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Welcome to The Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
Vision & Mission
EC3 is an arm’s-length, not-for-profit arts council supporting individual artists and arts organizations in the City of Peterborough and Peterborough County.
As a service organization, our mission is to develop and strengthen the creative ecology of the region by connecting individuals and organizations and by providing the financial resources (grants, bursaries), leadership, advocacy, professional development and mentorship, information, research, networking, dedicated programming and collaborative partnerships, that strengthen and advance the capacity of the local arts and culture sector.
Our work brings more and better opportunities for artists to create and for audiences to experience the arts.
See our COVID-19 Updates page for links to resources and the latest updates from the Electric City Culture Council (EC3), and our Peterborough Arts Alive page for our COVID-19 response and recovery programs.
We respectfully acknowledge that the land on which we work and gather is in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig Anishnaabe, home to the Williams Treaties First Nations, who have been the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters for countless generations. We support them in this work, which they continue to this day.
We are grateful to be here, and pledge to listen and learn from traditional Indigenous knowledge and ways. EC3 is committed to doing all we can to further efforts at real Truth and Reconciliation, which includes providing support to the artistic work of Indigenous artists, examining the ways we do this, and providing a space and a platform for Indigenous voices to be heard and respected.