants are selected by a six-member jury of their arts community peers, which is modeled on the practice followed by the Canada Council of the Arts. $50,000 is available in this round of funding, with another round of $50,000 in the fall.

Dave Stewart’s book, Fears from a Small Place was one of the 32 projects that received funding in the previous round of arts grants earlier this year.

"I was looking for a way to get my anthology out to the world,” Stewart said. “This book represents 20 Islander writers writing in the horror genre, so I felt there was a lot riding on getting it published. If it weren't for the Artist Grant I received, I'm not sure it would have become public. In short, this grant was invaluable."

For more information, visit Arts Grants Program.

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