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P.E.I. awards grants to 14 artists

Stilt performers Ben Crosby and Katrina Lewis with Gerry Edge in “Wake the River Clyde” from the 2017 River Clyde Pageant.
The River Clyde Pageant is one of 14 successful arts grants recipients announced by the province today. - Robert Van Waarden/Submitted photo

The River Clyde Pageant, an outdoor community theatre project that takes place each summer in New Glasgow, was recently awarded a P.E.I. arts grant for the 2019 edition of the event.

Pageant producer and co-director Megan Stewart said this support helps to develop the pageant each year.

“The funding is crucial for engaging new and returning artists on the project and building a performance that inspires awe and wonder amongst our audiences and participants.”

Stewart is among 14 Island artists who recently received a total of $50,000 through the provincial government’s arts grants program.

Sixty-six artists applied for grants throughout the fall. The successful applicants were selected by a six-member jury of their arts community peers which follows the same model used by the Canada Council of the Arts.

The full list of 2018 Arts Grants recipients is available online at Princeedwardisland.ca/artsgrants.

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