EC3, 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, resources, networking, programming and collaborative partnerships, that will build and support the capacity and infrastructure of the local arts, culture and heritage community.
The Inaugural Peterborough Arts Awards/The Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts
May 25th, 11:30 to 1:30pm, McDonnel Street Activity Centre
Thanks to our Award Sponsors:
Outstanding Emerging Artist - Sponsored by Merit II Realty Limited
Outstanding Mid-Career Artist - Sponsored by Betty and Bill Morris
Outstanding Senior artist - Sponsored by BrandHealth
Outstanding Achievement by an Indigenous Artist - Sponsored by LLF Lawyers
Arts Champion - Sponsored by Ashburnham Realty
Arts Catalyst - Sponsored by Kate and Alex Ramsay
Thanks to our Event Sponsors:
Daryl Bennett: The Liftlock Group
Thanks to our Table Sponsors:
The Office of the Mayor
Monkman Gracie & Johnston
Thanks to our Generous Sponsors:
New website coming soon!
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
SAVE THE DATE!
The Inaugural Peterborough Arts Awards
The Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts
May 25th, 2018, 11: 30 am – 1:30 pm
McDonnel St. Activity Centre
Purchase tickets HERE
More info HERE
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 23rd!
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!!!
Download the form HERE!
The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is pleased to be organizing a program of bursaries in 2018 for Peterborough high school students completing Grade 12 who plan to undertake post-secondary studies in the visual arts. Download the application HERE
artsweek is Hiring
Call for Applicants
Artsweek 2018 Artistic Producer
Applications due Monday April 23rd, 2018
Click here for more information
Listen to the Electric City Culturecast on
Wednesday March 27th at 7:00 pm on Trent Radio 92.7 FM, as we continue our exploration of the Peterborough Theatre scene with Theatre Trent and Mysterious Entity. We also check in with the Kawartha Potters Guild! Online at http://ec3.ptbopodcasters.ca/
Heritage Preservation, Gentrification and The Arts - come discuss this important topic. With presentations by Erik Hanson, City of Peterborough, and Margie Zeidler, 401 Richmond - More info HERE
On the Federal Budget -
and how it concerns artists. Have a read...be in the know...HERE
Listen to the Electric City Culturecast on
Wednesday February 28th and Wednesday March 14th at 7:00 pm on Trent Radio 92.7 FM, as we continue our exploration of the Peterborough Theatre scene with an interview with Robert Winslow. Online at http://ec3.ptbopodcasters.ca/
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.
Also, consider this: ReimaginePeterborough
Contribute to the City of Peterborough, Community Wellbeing Plan HERE
Do you want to see Indigenous performers from across Ontario in your community? We want to hear from you!
Date: Wednesday, February 21th
Time: 11am to 1pm
Location: Curve Lake First Nation Cultural Centre, 1024 Mississauga Street, Curve Lake. Hosted by Kerry Swanson (on behalf of IPAA) with Curve Lake First Nation Cultural Centre. Lunch will be provided
Artsweek Results Extended to January 29th
Artsweek Applicants: We had an overwhelming response to the 2018 Call for Proposals. Thank you all so much for your applications. Due to the volume, our decision-making process has been extended. Please expect results on Monday, January 29, 2018. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.
Looks like it is going to be a great festival!
Hosted by Peterborough Independent Podcasters (PIP)
Listen to the Electric City Culturecast!
Wednesday February 14th
We interview Bea Quarrie of the Peterborough Theatre Guild and Paul Plant of the Saint James Players
2017 AGM and Cultural Incubator
Thanks to everyone who came to our 2017 AGM! For more information and photos of the event click here.
Wishing you great music, an unforgettable performance, art to inspire you, a book you can't put down, and lots of time to spend with those you love this winter season.
Thanks for supporting Peterborough's arts, culture and heritage community in 2017!
Happy Holidays from all of us at the Electric City Culture Council!
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Artsweek 2018 \\ Information Workshop
Date: Thursday, December 14 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Location: Artspace, 378 Aylmer St. N, Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 3V9
More information HERE
It’s time to get your creative juices flowing and apply for Artsweek 2018!
The Festival takes place September 21st – 30th 2018 and this is an Open Call to artists in any discipline, curators, arts organizations, collectives, ad hoc groups, partnerships and just about anybody who is interested.
Please read the information below
and check out the application form at:
If you have questions or need more information, please contact:
Artsweek Artistic Producer, Bridget Love at: 249 357 7774 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss the ELECTRIC CITY CULTURE COUNCIL 2017 AGM!
held this year at Lett Architects Inc. 138 Simcoe St, Peterborough
Tuesday December 5th, 2017
More information here
The Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
Precarious: Peterborough Artswork Festival Present:
WORK: WORK: WORK: Uncertainty and Precarity in Creative Labour
A Panel Discussion
November 10 @ 8:00 pm TTOK
159 King St. Peterborough
For more information click here
Tune in to Trent Radio 92.7 FM on November 1st at 7:00 pm for Volume 3 of the Electric City Culturecast! Featuring Kate Story of Fleshy Thud, co-organizer of the Precarious Festival, and Sydney Birrell of the Peterborough Singers. The Electric City Culturecast airs every other Wednesday at 7:00 pm on Trent Radio!
The Board of Directors of the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is very pleased to announce that Bridget Love has been appointed as Artistic Producer of Artsweek 2018.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE
As part of our new Arts Awareness Program, EC3 is proud to present the Electric City Culturecast! The Electric City Culturecast is your window into arts, culture and heritage in Peterborough. Meet local artists, engage with the people working behind the scenes in the most dynamic arts and heritage organizations in the province, and get involved in the issues of the day. The Electric City Culturecast airs every other Wednesday at 7pm on Trent Radio 92.7 FM.
New Visions / Old Land Reprise: Troubling Canada 150 Screening and Panel
Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Catharine Parr Traill College 310 London Street, Peterborough, details HERE
Online Publication HERE
Every day is culture day in Peterborough
Government’s Increased Investment in
Ontario’s Professional Artists and Arts Organizations. Information HERE
Artsweek News HERE
We continue to update our A Space For Us page with resources. Please check it out HERE.
Artspace and EC3 Present
MAAWANJI'IDIWAG – THEY COME TOGETHER
Talk and sharing with William Kingfisher,
Dylan Miner, Thomas Olszewski,
and Olivia Whetung
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 6: 00 pm
378 Aylmer Street North
View images from the event HERE
Announcing: NEW VISIONS/OLD LAND
An EC3 and Artspace Canada 150 Special Project
Four New Media Art Works
Hunter St. West: George St. to Sam’s Deli
June 30th 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Full Details HERE
The Black Horse Pub and Pig’s Ear Tavern Listed as Top 10 Endangered Places in Ontario. Read more HERE
Interesting news on the Digital Arts from from the OAC: Click HERE for details.
A Space for Us
EC3 Cultural Incubator
Date: June 1 2017, 7:30 pm
Location: Evans Contemporary, 383 Water Street - Rear space.
Event info HERE
Don’t miss this event if you care about the Downtown!
Join the Cultural Space Webinar!
Presented jointly by Global Public Affairs, the Canadian Arts Coalition, and CAPACOA
Wed. May 24th at 12pm (French)
Wed. May 25th at 12pm (English)
More info here.
New report from Community Foundations of Canada - Arts and Culture are key to building belonging, but more resources are needed. Read more here.
The Ontario Arts Council - Introduction to Community Based Art Workbook HERE