Our Mission

In the late 1970s, a few members of the community got together to form a group dedicated to promoting the arts in Prince Edward County. In 1986, the Arts Council was formally incorporated and has been serving the community ever since!

Our Mission

The Prince Edward County Arts Council is dedicated to promoting a vibrant arts community by acting as a catalyst for the creation and enjoyment of the arts, and to working collaboratively with those who share a common interest in leveraging the arts for the economic and social development of Prince Edward County.

Whether through promotional, networking or learning opportunities, through the events we support, or the funding programs available to members, we make it our job to connect artists with their audience.


One of our strengths has been incubating events that showcase the diversity of local artists, as well as introducing residents to regional, national and international talent. These events generate tens of thousands of dollars for artists, help support the local economy, and contribute to the overall vibrancy of community life.

For nearly two decades, PEC Jazz Festival and PEC Music Festival, two of the County’s largest music festivals, lived under our roof before recently going off on their own. Today we have the privilege of supporting Art in the County, PEC Studio Tour, The Maker’s Hand and the County Arts Fair. And there’s room to grow! If you have an event idea that could benefit from our expertise- please get in touch!

New Initiative

The Artist Fund provides grants to artist members through several programs, including Professional Development, Audience Development, and the commissioning of Public Art. The Artist Fund is sustained through donations and sponsorship, providing a new way for the community to invest in our artists!

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