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Artsweek is Peterborough’s biennial festival of the arts,
a 10-day, multi-disciplinary showcase of local creativity.
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 returns next year, 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 Artsweek 2022 page for the Call for Proposals, Program Guidelines, and Application Form, and stand by for information on Application Workshops.



May 26, 2021

EC3 Supports Individual Local Artists with Artsweek SHIFT² Development Grants

The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is pleased to announce the distribution of $19,500 in Mini Grants to 13 local...
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May 13, 2021

“Swim!” Invites You to Participate in Performance by Post!

Artsweek SHIFT²/Precarious3 Festival Project "Swim!" by Jenn Cole is looking for participants. Swim! is not dancing together in the same...
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April 26, 2021

EC3 Launches Nine Smashing New Projects for Artsweek SHIFT², a ‘Pocket Festival’ of Local Arts Events

Peterborough, ON - The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is proud to launch Artsweek SHIFT², a series of nine COVID-compliant...
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Artsweek Video Archive


Artsweek 2018: AlleyWaltz Promo

Artsweek 2016: Overview


Artsweek 2015: Overview


Artsweek 2013: Storefront Photography Project


Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that Electric City Culture Council is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations. Electric City Culture Council respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

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