Message from EC3

The Board and staff of EC3 send out our encouragement to all members of the Peterborough Arts, Culture and Heritage community during the COVID-19 crisis. You are all on our minds. This webpage is meant to be an arts, culture, and heritage sector focused resource centre to help you through these uncertain times.

We continue to monitor the evolving situation and the impact it is having and will continue to have, on both individual artists and cultural organizations in Peterborough and the surrounding region. We are working with all three levels of government on relief and recovery initiatives and with a wide variety of non-governmental and not-for-profit service organizations, contributing ideas and information on several response efforts. We have spoken to many of you individually and heard your concerns; we share your worries.

EC3 is rolling out a number of financial and service relief and recovery programs over the next two weeks, so please monitor this website, as well as our Facebook page@ElectricCityCC on Twitter, Insta, and our latest COVID-19 Bulletins.

This is a time when the arts are in high demand to provide comfort, creativity and connectedness, and we want to thank all of you for the virtual events and activities you are providing for the community. EC3 has initiated several communications strategies to remind people how crucial the arts are to our community’s health and wellbeing.

Please be sure to track your income loss and the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on your organizations as of March 1, 2020. Funders need solid information to develop relief and recovery programs. In order to help us advocate on your behalf, we highly encourage you to participate in the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Arts, Culture, and Tourism worker from ArtsPond/Étang d’Arts + I Lost My Gig Canada.

For detailed information on financial assistance please review the details in our Bulletins and the Quick Links on the right side of this page, as well as information on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), tax season information from the Canada Revenue Agency, updates to the Canada Summer Jobs program, and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.

Be safe, stay healthy, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

ED Su Ditta and the EC3 Board of Directors
electriccitycc@gmail.com
705-749-9101

Peterborough Arts Alive

EC3 is rolling out several programs to support individual artists and arts organizations in Peterborough and Peterborough County. More information on these initiatives TBA.

Information on COVID-19 Financial Aid

See EC3 Bulletins for more information: COVID-19 Financial Aid Updates and More Programs for Artists and ACH Workers and Organizations.

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Quick Links

EC3 in the Examiner
Read articles from EC3's series in the Peterborough Examiner.

Art Loves Pride 2020
EC3's online celebration of Peterborough Pride.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Arts and Culture Sector in Peterborough and Beyond
Read EC3's new research report (PDF).

ESSENTIAL
A photography project documenting the lives of artists during a pandemic.

Arts, Culture, and Heritage Roundup
Here's what EC3 has been sharing on social media in the last two weeks.

Anonymous Donor Pledges $20,000 to Kick Off the Peterborough Arts Alive Fund
Raising funds for Strategic Recovery and Resilience Grants

EC3 COVID-19 Bulletins

Under Duress, On the Brink and More Creative Than Ever
October 20, 2020

Art Loves Pride 2020
October 2, 2020

Recording and Resources from EC3's Webinar on Health and Safety Guidelines for Reopening the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Sector
September 22, 2020

EC3 Research Report Details the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Arts and Culture Sector
September 3, 2020

EC3 Launches a New Peterborough Arts Alive Project, ESSENTIAL, Photographs by Julie Gagne
September 1, 2020

Curtains Up! Reopening Guidance for the Performing Arts Sector
August 24, 2020

Relief, Recovery, Reopening: New Funds and New Guidelines
August 17, 2020

Loud and Clear from the EC3 Archives - The Electric City Culturecast Reprise
August 5, 2020

Keep the Arts Alive! Now is the Time to Speak Up (Presentation to the Ontario Standing Committee)
July 15, 2020

Announcing Two New COVID-19 Programs and Services: Peterborough Arts Alive on SLACK and the Digital Uplift Program
June 17, 2020

Doors Open? Guides and Advice for Reopening Arts and Culture Organizations
June 16, 2020

Switching Up - Resources for Adapting to New Ways of Working During COVID-19
May 14, 2020

Local Programs Helping Artists and Arts Organizations Get Online
May 12, 2020

Local Live Streams and Digital Events
April 28, 2020

More Breaking News
April 22, 2020

More Programs for Artists and ACH Workers and Organizations
April 17, 2020

Financial Updates
April 1, 2020

Arts Donation Drive for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
March 31, 2020

Other Resources
March 24, 2020

Financial Resources for the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Sector
March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Bulletin #1
March 19, 2020

Other Resources

Thoughts on the CERB and its impact on Canadian visual artists (PDF)
Michael Miranda, asisstant curator, Art Gallery of York University, April 8, 2020

Keeping Your Facilities Secure

Adapted from the DBIA March 18th Newsletter

Peterborough Police have additional officers patrolling downtown. Aside from watching for suspicious activity, officers will be checking doors and businesses to ensure buildings are secure. Tips for keeping your business secure:

  • Keep lights on.
  • Remove ALL cash and receipts.
  • Do not leave any valuables clearly visible or accessible.
  • All safes and tills should be emptied and moved off-site for safe storage.
  • Keep all cash drawers open to show that nothing is in the drawers.
  • All ATMs should be emptied and moved off-site for safe storage.
  • All alcohol products remove from bar and put in secured storage area.
  • Deactivate all scheduled door openings.
  • Disconnect all kitchen gas lines from their gas source.
  • Make regular visits to your shop/business/facility to manage inventory and storage conditions.
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