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EC3 Bulletin #52: Artsweek is BACK!

July 22nd, 2021

Artsweek 2021
Call For Proposals

Festival Dates: September 24 to October 3, 2021
Application Deadline: August 6, 2021 at 11:59PM
www.artsweekpeterborough.ca
infoartsweek@gmail.com

Artsweek is BACK!

Artsweek returns this year at the usual time, with a COVID 19 responsive version of the popular festival that brings new works by local artists to audiences – in unexpected places.  This year’s Festival will combine commissions and co-productions with projects selected by a peer assessment committee from the applications to this Call. Artsweek takes over City and all events FREE!  It’s a multi-disciplinary extravaganza of music, visual arts, media arts, literary and spoken word arts, puppetry, theatre, performance, projections, poetry and circus arts. 
 
Applications for project grants are welcome from individual artists as well as arts organizations and arts collectives.
 
Please check out the CALL FOR PROPOSALS and PROGRAM GUIDELINES below.  Stand by for information on Application Workshops.

Artsweek Background

Artsweek is Peterborough’s “festival of the arts” – an extravaganza of music, literary and spoken word arts, puppetry and kid’s programming, media arts, visual arts, circus art, dance, theatre and performance of all kinds, unfolding online and in public spaces and established art venues across the city.

Artsweek takes place every other year.  Artsweek 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic (replaced by Artsweek SHIFT), but makes its triumphant return in 2021.

Since its beginning as part of the City of Peterborough’s Centennial Celebrations in 2005, this legacy project has brought new work to new audiences in unexpected ways, supported original creation by local artists, and celebrated Peterborough as an innovative, creative community with a vibrant arts scene.  Projects can take anywhere in the city or online, and proposals for unexpected arts venues are especially welcome.

Artsweek is produced by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3).  The Festival typically includes approximately 30 projects, 60 events, more than 100 artists, and about 80 partners.  Artsweek 2021 is a slightly modified version of the Festival due to the pressures of COVID-19, with a greater focus on commissions and co-productions.

Call for Proposals

Download the application form PDF

Instructions

If you would like to apply to be part of Artsweek 2021 and receive funding to support your project, please read all the information below before completing the application form at the end of this package.

Please use the checklist on the final page to ensure you have included all the required information.  Applications are welcome from individual artists in any discipline, from all kinds and sizes of arts organizations, and from partnerships and collaborations between arts and non-arts applicants.

Timeline / Deadlines

  • July 21, 2021 – Call for Proposals
  • August 6, 2021 – Call for Proposals Deadline (at 11:59pm)
  • August 18, 2021 – Results Announced
  • September 24 to October 3, 2021 – Artsweek 2021 Festival
  • October 29, 2021 – Final Reports Due

Programming

This is an Open Call for innovative new projects in any artistic discipline, for any location within the city or online, following current COVID-19 public health guidelines.

This Call for Proposals includes, but is not limited to: performance (dance, theatre, multi-disciplinary), visual art (installations, interventions, exhibitions), media arts, writing/spoken word, and any form of music or sound.  Individual artists, collectives, ad hoc groups, or arts organizations may propose projects.  Conventional, pop-ups, one time, continuous or short-run project proposals are all eligible.  Curated, educational or community-based projects are eligible.  Partnerships and collaborations with other organizations are welcome.  Artists are encouraged to explore ideas taking place anywhere in the City, as well as in online spaces.

  • Artsweek encourages artists working in a variety of disciplines to submit their original ideas for funding to create new work.  The overarching programming theme for Artsweek 2021 is “art in unexpected places.”
  • Artsweek welcomes submissions from individual artists, curators, and collectives to apply with new project proposals.
  • The festival strives to present projects that reflect and promote the cultural, racial and social diversity of Peterborough and Canada today.
  • The programming for the 2021 Festival will remain focused on the downtown core, however Artsweek looks to include some projects located outside of the downtown as well.  There are a number of sites that Artsweek is interested in programming, such as the London Street Footbridge, Riverview Park and Zoo and the Peterborough Lift Locks among others.  Artists are encouraged to summit site specific ideas for these locations or suggest other potential sites/venues for their projects. Artsweek 2021 will feature fewer projects of a larger scale than in previous years.
  • Artists are invited to submit ideas for art interventions that transform and activate city spaces.  Project proposals may include the work(s) of one artist or several.

Financial Support

Artsweek grants will contribute between $2,000 and $5,000 towards projects; however, artists are encouraged to seek out other funding sources to help contribute to the full cost of their projects if possible.  Artsweek will support artists in their applications/requests to other funding sources.  Artsweek will collect donations at all events.  That revenue goes to the overall costs of the Festival. All Artsweek events are free to the public.

Eligible Applicants

Applicants may include individual artists (emerging to established), collectives, ad hoc groups, or arts and culture organizations etc. from the City and County of Peterborough, including Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations.

Eligible applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people upon whom refugee protection has been conferred.

Projects must be presented within city limits or online during the week of September 24 to October 3, 2021.

Equity and Inclusion

Artsweek and EC3 are committed to equity and inclusion, and welcome applications from diverse cultural communities within the City and County of Peterborough including people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or people living with disabilities.

If you are a first-time applicant and need assistance with the process, please contact the Artsweek team at: infoartsweek@gmail.com.  Please watch social media for an announcement of a public information workshop about applications to Artsweek 2021.

Vulnerable Communities

If your project involves working with a vulnerable community (e.g. minors, those living with mental illness, economic disadvantage, etc.), EC3 may require the completion of a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) from any project participants who will be interacting directly with members of that community, before Artsweek funds can be released.  Proof that the participant has recently passed a PVSC (within the last year) will also be acceptable.  EC3 can cover the cost of the PVSC upon request.

Assessment of Applications

A Programming Committee selected by the EC3 Board of Directors will review applications/proposals.  Projects will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Artistic merit of the project
  • Clarity of artist’s statement and project description
  • Project feasibility (budget and demonstrated ability to carry out the project)
  • Available funds, potential impact, and fit with Artsweek’s mandate will also be important criteria.

