Exploring Visual Arts

Saturday morning art classes are starting up again April 17! 🌞🎨Through fun exercises and lessons, students learn skills that develop their visual literacy and ability. At the end of the course, students will create an artwork in the medium of their choosing using the skills they have learned throughout the class!

Learn more & register:Exploring Visual Arts I (Ages 6-8): https://confederationcentre.com/…/exploring-visual-arts-i/

Exploring Visual Arts II (Ages 9-12): https://confederationcentre.com/…/exploring-visual…/

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Calling All Submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | ACTORS WHO ARE NON-BINARY For the upcoming summer festival season in Charlottetown, PE, The Guild is seeking submissions from actors with diverse gender identities, with a special interest in artists based on Prince Edward Island and in Atlantic Canada. The Guild is mounting a professional production of a soon-to-be-announced Canadian play that features a principal character who is non-binary. The Guild is therefore seeking to cast an artist who is non-binary or genderqueer. Outside dates are mid-June to early August. Union and non-union artists are encouraged to submit. Artists are asked to submit a resume and headshot, and are encouraged to include a message or cover letter introducing themselves. Submissions should be e-mailed to submissions@theguildpei.com no later than Thursday, March 25th, 2021 at 5:00pm. The Guild strives to present content and artists reflective of our diverse community. The Guild is working to engage new voices and talent, with a strong desire to advance opportunities for historically underrepresented and marginalized identities. The Guild accepts submissions from artists of all ethno-cultural backgrounds and gender identities, and celebrates the unique perspectives, histories, and experiences of each and every artist. This will be the second ever original Guild production, following Singalong Jubilee in 2019.

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Advocating for the Arts

Confederation Centre Welcomes New Director of Philanthropy

-Haddad assumes director position following fundraising roles with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Ballet, and Toronto Arts Foundation-

(Charlottetown, P.E.I) – 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. Nadine had dad

“We are thrilled to welcome Nadine to Confederation Centre and back to the Island,” says Bellamy. “On behalf of all staff and our board of directors, we wish her every success as she begins this leadership role and a new stage of her career.”

After completing her undergraduate in music at the University of Prince Edward Island, Haddad continued her education in Arts Management at Western University. 

“The combination of these two educational streams led me to pursue a gratifying career as a professional in fundraising, marketing, and events,” she offers. “I look forward to being an advocate and promoter for the Centre and for the arts on P.E.I.”

Haddad grew up in Charlottetown and was previously a member of the Confederation Centre Young Company, a Front of House usher, and a summer volunteer at the Centre.

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Art and Appetizers

Don’t miss the feast for your eyes & your tummy at Kings Playhouse OPENING RECEPTION on March 20th @ 11am for JUBILATION ~ A New Beginning.

Showcasing extraordinary pieces by celebrated local artists Geraldine Ysselstein, Helene Larouche, Julia Purcell, and Ann Clow, over brunch!

Tickets: https://2053.na.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/290#KingsPlayhouse#ArtisansOnMain#ArtGallery#ArtExhibition

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Not All Black and White

The Guild Presents 
Absolution Please join us as we share a multimedia production titled ‘Absolution’. 
Absolution will have you doubting the perspectives of good and evil in the world in which we live and die.
Absolution forces its’ characters to destructively collide when questioned and confronted with the harsh truths of life.
The truths in ‘Absolution’ are masked by distorted beliefs, built on lies of the past, and cannot be hidden anymore for forgiveness to be decided and executed. 
This presentation stars Robbin Ward and Dennis Trainor and includes a host of characters portrayed by Island performers. Absolution is directed and produced by Mahdi Selseleh and is presented by ‘The Guild PEI’. *Some scenes in ‘Absolution’ deal with adult themes, and is intended for mature audiences. Viewer discresion is advised.*

March 17,18,19 
@ The Guild
House opens @ 7:30 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Ticket Price: $25
Advance sales available through The Guild Box office in person, or
over the phone.

All productions are being presented by The Guild with the permission of the Public Health Office of Prince Edward Island, and operates under its rules and guidelines. Within these guidelines, theatre seating has been limited to a maximum of 50 people. Chairs will be grouped with a maximum of 6 chairs per group, and each group is 6ft. from one another. It is possible that depending on the size of your party, you may be seated with other audience members within those 6 chairs. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please speak with our box office agents by calling 902-620-3333, or emailing boxoffice@theguildpei.com.

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Rise On Up

Confederation Centre Young Company Now Accepting Video Auditions for THE RISING!

-Young Company, in partnership with the TD Ready Commitment, will perform this summer at the Centre-

Young performers from across Canada are invited to submit video auditions for the 2021 season of the Confederation Centre Young Company, in partnership with the TD Ready Commitment. The season will run on-site from June to August, as a proud part of The Charlottetown Festival at Confederation Centre of the Arts.

This summer, the Young Company will present THE RISING!, exploring moments where society has come together to stand up for civil and judicial rights.  

A universal language, music transcends geographic and cultural barriers and has played an essential role in protests for generations. Weaving songs from such artists as Tracey Chapman, Lady Gaga, Macklemore, CCR, and Bob MarleyThe Rising! is an inspiring, high-energy journey about striving for a better and more equitable humanity. 

“The Young Company is a fantastic growth opportunity for performing artists from across Canada,” says Adam Brazier, artistic director of performing arts. “The program is both an exercise in collaboration and creativity, and an excellent way to explore social justice through the arts, from a diverse range of voices and experiences.”

Rehearsals for the Young Company begin in mid-June and run through August 21. As it has for almost three decades, the program doubles as a summer training intensive, featured within The Charlottetown Festival.

Submissions are welcome from people of all cultures, genders, and identities, with varying degrees of experience. Applicants are reminded that if they play a musical instrument or speak languages other than English, this ability should be showcased in their video audition. Traditional songs, dances, and speeches are also welcomed and encouraged.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. Full details for applications and video submissions can be found at confederationcentre.com/auditions.

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