The Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is a not-for-profit service organization serving the arts, culture and heritage (ACH) sector in Peterborough and the surrounding region. 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 the capacity of the local arts, culture and heritage community.
Our job is to act as an antenna and sounding board for the ACH community, to identify challenges in the sector and develop and deliver services that will help our members and the broader creative community meet those challenges, discover new opportunities, implement useful and innovative strategies to strengthen their organizations and provide meaningful support to better serve artists, heritage professionals, cultural managers and audiences.
EC3 brings the community together, advocates for the value of this vibrant sector, encourages citizen participation, supports artists, heritage professionals and cultural managers and arts administrators, improves the overall health of the sector and the community and builds strong partnerships and collaborations with other sectors and between arts, culture and heritage groups.
HOW WE DO IT
Advocacy and Leadership
EC3 provides leadership and advocacy, undertakes research, creates a profile for the arts, culture and heritage sector, represents its voice and speaks out on its behalf.
EC3 produces Artsweek Peterborough, a biannual arts festival. This 10-day multidisciplinary event brings actors, musicians, performers, dancers, painters, photographers, sculptures, singers filmmakers, writers and poets into the spotlight together, all around the city. Artsweek brings new work to new audiences in unexpected places.
Peterborough Arts Awards and the Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts
In 2018, EC3 will present the inaugural Peterborough Arts Awards. These six $2000 cash prizes recognize the achievements of some of the region's outstanding creative artists, arts champions and arts catalysts. They are presented at the Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts.
Research, Knowledge and Information Sharing
EC3's research, knowledge and information sharing services fall under our CULTURE LAB umbrella. We provide online learning opportunities with strategic information and educational tools for arts culture and heritage managers. Podcasts, media coverage, research papers, tips and tricks, bibliography and links to valuable websites are provided for all of our professional development and cultural incubator issues and topics. EC3 also conducts original research related to the sector.
Outreach and Arts Awareness
EC3 produces a broadcast (Trent Radio 92.7 FM CFFF) and podcast called the Electric City Culturecast, an audio program promoting local artists and arts organizations. EC3 participates in numerous special events in the City of Peterborough promoting the arts, culture and heritage sector. We also use our social media to promote arts culture and heritage events happening throughout the region.
Trillium Grant Media Conference
May 21st at 11:30 a.m.
Link to News Post
overview of event