Notification

Artsweek will email you a notice acknowledging receipt of your submission shortly after the final application deadline.  Acknowledgement indicates that your application has been received, not that it is eligible or approved.  You will be informed of the results by August 18, 2021.

Successful Applicants

If your application is successful, EC3/Artsweek will send you a Letter of Agreement.

Application Checklist

  • Title of Project
  • Project Summary (25 words maximum)
  • Project Description (500 words maximum)
  • Artist’s Statement (250 words maximum)
  • Location/Venue Information (250 words maximum)
  • CV (3 pages max)
  • Support Materials
  • Budget Form

Contact

Gabe Pollock, EC3/Artsweek Program Coordinator
infoartsweek@gmail.com
705-749-9101
www.artsweekpeterborough.ca

Posted in Bulletin, EC3 Announcement

EC3 COVID-19 Bulletin #51: Reopening Step 3 and the Arts: A Deep Dive into the Regulations for Reopening Ontario Step 3

July 20th, 2021

Hello everyone,

This past Friday, Ontario officially entered Step 3 of its Reopening Ontario plan. This stage of the plan will have perhaps the most dramatic impact on arts organizations, with galleries and theatres able to reopen and general gathering limits raised to 25 indoors and 100 outdoors. However, this is, very importantly, not a full lifting of restrictions, and there are still a lot of rules still to be followed.

Thankfully, Keith Beecroft, Public Health Promoter at Peterborough Public Health and our favourite public health restrictions interpreter, has sent along two excellent guides, one with a general “explainer “for businesses and organizations, and then a deeper look at capacity limits and the performing arts.

Take it away, Keith:

GENERAL GUIDELINES

We’ve had some time to pore over the details for Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopening – all of which are captured here in O. Reg. 364/20 but wanted to highlight both some of the constants, and some of the changes. (We will provide the high-level updates below but are happy to answer specific questions if/when they come up). Of the changes, they come into force on Friday, July 16th @ 12:01am. You will notice some commonalties throughout the regs, with whatever sector you’re in – namely that physical distancing is one of the key public health measures, as is the continuation of masks in all indoor public settings.

We have a queue of questions that have come in over the last 72h and will get to them as soon as we are able; thank you for your patience. Likewise, you can also expect to see sector specific guidance coming from us in the coming days… you can also expect a flurry of shorter updates through the week as we learn more, or discover new resources to share with you 🙂

Lastly, there are a host of updates that apply to social gatherings and private settings and things that you might do you in your spare time (yes, we recognize that in addition to being stalwart partners Monday-Friday, you also have other things going on too!) –  for all things COVID, everything for summer camps to BBQs to using seasonal properties is found here.

The big ones, though, as they apply to public settings:

  1. Face coverings or masks

Rules that apply to individuals:

  • Required when:
    • Indoors in a business or organization
    • Attending an indoor organized public event and are within two metres of another person who is not a part of the same household
  • The face covering or mask must cover the mouth, nose and chin
  • Limited exceptions apply

Rules that apply to all businesses that are open:

  • Any person in an indoor area of a business or organization or a vehicle that is a part of the business or organization must wear a mask or face covering that covers their mouth, nose or chin, with limited exceptions
  • Not required for workers who are in an area that is not accessible to the public and are able to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres
  1. Physical distancing
  • Required when:
  • Indoors at a business or facility that is open to the public
  • Attending an indoor organized public event
  • Limited exceptions apply, including for members of the same household and caregivers, or when necessary to be closer to complete a transaction or receive a service, if a face covering or mask is worn
  • Patrons outside a business or place that is open must be managed to ensure they maintain a physical distance of 2 metres
  1. Patron and employee screening
  1. Safety Plans
  • Safety plans must be prepared, posted in a conspicuous location, and made available upon request
  • Some businesses, places and events have additional requirements that need to be included in their safety plan
  1. Cleaning and disinfecting
  • Equipment, washrooms, locker rooms, change rooms, showers must be cleaned and disinfected as frequently as is necessary to maintain a sanitary condition
  1. The changes:
  • The “work from home except where necessary” sub-section was removed entirely
  • There are changes to the capacity limits section, including:
  • If there are no prescribed capacity limits, then the business needs to use physical distancing of 2 metres to set the limits. (Please keep in mind that this is not the total square footage of the place or establishment, but rather needs to consider shelving, displays, checkouts, and room for people to pass each other as well)
  • Businesses that get 50% or 25% capacity limits, use their occupancy load number for fire ratings to get their calculation
  1. Capacity calculations:
  • For the purposes of this Order, the maximum number of members of the public permitted in a business or facility that is operating in an outdoor setting at 75 per cent capacity is determined by taking the total square metres of area accessible to the public, dividing that number by 1.33, and rounding the result down to the nearest whole number.
  • For the purposes of this Order, the maximum number of members of the public permitted in a business or facility, or part of a business or facility, that is operating in an indoor setting at 50 per cent capacity is determined by taking 50 per cent of the maximum occupant load of the business or facility, or part of a business or facility, as applicable, as calculated in accordance with Ontario Regulation 213/07 (Fire Code), made under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.
  • For the purposes of this Order, the maximum number of members of the public permitted in a business or facility, or part of a business or facility, that is operating in an indoor setting at 25 per cent capacity is determined by taking 25 per cent of the maximum occupant load of the business or facility, or part of a business or facility, as applicable, as calculated in accordance with Ontario Regulation 213/07 (Fire Code), made under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.

While we ramp up for Step 3, I just want to take a moment to thank you all for allowing us to be a part of this (hopefully never again in our lifetime) journey with you – it has been a privilege getting to know and support your organizations, and we can’t thank you enough for the Herculean efforts you have been through to keep our community safe.

CAPACITY LIMITS AND THE PERFORMING ARTS

Requirements specific to the Performing Arts sector, O. Reg. 364/20, Schedule 2 Section 22.

