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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.



February 1, 2021

Announcing Artsweek SHIFT²

Call for Applications for ‘Mini Grants to Professional Artists’ and ‘Project Production and Presentation Grants’ for Artsweek SHIFT² Pocket Festival...
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October 30, 2020

Announcing Artsweek SHIFT

A Unique Arts Project Brings Six Months of Original Arts Programming to Peterborough Hello Everyone, COVID-19 has disrupted a lot...
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September 12, 2018

Listen to the Artsweek Song

Artsweek has a new theme song, penned and performed by emerging Peterborough artist Derd Wormlinger. He promises us that he...
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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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