The Confederation Centre of the Arts Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA).
The mandate of the CCOA is to inspire Canadians, through heritage and the arts, to celebrate the origins and evolution of Canada as a nation. Its vision is leading Canadian cultural centre that inspires creativity, dialogue, and collaboration.
The CCOA is committed, through heritage and the arts, to engage and empower the imagination of our youth; to honour and build on the vision of the Founders of Canada; to strengthen our national identity; and to increase the cultural and economic wealth of Prince Edward Island.
The Confederation Centre of the Arts was founded in 1964 as Canada’s National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation. The site is comprised of four theatre facilities – the Homburg Theatre (1,100 seats); The Mack (200 seats); Studio One (180 seats); the outdoor Amphitheatre (1,000 seats); Mavor’s Restaurant; The Showcase retail store; and the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, with 35,000 square feet of exhibition space and a permanent collection of over 16,000 Canadian works of art.
Through its visual and performing arts programming, the CCOA represents and celebrates Canada’s heritage, serving local, regional and national audiences. The Centre is renowned for its annual Charlottetown Festival, running May through September, featuring PEI and Canada’s top professional performing artists and theatre creators on its stages. Year-round, the Centre features top quality performing and visual arts and heritage programming.
Through school collaborations, summer camps and year-round classes and activities, Arts Education introduces children to the arts in a fun and professional setting. Educational offerings range from one-time workshops to two-year post-secondary diploma programs in Music and Dance Performance. Arts Education programming would not be possible without financial support from the Foundation, which allows the Centre to continue well-known programs such as Dance Umbrella, Summer Camps, and the Confederation Centre Children’s Choir.
Download the Confederation of the Arts Foundation Profile or visit us online at http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/foundation.php