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Viola Desmond cabaret makes Atlantic Canadian debut

August 2, 2022 – (Charlottetown, PE) – A show based on the life about one of Canada’s most inspiring women plays at The Charlottetown Festival this month. After performances in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Québec, Hey Viola! is making its debut in Atlantic Canada. Starting at The Mack on August 3, Hey Viola! is…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts mainstage named Sobey Family Theatre

– Donation marks largest single gift in Centre history – July 15, 2022 (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Prince Edward Island’s largest theatre officially has a new name. Confederation Centre of the Arts announced today that its mainstage theatre is now named Sobey Family Theatre in recognition of an outstanding gift of support from members of the…

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Tell Tale Harbour to tour Newfoundland and Labrador this fall

June 10, 2022 – (St. John’s, NL) – The new musical comedy Tell Tale Harbour already has its next destination after it makes its world premiere at The Charlottetown Festival. After its summer run, the show and its original cast will pack up and head to Newfoundland and Labrador for a cross-province tour. “Confederation Centre…

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Call for Artist Trading Cards registration

May 19, 2022 – The Confederation Centre Art Gallery invites artists of all ages and disciplines, professional and non-professional, to register for the 16th annual Artist Trading Cards event. This year, the registration will be limited to 50 participants. However, this number does not include participants who will be mailing their cards. Registration will be…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts announces 2022 Symons Medallist

– The Symons Medal Lecture will be held on Thursday, October 13 – May 17, 2022 – One of Canada’s most esteemed broadcast-journalists will be awarded the 2022 Symons Medal in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island this fall. Confederation Centre of the Arts announced that Shelagh Rogers, OC will be the twenty-second recipient of the prestigious…

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Update on COVID Restrictions at Confederation Centre of the Arts

May 6, 2022 – Confederation Centre of the Arts continues to follow guidance from the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO) as the province moves through its COVID-19 transition plan. As of Friday, May 6, Prince Edward Island is ending the mandate to wear masks in indoor public places. Although mask use will no longer be…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts welcomes new Director of Operations

May 2, 2022 – Troy Gallant has joined the senior management team at Confederation Centre of the Arts as director of operations.  A professional engineer, Gallant’s diverse career has spanned over twenty years and four provinces in the industrial, healthcare, institutional, bioscience, and consulting sectors.  He started his career with PEI Energy before venturing to…

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Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ at The Charlottetown Festival

April 26, 2022 – After a two-year hiatus, P.E.I.’s most iconic redhead is back with a talented cast of performers from across Canada.   Proudly sponsored by The Gray Group Real Estate & Development, The 2022 Charlottetown Festival includes seven productions across Confederation Centre of the Arts’ three venues – including Tell Tale Harbour, Betty’s Song, and Hey…

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April Art Lotto Artist Announced

– Lottery supports arts education and Island artists – April 1, 2022 – Island residents have the unique opportunity to win a specially curated piece through an exclusive art lottery. The Friends of Confederation Centre of the Arts are hosting Art Lotto, a fundraiser to support arts education programs at the Centre as well as…

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Tell Tale Harbour World Premiere to Headline The 2022 Charlottetown Festival

March 31, 2022 – Confederation Centre of the Arts is preparing for The 2022 Charlottetown Festival, which includes the world premiere of the new Canadian musical comedy Tell Tale Harbour. Proudly sponsored by The Gray Group Real Estate & Development, The 2022 Charlottetown Festival includes seven productions across the Centre’s three venues – including Anne…

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Spring Gallery Opening at Confederation Centre Art Gallery

– Upcoming public events connect patrons with exhibitions, curators, and artists – March 16, 2022 – The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is thrilled to invite the public to its Spring Gallery Opening on Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. The evening will begin in Memorial Hall with light food, a cash bar, and live…

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Statement from the Board Chair and CEO

March 9, 2022 – The recent atrocities in the Ukraine have served as a stark reminder of the horrors of war, and the continued effort we all must make to find peaceful ways to resolve conflicts.  Confederation Centre of the Arts encourages all Canadians to support those affected by ongoing conflict around the world. There…

