$50 / Ticket + tax


We are excited to bring the news that 2021 will have a Dotgain event! A coordinated effort between Holland College, Creative PEI, and ArtsUnite will bring you an afternoon of online professional development specifically tailored to the visual arts communities of Prince Edward Island. The goal of Dotgain 2021 is to create a digital arena for Prince Edward Island’s creative community to connect, network, and consider important topics like mental and environmental health.   

The theme for this conference is “Creative Ripple Effects: How does our own mental and environmental health affect our creativity?” We will explore questions such as: How can we use our skills and talents for social good? What type of creative problems will we be solving in the future?  

Our keynote speakers will help you evaluate how our mental health can affect our lives and creativity. You will learn to manage the adverse impact and celebrate the positive effect that you can have on our creative community.  

This is a networking and learning opportunity for business-minded creatives, unlike any other in the region. So tune in for this one-day professional development conference built for creatives! Find out more about navigating our new world creatively, taking care of your mental health, and join the discussion about the creative industry’s future. 

Keynote Presentations


BIO & Session Information coming soon.


Jill is a Registered Social Worker in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. She holds Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees, in addition to certificates in Management and Adult Education. She has been a Social Worker for 24+ years. She has held a faculty position in the Human Services Program at Holland College in PEI since 2007.  


Strategies for staying grounded when the world around is shaky.

Everyday life has its own challenges. In this past year of uncertainty, there are new challenges that have added to our stress levels and have brought us to heightened levels of stressThere are strategies that each and every one of us can use to help neutralize our compounded stress levels. We all grieved losses – changes to our routines, our social networks, or our work environments. Yet life goes on even during these times of uncertainty. This session will help you press reset, and offer mental health awareness during COVID-19. 



Jill Panel Discussion on the theme of “Digital Activation” (

Digital Activation Panel Discussion

Creative PEI brings you a panel where you can find the answers you’re looking for when it comes to adding a digital sales arm of your business. Learn about developing a website, social media best practices, finding the resources that are in place to help you, and other tidbits to help you strategically move online. 



How to Register

Visit the Eventbrite page to register. There will be no fee to join us this year, although donations may be made to a SoVA student fund. The SoVA student fund provides graduation awards to select students from the School of Visual Arts programs. 

A few days before the event, we will provide login details to people that have registered on Eventbrite.   

Virtual Meeting Etiquette

  1. Test your devices prior to the event
  2. Join the meeting with your microphone off. Using your camera is optional.
  3. Turn on your mic only when speaking
  4. Dress appropriately, as it is a professional event
  5. If you want to speak, physically raise your hand or use the “raise hand” feature that is available at the bottom center of your screen.
  6. Do not interrupt keynote speakers
  7. Be courteous to the other attendees 
  8. Sit facing a light, or window if you are planning on using your video camera.

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We have a great community that supports our visual artists and want to help them succeed. These organisations and and businesses are supporting this professional development event because they recognize the value you bring to our communities.

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April Condon

Graphic Design Instructor


Holland College

140 Weymouth Street
PE  C1A 4Z1