Community Consultations

The PEI Council of the Arts is always interested in hearing from its members, fellow artists and Islanders at large about arts-related issues.  If you have a question or would like to share your opinion, please feel free to contact us via email, by phone (1-888-PEI-ARTISTS) or by visiting our offices.

We often offer grant writing consultations in various Island communities prior to our grant program deadlines.  If you are interested in participating in one of these sessions, please let us know.

At various points in its evolution, the Council consults with the public in more formal ways.  This often occurs when the Council is working on its strategic priorities for the near future.  The most recent of these consultations was in 2006, and the information gleaned formed the backbone of the Council's strategic plan.

Community Consultations 2006

In September and October 2006, the PEICA conducted a series of public consultations in communities across the province. The purpose of these sessions was to gather information about the arts and culture issues that are most important to Islanders, so that, together, we could build an effective and meaningful plan to achieve our arts and culture goals.


Art is about possibilities. Consequently, Islanders were asked to open their minds to the limitless potential of the arts and to envision a successful arts community. Expanding upon this vision, they were asked how the PEICA could align its resources and principles toward a healthy and vibrant arts community.


The results of these discussions are contained the document below and were used in conjunction with the findings from the consultations with Prince Edward Island Council regional arts councils and arts organizations, to inform the PEICA’s Strategic Plan for 2007-2010.

Document: Community Consultations 2006