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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.



December 17, 2017

Application Tips & Tricks

Thank you to everyone who attended the Artsweek Information Workshop on Thursday, December 16th, 2017. Please find the 12 Application...
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August 17, 2017

Artsweek Becomes Biennial Festival

As most of you know, Artsweek is Peterborough’s “festival of the arts”, a ten-day extravaganza of music, literary and spoken...
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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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