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PEI Arts Grants

Successful applicants for 2019

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PEI Arts Grants for 2019 were recently announced. They are:

Megan Stewart—To create the 2019 River Clyde Pageant with co-director Ker Wells;
Ariel Sharrat—To undertake an apprenticeship as an audio engineer in Ramsgate, UK;
Mark Sandiford—To participate in the Contextual Intelligence Leadership Intensive in Banff;
Melissa Peter Paul—To explore 8 of the traditional and non-traditional art forms that are used in Mi’kmaq Arts to create 8 pieces of art;
Kelly Caseley—To create a site specific theatre event to explore the relationship early Island settlers had with the land and Mi’kmaq people;
Oakar Myint (Shed Sessions)—To create a series of live music performances in a small Charlottetown shed that result in a series of videos and audio recordings;
Jim O’Leary—To attend rehearsals and the Atlantic Canadian concert premiere of his Saxophone Quartet in St. John’s, Newfoundland;
Margot Rejskind—To Develop professional skills in the area of the business of choral music;
Evan Furness—To create “Movements in a room” mixed media installation;
Lenny Gallant—To create a visual representation using material from a collapsed community ice rink;
Colin Buchanan—To create a debut album;
Rob Macdonald—To produce and direct four presentations of his one-act plays;
Emilee Sorrey (Sorrey)—To create a debut full-length album;
Deirdre Kessler—To publish Winnowed, Revised, and Ready for the World: Three years of poems created during the artist’s poet laureateship, 2016-2018, with a section of County-Kerry-inspired poems to be completed during a trip to Ireland.