August 24, 2020 thewire 0

Every arts organization around the world is currently navigating the new and uncertain world of how to operate safely during the pandemic, but different sectors experience their own unique challenges. This Electric City Culture Council (EC3) Bulletin will focus specifically on the Performing Arts.  The challenges are great for music, theatre, […]

Call For Submissions:The Open Spaces Theatre Festival

August 18, 2020 thewire 0

The Open Spaces Theatre Festival, in association with 4th Line Theatre, is seeking submissions for original theatre productions. With Covid-19 creating many job losses within the arts, The Open Spaces Theatre Festival aims to reengage the community in a safe manner, while creating work and funds for artists and local […]


August 17, 2020 thewire 0

This Bulletin brings some welcome news on long-anticipated and much-needed COVID-19 response and recovery funding for the arts, culture, and heritage (ACH) sector from the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and Ontario Presents.  Our thanks goes out to these organizations.  In addition, Peterborough Public Health has released some […]

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Ah! Centre Wants to Hear from You

August 16, 2020 thewire 0

Our Future in the Time of COVID-19 Mission Statement: Ah! Arts and Heritage Centre, in partnership with the community, enriches the quality of life for area residents of all ages by presenting art forms and heritage exhibitions, creative learning opportunities, sharing artistic performances, while guiding advancement of the arts and […]


August 5, 2020 thewire 0

As Ontario continues to adapt to Stage 3, and we hear more and more stories about businesses and organizations re-opening their doors, one sector remains notably quiet: arts, culture, and heritage (ACH).  The large majority of local ACH organizations remain closed or are operating at drastically reduced capacity, and a […]

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Introducing “The Big Spend”

July 22, 2020 thewire 0

The Canadian economy has been hit hard by COVID-19. Small, local businesses have been especially impacted, and now face the difficult task of recovery. Local small businesses provide nearly 70% of all private-sector jobs in Canada. On July 25, we are encouraging Canadians to be part of helping to revive […]

4th Line Theatre postpones Summer Season

June 9, 2020 thewire 0

An Update from ManagingArtistic Director Kim Blackwell Dear Friends, I wanted to let you that for the first time in 4th Line Theatre’s 29 season history, the Board of Directors has made the decision to postpone a summer season. They made this difficult decision at a special Board meeting held […]

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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 […]

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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 […]