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 31, 2018

Artsweek Loves Pride

Art Loves PRIDE! The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) and Artsweek 2018 are passionate about taking part in the Peterborough...
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July 25, 2018

Anna Boulanger Joins Artsweek 2018 Team as Program Development Assistant

We are pleased to announce that Anna Boulanger has been appointed to the position of Program Development Assistant for Artsweek...
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June 17, 2018


The Board of Directors of the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is very pleased to announce that Hannah Keating has...
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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.