Arts and Culture
Supporting and sharing our arts and culture, our creative sector, and our diverse communities.
Our Cultural Development team provides support for artists, creative industries, cultural initiatives as well as community-based festivals and events.
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Indigenous Arts Support
For established, emerging and amateur artists: Indigenous Arts Grant Program
Submitting works to purchase for the provincial art collection: Indigenous Art Bank
Throughout the year, Innovation PEI provides support for Pow Wow celebrations held on Epekwitk.
For emerging or established artists: Arts Grants Program
Submit your work for the PEI Art Bank or view the collection: PEI Art Bank
Learn more about Peer Assessment Jury Process and see other cultural publications here.
Cultural Organization Supports
Project-based funding for not-for-profit organizations: Community Cultural Partnership Program
Operational Support: If you are seeking operational funding for your organization, please contact us to see how we can help.
Festivals & Events Supports
To assist with costs to attract visitors to your festival or event: Community Celebration Fund
Acadian & Francophone Organization Supports
Project-based funding for Acadian and francophone not-for-profit organizations to Acadian and Francophone Culture Fund
Project-based funding for not-for-profit organizations promoting the development of relationships between the provinces of Quebec and PEI: Programme d’appui à la francophonie Canadienne (PAFC)
Film Industry Support
The Prince Edward Island Film Production Fund supports the development and growth of the private-sector film, television and video industries. Applications must be submitted prior to the beginning of production.
Learn more about Filming in PEI
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Featured Programs for Arts and Culture
Peer Assessment Jury and Artist Grants Reports
People, Place and Possibility – Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Culture and Creative Industries in PEI
PEI Arts Grants Budget Template
Additional Programs for Artists
Small Business Assistance
To encourage the creation and viability of small businesses in Prince Edward Island, Small Business Assistance supports activities that increase productivity and competitiveness. The program supports eligible costs related to internal planning and processes. A new business is eligible for support for marketing and promotion activities. Learn more.
Small Business Investment Grant
The Small Business Investment Grant helps Prince Edward Island’s small businesses improve efficiency and innovation by way of a non-repayable financial contribution toward the purchase of eligible capital asset cost. Learn more.
Marketing Support Assistance
Marketing Assistance helps Prince Edward Island businesses with marketing costs to execute exporting plans and activities. The fund enables businesses to accelerate sales and increase their market reach. Learn more.
Web Presence Assistance
Web Presence Assistance provides a non-repayable contribution to Prince Edward Island businesses and local not-for-profits to assist with the creation of an online presence or to upgrade an existing website to include e-commerce. The purpose of Web Presence Assistance is to help Island businesses and not-for-profits increase business by creating a website to establish an online presence, reach customers and increase sales. Learn more.