There are tremendous social and economic benefits to integrating the arts into our sense of place. Many of our initiatives connect the community to the arts, including making art more accessible to the public, helping children access the creative world of literacy, as well as encouraging our local youth to pursue a career in the arts.

Student Arts Award has been assisting local students pursue a post-secondary degree in the arts since 2007.  In 2018, the award will increase to $1000 with a streamlined application process. The deadline will be announced shortly.

County Kids Read addresses the link between poverty and literacy by providing free books to low income families and at risk children and youth in Prince Edward County.  Since it began in 2009, County Kids Read has built an extensive network that includes seventeen community partners, has built a Book Room in Picton, and distributes over five hundred books per month!

County Collection breathes art into the community’s everyday life by displaying member’s work in public places, such as Shire Hall, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Edward Building, Regent Theatre and Prince Edward Family Health Team Clinic. Work is refreshed twice a year – May & November.

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