Sep
25
2020

Arts grants applications open to Island artists

Prince Edward Island professional artists are invited to apply for funding during the fall 2020 round of arts grants to support their growth and creativity

Applications for funding can be submitted at Arts Grants program for three types of grants: creation, dissemination, and professional development. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 23 at 4 p.m. 

In the spring round of arts grants, Robin Gislain Shumbusho was awarded $500 to create and promote an exhibition and showcase her artwork.

“When I found out about the grants I was amazed that this type of support is available for local artists,” said Robin Gislain Shumbusho. “The funding was a real boost to the project I was working on and it helped me produce prints that appeared in a small exhibition and soon, a major exhibition. I’m forever grateful for this opportunity and excited to exhibit my work on the Island again.”

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. There is $50,000 available in this round of funding, with another round of $50,000 in the spring.

“The pandemic has made this year incredibly challenging for our arts and culture sector. One of the ways we remain committed to supporting our Island artists during this time is through our Arts Grants program. This sector is led by a passionate community that deeply contribute to making PEI a vibrant and creative place for all Islanders to enjoy.”

- Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay

Since the fall of 2016, the Province has supported 114 projects by Island artists with grants totaling $425,000.

Media contact:
Hillary MacDonald
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
902-394-6368
hpsmacdonald@gov.pe.ca

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

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