Prince Edward County Arts Council
County Arts, formally incorporated as the Prince Edward County Arts Council in 1986, was formed in 1979 when members of the community got together to form a group dedicated to promoting the arts in Prince Edward County. Our team has been hard at work activating and championing our vibrant arts sector ever since!
We work to fulfill our mission by:
- Connecting artists to audiences through our signature events and programs, including Art in the County, PEC Arts Trail, PEC Studio Tour, and The Maker’s Hand;
- Promoting the arts and artists through Artscene newsletter, Artscene on Air radio show, What’s On event listing, and Member Profiles on countyarts.ca;
- Supporting artists’ career development through our Artist Fund grant, funding opportunities and Student Arts Award, and by creating teaching and workshop facilitation opportunities at the County Arts Lab;
- Increasing access to the social and health benefits of arts participation through our community-focused programming – County Arts Lab, Art Together, Artists in the Community, and more;
- Incubating new arts events and initiatives, from the PEC Jazz Festival to County Kids Read and more, as they work towards independent charitable status; and
- Working collaboratively with those who share a common interest in leveraging the arts for the economic and social development of Prince Edward County.
206 Main St W Unit 1E