The Arts Linkages program is a new artistic outreach component of the ECMA whereby a committee establishes cultural and artistic programming within the host city, in this case Charlottetown, to bring both awareness to the breadth of various artistic disciplines within the city as well as provide high profile opportunities for artist’s works to be recognized.

The display and integration of these activities and events is for the benefit of all 1,700 + delegates as well as the general public and also shows the support of and linkage to other disciplines of the arts.


Confederation Centre Art Gallery: Visual Art

Concourse Gallery: Tonight’s the Night: Rock and Roll Posters from P.E.I.
Artists:  Mike Carver, Mike MacDougall, Kirk Avery, Ryan Cran, Frank Trainor
February to May 2011

YPG Gallery: Warming Up
Artists:  Millefiore Clarkes, Anna Karpinski, Becka Viau, Kelly Caseley, Eleanor King
April to June 2011

To view the video document ‘Warming up’ by Rachael Hicken:

Industry Awards Brunch: Centre Piece Auction

This program is engaging with 12 visual arts students currently enrolled at Holland College. Presented with the theme: Birthplace of the Beat the students are creating 55 centrepiece sculptures for the Industry Awards Brunch during the ECMA Conference. All 55 sculptures will be unique and created by the students. This project is aimed to welcome the students into the arts community by providing them the opportunity to present their work to a professional community and participate in a regional event with national exposure. This program also includes a workshop presented by a local artist. The workshop provided the students with access to professional skill sets and mentorship.

IMAC Art on the Street: Pathway of Art at Night (20 + Artists)
Daily Running Time: 4pm to 12am, during ECMA Week

This program showcases artwork by local multi-media artists in vacant storefront windows around downtown Charlottetown. Engaging 3- 5 storefronts, over 20 local multimedia artworks will be presented for free to the public. The artists have been selected from the IMAC Membership and the exhibit curated by Becka Viau and Leonard MacPherson.

Gallery/Shop Map: Local Galleries, Local Art
Included in the ECMA Week Gig Guide, the map, designed by Holland College design students, provides a downtown local Art Experience.

The Collection of Meaning: an exhibition at the Gallery @ the Guild
April 11 to 18 2011 

Featuring the visual side of vinyl collecting and music appreciation, showcasing the record collections of three Island musicians and one art historian.

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