Please note that there are delineations between seated and non-seated events, and that capacity limits are based on percentages determined by the setting of the event. We are happy to work through specific scenarios with you, but have captured the highlights below.

  • Indoor and outdoor venues can open.
  • Actively screening staff and volunteers before they begin their shift is required.
  • Indoor capacity for patrons at a seated event limited to 50% or 1,000 people, whichever is less; each particular room limited to 50% of the usual seated capacity.
  • Outdoor capacity for patrons in the outdoor area limited to 75% capacity to a maximum of 5,000 people, whichever is less.
  • Outdoor capacity for patrons at a seated event limited to 75% capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less.
  • Maximum capacity must be posted and are based on the calculations below – for venues operating at either 75% capacity or 50% capacity:
  • For the purposes of this Order, the maximum number of members of the public permitted in a business or facility that is operating in an outdoor setting at 75 per cent capacity is determined by taking the total square metres of area accessible to the public, dividing that number by 1.33, and rounding the result down to the nearest whole number.
  • For the purposes of this Order, the maximum number of members of the public permitted in a business or facility, or part of a business or facility, that is operating in an indoor setting at 50 per cent capacity is determined by taking 50 per cent of the maximum occupant load of the business or facility, or part of a business or facility, as applicable, as calculated in accordance with Ontario Regulation 213/07 (Fire Code), made under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.
  • In addition, every member of the public who is outdoors at a concert, event, performance or movie must wear a mask or face covering that covers their mouth, nose and chin, with limited exceptions. (Wearing a mask outdoors is a new requirement.)
  • Reservations required to attend a seated event.
  • Developing, maintaining, and posting a safety plan is required. In addition to the general requirements of the safety plan, the plan also must detail how you will:
  • (a) prevent gatherings and crowds in the business or place or at the event;
  • (b) ensure that section 3.2 of this Schedule is complied with in the business or place or at the event; and
  • (c) mitigate the risk of any interactive activities, exhibits or games that may be included in the business or place or at the event.

In the event that live music will be performed at a venue there must be at least 2m distance, or an impermeable barrier between spectators and performers. Capacity limits for the venue would be determined by the type of place the music is performed (bar or restaurant patio, wedding venues, etc.)

We know there is a lot to take in here and are happy to walk through specific scenarios with you – we’ve copy and pasted the legalese below.

With continued thanks,

Keith Beecroft

THE LEGALESE

Live entertainment: requirements

  1. (1) The person responsible for a business or place that is open shall ensure that, if live entertainment is performed for spectators at the business or place, the performers maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from any spectators or are separated from any spectators by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier.

Concert venues, theatres and cinemas

  1. (1) Concert venues, theatres and cinemas may open if they comply with the following conditions:
  2. The number of members of the public at an outdoor seated concert, event, performance or movie within the concert venue, theatre or cinema at any one time must not exceed 75 per cent of the usual seating capacity for the concert venue, theatre or cinema, or 15,000 persons, whichever is less.
  3. The number of members of the public in the outdoor area of the concert, event, performance or movie at any one time must not exceed 75 per cent capacity of the concert venue, theatre or cinema, as determined in accordance with subsection 3 (2) of Schedule 1, or 5,000 persons, whichever is less.
  4. The number of members of the public at an indoor seated concert, event, performance or movie within the concert venue, theatre or cinema at any one time must not exceed 50 per cent of the usual seating capacity for the concert venue, theatre or cinema, or 1,000 persons, whichever is less.
  5. The number of members of the public permitted to be in a particular room in the indoor portion of the seated concert, event, performance or movie at any one time must not exceed 50 per cent of the usual seating capacity of the room in the concert venue, theatre or cinema, and the total capacity for the particular room cannot be added to increase the total capacity of the concert venue, theatre, or cinema as provided for under paragraph 3.
  6. Every member of the public who is outdoors at a concert, event, performance or movie must wear a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin, unless they are entitled to any of the exceptions set out in subsection 2 (4) of Schedule 1, or are seated with members of their own household only, and every member of the household is seated at least two metres from every person outside their household.
  7. No member of the public may attend a seated concert, event, performance or movie within the concert venue, theatre or cinema unless they have made a reservation to do so.
  8. The person responsible for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must post a sign in a conspicuous location visible to the public that states the capacity limits under which the concert venue, theatre or cinema is permitted to operate and the capacity limits of any seated concert, event, performance or movie within the concert venue, theatre or cinema.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph 5 of subsection (1), the references to “indoor area” in clauses 2 (4) (i) and (l) of Schedule 1 shall be read as “outdoor area”, and for greater certainty members of the public are permitted to remove a mask or face covering temporarily to consume food or drink, or as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety. 

(3) For greater certainty, the person responsible for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must prepare a safety plan in accordance with section 3.3 of Schedule 1.

 

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

Contact
Su Ditta
Executive Director
Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
electriccitycc@gmail.com
www.ecthree.org
705 749 9101

Posted in COVID-19, Bulletin, EC3 Announcement

EC3 COVID-19 Bulletin #50: EC3 is Hiring! Three Positions for Artsweek 2021

July 14th, 2021

Hello everyone,

As the summer continues and Artsweek SHIFT² completes its final projects, EC3 is gearing up for Artsweek 2021, the full-scale, ten-day, multidisciplinary festival of the arts in Peterborough, coming this September. EC3 is hiring for three positions to assist with the festival.

The Artsweek 2021 Festival Producer is a contract position responsible for the overall management and delivery of Artsweek’s 2021 programming. For younger people (age 15 to 30), the Artsweek 2021 Associate Producer and Marketing and Communications Associate are two Canada Summer Jobs positions who will also play essential roles in making this festival a reality and a success. Working on Artsweek is a wild, wonderful ride every time and offers a unique opportunity to work with some of Peterborough’s most creative people.

The application deadline for all positions is July 26, 2021 at 11:59pm. Full details of all positions are included below. Take a look, share it around with anyone who might be interested. We can’t wait to hear from you, and get to work on Artsweek 2021!


