Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough (CFGP): Bierk Art Fund Grant and the EC3 Arts Awards Program
In June, EC3 was the proud recipient of a $2,000 grant from the CFGP’s Bierk Art Fund to support the start up of the EC3 Arts Awards program. This program will recognize the achievements of and provide cash prizes to distinguished local artists and arts champions. The Awards will be given at the inaugural Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts in the late fall. Many thanks to the CFGP, Bill Lockington (LLF) and Mayor Daryl Bennett for their support.
In July, EC3 received a $3,000 grant from the Peterborough Foundation to support the development of a new knowledge and information resource-sharing project. CULTURE LAB, is an on-line professional development and organizational capacity building tool kit for arts, culture and heritage organizations that will launch in 2016. Many thanks to the Peterborough Foundation for supporting this important organizational development initiative.
We received a $10,000 grant in July from the Ontario Arts Council to support The Jackson Creek Project, a special initiative of Artsweek 2015. This project explores the social, cultural, political, historical and environmental impact and significance of the Creek in Peterborough. EC3 has commissioned a number of new works from artists that will appear in Jackson Park and all across the city (where the Creek travels) as part of this initiative so, keep an eye out for the Artsweek postcard/map and brochure coming soon.
September 18 - 27 2015
This year Artsweek is being produced and presented by EC3 and its crack team of producers, curators, media coordinators and designers, not to mention more than 40 artists and dozens of volunteers, sponsors and supporters in the business community. Artsweek is in its 11th year. Launched as a legacy project in 2005 as part of the City of Peterborough’s Centennial Celebrations, Artsweek showcases the City’s brightest and best artistic talent and brings art to new audiences in unexpected places. It’s bold, it’s charming and it brings the creative community together in a dynamite extravaganza of visual and media art, dance, performance, music, writing, acting, singing, theatre and well, just plain fun. Check out the Artsweek web site here.
Don’t forget to follow the Artsweek Facebook page and Twitter feed
Watch out for this year’s four signature programs, BLINK, AlleyWaltz, Pop Up Art Projects and The Jackson Creek Project in locations all across town.
The Artsweek Team includes:
Executive Producer: Bill Kimball
Artsweek Program Coordinator: Laurel Paluck
BLINK Program Co-Curators: Elizabeth Fennell & Victoria Mohr-Blakeney
AlleyWaltz Program Coordinator: Laurel Paluck
Pop Up Art Projects and Community Listings: Christy Haldane
Jackson Creek Project Coordinator: Laurel Paluck
Marketing and Communications Coordinator: Laurel Paluck
Additional Communications: Bec Groves
Design: Jeff Macklin (Jackson Creek Press)
Bookkeeping: Sue Newman
Management: Su Ditta