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PEI Arts Grants

Grants to Prince Edward Island Artists
for Career Development and Creative Projects

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Government of Prince Edward Island

Deadline Date:

10/13/21

Description:

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Grants to Prince Edward Island artists for professional development, the creation of new works, and the presentation of existing works. The program is intended to support emerging and established professional artists to advance their careers. Funding may be used for project and program costs, capital expenses, travel expenses, materials, and other direct expenses.

Grant categories:

Creation Grant: The purpose of the creation/production grant is to support the creation of artistic projects by Prince Edward Island professional artists in the following disciplines: crafts; dance; interdisciplinary arts; film and media arts; music; theatre; visual arts; and writing and publishing.

Eligible costs include living expenses (up to $800 per month) and direct project costs, such as materials and supplies, pre-production research, documentation costs and equipment rental.

Dissemination Grant: The purpose of the dissemination grant is to assist with the presentation of the works of PEI professional artists to the public, ideally in a critical and/or curatorial context, in the following disciplines: crafts; dance; interdisciplinary arts; film and media arts; music; theatre; visual arts; and writing and publishing. 

Eligible projects include the following: tours, presentations, exhibitions, performances, screenings, web presentations of original artworks, limited reproductions, publishing, and translation. This program is intended to support the dissemination of specific completed works of arts.

Eligible costs include travel expenses, shipping/freight, limited reproductions, artist fees, framing, professional fees, installation costs, and facility and equipment rental. 

Professional Development Grant: The purpose of the professional development grant is to support the professional development of PEI professional artists’ careers in the following disciplines: crafts; dance; interdisciplinary arts; film and media arts; music; theatre; visual arts; and writing and publishing. 

This grant provides financial assistance for professional development and skill building activities that advance the artistic work and careers of eligible applicants. Eligible programs include mentoring, apprenticeships, residencies, short-term training programs, portfolio and support material development, workshops, seminars, and conferences.

Eligible costs include program costs, materials and supplies as well as travel expenses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153851

Estimated Size of Grant:

Creation Grants:
- Established Professional Artists: Up to $8,000
- Emerging Professional Artists: Up to $5,000

Dissemination Grants:
- Established Professional Artists: Up to $2,500
- Emerging Professional Artists: Up to $2,000

Professional Development Grants:
- Established Professional Artists: Up to $2,500
- Emerging Professional Artists: Up to $2,000
- Amateur Artists: Up to $1,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Residency:
To apply for any of the grants, you must have a PEI address as your primary residence for a minimum of twelve consecutive months. Artists on extended travel for their work are still considered PEI residents, but those who move their primary residence to another province or country within the twelve consecutive months previous to the application deadline are not eligible.

Groups or bands must have a majority of members be residents of PEI.

Professional Status:
There are several ways to establish professional status as an artist. As a professional artist you should meet three or more of the following criteria in relation to your arts practice:
- Have received compensation that is considered part of your personal or business income;
- Have presented your work to the public by recordings, exhibitions, publications, screenings, performance, readings or other means of dissemination;
- Devotes a reasonable amount of time creating or disseminating your work;
- Have received reviews, or appraisals by public and/or peer assessment/recognition;
- Have a membership in a professional or industry association or guild recognized by their discipline;
- Have undertaken formal education or training from educational institution(s), or have undertaken self-directed training through a commitment to informal training opportunities that demonstrate commitment to skill development.

Creation Grants:
- This grant is available to individuals or small groups/bands at the established and emerging professional artist levels.
- Capital costs are not eligible.
- Amateur artists and/or students are not eligible for funding under this program.
- Festivals, contests, events and not-for-profit organizations are not eligible for funding under this program.

Dissemination Grant:
- Dissemination grants are available for individuals or small groups/bands at the established professional and emerging professional artist levels.
- Purely commercial self-promotion ventures are not eligible for funding under this program.
- Amateur artists and/or students and not-for-profit organizations are not eligible for funding under this program.
- Capital costs are not eligible.

Professional Development Grant:
- Professional development grants are available for individuals or small groups/bands at the established professional, emerging professional and amateur artist levels.
- Programs that are a part of full-time study programs are not eligible for funding under this program.
- Organizations are not eligible for funding under this program.
- Capital costs, subsistence, and self-study programs are not eligible.

For distinctions between emerging and established artists, see URL for Full Text (RFP).

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted from noon on September 15th 2021 until October 13th 2021. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be accepted. Funding rounds usually take place twice a year in the spring and fall.

All applicants will be advised of the assessment decision via e-mail within six weeks of the grant deadline.

You can apply for funding each round (Fall and Spring) but if you are a successful funding recipient you will need to complete your project and submit a final report before you are able to apply again.

Additional Information: https://www.innovationpei.com/cultural-publications/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://services.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/art-grants

Mathieu Foran
Bilingual Cultural Development Officer
Phone: 902 213-4024
Email: mrforan@gov.pe.ca
Innovation PEI: https://www.innovationpei.com/
94 Euston Street, Charlottetown

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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Canada: Prince Edward Island;

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