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 published the first a series of articles that will appear in The Peteborough Examiner about the state of the arts in Peterborough. The first, “Raising the curtain: Peterborough’s performing arts organizations confront COVID-19” by Esther Vincent appeared in the September 19 issue of the Examiner. Watch for the next one on Saturday, October 3.
It’s Peterborough Pride, which means the return of EC3’s Art Loves Pride. This year, instead of a float in a parade, EC3 is celebrating the work of local queer artists by commissioning a series of new works, to appear on EC3’s Instagram page @ec3ptbo. The first piece is “Sturgeon Point” by Derek Newman-Stille.
EC3 has been sharing images from our 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.
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.
September 18 to 27: Happy Peterborough Pride! Pride looks a bit different this year, but with the theme ‘Pride in Other Spaces,’ there’s quite a number of events – including the return of EC3’s Art Loves Pride.
September 24 to 27: It’s the Open Spaces Theatre Festival, featuring live theatre at a variety of outdoor locations throughout downtown Peterborough. Find out more, and read KawarthaNOW’s sneak peek.
October 2 to 18: Public Energy is hosting The Pivot Series, a series of site-specific outdoor dance, theatre, and performance works taking place around Peterborough. They are also seeking volunteers for the series.
October 7: local poet PJ Thomas will be hosting an online watch party for the launch of their new book, Undertow.
Job opportunity: Peterborough Musicfest is hiring an Administrative Assistant.
Call for submissions: Curve Lake First Nation is hosting a poetry writing contest. Get your submissions in by October 20.
Call for submissions: The Art Gallery of Peterborough is seeking applications for an upcoming exhibition of works that “resonate with the current moment.”
Peterborough filmmaker Ben Hargreaves has a new documentary, The River, about local publication The River Magazine. It has a number of upcoming screenings.
The Downtown Vibrancy Project officially opens a new pocket park and art installation, Jiimaan’ndewemgadnong (The Place Where the Canoe Heart Beats), featuring work by Tia Cavanagh.
The Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild is hosting a series of classes, starting October 10.
Registration is open for the Peterborough Public Library‘s new Writing Circle.
News and Information
September 30: The Alliance of Arts Councils of Ontario (of which EC3 is a member) is hosting an info session with the Ontario Arts Council about the new Arts Response Initiative series of grants for COVID-19 response.
September 30: The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health will host a webinar entitled COVID-19 Risks and Precautions for the Performing Arts.
The Rosa Survey of workplace sexual harassment in Canadian performing arts, film, and television industries is now open to respondents. We encourage workers in those fields to take part.
Orchestras Canada offers excellent advice on Reopening Your Orchestra.
Art and Ideas from Across the Internet
ArtsEverywhere hosts a roundtable on Translation
CBC lists 37 Canadian poetry collections to watch for in fall 2020
Rabble.ca on Pushing Canada’s arts system in anti-racist and decolonial directions
RDVCanada‘s list of Canadian talent at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)