Founded in 2005 Artsweek is a non-profit, volunteer-run, week long celebration of arts and culture that takes place the second week of September every year in Peterborough Ontario. The goal of Artsweek is to program high quality, highly visible, and engaging projects that bring the arts front and center for the broadest possible audience.

Artsweek provides cultural producers with a professional opportunity to showcase with a diverse range of contemporary artists and acts as a launch pad for new projects. Applicants and participants are encouraged to view grants as seed money for development of their ideas into a sustainable long term project.

Artsweeks Opening Reception: Friday September 6th from 4 to 7pm at Market Hall
Join the Artsweek Presenters for a meet and greet with live music, refreshments, and performance.

Following the Artsweek opening reception:

The Electric City Culture Council in partnership with the Artsweek Steering Committee will host a Cultural Mixer - Artsweek – The Next 10 years

Artsweek Events (Click on projects for more details)

Baba Yaga and the Lost Babushka  presented by Atelier Ludmila
Saturday, September 6 at 3pm  at the small park between Bethune and Stewart streets, south of Sherbrooke (Community Garden park)
Sunday, September 7 at 3pm at the small park on Stewart St. at Dalhousie & Sherbrooke

Day Job curated by Elizabeth Fennell and Ann Jaeger
Opening Reception: Saturday at Gallery in the Attic, September 6, 6 – 9 pm
Open hours for ARTSWEEK: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm (Closed Sunday & Monday)

Art Abandonment Project and Workshop Series  presented by The Art School of Peterborough
The Art School of Peterborough presents a series of separate workshops throughout the week (Sept 5 – 11) for youth, teens, and adults in a variety of mediums. $10/workshop – All artwork made during the workshops will be left or abandoned within the community for others to find.

Electrick City Historic Walking Tour curated by  Matthew Hayes and Andrea Koteles
The tour is free, self-guided, and fun for the whole family. Pick up your walking tour map and brochure from Artspace @ 378 Aylmer.

Tapestry for Change: Workshop series and Performance presented by The Peterborough Poetry Slam Collective
Experience the power and passion of spoken-word through a series of free workshops and at the end of the week take the experience to the stage!
Workshops:  Monday September 8 – Thursday September 11,  5-7 pm @ the Spill
Performance: Friday September 12, 7-9 pm, $5 or pay what you can @ the Spill

Totally Multi: Dennis Tourbin’s World of Art and Performance presented by Public Energy 
An event celebrating the legacy of poet/painter/performance artist Dennis Tourbin (1949-1998), a pioneer of Peterborough’s contemporary art scene on September 13, 2014 at 8pm at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

An Evening of Poetry and Song with Daphne Molson
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Artspace

Artsweek is managed by a volunteer subcommittee of the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Advisory Committee to the City of Peterborough. Artsweek is grateful to the City of Peterborough and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their financial support.