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Emergency Performance Festival

Emergency Performance Festival showcases and celebrates new performance work by Peterborough-area artists. For over 20 years, Public Energy has made the Emergency Festival the cornerstone of our commitment to support local artists in the creation of new work. Emergency not only engages local audiences and artists, it also creates lasting collaborative partnerships with individuals and community groups. More than 200 artists have premiered new works through Emergency; many of those have later developed into more extensive pieces with longer lives.

In Public Energy’s 2017-2018 season, our Emergency Festival #22 featured work by: Hermione Rivison, Anne White, Sarah Rudnicki, Robyn Smith and Bennett Bedoukian, Thomas Vaccaro and Ethan Hinsehlwood, Opal (Jen) Elchuk and Kayla Stanistreet, Becca Partington and Wes Ryan, Mandy Livings, Charlie Petch, Leslie Menagh, Kate Story, Nicole Malbeuf, and Old Men Dancing.

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2023-24 Season Funders and Sponsors.

Season Sponsors & Funders

V Formation logo. Text reads: "V Formation. Thought-provoking work for charities."

Jo Pillon Royal Lepage logoHi Ho Silver Logo
Kawartha Now LogoWedesign logo
Canadian Heritage logo Peterborough logo
Ontario Arts Council logo Canadian Council For The Arts logo

Accessibility Sponsor

Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation logo