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Applications open for Backstage Training Program

– Participants get hands-on experience with industry professionals – March 2, 2022 – After the success of the inaugural program, Confederation Centre of the Arts is once again running its Backstage Training Program. This paid opportunity gives participants hands-on training from highly accomplished industry professionals in a variety of production departments, including lighting, props, sound,…

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March Art Lotto Artist Announced

– Lottery supports arts education and Island artists – March 1, 2022 – Island residents have the unique opportunity to win a specially curated piece through an exclusive art lottery. The Friends of Confederation Centre of the Arts are hosting Art Lotto, a fundraiser to support arts education programs at the Centre as well as…

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Update on COVID Restrictions at Confederation Centre 

February 25, 2022 – Confederation Centre of the Arts is following guidance from the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO) as the province moves through its COVID-19 transition plan.   At this time, patrons attending live performances can expect the following changes:   Step 1: In progress Events are operating at 50% capacity, which is 550 patrons…

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Confederation Centre Seeking Summer Housing

February 24, 2022 – Confederation Centre of the Arts is currently seeking housing for artists performing in The 2022 Charlottetown Festival. P.E.I.’s housing crunch makes it challenging to find accommodations, and the Centre relies on the support of the community to welcome top-tier talent to the Island. The Centre assists seasonal artists with their housing…

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Arts in Colour: Stories from Black Island Artists

– Panel will discuss challenges, barriers, and opportunities in PEI – February 22, 2022 – To cap off Black History Month, a collection of Black artists will be sharing their experiences and stories of working in Prince Edward Island. Confederation Centre of the Arts is hosting the panel discussion, which will be moderated by diversity,…

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New Anne cast for The 2022 Charlottetown Festival

– Select Festival tickets on sale to celebrate – February 17, 2022 – To usher in Islander Day weekend, Confederation Centre of the Arts announced the latest actor taking on the legacy of P.E.I.’s iconic redhead, Anne Shirley. And to celebrate the return of Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™, one of two mainstage shows at…

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Update on Cyber Security Incident

February 11, 2022 – Confederation Centre of the Arts continues to work with industry experts to determine the full scope of a cyber-attack that took place on January 25. The Centre has established that the incident was a ransomware attack, which resulted in the encryption of files on some of the Centre’s servers. “When the…

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Confederation Centre Reopens to the Public

– LIVE @ the Centre programming to return this month – February 9, 2022 – Confederation Centre of the Arts is open to the public, and resuming regular operating hours. This follows the latest guidance and updates from the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO). LIVE @ the Centre will return to the stage February 24…

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Confederation Centre welcomes new Director of Human Resources 

February 7, 2022 – CEO Steve Bellamy and Confederation Centre of the Arts are pleased to welcome John Mooy to the Senior Management group as the Centre’s new Director of Human Resources. As a Chartered Professional in Human Resources, Certified Talent Management Practitioner, and Canadian Management Professional, Mooy has over 20 years of progressive HR…

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Cyber security incident impacts Confederation Centre of the Arts

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Confederation Centre of the Arts has been impacted by a cyber security incident. Centre personnel discovered the incident on the afternoon of January 25. The Centre immediately engaged a team of experts to assist in its efforts to understand the scope of the incident and its potential impact. That work is ongoing.…

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Confederation Centre is Closed to the Public until Further Notice

January 19, 2022 – Confederation Centre of the Arts will be closed to the public as of Wednesday, January 19. This follows the Chief Public Health Office’s (CPHO) instigation of a two-week circuit breaker approach to protocols, extending until January 31. This closure does not include the Confederation Centre Public Library, which will remain open.…

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New Exhibitions to Open at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery

January 10, 2022 – The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is in the midst of transformation as it prepares for several new exhibitions in January and February. “The recently installed exhibition Fairy Tails, which explores the wondrous role of animals in storytelling, is the first of five new exhibitions coming this winter,” says Gallery director Kevin…

