Local arts organizations are now eligible to apply for Strategic Recovery and Resilience Grants through the Peterborough Arts Alive Fund.  An initiative of Electric City Culture Council (EC3) in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, the Arts Alive Fund will provide grants of up to $10,000 to support local arts organizations recovering from the pandemic. Local arts organizations working in any discipline and in any capacity (creation, production, exhibition, presentation, performance, etc.) are eligible to apply for funding to assist them in managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, respond creatively to the current situation and prepare to effectively reopen and relaunch when they can. Additional information on eligibility criteria is available here.

“COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the arts community. This is a sector that makes an enormous contribution to the quality of life in Peterborough, and plays a profound role in our social and economic well-being. Both organizations and individual artists are suffering as facilities close, exhibitions are cancelled, audiences drift, box office revenues disappear and fees and commissions evaporate.  These grants will allow the arts community to pivot, adapt, collaborate, plan and retool for the current situation.” Bill Kimball, President EC3

The Peterborough Arts Alive Fund was launched in June 2020 with a key donation and ongoing fundraising support from art lover and Trent University educator Deborah Berrill, and is hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough. In addition to a number of donations from individuals, the City of Peterborough provided a contribution of $40,000 to the Fund, and the Peterborough Performing Arts Recovery Alliance provided fundraising support.

 “Local artists and arts organizations provide Peterborough with an amazing cultural life, one that we appreciate even more right now as their work lifts our spirits, offers us meaning and brings us together.  It’s so important that we support them through this difficult period, so they can keep doing what they do best.”  Deborah Berrill, Educator and Arts Supporter

Read the program guidelines and eligibility information

Apply for a grant

For additional information this granting program, please contact Su Ditta at electriccitycc@gmail.com.