Research, Information and Knowledge Sharing
EC3 is uniquely positioned to support the regional arts, culture, and heritage communities in its capacity as a source of institutional and community knowledge that spans the breadth of the city’s cultural history and the full scope of the arts sector outside of Peterborough. This is due in part to the Executive Director’s long history with the arts community and her deep knowledge of the national arts and culture context, as well as the broad community reach captured in the diversity of the EC3’s Board of Directors. It can also be attributed to our commitment to community-engaged programming and our long-term pledge to the development of a Peterborough that engages with arts and culture from the ground up with every new development. Our job includes undertaking original research on local issues and challenges, providing easy access to resources that advance the case for the arts, offer professional development training tools and organizational capacity building guides and advice (Culture Lab). We do this in a variety of ways including posting information about tools and resources on all our social media platforms, documenting our Cultural Incubators and other activities and making them available as PODcasts and publishing our own research on our web site. Through our Mailchimp Bulletins Facebook and Twitter, we circulate news and information from: MASS, AKIMBO, Hill Strategies Research, Charity Village, Canadian Coalition for the Arts and the OAC, Trillium etc. to a wide variety of local stakeholders.