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Art Lotto Launches to Support Arts Education and Island Artists

– Lottery will feature a new piece each month, tickets available for $20 – January 4, 2022 – Island residents have the unique opportunity to win a specially curated piece through an exclusive art lottery. The Friends of the Confederation Centre of the Arts are hosting Art Lotto, a fundraiser to support arts education programs…

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LIVE @ the Centre 2022 Lineup Announced

– Program includes award-winning musicians, an acrobatic circus, and more – December 16, 2021 – After a successful run of fall and holiday performances, Confederation Centre of the Arts announced the second half of its LIVE @ the Centre 2021-2022 lineup. This slate of shows will run from January until May and feature acclaimed artists…

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Tell Tale Harbour World Premiere to Headline The 2022 Charlottetown Festival

– Lineup will feature stories of resilience, community, and strength – November 16, 2021 – Confederation Centre of the Arts announced today The 2022 Charlottetown Festival lineup, which includes the world premiere of the new Canadian musical comedy Tell Tale Harbour. Proudly sponsored by The Gray Group Real Estate & Development, The 2022 Charlottetown Festival…

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Anne of Green Gables is Back

– World-famous musical will return for the 2022 Charlottetown Festival – (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) After a two-year hiatus, P.E.I.’s most iconic redhead is returning to the Confederation Centre of the Arts stage. Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™ will be one of two mainstage productions of the 2022 Charlottetown Festival, marking the first time the show will…

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New Exhibition Explores Relationship between the Digital World and Reality

– Artist in Residence Casey Koyczan presents exhibition and ArtTalk – (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) A new media installation recently developed by Tlicho-Dene artist Casey Koyczan opens at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) on October 13. nayiìhtła ; light is Koyczan’s first exhibition on P.E.I., and he will undertake a week-long residency at CCAG. Originally from Yellowknife,…

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2021 Symons Medal Lecture to Focus on Immigration, the Pandemic and the Law

-The Honourable Louise Arbour to deliver the lecture on October 29-   (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – One of Canada’s most experienced international law experts will give her take on the state of Canadian Confederation on October 29 as the recipient of the 2021 Symons Medal. The Honourable Louise Arbour, CC, GOQ, is a former UN High…

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LIVE @ The Centre Fall Season to Pay Tribute to Frontline Workers

-The season opens with Scott Parsons on October 15- September 23, 2021 – LIVE @ The Centre makes its highly anticipated return to the Mainstage at Confederation Centre of the Arts this October with a diverse line-up that includes some of the region’s most talented and acclaimed artists. And this season the Centre will pay…

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Confederation Centre Statement on Cancellation of “The Rising”

Confederation Centre of the Arts is committed to presenting theatre and visual arts work that supports racialized artists and elevates social issues. The Confederation Centre Young Company has been presenting progressive musical theatre productions free to audiences for years. These shows support social justice issues and in recent years have focused particularly on Truth &…

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Introducing OLD STOCK: A Wildly Popular, Genre-Bending Spectacle

-The third installment in this year’s CIBC Charlottetown Festival opens August 12- Making its Island premiere this August is the internationally-acclaimed, OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story, presented by Nova Scotia’s 2b Theatre Company. Opening August 12 on the Mainstage at Confederation Centre of the Arts, this life-affirming musical tells the true story of two Romanian refugees meeting at…

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Confederation Centre Amphitheatre to Host Two Shows This Summer

-“The Voices of Resilience” and “Street Fusion” will host free noon-time and evening performances through August 21- The amphitheatre at Confederation Centre of the Arts will come to life this summer with two free shows intended to entertain, educate, and promote inter-cultural understanding. The Voices of Resilience is written and performed by The Mi’kmaq Heritage…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts welcomes newest board member

-Ned Pratt comes to the Centre representing Newfoundland and Labrador- The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, known as Confederation Centre of the Arts, is very pleased to announce the appointment of well-known St. John’s photographer Ned (Edwyn) Pratt to its national board of directors. “Mr. Pratt has deep roots in his home province and is…