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

Contact
Su Ditta
Executive Director
Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
electriccitycc@gmail.com
www.ecthree.org
705 749 9101

Posted in Bulletin, EC3 Announcement

Call for Applications: Artsweek 2021 Marketing and Communications Associate

July 14th, 2021

A Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunity

Application Deadline: Monday, July 26 at 11:59pm

See also: Artsweek 2021 Festival Producer, Artsweek 2021 Associate Producer

Under the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, this opportunity is for people who are aged 15 to 30 years (inclusive) at the start of employment. Candidate must be Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person upon whom refugee protection has been conferred, and who is legally entitled to work in Ontario. This position is being funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, a component of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Artsweek is a biennial arts festival produced and presented by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) in Peterborough, Ontario.

This job offers an opportunity to work directly with the Artsweek Festival Producer, Associate Producer and Electric City Culture Council (EC3) staff, skilled volunteers and Board members to assist in the design, and delivery of an Audience Development Campaign for the 2021 festival, including a strategic outreach campaign to marginalized communities who have specific barriers to accessing arts, culture and heritage experiences and opportunities. This project aims to create a high-profile, vibrant picture of the Artsweek 2021 Festival and change up the audience profile. The Festival brings new work by local artists to new audiences and features more than one hundred artists in 30 different events. All events are free.

Artsweek 2021’s programming and presentation takes COVID-19 into consideration.

The Audience Development Campaign includes:

  • Enhancing the profile of Artsweek 2021 and increasing audience participation in the festival’s 30+ events through the development and delivery of a comprehensive marketing and communications plan.
  • Developing marketing initiatives that will connect arts, culture and heritage organizations with each other, breaking down silos and building networks and bridges to broaden public inclusion in the festival at a variety of unexpected locations and cultural and social divides.
  • Creating specific vehicles, cross-sector networks and opportunities that welcome the following groups into festival activities and adopting tools and approaches for effective engagement and inclusion: persons with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, Indigenous peoples, members of visual/racialized minorities, youth, LGBTQ2 community, people with social or employment barriers including literacy and numeracy and mental health challenges.

Duties will include:

  • Undertaking primary research on the target groups and developing contacts and relationships with the key organizations that represent or work with them.
  • Updating databases for broadcast and social media campaigns.
  • Developing and delivering on-site promotional tools and peripheral marketing tools.
  • Organizing media conferences (media kits, teasers, etc.) and social media campaigns including promotional contests.
  • Supporting the production of video documentation and other digital promotional vehicles.
  • Participating in the planning of special events to engage a broader public and promote awareness, as well as other customized strategies including workshops, tours, enhanced cultural passports, relaxed performance toolkits, etc. for target groups.
  • Assisting with the design and delivery of these campaigns across multiple digital, broadcast/narrowcast and print platforms (developing plans, editing text, sourcing and selecting photos, establishing release schedules, making videos, managing databases, organizing volunteers) and documenting and archiving campaign materials in both digital and print formats.
  • Planning a ‘presence’ for Artsweek and the arts, cultural and heritage community in non-traditional venues and events including agricultural fairs and culturally based community festivities (booths, ticket giveaways, talks, etc.).

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Familiarity with marketing tools and campaign design
  • Familiarity with simple database management, Excel, Mailchimp, etc.
  • Solid knowledge of using social media platforms particularly Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as video and other graphic tools
  • Experience with other promotion tools in marketing campaigns
  • Ability to work independently or in a team
  • Capacity to plan and deliver multiple projects from beginning to end
  • Ability to work effectively independently, as well as in a team
  • Passion for and knowledge of the arts and the Peterborough community a definite asset
  • Attention to detail and strong strategic fore sighting capacity
  • Capacity to work from a home office and onsite in different venues
  • Driver’s licence and regular access to a vehicle and asset

The Electric City Culture Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of marginalized/racialized communities (visible and invisible) including Indigenous people, Deaf people, people with disabilities, new Canadians, and those identifying as LGBTQ2+.

Hours
35 hrs. per week, including some evenings and weekends (flexible)

Duration of Contract
August 9 to October 3, 2021

Rate of Pay
$16.00 per hour

To Apply
Applications accepted by email only to infoartsweek@gmail.com with subject line ‘AW 2021 Marketing and Communications Associate.’ Please include resume/CV, cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position, and the names and contact information of three references.

Contact
Gabe Pollock
EC3 Program Coordinator and Research Lead
infoartsweek@gmail.com
(705) 749-9101

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59 PM ON MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021

For more information please visit: www.artsweekpeterborough.ca and www.ecthree.org.

About Artsweek
Artsweek is Peterborough’s biennial, multidisciplinary festival of the arts, a celebration of art in many forms, including music, media arts, visual arts, literary arts, puppetry and kid’s programming, theatre, dance, and performance of all kinds, unfolding in public spaces and art venues across the City. Artsweek brings new work to new audiences in unexpected ways, supports original creation by local artists, and celebrates Peterborough as an innovative, creative community with a vibrant arts scene. Artsweek 2021 is produced and presented by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3).

About EC3
The Electric City Culture Council is an arm’s length, not-for-profit arts organization providing programs and services that support the development and sustainability of the arts sector in Peterborough and the surrounding region.

Posted in EC3 Announcement

Call for Applications: Artsweek 2021 Associate Producer

July 14th, 2021

A Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunity

Application Deadline: Monday, July 26 at 11:59pm

See also: Artsweek 2021 Festival Producer, Artsweek 2021 Marketing and Communications Associate

Under the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, this opportunity is for people who are aged 15 to 30 years (inclusive) at the start of employment. Candidate must be Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person upon whom refugee protection has been conferred, and who is legally entitled to work in Ontario. This position is being funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, a component of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Artsweek is a biennial arts festival produced and presented by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) in Peterborough, Ontario.

