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 providing scholarships to local youth pursuing 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. There are several scholarships available each year for multiple applicants. There is no deadline to apply to the Student Arts Award, but the funds will only be issued at the start of a new semester. To learn more, and to apply, click here.

Engaging Community Through Dance is a one-time grant of $750 to be awarded to an individual or organization planning to engage the community through dance. The grant will be awarded directly to the professional dancer or choreographer that is participating in a project taking place in 2019. Application deadline is November 15, 2018. The successful candidate must be a member of the Arts Council. To submit an application, please click here.

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! To learn more about the program, please click here.

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.

Community Partners

We are a proud member of the Quinte Arts Council.

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