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Registration for Charlottetown INFO SESSION + WORKSHOP
April 24 | 1pm-5pm | artsVest Info Session and Workshop for arts and culture organizations | Confederation Centre of the Arts | Studio 1 | 145 Richmond St | Charlottetown, PE
April 24 | 5-6pm | Launch celebration for arts organizations, members of government, business community members and anyone who wishes to join! | Confederation Centre of the Arts | Studio 1 | 145 Richmond St | Charlottetown, PE
Registration for Summerside INFO SESSION + WORKSHOP
April 25 | 1pm-5pm | artsVest Info Session and Workshop for arts and culture organizations | Eptek Art & Culture Centre | 130 Heather Moyse Drive | Summerside, PE

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You’re invited to participate in artsVest in Prince Edward Island!

What is artsVest?

artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships. These components are thoughtfully created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities. As an added incentive, artsVest participants can apply for matching grants - for every one dollar raised in sponsorship, Business for the Arts will match it with another dollar - doubling their sponsorship opportunity.

The program provides local arts organizations with:

  • Free live sponsorship training workshop
  • Individualized mentorship sessions with Canada's top sponsorship experts 
  • Peer-to-Peer training workshops
  • Webinars, marketing and branding tutorials
  • Access to our 6-module e-Learning sponsorship course
  • resource bank of sponsorship tools and templates

A total of $63,000 in matching incentive grants is available to selected participants across the province who secure sponsorship from businesses throughout the 10-month program. Combined with those sponsorship dollars, this will translate to an investment impact of at least $125,000 into PEI's cultural economy over the period of one program year.

For more information on the program and to view past results from other regions, visit

How can I get involved?

Learn more about artsVest and how to apply - join us for our Sponsorship Workshops and Information Sessions!


Monday, April 24th
Confederation Centre of the Arts
Studio 1
145 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE 

Information Session and Workshop
1:00pm - 5:00pm 
PEI Launch celebration
5:00 - 6:00pm



Tuesday, April 25th
Eptek Art & Culture Centre
130 Heather Moyse Drive
Summerside, PE 

Information Session and Workshop
1:00pm - 5:00pm 


artsVest Information Session and Workshop

Charlottetown + Summerside

Open to all PEI arts, culture and heritage organizations with an annual budget of under $1M only; sponsorship experience level: beginner to moderate 

The afternoon will begin with an information session which will provide important insight on how to successfully apply to artsVest and will present information about program offerings and timelines. This will be followed by a sponsorship workshop which will provide valuable tools to help small and mid-sized cultural organizations secure long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with local businesses. It explores the basics of sponsorship, answering the following questions: 

  • What is the difference between a donation and sponsorship?
  • How can I identify prospects in my community to partner with?
  • How do I create an effective sponsorship proposal?
  • How do I close the deal? 

Please note that attendance at a workshop and Information Session by a representative of your organization is required if you intend to apply for artsVest! If a representative from your organization is unable to attend this session in-person due to the distance, please contact the artsVest team at, in advance of the workshop date.



artsVest PEI Launch Celebration


Open to all members of the community, including business professionals, municipal leadership and cultural organizations. 

artsVest is dedicated to building strong and lasting connections between the public, private and cultural sectors. Provincial government leaders, business professionals and cultural organizations are invited to join Business for the Arts and for a launch reception celebrating PEI's success in securing the program! Light refreshments will be served.


Recommendations for Success and Eligibility Requirements 

  • The artsVest program for is open to arts, culture and heritage organizations, within eligible municipalities, with an annual operating budget of under $1 million. Full eligibility and program guidelines will be available soon. Please contact our team with any questions at
  • We strongly recommend that two team members attend the artsVest workshop on behalf of your organization. Program trends indicate that having more than one team member attend will improve your success in your application and eventual fundraising efforts. Note that only staff, board members and volunteers are eligible to attend on behalf of the organization. Temporary staff and interns are not eligible.
  • The individuals attending the workshop must be the ones spearheading the artsVest program for your organization. 

The artsVest program in PEI is made possible with funding from the Government of Prince Edward Island and the Government of Canada.

Questions may be directed to:

Claire Hefferon
artsVest National Program Director


Have questions about artsVest PEI Workshops? Contact Business for the Arts

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