About the Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts

The PEICA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, made up of artists from various disciplines, including Crafts, Dance, Film Media, Interdisciplinary Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing and Publishing. Additional expertise is brought to the Board through artists and arts supporters from the arts and business communities, an Executive Director and support staff. The PEICA Governance and By-Law documents set out the rules under which the Board and the staff operate.

The PEICA enjoys an arm's-length relationship with the Prince Edward Island Department of Tourism and Culture, which contributes the majority of the PEICA’s funding through an annual contribution. The PEICA also receives financial and in-kind support from our partners across Prince Edward Island. These funds are administered by the PEICA on the Department’s behalf, and are allocated to grant programs and services for artists and arts administrators.

The purpose of PEICA grant funding is to promote and support the creation and presentation of works of art, and to develop the capacity of artists and arts organizations throughout the Province. Grant proposals are adjudicated through process of peer assessment, thereby empowering the members of the arts community to determine the best investment of public arts funds in a fair and objective manner. 

The Council works in partnership with the arts community of Prince Edward Island, the Council’s membership, the government and people of Prince Edward Island, to fulfill its mission to make the arts integral to the lives of all Prince Edward Islanders.