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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 2021 Festival Dates: September 24 to October 3
Application Deadline: August 6, 2021 at 11:59PM

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 Artsweek 2021 page for more details, and stand by for information on Application Workshops.



July 14, 2021

Call for Applications: Artsweek 2021 Festival Producer

Application Deadline: Monday, July 26 at 11:59pm See also: Call for Applications: Artsweek 2021 Associate Producer, Call for Applications: Artsweek...
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June 1, 2021

EC3 Announces Full Schedule for Artsweek SHIFT² ‘Pocket Festival’

Peterborough, ON - The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is pleased to release the full schedule for Artsweek SHIFT², a...
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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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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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