Reporting directly to the Artsweek 2021 Festival Producer, the Artsweek Associate Producer will perform a variety of administrative and production duties supporting the planning and delivery of a 10-day, multi-disciplinary arts festival in the City. The Festival brings new work by local artists to new audiences and features more than one hundred artists in 30 different events. All events are free.

Artsweek 2021’s programming and presentation takes COVID-19 into consideration.

Duties will include:

  • Supporting the Artsweek 2021 Festival Producer in advance event planning (workplans and schedules), on-site production and presentation activities, and administrative record keeping (mapping, permits, site discovery, etc.), for approximately 15 projects in 30 locations.
  • Communications with artists and venues, outreach to program partners including schools, businesses, community groups and other arts, culture and heritage institutions, meeting reports and action plans.
  • General production management support, including: receiving and delivering contracts, updating budgets, filing and printing.
  • Volunteer recruitment, training and recognition plans.
  • Coordinating donations collection.
  • Organizing venues and amenities such as catering, seating, signage, flags, health and safety protocols, etc.
  • Supporting the Festival Producer in site assessment and adaptation in advance of the festival.
  • Developing and maintaining Artsweek photo/video documentation and archives.
  • Assisting with program analytics and evaluation.
  • Planning and organizing festival follow-up, returns, thanks yous, etc.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, plan and organize arts or arts related projects from beginning to end.
  • Good writing and oral communications skills.
  • Good judgement and flexibility.
  • Ability to work effectively independently, as well as in a team.
  • Passion for and knowledge of the arts and the Peterborough community a definite asset.
  • Attention to detail and strong strategic fore-sighting capacity.
  • Capacity to work from a home office and onsite in different venues.
  • Driver’s licence and regular access to a vehicle an asset.

The Electric City Culture Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of marginalized/racialized communities (visible and invisible) including Indigenous people, Deaf people, people with disabilities, new Canadians, and those identifying as LGBTQ2+.

Hours
35 hrs. per week, including some evenings and weekends (flexible)

Duration of Contract
August 9 to October 3, 2021

Rate of Pay
$16.00 per hour

To Apply
Applications accepted by email only to infoartsweek@gmail.com with subject line ‘AW 2021 Associate Producer.’ Please include resume/CV, cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position, and the names and contact information of three references.

Contact
Gabe Pollock
EC3 Program Coordinator and Research Lead
infoartsweek@gmail.com
(705) 749-9101

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59 PM ON MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021

For more information please visit: www.artsweekpeterborough.ca and www.ecthree.org.

About Artsweek
Artsweek is Peterborough’s biennial, multidisciplinary festival of the arts, a celebration of art in many forms, including music, media arts, visual arts, literary arts, puppetry and kid’s programming, theatre, dance, and performance of all kinds, unfolding in public spaces and art venues across the City. Artsweek brings new work to new audiences in unexpected ways, supports original creation by local artists, and celebrates Peterborough as an innovative, creative community with a vibrant arts scene. Artsweek 2021 is produced and presented by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3).

About EC3
The Electric City Culture Council is an arm’s length, not-for-profit arts organization providing programs and services that support the development and sustainability of the arts sector in Peterborough and the surrounding region.

Posted in EC3 Announcement

Call for Applications: Artsweek 2021 Festival Producer

July 14th, 2021

Application Deadline: Monday, July 26 at 11:59pm

See also: Artsweek 2021 Associate Producer, Artsweek 2021 Marketing and Communications Associate

The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is inviting applications for the position of Festival Producer, Artsweek 2021. The fixed-term, contract position will begin ASAP and end no later than October 31, 2021. Artsweek will take place the last week of September 2021.

Artsweek is a biennial, 10-day, multi-disciplinary arts festival in Peterborough, Ontario. The Festival brings new work by local artists to new audiences and features more than one hundred artists in 30 different events. All events are free.

Artsweek 2021’s programming and presentation takes COVID 19 into consideration.

Reporting to EC3’s Executive Director and Program Coordinator, the Artsweek Festival Producer will be responsible for the overall management and successful delivery of Artsweek 2021’s programming. The Artsweek Festival Producer will be implementing an artistic program that has largely been determined, with some areas in need of further curatorial direction.

Duties will include:

  • Act as the project lead for all artistic events and public outreach initiatives for Artsweek 2021
  • Provide curatorial/production support for Artsweek 2021 artists and projects, including: providing feedback on in-development projects, site selection and management, installation, production and de-installation support
  • Overall Festival planning and scheduling
  • Manage two Canada Summer Jobs staff
  • Coordinate technical, stage management and other support staff as necessary
  • Oversee the development of marketing and promotional materials in conjunction EC3’s Program
  • Coordinator and the Artsweek Marketing and Communications Associate
  • Supervise the recruitment, training, scheduling and organizing of Artsweek 2021 volunteers with the Artsweek Associate Producer
  • Work with a variety of co-production partners and project sponsors to deliver projects and events
  • Ensure that all COVID-19 health and safety regulations are met
  • Complete appropriate record keeping, documentation and reporting of resources, events, and exhibitions related to Artsweek 2021 projects
  • Provide a detailed report and coordinate evaluation of Artsweek 2021 activities at the completion of the project

Skills and Qualifications

  • Completed post-secondary education in a relevant field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Demonstrate outstanding related arts project production and management experience
  • Experience working in an administrative capacity
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, work independently, as well as work in a team environment, set and meet deadlines, work under pressure, and exercise sound judgment in setting priorities
  • Ability and capacity to work as team member in a fast-paced environment and be flexible
  • Have a strong working knowledge of the contemporary arts in general and of the Peterborough arts scene in particular
  • Experience working with artists and arts organizations from a variety of disciplines including arts collectives, community-based arts organizations, public galleries, artist-run centres, performing arts groups and other arts organizations an asset
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Knowledge of diverse cultural and social practices
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, social media, MailChimp; experience with both Windows and Mac OS an asset
  • Graphic design and WordPress skills are an asset
  • Strong commitment to community development and principles of social justice
  • Ability to work from a home office
  • Driver’s licence and car is an asset

The Electric City Culture Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of marginalized/racialized communities (visible and invisible) including Indigenous people, Deaf people, people with disabilities, new Canadians, and those identifying as LGBTQ2+.

