EC3 MISSION AND VISION
The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is an independent, arm’s length, not-for-profit corporation mandated by the City of Peterborough to champion the development of the arts, culture and heritage (ACH) community for the people of Peterborough, and the surrounding region.
Our primary purpose: build capacity across the sector by developing and delivering relevant, effective programs and services that support and encourage individual artists (at all levels and in all disciplines), other cultural/heritage professionals and arts/heritage organizations to advance their practice, acquire new skills and knowledge, and generate additional opportunities for artists to create and present work. We deliver programs and services that enhance public access to the arts and to heritage experiences.
EC3’s work expands broad community knowledge of and appreciation for the quality, variety and value of artistic work produced in Peterborough and encourages initiatives that make the arts more inclusive, diverse and welcoming for all.
EC3 represents the arts and heritage community to government and other agencies, advises on cultural policy and explores new sources of funding for the arts, while building collaborations and cross-sectoral community partnerships. We bring the community together to share resources and work together on common goals and objectives.
EC3 provides strategic leadership, connections, advocacy, professional development, public engagement, research, information, arts programming, new ideas and perspectives.
EC3 acts as an antenna and sounding board: identifying challenges and barriers to a healthy and vital ACH sector, developing and delivering activities/strategies that help our members and the broader creative community meet those challenges, overcome barriers, discover new opportunities and build a positive and sustainable future.
We respectfully acknowledge that Peterborough and Peterborough County are located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
The Electric City Culutre Council respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.