EC3 COVID-19 Bulletin #41: EC3 Launches Peterborough Arts Alive Fund Strategic Recovery and Resilience Grant Program
May 19th, 2021
Good news to share this week….
The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is pleased to announce the launch of its Strategic Recovery and Resilience Grants Program made possible by the Peterborough Arts Alive Fund (PAA Fund). This program is an EC3 initiative in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough (CFGP).
The Peterborough Arts Alive Fund provides grants to arts organizations with charitable status (and incorporated not-for-profits who have partnered with a “fiscal sponsor” who is a registered charity) based in Peterborough or the surrounding region (Peterborough County, Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations), working in any discipline and in any capacity, to assist them to effectively manage the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, respond creatively to the current situation, and prepare for safe and robust reopening when they can. Grants are available for between $1,500 and $10,000.
Information on the PAA Fund and the Strategic Recovery and Resilience Grants are available on the EC3 website and the Program Guidelines and Application form are available through CFGP’s online portal. All applications must be made through the portal on the CFGP website.
For information on the PAA Fund or questions about your application, please contact EC3 Executive Director Su Ditta at email@example.com.
The Deadline for Applications is June 7 at 9:00 pm.
Applications are only accepted through the CFGP online portal.
For an arts organization to be eligible, it must be a registered charity or be an incorporated not-for-profit arts organization with a “fiscal sponsor” who is a registered charity. Priority will be given to professional arts organizations. Please see the EC3 website or CFGP’s online portal for further information on eligibility and other guidelines.
Our sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude go out to all the EC3 and CFGP donors who made this program possible, to the City of Peterborough for its very generous contribution to the Fund and to the Peterborough Performing Arts Recovery Alliance for its additional fundraising efforts.
The Peterborough Arts Alive Fund
This fund, organized and administered jointly by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) and the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough (CFGP), with additional fundraising support from the Peterborough Performing Arts Recovery Alliance (PPARA), EC3’s individual private donors, CFGP endowment donors, and a major contribution from the City of Peterborough, provides financial assistance to arts organizations to undertake both immediate, and strategic, long-term action to ensure that their organizations survive the impact of COVID-19 and continue to thrive in the future. The program is open to local arts organizations who have experienced revenue losses resulting in a negative financial, HR, or creative programming impact due to COVID-19, including liquidity, cash flow issues and deficits, staffing, infrastructure, audience attrition, revenue or artistic development, etc.
The Peterborough Arts Alive Fund supports the Strategic Recovery and Resilience Grants program for arts organizations who, in collaboration with individual artists and other not-for profit arts groups in their discipline(s), will work to stay strong, weather the COVID-19 pandemic, plan effectively for recovery (both short and long term), and deliver a successful “reboot” for the entire arts sector and cultural infrastructure.
This Fund provides grants to local arts organizations working in any discipline and in any capacity (creation, production, exhibition, presentation, publication, distribution, performance, etc.). The fund will assist in effectively managing the negative impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic, recouping the costs of keeping the organization afloat during the pandemic, responding creatively to the current situation, preparing for a safe and robust reopening when they can, and planning for a sustainable future.
Purpose of the Grants
These grants are intended to make survival and a great comeback more likely. Like all enterprises and not-for-profit organizations, arts groups need financial support to weather the storm and prepare to reboot once the crisis is over. This sector is full of creative ideas on how to make it through and bounce back hard, strong and fast when the time comes. Artists and community members alike are counting on arts organizations to do just that! The PAA Fund’s Strategic Response and Resiliency Grants will provide them with some of the tools and resources to achieve that goal.
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