Friday, October 5, 2012

Call For Professional Development And Project Submissions 2012

Requests from area artists (visual, performing etc.) for financial contribution toward professional development of projects will be accepted until December 15, 2012 at Southern Kings Arts Council.
Details and application form available at (click on the "Project Funding Application" tab at the top of this page to download the forms) or by phoning 838-3261.

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 18th Regular Meeting Reminder

Hi Everyone

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer.

This is just a reminder of our upcoming Southern Kings Arts Council meeting.

Meeting date and time: Tuesday September 18th 7:30 p.m. in the board room of the Active Communities building on Main Street in Montague.

We hope that you will be able to join us.

Yearly memberships are available at the meeting for only $5.00.

Working together we can make our art community even stronger.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Writers Digital Publishing Workshop Sept 29, 2012

A FREE two hour digital publishing writers workshop where you will explore the developing world of researching, organizing, writing, publishing and marketing your book in digital format. The workshop will be held in the events room of the Montague Library. We will be exploring these topics through use of computers and the Internet while collaborating with published authors. Please bring your personal laptop. Internet service will be provided.

Click Here for more information on the event

Saturday, August 11, 2012

"Gotham City", P.E.I.? - Holy Batman, Robin!!!

Acorn Press and Finley Martin have launched his new book "The Reluctant Detective"

This new book may present a challenge to Prince Edward Island's Image of "The Gentle Island". It is featured on the website "Crime Writers of Canada" in paperback format while indicating that eBook format is TBA.

Here is an excerpt from the website...

"Don't expect the charm of Green Gables or quaint fisherman's shacks in this page-turning thriller set on PEI. The Reluctant Detective takes a giant step closer to Gotham City than it does to Avonlea when Anne Brown tackles two ruthless competitors after a prize she controls -- a million dollar valise!"

Click Here to check out the site and the book 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

SKAC Meeting Date And Location Changed...

I am posting this as a reminder of our upcoming Southern Kings Arts Council meeting.

Meeting date and time: Monday June 18th 7:30 p.m. (note change in date) 

Location: "M" building common room. ( NOTE: alternate location directions: Turn Right off Queens Road at the Flower Shop onto Harmony Lane. The "M" building is first seniors building on the Left. The common room is just inside the main entrance. Parking across the street)

SKAC Chair 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Centre For Preforming Arts To Present "Bedtime Stories"

Team TELUS supports Canadian Communities
The Centre for Performing ARTS will present "Bedtime Stories" featuring the students and staff of the Theater School on Saturday, June 23rd, and Sunday, June, 24th, in the theatre room, located at 239 Valleyfield Road in Montague. Tickets are on sale at the Centre's box office front entrance, and at Serendipity Boutique in the Down East Mall (Tuesday through Saturday). Admission is $10.00 and children ages 1-9 tickets are $5.00. Advanced tickets are recommended. The performance will begin at 5:30 pm each day. For more information call 838-ARTS (2787) or  This performance is sponsored in part by the TELUS Mobility Literacy through the ARTS project in partnership with the Centre for Performing ARTS.

Read this Buzz article to get the back story on this project.

Click through to read more about the TELUS Mobility "Literacy through the ARTS" project.

Southern Kings Arts Council would like to encourage everyone to show our support for this wonderful program in our community by attending one of the performances.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Southern Kings Arts Council Has A NEW Facebook Fan Page!

Southern Kings Arts Council
"Welcome to Southern Kings Arts Council's new Facebook page. We set up a profile page on Facebook about a year ago and we have welcomed about 70 friends to our profile page. We hope that all of our friends will "Like" our new "Fan Page"

Thanks for visiting our page and be sure to click on the "Like" button at the top of the page. By clicking the "Like" button, you will receive any of our posts that we post on our timeline."

Click Here to open our NEW Facebook Fan Page.

If you "Like" our page, we will feature your webpage on our wall. If you become a paid up member ( only $5.00 per year single and $10.00 per year family)  we can do much more.

payment can be made to:

Southern Kings Arts Council

P.O Box  212

Montague, P.E.I.

C0A 1R0

or contact our treasurer Gene Murphy @ 838-2904

The SKAC year runs from April 01, to March 31,

2012 meeting dates are June 19th, September 18th and December 18th, 2012. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs boardroom at the Active Communities  Inc. (Rural Action Center) building Main Street, Montague.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Karl MacKeeman Work Featured At Montague Gallery

Karl MacKeeman
"ARTSpace East, located in the Centre for Performing ARTS, 239 Valleyfield Road, in Montague is featuring the artistic works of Karl MacKeeman through to the end of June. This collective work can be seen daily from noon to 6pm at the gallery.
Karl MacKeeman is originally from Kings County, his family having moved to Montague from Halifax, where his father ran the local barber shop on Main Street and his mother worked at the Kings County Memorial Hospital. Mr MacKeeman showed an interest in art at a very early age, all throughout his school years, and later pursued secondary education graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in 1972 majoring in painting and print making (etching and lithography)."

Read the entire article

Article published in the Eastern Graphic and the Guardian Entertainment section

Photo credit: Karl MacKeeman Facebook profile page

more information on the website

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Southern Kings Arts Council Notice of Annual Meeting 2012

Please let your friends know about the annual meeting. We look forward to having you join us if you can.
The Council is a valuable advocate and funding partner for artisans in our area. Membership is a mere $5.00 per year. We have supported a number of artists and authors in the past and we would like to continue to support more in future. With your membership our voice and ability to support becomes even stronger.

We look forward to providing our support for your arts project. You can help by coming to the annual meeting and investing $5.00 in an annual membership. Together we are stronger...

Monday, March 12, 2012

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!! Canada Council For The Arts 2012-2013 Application Deadlines


Canada Council For The Arts 2012 - 2013 Application Deadlines are now available online.

Click Here to go to the Canada Council for the Arts  page and follow the links.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Artisans On Main

Artisans on Main

Imagine the excitement for tourists and residents strolling Montague's Main Street, and enjoying live demonstrations by you and other artists.  The idea is that currently vacant storefronts will become showcases for artists in all genres, making an attractive lure for street traffic.  

Want to discuss and possibly participate? 

Planning sessions for this 2012 pilot project are held in the Rural Action Centre Boardroom.  Artists, landlords and other stakeholders are invited to attend.  Call Stella Jamieson at 838-4030 (x238) for details.  

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Heron Cove Note Cards Wins Best New Product Award...

Linda McCausland - Heron Cove Note Cards, Point Prim

Heron Cove Note Cards of Point Prim won best new product as Innovation P.E.I. held it`s twelfth annual Craft and Gift ware Buyer`s Market recently in Charlottetown P.E.I. Owner, Linda McCausland describes each piece as uniquely beautiful`.

Click here to read the full article.