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Confederation Centre Art Gallery to host new work from BGL

-Two Thumbs Up (Arts and Crafts) to feature the artist collective’s final exhibition of new work- Award-winning Quebec-based artist collective BGL, who have represented Canada at the Venice Biennale, and have won major acclaim around the world, opens an exhibit of new work at the Confederation Centre Gallery (CCAG) on July 17th. “This is going…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts cancels performances of The Rising

-Details of a new production to be announced soon-   Due to unforeseen circumstances, Confederation Centre of the Arts announced today that the Young Company’s production of The Rising, which was to premiere on Friday, July 9 has been cancelled. It will be replaced by a new production to be announced later this month. “It’s…

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Major Infrastructure Investment Helps Modernize Confederation Centre of the Arts

-Upgrades will benefit patrons and staff, and will improve the overall visitor experience- A major infrastructure investment by the federal government will result in an enhanced patron experience, and better systems for staff at Confederation Centre of the Arts. The $1.707 million investment from ACOA, Canadian Heritage, and the Centre supports major facility upgrades including…

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Local Organizations to Benefit from New Community Program at the Centre

-Lou MacEachern Community Partnership Program launched at CCOA- A new partnership program launched at Confederation Centre of the Arts will make the Centre’s facilities more accessible to a variety of local organizations. The Lou MacEachern Community Partnership Program allows a diverse cross-section of local organizations whose goals and objectives are aligned with those of the Centre…

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Recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day — June 21

Today marks National Indigenous Peoples Day, when we celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures, and achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This day was chosen as it is a day on which many Indigenous peoples traditionally celebrate community, heritage, and the cultural significance of the summer solstice—the longest day of the year. June 21 offers an opportunity for people…

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Full Cast Announced For ‘DEAR RITA’ at The Charlottetown Festival

 –World premiere will feature an ensemble of actor-musicians channeling Rita MacNeil’s songs and spirit– Tickets are “flying on their own” for this summer’s world premiere of Dear Rita, opening June 29 at The Charlottetown Festival. Sponsored by Key Murray Law, Dear Rita is a musical toast to ‘Cape Breton’s First Lady of Song’, celebrating the life, tenacity, and…

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Coming Soon to the CCAG – Art in the Open at 10 Years: An Incomplete Archive

-Opening June 19, retrospective exhibition celebrates art festival’s first decade- It may be hard to believe, but Art in the Open, Charlottetown’s outdoor public art festival, is 10 years old! The first edition, held in August 2011, brought together the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, this town is small, inc., and the City of Charlottetown to collaborate…

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It’s Time to Sign Up for the 15th Annual Artist Trading Cards event!

-Confederation Centre Art Gallery makes call for Artist Trading Cards registrations- (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is looking for artists of all ages and disciplines, professional and non-professional, to register for their upcoming summer event, Artist Trading Cards. The 15th annual trading event will be held on Thursday, August 12 at…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts Announces 2021 Symons Medallist

-The Honourable Louise Arbour to receive the 21st Symons Medal for exceptional contribution to Canadian life- Confederation Centre of the Arts announced today that the 2021 Symons Medal will be awarded to the Honourable Louise Arbour, CC, GOQ on Friday, October 29 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The Symons Medal—one of Canada’s most prestigious honours—recognizes an individual who has…

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Between Breaths: The Charlottetown Festival Returns with a Newfoundland Gem

-‘Breathtaking Performance’ coming to Confederation Centre’s Mainstage June 3-19- The curtain will rise in just two weeks for the Island premiere of Between Breaths, presented by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland. The poignant play kicks off The 2021 Charlottetown Festival, which will present four musicals between June and September at Confederation Centre of the Arts. Inspired…

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Coming Soon to the CCAG — A Life’s Work: Canadian Artist Robert Harris (1849-1919)

-New Gallery exhibition highlights Harris’ work as a portrait painter in Canada’s early years- A highly-anticipated new Robert Harris exhibition is opening in two stages this month at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG). Beginning June 5, A Life’s Work surveys Harris’ impressive career as a portrait painter in a young country. The exhibition features commissioned portraits…

