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April 2018 Newsletter

Charlottetown Arts Awards

Call for Nominations

The Arts and Culture Awards are designed to honour those who make a substantial contribution to the arts and cultural sector in Charlottetown in the following four categories:
  • Emerging Artist
  • Artistic Excellence
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Champion of the Arts
The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, June 8. The winners will be determined by an independent panel made up of past winners of the Arts and Culture Awards. 

The City has put out a call for nominations. Submissions must be received noon on Friday, May 4. You can find more information and the nomination form here.

Award Design Call for Proposals

The City of Charlottetown Arts Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for the design and creation of four awards being presented as part of the 2018 Charlottetown Arts and Culture Awards Ceremony. The ideal award is locally hand crafted, of a size suitable for presentation on stage and for display in the winners’ homes or offices. The maximum cost for each award is $300.00 ($1200.00 Commission total). Deadline is Monday, April 16 at noon. Find out more here.

artsVest Returning to PEI

artsVest is a program to help arts and culture organizations with sponsorship development. It includes training and matching funds. The artsVest program ran successfully in PEI last year and is back again for a second round. To take part, you need to attend one of the following orientation sessions:
  • Summerside - April 19th 
  • Charlottetown - April 20th 
  • Online session (for out-of-towners) - April 23rd
Find out more here.

Mohawk Girls Screening With Filmmaker Tracey Deer

Mark your calendars for June 13 from 6 to 9 for a FREE community screening by APTN & NFB in collaboration with the Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI & the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI of:
  • MOHAWK GIRLS by Tracey Deer ( 2005 | 1 h 2 min )
  • BOXED IN (Vistas) by Shane Belcourt (2009 | 4 min ) 
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Tracy Deer.

John J. Sark Memorial School, 24 Eagle Feather Trail, Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island. You can find out more on the Facebook event page.

Still the Water Movie Seeking Investors

Summerside filmmaker, Susan Rodgers, is pulling out all the stops to raise the remaining investment she needs to produce her feature film, Still the Water.  

A team of actors is going to perform the entire script as a "table read" at an invitation-only event for potential investors on Friday, April 13 at the new FilmPEI studio at 57 Watts Avenue in Charlottetown.

If you know of anyone who might consider investing and would enjoy the event, please encourage them to attend. They can find out more and register on the Facebook event page.

Let's help Susan get this movie made!

PEI Theatre Industry Summit

Twenty-five members of PEI's theatre community participated in an intense brainstorming session at the Haviland Club on April 5 to envision the theatre industry in five years and figure out the steps to get there. Big topics were seasonality, training and collaboration. The full report will be made available in the next CreativePEI newsletter.
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