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 two weeks.
Be sure to follow EC3’s Facebook page, @ECThreePtbo on Twitter, and @ec3ptbo on Instagram, where we’re posting updates every day.
From the Electric City Culture Council
EC3 was proud to launch our latest Peterborough Arts Alive initiative, ESSENTIAL, a series of photos documenting the lives of local artists during the pandemic, photographed by Julie Gagne. See the whole project here, and follow KawarthaNOW, who will be releasing images from the project over the next several weeks.
Over the past few months, we’ve been getting more and more hard data about the impact COVID-19 has had on our sector, in the forms of surveys and research reports out of a range of organizations. We’ve organized this information into a new research report, Impact of COVID-19 on the Arts and Culture Sector in Peterborough and Beyond: EC3 September 2020 Roundup.
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.
Tickets are now on sale for 4th Line Theatre‘s Open Spaces Festival, featuring short plays in outdoor spaces throughout Peterborough.
Art School of Peterborough‘s fall season of classes kicks off September 21.
Atelier Ludmila is holding a writing workshop with John Marris, using their current exhibition as inspiration.
Throwback! Christy Haldane shared a video of a unique art event from back in 2006 in Lakefield, the Sculpture Challenge:
First Friday Art Crawl returned for the first time since the pandemic this month. Head over to their Facebook page to check out selections from the various shows, as well as the new mural they commissioned for the alleyway leading into Bankers Common.
The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour returns from September 19 to 20 – with some changes and new rules for COVID safety. Find out more.
Classes are back at the Kawartha Potters Guild. Multiple different days and options.
Submit your applications for Theatre Trent funding for local theatre projects by October 15 at the latest.
Trent Radio is gradually rolling out their fall season.
Check out Word Up Open Mic, an online spoken word event coming September 18 featuring Wordcraft, a.k.a. Saleem Ansari and Jon Hedderwic.
News and Information
Watch the townhall meeting with Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault, run by Business / Arts.
This Wednesday, September 16, CARFAC‘s Webinar Wednesdays series presents Intro to: Universal Basic Income.
Read the new issue of Hill Strategies Research‘s Arts Research Monitor, with updated data about how the pandemic is affecting arts attendence.
On August 31, EC3 commemorated International Overdose Awareness Day. Find out more about this important issue.
Art and Ideas from Across the Internet
Austin Robey on why Artist ownership is the way to fix Spotify’s broken streaming model
Chand John‘s TED Talk, What’s the fastest way to alphabetize your bookshelf?
Gallerie Magazine selects 5 Must-See Films Selected by the World’s Leading Video Artists.
Major Jackson‘s poem, On Disappearing