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.

With openings, workshops, and performances Artsweek brings artists and art lovers from both near and far together for a week of socializing, sharing, and professional development.

Artsweek is an affirmation that Peterborough is open to art, is home to and a destination for arts & culture, and supports the arts community both regionally and beyond.

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.