In case you missed it, here is a roundup of some of what the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) has been sharing online in the past three weeks.
From the Electric City Culture Council
On Peterborough Arts Alive on SLACK, we continued our series of Conversations on Art in a Pandemic with an interview with Curve Lake textile artist Alice Olsen Williams by artist, writer, and curator Caroline Langill.
EC3 sent out two Bulletins recently, full of useful information for artists and organizations: “Relief, Recovery, Reopening: New Funds and New Guidelines for Artists and ACH Organizations and Venues” and “Curtains Up! Reopening Guidance for the Performing Arts Sector.”
EC3 has been sharing clips from The Electric City Culturecast Reprise, a curated playlist of clips from EC3’s Trent Radio show and podcast, The Electric City Culturecast. Our hope is to highlight some of Peterborough’s talented and fascinating artists and creators, during a time when many avenues for artistic expression and performance remain closed. Read our Bulletin about the project.
Donate today to the Peterborough Arts Alive Fund, a fundraising effort to provide grants for local arts organizations.
A number of local galleries have new exhibitions starting soon: Artspace will be reopening their doors in with a new exhibition, Make/Shift by Alexis Bulman, opening September 11 (read their newsletter for more information). The Art Gallery of Peterborough opened two new exhibitions on August 20: Offering, featuring works from the permanent collection; and an exhibition of selections from the upcoming Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour (see below). And Atelier Ludmila opens James Matheson’s from inquisition to slapstick on September 4.
The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour is back for its 36th year, albeit in a modified form to fit health and safety guidelines. The tour still provides the opportunity to visit the studios of dozens of artists across the Kawarthas. Read more here.
4th Line Theatre is pivoting to altnerate performances that will be presented outdoors, with an open call for the Open Spaces Theatre Festival, coming at the end of September, and Bedtime Stories and Other Horrifying Tales in October.
Trent Radio is now accepting programme proposals for the upcoming fall season
Congratulations to Trent alum Smokii Sumac, who, along with Robyn Maynard and Arielle Twist, is one of three finalists for the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s $10,000 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ emerging writers.
News and Information
Artsboost is a new comprehensive online digital marketing and fundraising course designed for performing arts professionals – and it’s free for the first ‘pilot’ cohort. Find out more.
Job alert: CARFAC is hiring an Interim Artist Services Director.
On Septmeber 16, CARFAC will be hosting an Intro to Universal Basic Income webinar.
ILostMyGig, which has done an excellent job surveying the cancelations artists have experienced during the pandemic, has launched a new survey for organizations.
The Ontario Arts Council annouced a new $1.6 million fund, the Arts Response Initiative, offering grants to artists and organizations to support and adapt artistic practices in the face of the pandemic.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation also announced a new fund, the Resilient Communities Fund, to support not-for-profit organizations with pandemic response and relief efforts.
The UK-Canada Immersive Exchange is a new, £300,000 development and co-production fund for UK and Canadian immersive storytelling artists. Find out more.
Experience Art Online
The Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival is going digital this year. Tune in September 1 to 5.
The Virtual Online Museum of Art is an intriguing project: the “world’s first fully interactive virtual museum. Read more about it.