Prince Edward Island Cultural Organizations Receive Nearly $600,000 In Funding


The Canadian government provides $590,000 in financing to four cultural organizations located in Prince Edward Island.

July 5, 2024 /CNW/ CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – When audiences and artists can come together in lively cultural settings, communities flourish. These locations function as centers of innovation, exploration, and cooperation. Everyone is invited to participate in the music, movies, exhibits, theater, and more.

Prince Edward Island is a popular location for visitors, artists, and residents alike because of its vibrant arts culture. Numerous neighbourhood organizations that facilitate the provision of workshops, mentorship, and activities that uplift individuals from diverse backgrounds abound on the island. To keep cultural venues interesting and current for both artists and audiences, they need to be maintained, updated, and furnished with new pieces.

Four Prince Edward Island organizations have received $590,000 from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, according to a statement made today by Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, Sean Casey. When Mr. Casey visited FilmPEI, a Charlottetown beneficiary of funding, he made this news on behalf of the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

A $20,000 grant will be given to FilmPEI to upgrade the facility’s electrical system and buy specialist equipment, such as physical and digital storage spaces. Thanks to these upgrades, the organization will be able to provide greater services to its members with updated technology, better information management, and larger studio capacity. The organization will continue to run at full capacity during the renovations and will draw in new users and artists, particularly members of underrepresented and diverse communities.

The Confederation Centre for the Arts ($350,000), the Under the Spire Music Festival ($200,000), and the P.E.I. Arts Guild ($20,000) is the other group that is getting support.

“Prince Edward Island is a vibrant hub of cultural activity on the East Coast, with talented performers and events throughout the year. Organizations like FilmPEI create the conditions for aspiring artists and filmmakers to hone their skills, collaborate and get the exposure they need to succeed. With this funding, this cultural space will reach new and diverse audiences, create more filmmaking opportunities and support the film sector across Prince Edward Island and beyond.”

—The Honorable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“Prince Edward Island’s culture comes from our history, our geography and our people. Our vibrant arts and cultural sector encourages local producers and filmmakers, setting them up for success in whatever they do. We are grateful for groups like FilmPEI that work to include diverse and new voices in this growing industry.”

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