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Volunteer With the Friends  

The Friends encourage participation, interest, and education in the arts. They act as a bridge between the community and the Confederation Centre. Friends volunteer their talents, time, and energy to promote and stimulate interest in the Centre, making Islanders aware that the Centre is for everyone. The Friends support and promote programmes and raise funds for Confederation Centre of the Arts. Programmes include Art to the Schools, Art Appreciation Group, Festive Wreath Contest and Exhibit, and Pinch Penny Fair.

Get involved with the arts by lending your time and expertise to The Friends of Confederation Centre. Members of The Friends contribute their time to many different events throughout the year. We offer flexible hours for volunteers, as well as a comprehensive training and recognition program.  For more information on volunteer opportunities with The Friends, please contact: (902) 628-6141 |  [email protected]

Arts Scholarship Program – Next deadline to be announced in early 2024

The Friends’ Arts Scholarship Award Program is for Prince Edward Island high school graduating students who will be pursuing full time post secondary studies in applicable arts programs in Canada.

Three non-renewable scholarships of $750 will be offered each year.

2. Proof of acceptance into a Canadian post secondary program in the appropriate arts program.
3. Resume outlining the following:
• employment history
• extracurricular activities
• volunteer activities
• activities relevant to the scholarship
4. One reference letter providing a recommendation for the scholarship
5. Two references (other than family members) who may be contacted to provide reference to your achievements in the arts.
6. A short outline indicating which scholarship you wish to be considered for.
7. An original 800-1000 word essay addressing the topic which applies to the scholarship for which you wish to be considered. (Double spaced 14 font):

The Friends’ Mavor Moore Memorial Scholarship for Theatre Studies
How have various aspects of Canadian Theatre influenced your life and future direction?

The Friends’ Elaine Campbell “Bosom Friends” Memorial Scholarship for Musical Studies
Today many theatre productions, due to cost, utilize taped music as opposed to live performance music. Discuss the importance of live music to accompany theatre productions.

The Friends’ Gwen Fichaud, Eleanor Lowe, Elspeth Putnam Art To The Schools Memorial Scholarship for Visual Arts Studies
Discuss the importance of art education in the schools system and its role in helping you choose study in visual arts.

1. The complete application package must have a cover page listing the scholarship for which you are applying, applicants name, address and telephone number, and graduating school.
2. Applicants must submit three(3) copies of the above documents and drop off to Confederation Centre of the Arts, 145 Richmond Street.
4. E-mail applications will be accepted, please attach the essay as a separate attachment to all other information you provide.
5. Acknowledgment of receipt will be sent via e-mail to those who provide a valid e-mail address.

2023 Recipients


The recipient of the 2023 Friends’ Elaine Campbell “Bosom Friends” Memorial Scholarship for Musical Studies is awarded to:

James Ronahan
Colonel Gray High School
Enrolled in Bachelor of Music at Mount Allison University for September2023









The recipient of the 2023 Friends’ Gwen Fichaud, Eleanor Lowe, Elspeth Putnam Art To The Schools Memorial Scholarship for Visual Arts Studies is awarded to:

Noah McAvinn
Kinkora Regional High School
Enrolled in Photography and Videography at Holland College for September 2023

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What are Relaxed Performances?


Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.



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