Welcome to Confederation Centre of the Arts! Through engaging visual arts exhibitions, theatrical performances, music, dance, education, and heritage programming, Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) provides Canadians and visitors with an opportunity to experience multiple cultures, histories, stories, and contexts of Canada’s origins and evolution. This is your arts centre and we hope you will take part. Come and experience all that CCOA has to offer!
As a living monument to the origins and evolution of Canada, CCOA has the responsibility to learn and evolve. We celebrate this learning through the arts, providing space for multiple voices and varied experiences of the past, present, and future. We are committed to a broad variety of programming that supports diversity, multiculturalism, Indigenous and Francophone communities, as well as innovative approaches to arts education and skills training.
Join us this winter in the Art Gallery for exhibitions by Wafaa Bilal and Sandra Meigs who explore themes of rejuvenation and hope after tragedy or war; Mitchell Weibe’s VampSites installation brings an entire room to life; or Who’s Your Mother: Women Artists of PEI from 1964 to the Present– a survey of roughly 40 female artists including Elaine Harrison, Erica Rutherford, and Hilda Woolnough.
Come for the 2019 Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre series which features acts ranging from the P.E.I. Symphony, and Alan Doyle, to Dance Umbrella, Jenn Grant, Rolston String Quartet and comedians like Gerry Dee or Jeremy Hotz. Participate in one of our many educational programs and experiences such as Dance Umbrella, Choral Music, Visual Arts, or the diploma programs in the School of Performing Arts partnership with Holland College. Explore the replica of Confederation Chamber in our upper foyer, or come to Memorial Hall and learn about The Dream Catchers project that celebrates Indigenous culture and engaged youth across Canada during its national tour.
Whichever experience you choose, I hope it will motivate you to seek out other ways to engage with us. I also invite you to join us as a member of our Founders’ Circle. You’ll enjoy special benefits and recognition for helping ensure we continue to provide future programming for all Canadians.
On behalf of the dedicated team at Confederation Centre – Welcome!