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2019 FIN Kids Film Competition

Call for entries The 2019 FIN Kids Film Competition Call for Entries is officially open f [ ... ]

Environmental Protection Act

Amendments to the Environmental Protection Act have been introduced in the PEI legislature to provid [ ... ]

Thirteen Island artists involved in this year’s program

Minister Jordan Brown with artist Dina Blot (centre) , West Royalty Elementary teacher Tracey Smith and studentsDina Blot is one of 13 Island artists helping more than 600 students at seven schools learn through the arts this school year.

ArtsSmarts program integrates the arts into core subjects like math, languages, social studies, and science by bringing artists into the classroom to share their skills and talents. Blot says it has allowed her to give PEI children a look at the world from a creative perspective.

“To be able to participate in ArtsSmarts as an artist is a chance for personal development, self-fulfillment, social inclusion and active citizenship,” Blot says. “When it results in a student later participating in my studio workshops or visiting my gallery, that to me is the cherry on the cake!"

This is the 14th year for the ArtsSmarts, in which artists collaborate with teachers to bring disciplines like visual and literary arts, dance, music, and theatre into students’ lessons.

Students, teachers, and artists are sharing this years’ projects on social media with the hashtag #ArtsSmartsPEI.

ArtsSmarts is a program of the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture and provincial partnership involving the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Commission scolaire de langue française, the Public Schools Branch, Creative PEI, the PEI Crafts Council, the University of Prince Edward Island, Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation, the PEI Human Rights Commission, the Fédération culturelle de l’Î.-P.-É., and the Eptek Art & Culture Centre.

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Some Upcoming Events

Raised on TV #3

February 15 & 16
The Guild Now in its third season, Raised on Television (RoTV3) is taking a loo [ ... ]

Sequential thinking

Serial arrangements at Confederation Centre Art Gallery Until March 19 The tradition of artists wo [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily Mitchell Wiebe: VampSites Until March 3 The Gallery opened a new solo exhibition by Mi [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]