Province continues to invest in Island artists

Fall 2017 arts grant recipients Sara Campbell (left) and Jeana MacIsaac talk with Minister Jordan Brown.

Artists from across Prince Edward Island continue to enrich the province’s cultural life with the help of provincial government grants.

Another $50,000 has been awarded in fall 2017 to 17 projects by established and emerging artists in film and media arts, music, theatre, crafts, visual arts, interdisciplinary arts, writing and publishing. Since announcing the first round of arts grants in 2016, government has awarded over $200,000 in direct investments to artist projects.

"For a province of our size, we have a exceptionally vibrant arts community - it's one of the reasons we like to say that Prince Edward Island is mighty," said Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Jordan Brown. "The province is pleased to provide Island-based artists with this support to create and exhibit their work in Island communities, across Canada, and around the world."

Grant winners were selected by a six-member jury of their arts community peers from 66 applicants. The process is modeled on the practice followed by the Canada Council of Arts.

To build on this investment, a new long-term plan for culture on Prince Edward Island will be released early next week. The soon-to-be released strategy will include a creative industry market program to support collaboration among artists, enterprises, and industry development groups to grow creative business and better access to new markets.

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Here are the successful arts grants recipients for fall 2017:

Jeana MacIsaac
Professional development, established, theatre $1,600

Professional development, established, music $2,500

Millefiore Clarkes
Professional development, established, film $1,775

Shawnte Burrell
Professional development, emerging, interdisciplinary $1,900

Glen Strickey
Dissemination, established, visual arts $2,500

John Hopkins
Dissemination, established, film $1,000

Norma Jean MacLean
Dissemination, emerging, visual arts $1,200

Rachel Beck
Dissemination, established, music $2,500

Brenda Whiteway
Creation, established, visual arts $5,000

Catherine MacLellan
Creation, established, music $5,000

Jason Gallant
Creation, emerging, visual arts $4,025

Jim O’Leary
Creation, established, music $5,000

Matt Putnam
Creation, established, music $3,500

Megan Stewart
Creation, emerging, theatre $5,000

Monica Lacey
Creation, emerging, visual arts $4,000

Nikki Gallant
Creation, emerging, music $2,500

Sadie McCarney
Creation, emerging, writing $1,000

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