ARTS & CULTURE

Peer Assessment Jury

The PEI Arts grant program is designed to support the development of artistic practice through a competitive award system. The process for assessment was modeled after the best practice of using peer juries to select successful projects and award funding amounts.

The Director of Cultural Development will coordinate a juried peer-led process for grant distribution. Peer assessment provides the best possible means of identifying outstanding ability and artistic merit in the arts. Each Peer Assessment Jury shall consist of a Chairperson and a committee of peer adjudicators as assembled by the Director of Cultural Development.

Jury Selection Criteria

The peer review juries are comprised of members of the artistic community and the general public. The jury selection for this program will strive to follow the Canada Council of the Arts recommended criteria. Jurors will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Artistic practice – artists and arts professionals with different artistic styles and philosophies, who have an ability to provide aesthetic context.
  • Professional specialization – artists and arts professionals who perform a variety of different professional roles in the arts, such as creators, interpreters, administrators, directors, producers, publishers, gallery owners, dealers, curators, critics, educators, etc.
  • Language – artists and arts professionals from the two official language communities of Canada.
  • Cultural diversity – artists and arts professionals of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American or mixed heritage.
  • Indigenous artists and arts professionals – artists and arts professionals of First Nations, Métis and Inuit descent.
  • Regions – artists and arts professionals from different geographical regions and communities of Prince Edward Island.
  • Gender identity.
  • Age – artists and arts professionals of different generations.

Program Requirements for Jury Selection

Eligibility to become a jury member can differ depending on the program. There are additional requirements to jury selection for the following programs:

Indigenous Arts Grants and Indigenous Art Bank: all jurors must be artists and/or arts professionals of First Nations, Métis and Inuit descent.

Acadian and Francophone Culture Development Fund: all jurors must be artists and/or arts professionals of Acadian and francophone descent.

How do I make a recommendation/apply for the peer review jury?

Members of the arts community and the general public are invited to download and complete the Peer Assessment Jury Recommendation Form and submit it for themselves or another individual to serve on the peer review panel.

Submit your completed application to mrforan@gov.pe.ca
Download and complete the Peer Assessment Jury Recommendation Form

Who do I contact with questions?

Mathieu Foran
Bilingual Cultural Development Officer
Phone: 902 213-4024
Email: mrforan@gov.pe.ca
Innovation PEI
94 Euston Street, Charlottetown


 

Artist Grants Reports

The PEI Arts grant program is designed to support the development of artistic practice through a competitive award system. The process for assessment was modeled after the best practice of using peer juries to select successful projects and award funding amounts.