COVID-19 Recovery

Our office is open to members Mondays-Thursday from 9:30-3pm.

2021 Programming:

PEC Arts Trail gallery members are open to the public.
Art in the County will be both in-person and online June 18-July 4, 2021
PEC Studio Tour will resume in 2021 from September 24-26.


The Maker’s Hand will be postponed again until 2022.

Other Resources:

The Salt Spring National Art Prize 2021– Canadian visual artists are eligible to apply for prizes and exhibition opportunities. Submissions open now until May 31, 2021.

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative: Providing up to $31 million to support communities as they adapt spaces and services to respond to immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19. The initiative is supporting projects under three main themes: Creating safe and vibrant public spaces; Improving mobility options; Digital solutions. The first deadline is 5:00 pm March 9, 2021. Administered locally by The County Foundation.

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program: Low interest loans for amounts from $25,000 to $1,000,000 are now available for businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic, including tourism, hospitality and arts and culture. The federal government’s Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) is now accepting applications.

Ontario Small Business Support Grant: Businesses, including charities and non-profits, with fewer than 100 employees may now apply for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which helps small businesses that had to close or significantly restrict services under the Province-wide Shutdown effective December 26, 2020. Grants are from $10,000 to $20,000.

Ontario’s New Skills Development Fund: Applications are now open for the Ontario government’s new two-year $115 million Skills Development Fund. The fund is open to non-profit organizations and designed to support projects that will help relieve pandemic-induced barriers to hiring, training and retaining workers while preparing for the province’s economic recovery. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 28 at 11:59pm.

PEC Chamber of Commerce Free Virtual Webinars
Canadian Network for Arts & Learning
LEAN Canada- Leadership Emergency Arts Network
COVID-19 & Freelance Artists
COVID-19 Emergency Resources for Marginalized Artists
CBC Creative Relief Fund
I Lost my Gig Canada
Music Together
Rent Relief for Small Businesses
Virtual AGMs Facilitation Guide
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Our mailing address is 206 Main Street, Unit 2J, Picton K0K 2T0.
We can be reached by phone at (613) 476-8767.

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