Duration of contract
Starting ASAP, ending no later than October 31, 2021.

Payment
This is contract position paying $5,500 in three instalments.

To Apply
Applications accepted by email only to infoartsweek@gmail.com with subject line ‘AW 2021 Festival Producer.’ Please include resume/CV, cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position, and the names and contact information of three references.

Contact
Gabe Pollock
EC3 Program Coordinator and Research Lead
infoartsweek@gmail.com
(705) 749-9101

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59 PM ON MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021

For more information please visit: www.artsweekpeterborough.ca and www.ecthree.org.

About Artsweek
Artsweek is Peterborough’s biennial, multidisciplinary festival of the arts, a celebration of art in many forms, including music, media arts, visual arts, literary arts, puppetry and kid’s programming, theatre, dance, and performance of all kinds, unfolding in public spaces and art venues across the City. Artsweek brings new work to new audiences in unexpected ways, supports original creation by local artists, and celebrates Peterborough as an innovative, creative community with a vibrant arts scene. Artsweek 2021 is produced and presented by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3).

About EC3
The Electric City Culture Council is an arm’s length, not-for-profit arts organization providing programs and services that support the development and sustainability of the arts sector in Peterborough and the surrounding region.

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EC3 COVID-19 Bulletin #49: It’s Summer and EC3 Has Hot News

July 2nd, 2021

New Federal Funding, Artsweek SHIFT², and EC3 is Hiring!

Hello everyone,

As Ontario enters Step 2 of its Reopening Ontario plan (see yesterday’s Bulletin) and the steamy hot weather breaks, EC3 wanted to provide some other good news for the arts.

In this Bulletin, we’ll provide a breakdown of new funding coming in from the federal government for the arts, a Call for Applicants from EC3 for a Production Coordinator for the Artsweek 2021 festival (which is coming this September!), and an updated slate of events coming in July as part of the Artsweek SHIFT² pocket festival.

Federal Funding Updates

Earlier this year, as part of the Federal Budget, the government announced it would be investing $1.9 billion for the tourism, arts, culture, and sport sector over the next five years. This week, we got a bit of a clearer picture of what some of that funding will look like.

It includes:

  • Recovery Fund for Arts, Culture, Heritage, and Sport Sectors: $300 million administered through Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Telefilm Canada, broken down into:
    • Stream 1: Reinforcing Recovery Foundations, to provide additional relief to arts, culture and sport organizations that are still struggling with operational viability due to the pandemic.
    • Stream 2: Investing in the Recovery, to provide organizations and Canadians working in these sectors who are ready to lead recovery in the arts, culture and heritage sectors with the financial means to help build organizational resilience and pursue business innovation and transformation. Also include funding for green measures and equity and diversity measures.
  • Reopening Fund: $200 million over two years through existing programs to support in-person events and experiences, to help jumpstart tourism.
  • Major Festivals and Events Support Initiative: $200 million for Canada’s major, recurring festivals.

Here is a full breakdown of the funding and where it’s going.

In addition, Karen August from Peterborough-Kawartha MP Hon. Maryam Monsef’s office has provided some notes highlighting some opportunities that may be of particular interest to local organizations:

Canada Council Funding

  • Recovery Fund Stream 2 Investing in the Recovery: $50 million in 2022–23: $20 million for the research, creation, and production of work, $5 million for domestic touring activities and market development, and $25 million for sector innovation.
  • Reopening Fund: $25 million in 2021-22 to enable recipients of core funding to invest in activities aimed at re-engaging existing audiences and building new ones.

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

  • Recovery Fund Stream 1 Reinforcing Recovery Foundations: $5 million in year 1 (2021-22) to support not-for-profit organizations in the professional arts presentation sector experiencing significant viability and business continuity challenges, specifically those organizations that own or operate presentation venues with greater financial risk
  • Reopening Fund: $5 million in year 1 (2021-22) to support not-for-profit organizations in the professional arts presentation sector experiencing significant viability and business continuity challenges, specifically those organizations that own or operate presentation venues with greater financial risk; and $25 million in year 2 (2022-23) to support not-for-profit organizations in the professional arts presentation sector for costs to encourage the return of audiences.

Telefilm Canada

  • Reopening Fund: $10 million over two years (2021-22 and 2022-23) to help film festivals recover and enhance their online and in-person activities

New funding applicants: For certain programs, new funding applicants will be able to submit proposals through an application-based online portal.

Details about eligibility and this application-based portal will be available in the coming weeks.

Call for Applications: Production Coordinator

Are you passionate about the arts in Peterborough? Well-organized? Interested in helping EC3 put on the best arts festival possible?

EC3 is hiring a Production Coordinator for the upcoming Artsweek 2021 festival. Apply before Friday, July 9 at 5pm to infoartsweek@gmail.com. Full details can be found HERE.

Artsweek SHIFT²

As we continue work on Artsweek 2021, we also continue presenting events as part of Artsweek SHIFT², EC3’s special pandemic-era ‘pocket festival.’

Tonight, Benj Rowland will present a live-stream concert on YouTube. Next week, the Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts presents aLIVE Circus at Peterborough Square. Then later in the month we have the Borderless Music & Arts muti-disciplinary live-stream festival, and The Nervous System’s puppet play Vertep.

Check out the just-released UPDATED schedule for Artsweek SHIFT², which includes the latest information on all these productions. (Click images to see full size.)


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

Contact
Su Ditta
Executive Director
Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
electriccitycc@gmail.com
www.ecthree.org
705 749 9101

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EC3 COVID-19 Bulletin #48: Step 2 and the Arts

July 1st, 2021

Clarifying the Public Health Regulations for ‘Step 2’ of the Reopening Ontario Plan

Hello everyone,

Today, Ontario enters into Step 2 of its Reopening Ontario plan. While Step 2 still includes heavy restrictions for many arts and culture organizations, it does allow for increased gathering limits and outdoor events, and it paves the way for museums, galleries, and performing arts organizations to be able to reopen in Step 3.