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Federal Budget will Better Support the Arts and Artists  

-New funding for Canadian Heritage will assist in the pandemic recovery- Close to $135-million for Canadian Heritage over the next three years was announced in the recent federal budget. This funding will accelerate pandemic recovery for theatres, cultural sites, musicians, and artists across the country.   The arts and cultural sectors have been hard hit during…

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Confederation Centre and P.E.I. Symphony Orchestra Reach New Partnership

-New partnership program makes Confederation Centre of the Arts the “official home” of the Symphony- The P.E.I. Symphony Orchestra is coming home. Confederation Centre of the Arts is very pleased to announce a new agreement with the province’s large symphony orchestra. This agreement solidifies a two-year partnership between the Centre and the P.E.I. Symphony Orchestra…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts Welcomes New Board Member

–Alberta’s Ms. Esmahan Razavi joins national board- The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, known as Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA), is very pleased to announce the appointment of Esmahan Razavi to its national board of directors. “Representing Western Canada, Esmahan Razavi brings extensive experience in public policy, communications, and partner engagement, and a passion…

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The Charlottetown Festival Set to Return with Three Mainstage Musicals

It’s show time! After being forced to cancel the entire 2020 Charlottetown Festival due to the pandemic, Confederation Centre of the Arts is excited to raise the curtain for the 2021 Festival, which will run from June 3-September 4.   CEO Steve Bellamy and Artistic Director of Performing Arts Adam Brazier today announced three Mainstage productions for the summer festival, presented by CIBC, as…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts marks the Passing of Donald Sobey

-Sobey was a major supporter of the Centre and the arts in Atlantic Canada- Confederation Centre of the Arts is mourning the passing this week of one of the region’s most devout patrons of the arts. Donald C.R. Sobey, C.M. passed on March 24 leaving behind his wife Beth, their three children, and five grand-children.…

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Confederation Centre Welcomes New Director of Philanthropy

-Haddad assumes director position following fundraising roles with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Ballet, and Toronto Arts Foundation- CEO Steve Bellamy and Confederation Centre of the Arts are pleased to welcome Nadine Haddad to the Senior Management group as the Centre’s director of philanthropy. Haddad joins the team following almost a decade fundraising for the arts sector in…

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Celebrate International Francophonie Day with Jacques Arsenault at The Mack

-The Centre presents Jacques Arsenault and Morgan Saulnier on Sat. March 20– Confederation Centre of the Arts is proud to present an evening of songs featuring P.E.I.’s own Jacques Arsenault who will be collaborating with well-known multi-instrumentalist Morgan Saulnier. This concert will be presented at The Mack, on March 20, at 7:30 p.m., and is…

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Performing and Visual Arts Camps On Deck this March Break

This month, Confederation Centre of the Arts is hosting a variety of March Break camps for kids, ranging from those six-years old to 17. The camps run March 15-19 and are broken up into Performing Arts camps for Junior and Intermediate levels; an Intensive for teens; as well as Visual Arts Camps. The instructors for…

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Confederation Centre Set to Reopen

As of March 4, Confederation Centre of the Arts will be resuming regular operating hours. This follows the latest guidance and updates from the Chief Public Health Office. Effective Thursday March 4, the Art Gallery and the Library will be open as per their usual schedules. All external bookings and conference events will proceed as…

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Confederation Centre Closed until Thursday March 4; Programming Postponed

-Following public health updates, the complex is closed and programming will be rescheduled- Confederation Centre of the Arts will be closed to the public from Monday, March 1 until the morning of Thursday, March 4. This follows the Chief Public Health Office’s (CPHO) instigation of 72-hour lockdown protocols as PEI moves into the Red Stage.…

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Confederation Centre Art Gallery Welcomes Adjunct Curator

