Since January 1st, 2016, Upstreet has been collecting proceeds from the sale of every Do Gooder APA and donating it to local artists and community groups to help support local arts.

Over the years, we’ve expanded the fund to include sales in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to support local artists and community groups in our communities there as well.

If you have any questions about the fund, feel free to email us.


Do-Good Fund

Do Good Artist Residencies

Upstreet is proud to have started the Do Good Artist Residency in 2017. In association with This Town Is Small, we welcomed our first two artists in August and September for three weeks. During their time with us, they helped to develop a recipe for a beer, designed the label, developed a new work in our artist space, and held a public ArtTalk at the end of their residency. The talk concluded with their beer release and a special pairing menu.

Call for Applications: Deadline February 18, 2019

The Do Good Residency is an artist-in-residence program located in Charlottetown, PEI, supported by Upstreet Craft Brewing’s Do Good Fund for Arts Initiatives and coordinated by this town is small inc., PEI’s Artist-Run Centre.

Deadline to Apply is Monday, February 18 2019 at midnight Atlantic time.

WE ARE: A brewing company and a not-for-profit artist-run centre that have deep love for our community in PEI, and believe in the power of the arts to transform and uplift. We love collaboration, interactivity, humour, and good-natured fun. We strive for excellence in all we do.

About Upstreet:

Upstreet Craft Brewing is a brewery located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. With their mission to refresh the community, Upstreet has become a thriving part of the growing craft beer movement in Atlantic Canada. As a certified B Corporation, Upstreet is committed to creating positive social and environmental impacts and supporting the community as a whole.

To help meet this mission, Upstreet created the Do Good Fund – a fund dedicated to supporting artists and art initiatives throughout the year on Prince Edward Island. With every sale of their popular Do Gooder APA, a portion of the proceeds goes directly into this fund.

About this town is small:

this town is small inc., PEI’s artist-run centre, is a leader of contemporary art creation, presentation and events; we advocate on behalf of and create opportunities for contemporary artists on PEI where we promote and develop a public understanding of contemporary art. Our mission is to foster sustainability for contemporary arts practice on PEI, encouraging communication and collaboration among members of the artistic community and with the community at large.

this town is small is dedicated to providing innovative, challenging and boundary pushing programming for contemporary artists on PEI. As such, the organization does not focus its energy on running a typical, static gallery space. Instead TTIS commits to developing diverse and unexpected partnerships within the community in order to present cutting edge opportunities for artists and unique art experiences for the public.

YOU ARE: A local, regional, national, or international professional contemporary artist with a strong interest in community engagement and collaboration. You are open-minded, curious, have a great attitude, and play well with others. Your artistic practice is forward-looking, inventive, and is based on an articulate conceptual and/or critical and/or poetic thesis. Perhaps you create work that deals with issues of current social urgency, including diverse perspectives and histories. Your work is intriguing and incites conversation. You have an excellent idea or work-in-progress that you would like to develop during your residency. You’re excited to come and spend some time on our glorious island.



Eligibility: The Do Good Residency is open to local, regional, national, or international professional contemporary artists. Note that travel costs are not included, nor can we offer assistance with travel visas for international artists. Artists must be over the age of 19 to apply in compliance with provincial law, as the residency is in a licensed establishment.

We have three slots available in 2019, two in the Spring, one in the Fall. This year we have reserved one of our Spring blocks for an artist from Atlantic Canada. The other two blocks are available to all professional contemporary artists.

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury made up of professional artists and representatives from Upstreet Craft Brewing. All submitting artists will be considered without attention to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Program: This is a self-directed residency that includes a collaboration with Upstreet: selected artists will work together with the Brewmaster and Head Chef at Upstreet to design a beer recipe and food menu. The artist will also create a design to be featured on the label of the custom beer. At the completion of the residency an artist talk and special event will be held to present the artist, as well as their beer collaboration and food menu.

This program has a community engagement component, and participating artists agree to present some open studio time during their residency, as well as the artist talk at the completion of the residency.

Duration: 3 weeks

Dates: Block #1: May 6 – 27 *this block is reserved for an artist based in Atlantic Canada

Block #2: June 3 – 24 open to all artists

Block #3: September 9 – 30 open to all artists

What is provided:

selected artists will be given a stipend of 1700$CAD for the 3 week residency
studio space: the studio space is located in a section of Upstreet’s warehouse. The space is industrial, with a concrete floor. There are no windows, but there is a garage door that can be opened. Lighting is provided and can be adapted to the needs of the artist. Studio is furnished with a desk and chair
lodging, including linens and towels
support for community interaction & networking
administrative support for organizing artist talks and workshops
promotion of the artist-in-residence, their work, and artist talks/events
access to certain equipment upon request (ask us for what you need and we’ll see if we can track it down!)
access to peer critique/curatorial feedback upon request
What is not provided:

art materials
personal items (toiletries etc.)
transportation (though we can likely get you a bike if requested and support for day trips/beach trips etc. can be organized through the community)

There is no application fee. Applications will be reviewed by this town is small and Upstreet Craft Brewing through a jury process.

Deadline to Apply is Monday, February 18 2019 at midnight Atlantic time.

Artists must apply with all of the following (incomplete applications will not be reviewed):

-a letter of intent: Tell us about yourself, your work, your vision, your process, background, skills, talents, traits, interests, motivations, why you want to come, basically anything that will help us get to you know a little better!

-CV, bio, and artist statement

-detailed project proposal including any technical requests/requirements

-two letters of support, at least one of which speaks to your character/interpersonal skills

-**which block/dates you are applying for

-10 audio, visual, or video items to support the application


– any other relevant support material (catalogs, reviews, critical writing, etc.)


Please send all documents as a SINGLE PDF. Support material may be attached to email or sent as a Google Drive or Dropbox link.

Send application to Monica Lacey at

with Do Good Residency Application in the subject line.