In this Bulletin, we will provide some clarification about what Step 2 means for the arts. If you’re looking for general information about Step 2, including gathering size limits and rules for businesses, this CTV article does a great job of breaking it down, and you can find more on the provincial government’s official Reopening Ontario page.

Peterborough Public Health Updates: Reopening Rules and Regulations

As Peterborough enters Step 2 of its Reopening Ontario Plan, Keith Beecroft, Public Health Promoter at Peterborough Public Health, has put together a fantastic explanation of how these new regulations work for the arts:

Indoor Concert Venues, Theatres and Cinemas (Schedule 2, Section 24)

Plain language:

  • No live audiences indoors
  • Rehearsing, broadcasting, live streaming, and recording indoors, is permitted

Legalese from the Regulations:

24. Indoor concert venues, theatres and cinemas may open for the purpose of rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance if they comply with the following conditions:

1. No spectators may be permitted in the concert venue, theatre or cinema.

2. Every performer and other person who provides work for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person, except,

i. if it is necessary for the purposes of the performance or rehearsal that the performers or persons who provide work for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must be closer to each other, or
ii. where necessary for the purposes of health and safety.

3. The person responsible for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must,

i. record the name and contact information of every performer and other person who provides work for the concert venue, theatre or cinema who enters an indoor area of the facility,
ii. maintain the records for a period of at least one month, and
iii. only disclose the records to a medical officer of health or an inspector under the Health Protection and Promotion Act on request for a purpose specified in section 2 of that Act or as otherwise required by law.

Outdoor Concert Venues, Theatres And Cinemas (Schedule 2, Section 25)

Plain language:

  • Up to 25% capacity of the outdoor space’s usual seating capacity may be in attendance for live performances
  • Staff and performers at the venue do not count towards capacity limits (i.e. staff + 25% capacity would be fine, though ‘less is best’)
  • Reservations must be made
  • Guests must remain seated at all times; no ‘standing room’ permitted
  • Capacity limits for the venue must be posted
  • A safety plan must be developed for the space:
    • The safety plan must describe how the requirements of this Order will be implemented in the location including by screening, physical distancing, requiring masks or face coverings, cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and objects, the wearing of personal protective equipment and preventing and controlling crowding.

Legalese from the Regulations:

25. Outdoor concert venues, theatres and cinemas may open if they comply with the following conditions:

1. The number of members of the public in the outdoor area of the concert venue, theatre or cinema at any one time must not exceed 25 per cent capacity, determined by taking the total square metres of the outdoor area accessible to the public in the concert venue, theatre or cinema, dividing that number by 16 and rounding the result down to the nearest whole number.

2. The number of members of the public at a seated concert, event, performance or movie within the concert venue, theatre or cinema at any one time must not exceed 25 per cent of the usual seating capacity for the concert, event, performance or movie.

3. No member of the public may attend a seated concert, event, performance or movie within the concert venue, theatre or cinema unless they have made a reservation to do so.

4. No member of the public may be permitted to enter the indoor premises of the concert venue, theatre or cinema, except,

i. to access a washroom,
ii. to access an outdoor area that can only be accessed through an indoor route,
iii. to engage in retail sales, or
iv. as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety.

5. The person responsible for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must post a sign in a conspicuous location visible to the public that states the capacity limits under which the concert venue, theatre or cinema is permitted to operate and the capacity limits of any seated concert, event, performance or movie within the concert venue, theatre or cinema.

6. The person responsible for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must prepare a safety plan in accordance with section 3.3 of Schedule 1.

Live Entertainment (Schedule 1, Section 6)

Plain language:

  • Dancing is not permitted at any venue (O. Reg. 263/20, Schedule 2, Section 1 – Restaurants and Bars – Subsection 11)
  • A minimum distance of 3m is required between spectators and performers or an impermeable barrier

Legalese from the Regulations:

6. (1) The person responsible for a business or place that is open shall ensure that, if live entertainment is performed for spectators at the business or place, the performers maintain a physical distance of at least three metres from any spectators or are separated from any spectators by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier.

Understanding Capacity Limits

  • If the live entertainment is being offered at a business that does not primarily offer this service (e.g., restaurant patios, farmers’ markets, retail stores, etc.), the capacity limits for that business will apply.
  • If live entertainment is being offered as part of a private social gathering in a private space (backyard, etc.) or at an outdoor municipal space (with approvals from the municipality) the social gathering limit of up to 25 people will apply.
  • If a live entertainment event is being offered at an outdoor concert venue, theatre, or cinema, the capacity limit can be up to 25% of that space.
  • Please note: in all settings, a minimum distance of 3m (or an impermeable barrier) is required between performers and spectators.

Final Words from Keith

The chorus from this family favorite seems apt right now – “And we will come back home; Home, again!” – we’re getting there, and we are so appreciative of you helping us support this sector.


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

Contact
Su Ditta
Executive Director
Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
electriccitycc@gmail.com
www.ecthree.org
705 749 9101

Posted in COVID-19, Bulletin

EC3 COVID-19 Bulletin #47: On Fair Rules for Reopening Art Spaces and Venues

June 22nd, 2021

Public Health Regulation Updates, Fairness for the Arts Campaigns, and More

Hello everyone,

It has been a relief these last couple of weeks to see our city and our province start to reopen after COVID-19 lockdowns, with the downtown coming back to life and some stores and organizations permitted to welcome limited numbers of people back through their doors.

However, the arts remain notably quiet, as public health regulations continue to force the closure of rehearsal and performance spaces, galleries and museums, and continue to prevent even small outdoor gatherings; all while the guidelines about what will be permitted going forward remain unclear.

In this Bulletin, we will attempt to provide some clarity with updates from Peterborough Public Health about exactly what is and isn’t permitted for the arts, now and as we move into Step 2 and 3 of the Reopening Ontario Plan. The Bulletin also provides information on some campaigns arguing for fairer treatment for the arts as these plans move forward.