-Multidisciplinary artist, writer, curator Charles Campbell joins CCAG staff- Confederation Centre is pleased to announce the addition of Charles Campbell as adjunct curator with the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) . Campbell is a Jamaican-born multidisciplinary artist, writer and curator, who grew up on Prince Edward Island. Using performance, sculpture, and installation, his work investigates…

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Tuesday Night LIVE! Series Presents P.E.I.’s Finest

-New weekly Mainstage series includes Fiddlers’ Sons, Alicia Toner, OBEMBE, Logan Richard, and more!- Darcy Campbell is thrilled to be injecting a little more musical night-life into the downtown this winter. Beginning February 23, Confederation Centre will be presenting the weekly concert series Tuesday Night LIVE! Each night sets the spotlight on a different Island…

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Major Touring Exhibition ‘The Drive’ Pulls Up at the CCAG

-New exhibition centred on famed Tom Thomson painting examines representations of landscape and resource development- Opening this weekend at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is a new touring exhibition from the Art Gallery of Guelph, entitled The Drive. Anchored by Art Gallery of Guelph’s major Tom Thomson canvas of the same title, The Drive…

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CCAG Presents Gerard Clarkes: A Haunted Land

-Gallery exhibiting a selection of enigmatic landscapes from Island-based painter this winter- Opening this month at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is a new exhibition of dramatic landscapes, dream worlds, and shadowy figures from P.E.I.-based artist, Gerard Clarkes. Beginning January 16, 2021, patrons can experience Gerard Clarkes: A Haunted Land at the CCAG, featuring…

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Confederation Centre Mourns the Passing of Thomas H.B. Symons

-Confederation Centre staff and board fondly remember Canadian luminary, friend, and dedicated member of Centre family- Confederation Centre of the Arts is mourning the passing of Professor Thomas H.B. Symons, CC, O.Ont, FRSC, LLD, DU, DLitt, DCnL, FRGS, KSS. Professor Symons passed away on New Year’s Day at the age of 91. Professor Symons was…

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The East Pointers Concert Dates Postponed to March 12 and 13

-JUNO-Award winners will rock the Homburg Theatre over two nights in 2021- Fans of the Island indie-folk trio The East Pointers will have to wait a little longer to enjoy the acclaimed group at Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA). Due to the recent public health measures, the Centre is required to postpone the December…

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‘Capital New Year’ Brings Holiday Cheer to Confederation Centre Dec. 30 and 31

-City of Charlottetown presents family-fun activities across the Centre this holiday season-   Come gather ‘round at the Centre this holiday season for some family fun and creative cheer, courtesy of the City of Charlottetown. Capital New Year will offer free, socially-distanced events across Confederation Centre of the Arts on December 30 and 31.   “Charlottetown…

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Confederation Centre Reopens to the Public December 18

-Centre reopens following end of circuit breaker policy from CPHO- Confederation Centre of the Arts is again be open to public as of Friday December 18, following the Public Health Office’s announcement Thursday of an early end to the circuit breaker policies. Until December 23, the general building space is open from 8 a.m. to…

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Holiday Concert Cancelled at Confederation Centre

-Following public health updates, ‘Comfort & Joy’ cannot proceed-   Confederation Centre of the Arts remains closed to the public following the instigation of a ‘circuit breaker’ measure for local health protocols.    Unfortunately, due to this ongoing public health situation, the Centre’s holiday variety concert, Comfort & Joy (scheduled for Dec. 20) will be unable to proceed.    For those currently holding tickets, please fill out the online form for…

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Confederation Centre Closed Until Further Notice

Following public health updates, Centre programming and the complex will be closed  Confederation Centre of the Arts will be closed to the public as of Tuesday December 8. This follows the Chief Public Health Office’s (CPHO) instigation of a two-week ‘circuit breaker’ approach to protocols, extending until December 21. This closure includes the Confederation Centre…

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Confederation Centre Announces ‘Not In OUR Space’ Event

-Adam Brazier and EQUITY to host live in-person workshop on ‘safe arts spaces’ Nov. 10- Islanders from a range of backgrounds will have an opportunity to learn more about developing safe live performance workplaces at a special event later this month. Not in OUR Space!: Creating safe and respectful spaces in the performing arts is…

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CCAG Celebrating Fall Exhibitions with Opening Events Over Two Days!

