Artsweek 2023
May 5 to 14, 2023

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 this 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. 

 Please check out the Artsweek 2023 page for up-to-date information on the 2023 festival.

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 the land on which we work and gather is in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig Anishnaabe, home to the Williams Treaties First Nations, who have been the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters for countless generations. We support them in this work, which they continue to this day.

We are grateful to be here, and pledge to listen and learn from traditional Indigenous knowledge and ways. EC3 is committed to doing all we can to further efforts at real Truth and Reconciliation, which includes providing support to the artistic work of Indigenous artists, examining the ways we do this, and providing a space and a platform for Indigenous voices to be heard and respected.