Electric City Magazine

is creating change with every issue.




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About Electric City Magazine

Imagine citizen-led dialogue and community development in direct partnership with media.

Imagine spaces in which citizens gather to discuss what matters to them most and what they want to do about it. Now imagine thoughtful journalists fully engaged in these conversations, and along with citizens, crafting stories about how people are stepping up to change their community in the direction of their aspirations. Imagine working together to understand and inform; design community responses; and co-create media that will Change the Story and Change our City.

We are pioneering a new opportunity for Peterborough citizens to discuss what matters, decide what to do about it, and to shape news and media as we go. Check out the video from our launch event in December of 2018.

Doing this work with fun, professionalism, and continuity requires Patrons. We have created new ways for you to both financially support the work and to engagement of citizens from all walks of life. While our content will always be free, patrons are invited into deeper rewards. To the right you can read about those rewards. Check out this video to learn more. Some of the rewards are online and in-person get togethers. If you are a Patron but can't attend one of those you can send someone in your stead or invite us to hold your tickets in reserve for another community member.

To kick things off we are diving into four dialogue and media-making themes.

Deepening Democracy

Democracy means a great deal more than voting. As citizens we have abundant expertise and aspirations for our community. Deepening Democracy is about enabling and ennobling citizen agency and leadership. When we as citizens dream and organize on our own, and sometimes partner with our elected officials and public servants, we lead the way to a deepened democracy.

New Rewards and New Events!

Every month, we will be hosting events both in-person and online (through Zoom), inviting community members into the process of discovery, storytelling, and creating positive change in our community. Patreon donations at higher levels includes free admittance to some or all of these events.

Inside the Pages: Learn more about a story in the current issue of Electric City Magazine, with a 90-minute online interview and open discussion with the story's writer, subject, or an important stakeholder. 1:00-2:30 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Citizen Action Summit : Go in-depth on one of the four themes, with a three-hour in-person summit aimed at exploring the issue, finding stories, and discovering solutions. (These will start once the Patreon hits its $3000 goal.) 12:00-4:00 on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Newsmakers Soiree: Come together with citizen journalists, community partners, and the Electric City Magazine writers team to be part of the story creation process, in this intimate 2-hour in-person gathering. 5:00-7:00pm on 1st Tuesday of each month.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Patreon?
Patreon is a crowd-funding site designed for creators. Patrons agree to give a regular donation every time the creator makes something—in our case, once a month, when we release an issue of Electric City Magazine.

Is Patreon a Canadian company?
What currency will I be charged in? Patreon is an American company, and all pledge amounts are in US dollars. Please also be aware that this means the charge on your form of payment will come from an American source.

When will I be charged?
Patreon will charge your form of payment on the 1st of the month, for any activity in the previous month. Because Electric City Magazine is released in the first week of the month, the money will come out at the beginning of the next month. For example, if our March issue is released March 6, your credit card will be charged for it on April 1.

When will I receive my reward?
At the higher pledge levels, patrons receive rewards, including access to our Patreon members-only feed, Electric City Magazine mugs and t-shirts, and access to Electric City Magazine events. Access to the members-only feed will start as soon as you sign up. Mugs and t-shirts will be sent out within 30 days of us receiving your first donation. For in-person and online events, we will send access codes and ticket information to your email.
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