-Public invited for Centre events Oct. 23-24 exploring three new exhibitions- The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is getting set to host their first opening events since early 2020 and is inviting the public to celebrate three new exhibitions this weekend. The events are focused around three new exhibitions at the CCAG, including St. John’s-based…

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Confederation Centre Welcomes Andrea Surich To Theatre Department

-Surich assumes General Manager position following leadership roles with Watermark Theatre, Grand Theatre, and the Stratford Festival- CEO Steve Bellamy and Confederation Centre of the Arts are pleased to welcome Andrea Surich to the Senior Management group as the General Manager (GM) of Theatre. Surich joins the Centre team following half a decade as General…

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CCAG Set to Unveil Nelson White Portrait Exhibition ‘Tukien (Awaken)’

-New exhibition of Pop Art-style portraits one of three new featured shows- The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Nelson White. Tukien (Awaken): Nelson White, is on display from October 10 to January 13, 2021. The exhibition features 18 painted portraits of an extended network of indigenous artists, creatives, and activists,…

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Giant Inflatable Sculpture Set To Transform Sobey Gallery at the CCAG

-‘Pop-up’ work from Alexis Bellavance: Compression-depression on view for one week only-  The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) in partnership with Art in the Open, is excited to present, Compression/Decompression, a sculptural installation by Montreal artist Alexis Bellavance for the coming week. The giant inflatable work, which will be on display for the week of September 29…

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Feelin’ Mighty Proud! Special Celebrates All Things Anne This Thanksgiving

Confederation Centre of the Arts presents one-hour Anne of Green Gables TV special, airing Sunday October 11 on Eastlink, YouTube, and Facebook Gather the family after Thanksgiving dinner this season for a heartwarming celebration of Anne Shirley! Featuring up-close highlights from Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™, cameos from Canadian icons, and re-imaginings of your favourite songs from the musical,…

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Confederation Centre Announces Details for 2020 Symons Medal Ceremony

-Honourable Bob Rae to receive the 20th Symons Medal during Oct. 30 online broadcast- Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced the 2020 Symons Medal will be awarded to the Honourable Bob Rae, PC, CC, OOnt, QC through an online broadcast on Friday, October 30. The Symons Medal and Lecture Series is named in honour…

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“Feelin’ Mighty Proud!” Special Set to Fete Anne Shirley

-Confederation Centre announces broadcast special celebrating Anne across the Island; Guest appearances include Amybeth McNulty, Lennie Gallant, Meaghan Blanchard, Gracie Finley, Emma Rudy and more!- Confederation Centre of the Arts is set to release a one-hour broadcast special entitled Feelin’ Mighty Proud! This Island-wide celebration weaves highlights from the iconic Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™ with…

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Major Digital Exhibition of ‘Anne’ Manuscript Announced

For the first time ever, L.M. Montgomery’s famed Anne of Green Gables manuscript will be made widely accessible as the central feature of an upcoming online exhibition. Announced today, the ambitious new exhibition, Exploring a National Treasure: L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables Manuscript, will be developed through a partnership between the Confederation Centre Art…

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Creative Obsessions: A Look at Contemporary Craft in Prince Edward Island

-New Island crafts exhibition showing August 8 – January 3, 2021 at the CCAG- Fine craft is equal parts tradition and innovation, passion and obsession, filtered through the skills and the sensibilities of artisans. Making craft is a form of thinking, a communication across generations. In a new exhibition opening August 8 at the Confederation…

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CCOA Unveils ‘Postcards from the Island’ Series

-New series from ‘CIBC Confed Centre Presents’ features the Black Cultural Society of PEI, Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors, Tim Chaisson, Ashley Condon, & more!- Confederation Centre of the Arts is looking beyond its walls for its next act. Under the banner of CIBC Confed Centre Presents, the Centre will soon deliver Postcards from the Island, a…

