electric city culture council serving the arts, culture and heritage community in peterborough and the surrounding area
Our mission is to develop and strengthen the creative ecology of the region by connecting individuals and organizations and by providing the leadership, advocacy, professional development, information, research, networking, programming and collaborative partnerships, that build and support the capacity of the local arts, culture and heritage community.
Here’s one thing you can do: Please go to the link below and sign the petition. Please circulate this to your networks. You don't have to be a student or alumni to sign - community members can protest too - just put "n/a" in the student number line.
Petition for maintaining the levy system Petition link is HERE
EC3 celebrates Black History Month on the Electric City Culturecast. Listen HERE.
With special guests: Stephen Wright,Charmaine Magumbe, Niambi Tree, and Elizabeth Jenkins
February is Black History Month
The City of Peterborough has officially recognized February as Black History Month WATCH (via Global News)
“The proclamation was celebrated today by giving long-time resident and jazz singer, Ada Lee, the key to the city.”
Take note of this upcoming webinar series from Charity Village! Details Here
First Fridays to continue Check out The media advisory over on their FB page: HERE
Ford government cuts funding to Ontario Arts Council, impacting Indigenous Culture Fund Ford government cuts funding to Ontario Arts Council, impacting Indigenous Culture FundInformation on this disturbing news is coming in from many sources. EC3 is in touch with various service organizations across the province and we will keep the local arts community in touch about develops and impacts. More thorough coverage HERE.
EC3 is closed for the holidays - we're kicking back - Dec 17 thru January 6th, 2019.
Have a dancing, singing, scripting, sculpting, sashaying, expressing, indulging, watching, playing, entertaining Holiday!
With love and thanks for your support of the arts in Peterborough! All the best in 2019, EC3
Photo: Andy Carroll Photo taken at Sorry about what happened at the mall, a three part dance performance created for Artsweek 2018. Pictured are dancers Bennett Bedoukian and Jenn Cole. This part, about what happened, was choreographed by Kate Story
CANADIANS’ ARTS, CULTURE, AND HERITAGE PARTICIPATION IN 2016 Full report HERE
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is presenting a series of webinars and telephone coaching clinics for organizations that are planning to submit aSeed Investment StreamGrant Application.More info HERE
It’s a Wrap on Artsweek 2018! 15 projects, 63 events, over 100 artists, and the most spectacular audiences yet! Thanks to everyone who took part in Artsweek 2018: artists, audiences, sponsors, staff and partners. It was an incredible festival, and all of you made it possible. See you in 2020!
The City of Peterborough invites any not-for-profit group or association in the City that would like to be considered for the Community Grant Program in 2019 to complete an online Community Project Grant or Community Investment Grant application before the deadline of December 7, 2018 at 3 p.m. More into HERE
On behalf of WorkInCulture, we’d like to thank you for participating in this survey, and helping to build a deeper understanding of what careers (and workplaces) look like in Ontario’s creative community.
Don't miss your last chance to participate in MakingItWork! Access to the survey closes onFriday, October 26th. HERE
New report provides insight into the status of women in the arts in Canada. Report HERE
EC3 ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW ARTISTIC PRODUCER FOR ARTSWEEK 2018
The Board of Directors of the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is very pleased to announce that Hannah Keating has been appointed as Artistic Producer of Artsweek 2018. Artsweek is Peterborough’s biennial festival of the arts and takes place from September 21 - September 30 2018.
New Appointment in Arts, Culture and Heritage Karen Rennie has been appointed Manager of Arts, Culture and Heritage Division for the City of Peterborough. More info HERE
Appearance before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Study on Cultural Hubs and Cultural Districts - read the report HERE
On the Federal Budget - and how it concerns artists. Have a read...be in the know...HERE
Keep an eye on the City's official plan webpage. Link HERE It's an update - Vision & Guiding Principles Survey results. Well worth a read.