The PEICA works hard to represent Island artists at all levels of government, advocating for the interests of the arts community. We also provide important grants to artists through a bi-annual process of peer adjudication. These grants are vital to the ongoing support for the creation of new music, dance, visual arts, craft, theatre, writing, film and video, and more.
Your membership is important, as the collective voices of our membership help lend importance and credibility to the messages we carry on your behalf to City Councils, the Provincial Legislature, as well as to national level meetings with federal arts funders. Additionally, only members are eligible to receive nominations to our Board of Directors and vote on issues at our AGM, and members receive the Members-only Edition of the Island Arts e-Newsletter, which is filled with opportunities and events occurring on Prince Edward Island.
The PEI Council of the Arts is funded by the provincial Department of Tourism and Culture – Culture, Heritage and Libraries division, but operates at arm’s length from Government. Active Council members vote for all Board representatives and in turn, the Board of Directors makes all policy and planning decisions for the PEICA, after careful consideration of the needs of artists and the community as a whole. All Council members may participate in general meetings and are encouraged to keep informed and involved.