Peterborough Musicfest Season 34 Postponed

May 12, 2020 thewire 0

After much deliberation, and in consultation with public health officials, and local authorities, Musicfest staff announce, with very heavy hearts, that Peterborough Musicfest (PMF) will not proceed in 2020. “To postpone an entire season – a first in our thirty-three year history – is disheartening to say the least,” says […]

Public Energy Performing Arts presents THE REWIND ROOM

May 5, 2020 thewire 0

Weekly livestream showcase of performance highlights, featuring Peterborough-area dance, theatre and circus artists, from Public Energy’s archives. Every screening is followed by a live talkback session for viewers,hosted by Public Energy staff. Rewind Room artists coming up in May are– Nimkii Osawamick & Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie, Thurs May 7 at […]

Trent University Provides $675,000 in Emergency Funding for Students

May 4, 2020 thewire 0

More than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students receive financial support during COVID-19 pandemic Monday, May 4, 2020, Peterborough As part of its ongoing response to support students, Trent University has provided $675,000 in emergency funding to more than 1,200 students – including domestic, international, undergraduate, and graduate students – who […]

Boots and Hearts has been cancelled for 2020

May 1, 2020 thewire 0

For Immediate Release The health and well-being of our fans, artists, staff, partners and the community is always our highest priority. The impact of COVID-19 remains a risk for all large-scale events in 2020. Despite our eagerness to continue with this season, it is with great sadness that we announce […]

PTBOStrong invites you to tune into covAID

April 29, 2020 thewire 0

On Saturday May 16 at 7pm, PTBOStrong invites you to tune into covAID, an entertainment filled evening to enjoy with the family at home. 100% of funds raised during covAID will flow through the COVID-19 Community Response Fund – established by the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough and United Way […]


April 29, 2020 thewire 0

The current pandemic may have shut down pretty much every venue and canceled or postponed more great events than we can count, but Peterborough artists and arts organizations are still hard at work.  They’re finding innovative ways of bringing art and entertainment into people’s homes, often inviting audiences to participate […]

Media Release: SPARK Virtual Exhibits

April 23, 2020 thewire 0

For immediate release. Along with many other Peterborough-area community arts events, the month-long SPARK Photo Festival scheduled for April has been postponed. While we all stay at home, the 35+ photography exhibits are on hold until we are safe, and ready to enjoy the Festival our community looks forward to each year. For now, SPARK is continuing our celebration of […]

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April 17, 2020 thewire 0

PETERBOROUGH ARTS ALIVE COVID-19 Relief andRecovery Programs and Services MICRO SUBSISTENCE GRANTS FOR LOCAL PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS INTRODUCTION The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) has identified an urgent need to provide some immediate, emergency income support to individual professional artists who have lost arts-related revenue due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The […]