With A Roundup of Recent Announcements:
EC3 is Hiring, Artsweek SHIFT, and a Special Thank You
November is here and COVID-19 is still here. While short days and cool weather are on the agenda, so too are a wealth of great arts events, programs and opportunities. This Bulletin brings you a roundup of important announcements, a job opportunity and a special thank you. Stay tuned, because there is lots more to come.
Announcing the 2020 Downtown Artist in Residence
EC3, in partnership with the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) and Leslie Menagh of Madderhouse Textile Studios, is proud to announce that local poet Justin Million will be the 2020 Downtown Artist in Residence.
As Downtown Artist in Residence, Million will work out of Madderhouse Textile Studios (383 Water Street) in the heart of downtown Peterborough from mid-November to December 31, 2020, creating new work, as well as providing arts awareness and participation opportunities through events such as public performances, studio visits, and workshops.
Justin Million is a poet living in Peterborough. Through projects such as the Show and Tell Poetry Series, Keyboards!, and bird, buried press, Million has a track record both as a writer and a producer of creative events that support the literary and spoken word community, and provide audiences with unique live opportunities to experience some of the best literary artists in our region.
Watch for more announcements about Million’s project and public events.
EC3 is Hiring
EC3 is hiring an Arts Program and Production Assistant. This is a Canada Summer Jobs position, so we are looking for someone 30 years or younger. The deadline for applications is November 23, 2020. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience with our dedicated team of arts professionals and serve and support Peterborough’s arts, culture and heritage community.
See the job posting for more information.
Artsweek SHIFT is underway! This project brings six months of great arts programming, online and in-person throughout Peterborough. Check out the Artsweek SHIFT website. Regular updates will be provided on Artsweek’s Facebook, @Ptbo_Artsweek on Twitter, and @artsweekptbo on Instagram. All Artsweek SHIFT events are FREE!
Here’s what’s coming up in Artsweek SHIFT:
This Saturday at 3pm, come out to The Theatre on King for An Afternoon of Spoken Word & Poetry #2 with poets Katherine Heigh, Justin Million, Shaun Phuah and Nick Taylor. Bring your mask, bring your own chair. (more info)
Menacing Beauty: The John Climenhage Storefront Project is on now until November 13. Stroll through downtown Peterborough and experience eight paintings by John Climenhage depicting the downtown during lockdown, displayed in storefront windows. (more info) You could even take it in as part of the First Friday Art Crawl tonight.
Post-Code Tour, curated by Hannah Keating, features local artists Derek Newman-Stille, Sioux Lily and Bethany LeBlonc in a futuristic digital exploration of iconic local sites that reimagines them through the lens of disability and accessibility. The project starts November 9 on Instagram – follow @post_code_tour to watch it unfold. (more info)
ESSENTIAL and KawarthaNOW
EC3 extends a huge and heartfelt thank you to KawarthaNOW for their outstanding support of our Peterborough Arts Alive program. Over the past two months, they have published 17 images featuring 20 artists from the ESSENTIAL Photo Project, which EC3 undertook with local photographer Julie Gagne. These eloquent photos documenting the lives of local artists during COVID-19 lockdown make us think about what has really mattered to us during the pandemic, what’s made a difference and helped us get through.
KawarthaNOW has been a fantastic partner on this project, providing outstanding design and editorial frameworks, while working tirelessly during this pandemic (and before) to get the word out about local arts and culture.
You can see the entire project – and lots of other Peterborough arts and culture coverage – on KawarthaNOW’s website.
Please stay well and let us know how we can help.
TRACK THE IMPACT.
As always, keep checking the EC3 Facebook page, @ECThreePtbo on Twitter, @ec3ptbo on Instagram, and the COVID-19 Updates page on EC3’s website, where we are providing daily updates on programs and services available for ACH workers and organizations.
Be safe, stay healthy, and please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Su Ditta and the EC3 Board and staff