LOCAL CANDIDATES DEBATE ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE ISSUES AT SHOWPLACE PERFORMANCE CENTRE
Monday September 28, 2015
Nexicom Lounge at Showplace Peterborough
290 George Street North
Doors 7 p.m
Debate starts 7:30
The 2015 Federal Election is upon us. Do you want to know where the city's Federal election candidates stand on arts and culture issues? Then Artsvote Peterborough is the debate for you! An all-candidates debate with a focus on questions that matter to the city's outstanding arts, culture, and heritage community - come out, inform yourself and have your voice heard.
Confirmed participants include:
Toban Leckie - Strength and Democracy
Doug Mason - Green Party
Maryam Monsef – Liberal Party
Dave Nickle – NDP
Michael Skinner – Conservative Party
Artsvote Peterborough will be moderated by Jack Roe.
Candidates have been asked to make an opening statement on their party’s approach to arts, culture, and heritage and to answer a series of questions that are of interest to those who care about the development of the local sector. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to candidates.
Capacity is limited to approximately 100 seats so please arrive early to ensure your spot. The Nexicom Lounge at Showplace Performance Centre is an accessible space.
Artsvote Peterborough is a partnership project between Artspace, the Electric City Culture Council (EC3), and Showplace Peterborough.
Artspace is a non-profit organization that assists artists with the presentation of new work. We change in response to the needs of artists and work to engage and inform the public about their work. Formally, our mandate aims to foster a stronger appreciation for Canadian contemporary art. In our ongoing efforts to increase public awareness, we also aim to build on our reputation as one of our region’s most vital arts organizations.
We advocate for artists. We nurture dialogue across disciplines, cultures and perspectives. We are also representatives, responsible for building ties within the community. Ours is a necessary voice in the cultural landscape, and has been since 1974. Our programming, though national in scope, is regional in spirit. In connecting artists to the community and welcoming community involvement, we continue to attract respected talent from across the country.
About the Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is a new, not-for-profit service organization serving the arts, culture and heritage (ACH) sector in Peterborough and the surrounding region. Our mission is to develop and strengthen the creative ecology of the region by connecting individuals and organizations and by providing the leadership, advocacy, professional development, information resources, networking, programming and collaborative partnerships, that will build and support the capacity and infrastructure of the local arts, culture and heritage community.
Showplace, Peterborough’s regional centre for the performing arts since October 1996, has a mission to present, promote, and sustain the performing arts; encourage and support active community involvement; maintain its facility; provide opportunities for local and touring artists to perform in a professional quality venue; entertain, inspire, nurture, educate, and empower artists and audiences alike. Join us, as our organization strives to enrich the cultural fabric of our community with its continuing arts celebration.