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Confederation Centre Announces ‘CIBC Confed Centre Presents’

-Open-air concert series includes Scott Parsons, Inn Echo, Vince the Messenger, and more! // Confederation Brass also returning-  Confederation Centre of the Arts is very pleased to announce two special live performance programs coming soon to Downtown Charlottetown. The first is an open-air concert series taking root in the Centre’s outdoor amphitheatre—the venue known to…

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Confederation Centre Celebrates Opening of Atlantic Canadian Bubble

The team at Confederation Centre of the Arts applauds today’s announcement that the Atlantic Canadian provinces will be opening an interprovincial travel bubble, beginning July 3. For more details on today’s announcement from the Council of Atlantic Premiers, visit the Council website. “We are excited by today’s news and want to welcome our neighbours from…

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Confederation Centre Art Gallery Now Open for Summer Hours

-Art Gallery reopening for patrons Tuesday to Sunday; six exhibitions available for viewing- The team at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is ready to welcome patrons once again. The Gallery has reopened its doors today, with six exhibitions to explore, including new work from Sandi Hartling. Confederation Centre of the Arts has reopened its…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts Set to Reopen its Doors

-The Centre will soon welcome visitors back to the Gallery, The Story of Confederation, arts camps, the Public Library, and The Showcase- The Centre for All Canadians is set to open its doors again. After a three month closure due to the pandemic—with all programs cancelled and dozens of staff sent home—Confederation Centre of the…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts Announces Summer Art Camps for Kids

-Registrations now being accepted for Visual Arts Camps, Performing Arts Camps, and Dance Camps in July and August –  Registration is opening today for Summer Art Camps for Kids at Confederation Centre of the Arts. These week-long camps will be offered in visual arts and performing arts/dance, beginning July 6 and running until August 28. Visual…

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CCAG Unveils New Works Online and On Location

-Confederation Centre announces second contribution to national FIELD TRIP initiative;  preparing to install Sandi Hartling’s LED sign works at Gallery Entrance- The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) rolled out its second contribution to Canada’s new visual arts platform, FIELD TRIP: Art Across Canada. Also coming soon to the Gallery’s glass entranceway is a series of neon…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts Announces 2020 Symons Medallist

-Bob Rae to receive the 20th Symons Medal for exceptional contribution to Canadian life- Confederation Centre of the Arts announced today that the 2020 Symons Medal will be awarded to Mr. Bob Rae, P.C., C.C., O.Ont, Q.C. on Friday, October 30 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The Symons Medal—one of Canada’s most prestigious honours—recognizes an…

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Confederation Centre Announces Major Changes to 2020 Programming

-The Charlottetown Festival will not run this summer; Art Gallery altering exhibition schedule- For the first time in its 55-year history, The Charlottetown Festival will not entertain audiences from around the world this summer. Confederation Centre of the Arts CEO Steve Bellamy announced today the cancellation of the Festival along with changes to visual arts…

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The CCAG Serving Up Digital Arts Content

-Confederation Centre Art Gallery offering ‘Art Class from Home’ activities and collaborating on national ‘FIELD TRIP’ project-   (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is rolling out a series of online art activities for all ages, as well as an exciting contribution to Canada’s new digital visual arts platform, FIELD TRIP.  …

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Confederation Centre Announces Date For 2020 Symons Medal Ceremony

-Annual medal ceremony and lecture on the state of Canadian Confederation returns this fall; 2020 Medallist to be named in early May- (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – CEO Steve Bellamy and the Confederation Centre of the Arts team announced today that the 2020 Symons Medal will be awarded on Friday, October 30, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The Symons…

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April 7 Arts Education Update from Confederation Centre

-School of Performing Arts classes have transitioned online; new online visual arts resources coming soon-   Due to the advice of the public health officer, Confederation Centre has announced it will be unable to resume most arts education programs this spring. Below is a rundown of impacted on-site programs and departmental updates:   School of Performing Arts…

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