WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE DO IT
The Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
Who We Are and What We Do
The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is a new, 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, resources, networking, programming and collaborative partnerships, that will build and support the capacity and infrastructure 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.
WHO WE ARE
This arts culture and heritage council was created to develop and support the creative ecology of the Peterborough region by providing leadership, advocacy, professional development, information, knowledge resources, networking and collaborative partnerships that build and strengthen the capacity and the infrastructure of the arts and culture community.
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.
These lunchtime sessions provide a quick and intensive opportunity to learn and develop professional expertise in a particular area including Granting Opportunities, Using Social Media, Media Tricks and Tools.
Designed primarily for individual artists, these practical events provide hands on training with experienced professionals and are designed to help artists promote their work in a professional environment.
EC3 produces Artsweek Peterborough's annual Festival of the Arts (September 18 -27 2015), an event that brings actors, musicians, performers, dancers, painters, photographers, sculptures, singers filmmakers, writers and poets into the spotlight together, all around the city.
EC3 Arts Awards and the Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts
In 2015, EC3 will present the inaugural EC3 Arts Awards. These cash prizes recognizing the achievements of some of the region's outstanding creative artists, arts champions and volunteers will be presented at the 1st Annual Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts, during Artsweek 2015.
Knowledge Sharing and Resources
In January 2016, EC3 will launch the CULTURE LAB, an online learning centre with strategic information and educational tools for arts and heritage managers. This resource will offer one stop shopping for news, guides, templates and other practical solutions in the areas of good governance, financial management, fundraising, strategic planning and foresight, policy development and marketing and communications. All customized for the needs of local groups and organizations in the sector.
Trillium Grant Media Conference
May 21st at 11:30 a.m.
Link to News Post
overview of event