We encourage everyone to follow these campaigns, take part, help spread the word, and argue for better, fairer treatment for our arts organizations.

Peterborough Public Health Updates

Uncertain about how the various steps of reopening will affect your arts organization? Keith Beecroft, Public Health Promoter at Peterborough Public Health, has put together some useful clarifications.

Keith says, “With regards to all that will be offered/available/allowed in Step 2 – we are still waiting on the specifics detailed in the Regulations; we hope to have the Regulations before we enter Step 2, but that has not always been the case. As you’ll note for Step 1 – very little is permitted right now in the arts sector, with the exception of rehearsals, and or recorded/broadcasted events.”

Step 1

In plain language:

  • No live audiences
  • Only those that are essential to the rehearsal or broadcast are permitted on site
    • Only 10 may be on the premises/property
  • You must remain outdoors
  • You must record the names and contact info of everyone who is involved in the rehearsal or broadcast
  • Drive in performances are allowed, however:
    • Everyone must stay in their vehicle
    • Vehicles must be at least 2m from the next vehicle
    • Vehicles can only be occupied by members of the same household (and one support for a person if required)
Step 2 (more details TBA)
  • Indoor closed, permitted only for the purpose of rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted event – spectators not permitted
  • Outdoor open, including live music, with spectator capacity and other restrictions
Step 3 (more details TBA)
  • Indoor open, including live music, with spectator capacity and other restrictions
  • Outdoor open, including live music, with spectator capacity and other restrictions

We will work with Peterborough Public Health to provide further details as we find out more.

For those who are interested in more information about the Step 1 regulations, here is the specific language from the law, O. Reg. 82/20, Rules for Step 1, Schedule 7 Section 65, with sections relevant to the above in bold.

Entertainment
65. (1) Concert venues, theatres and cinemas that meet the conditions set out in subsection (2) or (3).

(2) Concert venues, theatres and cinemas may open for the purpose of rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance on outdoor premises if they comply with the following conditions:

1. No spectators may be permitted anywhere on the premises.

2. Only persons who are essential to the rehearsal or performance are permitted anywhere on the premises.

3. No more than 10 performers may be permitted to participate in the rehearsal or performance.

4. Every performer and other person who performs work for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must maintain a physical distance of at least three metres from every other person.

5. No performer or other person who performs work for the concert venue, theatre or cinema may be permitted in an indoor area of the concert venue, theatre or cinema, except,

i. where necessary to use a washroom,
ii. where necessary to access an outdoor area that can only be accessed through an indoor route, or
iii. as may otherwise be required for the purposes of health and safety.

6. The person responsible for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must,

i. record the name and contact information of every performer or other person who is present at the rehearsal or performance,
ii. maintain the records for a period of at least one month, and
iii. only disclose the records to a medical officer of health or an inspector under the Health Protection and Promotion Act on request for a purpose specified in section 2 of that Act or as otherwise required by law.

7. The person responsible for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must ensure that individuals are actively screened in accordance with the advice, recommendations and instructions of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health before they enter the premises.

(3) Concert venues, theatres and cinemas may open if they comply with the following conditions:

1. The movie, concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance must be provided in a drive-in or drive-through format.

2. Each person in attendance at the drive-in cinema or the drive-in or drive-through concert, event or performance, other than persons who perform work for the drive-in cinema or the drive-in or drive-through concert, event or performance, must remain within a motor vehicle designed to be closed to the elements except,

i. where necessary to purchase admission,
ii. where necessary to use a washroom, or
iii. as may otherwise be required for the purposes of health and safety.

3. Every motor vehicle at the drive-in cinema or the drive-in or drive-through concert, event or performance may only contain members of a single household plus a maximum of one additional person from outside that household who lives alone.

4. The driver of a motor vehicle at the drive-in cinema or the drive-in or drive-through concert, event or performance must ensure that it is positioned at least two metres away from other motor vehicles.

Fairness for the Arts

#FairnessForArtsON

As you may notice from the above, the restrictions on arts organizations remain incredibly strict, particularly when compared to other cultural industries, and many arts organizations won’t be able to reopen until well into Step 2 or Step 3. CBC Radio program Ontario Today devoted an entire episode last week to Why people in the arts feel overlooked in Ontario’s reopening plan. It’s well worth a listen.

We also wanted to draw your attention to two campaigns currently underway that aim to change this:

The Canadian Live Music Association’s #FairnessForArtsON campaign advocates for clearer and fairer guidelines for the performing arts, and changes to the regulations that would help Ontario artists to get back to work, and allow performing arts venues to reopen as soon as possible.

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries#SupportVisualArtsON similarly argues for clearer and fairer guidelines for museums and galleries, and argues these institutions should be able to reopen in Step 2.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Here are some important grant deadlines coming up soon:


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

Contact
Su Ditta
Executive Director
Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
electriccitycc@gmail.com
www.ecthree.org
705 749 9101

Posted in ACH Roundup, COVID-19, Bulletin

EC3 COVID-19 Bulletin #46: Shine a Spotlight

June 18th, 2021

EC3 Project Highlights Black Artists in Peterborough

Hello everyone,

Today, we wanted to draw your attention to a project EC3 has been working on over the past few months. Spotlight on Local Black Artists was launched in February, during Black History Month, as a way to highlight the work of Black artists living and working in Peterborough. We’ve been sharing these profiles on social media, and the full series is now archived on our website. This series includes six profiles so far, and EC3 will continue to work on expanding this series and releasing more profiles into the future.

This is a great opportunity to learn about these talented artists, include them in your programming and be sure to catch their work, whenever and wherever you can.

Many thanks to all the participating artists for their time and effort, and their thoughtful responses!

Take a look at the full series below, or check it out on the Spotlight on Local Black Artists page:


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

Contact
Su Ditta
Executive Director
Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
electriccitycc@gmail.com
www.ecthree.org
705 749 9101

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