November 1 – December 21

Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival

Cultural workers unite!
Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival is a month-long multi-arts
Featuring over 50 artists creating and presenting new works in theatre, visual art, music, spoken word, literary arts, film, and performance, Precarious2 also delivers
workshops, artistic mentorships, and panel discussions – on topics ranging through food security, decolonizing artistic practice, precarity and ageing, labour issues, and gentrification.

A recent Peterborough Public Health report
shows that 64% of the region’s workers work
in vulnerable or precarious conditions.

The festival asks artists and non-artists alike to investigate precarity in all its expressions: physical, emotional, economic, and social. By coming together, we investigate solutions and survival techniques, building our community’s tremendous intellectual
and creative resources.

Presented by Fleshy Thud in partnership with Public Energy. Look for Precarious events throughout Peterborough’s downtown: The Theatre on King,
The Garnet, First Friday, The Sapphire Room, Artspace, Trent Radio, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Jackson Creek Press, Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, and more! And online at

Precarious prioritizes financial accessibility. Many events are FREE, and all have a pay what you can option. Donations always welcome to support Precarious artists.

Precarious2 is working with the Peterborough Council for Persons with Disabilities to evaluate festival sites and provide information about barriers. Contact Precarious personnel ( and

Precarious will do our best to provide a scent-and chemical-free environment. Unfortunately we cannot 100% guarantee. Remember – you smell good just the way you are! Please avoid wearing scented products while attending Precarious festival events.

Thank you to our Funders, Partners and Supporters!