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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.



September 12, 2018

Come to the Artsweek Volunteer Orientation!

Volunteer at Artsweek 2018! And join us at our Volunteer Orientation and Training on Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5:30 –...
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September 12, 2018

Artsweek 2018 Schedule is here!

It's time to plan your Artsweek! Our 2018 schedule is here, and from the Artsweek Launch to the Apple Cider...
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August 1, 2018

We are excited to announce the joining of Anna Currier to the Artsweek 2018 Team as the new Arts Awareness Outreach Coordinator!

We are excited to announce that Anna Currier has been appointed to the position of Arts Awareness Outreach Coordinator Assistant...
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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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