Jul
20
2021

COVID-19 funding for festivals and events

A new funding program is available for festivals and events organizers to help offset costs associated with ensuring COVID-19 health and safety protocols are in place. 

Organizers may be eligible for funding through the Festivals and Events Stability Program for expenses related to increased health and safety measures, such as:

  • cleaning
  • security
  • staff
  • fencing
  • hand washing stations
  • insurance 
  • infrastructure for safety (chairs, tables, tents).

“The past 16 months have been incredibly challenging for festivals and events organizers. We applaud them for their perseverance, and for stepping up to find innovative solutions to ensure their activities are safe and enjoyable for everyone to attend. More than ever before, people are craving community connection, entertainment and some fun. This funding will help organizers plan safe events, while allowing Islanders and visitors to get back to enjoying festivals and events across the province.”

- Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay

“The Festival and Event Stability Program is a welcome support for our many festivals and events across Prince Edward Island,” said Corryn Clemence, CEO with the Tourism Industry Association of PEI. "Festivals and events showcase our Island hospitality to both visitors and Islanders alike, and are great demand generators for visitation. These funds will assist in ensuring a safe and successful restart for the festival and event sector."

Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2021, or while funds last. 

To learn more and apply, visit: Festival and Events Stability Program.

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

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