Areas in Culture/Creative:
1. Crafts and Design
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2. Live Performing Arts
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3. Film, TV and Media Arts Production
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4. Interactive Media
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5. Visual Arts
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6. Music and Sound Recording
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7. Museums, Archives, Libraries, & Heritage
8. Writing and Publishing
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The Creative Sector at a glance
“Creative sector careers are not what most people think,” says Mark Sandiford, Executive Director, PEI Cultural Human Resources Sector Council (CreativePEI) .
Creative PEI is the sector council working on behalf of PEI’s arts, culture and creative professionals in collaboration with PEI’s creative industry associations. The sector organizes information, networking, training, advocacy, collective action, and shared services.
“Less than half of us work as artists creating new work from our imaginations,” says Mark. “Many of us work as technicians, managers, teachers and other types of professionals.
“Our sector has lots of self-employment and contract work which can be tricky to navigate. But more than 2,000 of us make our living in PEI’s creative sector and we wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
For more information, visit www.creativepei.ca
Mark provided the following information about the economic state of the Creative Sector on PEI:
1. Craft and Design – “Craft is surging back after the pandemic. Design continues to grow with a steady stream of excellent new designers graduating from Holland College.”
2. Live Performing Arts – “This industry is pretty much back to normal after the pandemic. Audiences were craving live theatre and music. We are helping TheatrePEI provide training and mentorships to address the shortage of backstage professionals.”
3. Film, TV and Media Arts Production – “The PEI Film industry is now fully open for business with two big projects in production last year and more in the pipeline for the coming years. There is a shortage of skilled production professionals that FilmPEI is addressing with a range of training programs.”
4. Interactive Media – “The Videogames industry continues the growth it maintained during the pandemic.”
5. Visual Arts – “Opportunities for sales and exhibitions are increasing after the pandemic.”
6. Music and Sound Recording – “Musicians are back to touring both nationally and internationally.”
7. Museums, Archives, Libraries, & Heritage – “Museums are planning new programming but due to seasonality, they are having a hard time finding staff.”
8. Writing and Publishing – “This industry is seeing steady growth and was relatively unaffected by COVID.”
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Creative/Cultural Sector Education on PEI
- Holland College
- University of Prince Edward Island
- Music www.upei.ca/arts/music
- Theatre Studies www.upei.ca/programsandcourses/theatre-studies
- Journalism www.upei.ca/programsandcourses/applied-arts-journalism
- Art History www.upei.ca/programsandcourses/fine-arts
- School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (Video Gaming specialization) www.upei.ca/programsandcourses/mathematical-and-computational-sciences
- English www.upei.ca/programsandcourses/english
- PEI Department of Education Academy Diploma Program in Arts & Culture http://adppei.weebly.com
- Music PEI www.musicpei.com
- FilmPEI www.filmpei.com
- PEI Crafts Council www.peicraftscouncil.com
- Community Museums Association of PEI www.museumspei.ca
- PEI Writers’ Guild www.peiwritersguild.com
- Confederation Centre Arts Education https://confederationcentre.com/arts-education
- Dance Umbrella https://confederationcentre.com/arts-education/dance-umbrella
- Island Dance Academy www.islanddance.ca
- Dance Stars Academy dancestarsacademy.com
- College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada https://collegeofpiping.com
- Music Theatre School at the Guild www.theguildpei.com/mts-summer-camps
- Watermark Theatre http://watermarktheatre.com
- Atlantic Presenters Association https://atlanticpresenters.ca
- To view the report Cultivating Growth: A Five-Year Action Plan for Culture and Creative Industries of PEI, click here.
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CreativePEI is funded in whole or in part by the Canada-PEI labour market agreements.
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- For more information about the CreativePEI, call 902-367-3844. Visit www.creativepei.ca.
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