(YAAP Series) Arts for All: Building an Accessible Arts Community

(YAAP Series) Arts for All: Building an Accessible Arts Community

by Ontario Culture Days

Veronica Abrenica is a Vaughan-based community artist and one of the five artists participating in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting new initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. The Arts Ambassadors are currently working on community arts projects that will premiere during…

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BC Culture Days Ambassador: Kirsten Van Ritzen

BC Culture Days Ambassador: Kirsten Van Ritzen

by Erin MacKinnon

Kirsten Van Ritzen is involved in all things performance whether it be acting, improvising, stand-up comedy, television, film and radio performances, script writing, teaching, or producing. We spoke to Kirsten to find out how she balances it all and where her passion for theatre began. Photo left: ‘She Kills Me’ APTN, credit: David Bukach Hi…

(YAAP Series) My Road to Culture Days

(YAAP Series) My Road to Culture Days

by Ontario Culture Days

Cyesha Forde is a Toronto-based community artist and one of the five artists participating in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting new initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. The Arts Ambassadors are currently working on community arts projects that will premiere during…

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Open call recipients announced + CLOUD, The Deep Dark, and Quadriga

Open call recipients announced + CLOUD, The Deep Dark, and Quadriga

by Raegan Hedley

The seventh year of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is gearing up to be a spectacular showcase of Canadian artists, due in large part to increased funding from the Winnipeg Arts Council. This year, three major art installations will be presented as part of the free all night festival of contemporary art. CLOUD, an interactive sculpture created from…

BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Keyanna Burgher

BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Keyanna Burgher

by Erin MacKinnon

Meet Keyanna Burgher. Keyanna is representing the community of Vernon this year as another one of our BC Culture Days Ambassadors. Originally from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Keyanna brought her talents as a writer, musician and playwright to BC while attending UBC for Creative Writing, eventually moving to Vernon, BC in 2015. Keyanna’s work as a…

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(YAAP Series) SHELTER: Finding Safety in Your Community

(YAAP Series) SHELTER: Finding Safety in Your Community

by Ontario Culture Days

Rihkee Strapp is a Sault Ste. Marie-based community artist and one of the five artists participating in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting new initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. The Arts Ambassadors are currently working on community arts projects that will…

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BC Culture Days Ambassador: Deanna Peters

BC Culture Days Ambassador: Deanna Peters

by Erin MacKinnon

Meet Deanna Peters from Vancouver, B.C. Deanna has been a professional artist for 14 years, creating art through a multitude of mediums with a foundation in dance. The influence of dance has seeped its way into many of Deanna’s projects, whether it be coordinating dance socials or discussing the dialogue behind dance with her project Dance…

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BC Ambassador Blog

BC Ambassador Blog

by Kirsten Van Ritzen

Our BC ambassadors will be posting updates, interviews and insights on their Culture Days journey. Take a closer look at local communities involved in Culture Days, get inspiration from existing arts initiatives and receive an intimate look into the lives of your BC Culture Days ambassadors. Kirsten Van Ritzen is an actress, producer, acting teacher and a stand-up…

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(YAAP Series) From Favours to Friendship: On Partnerships in the Arts

(YAAP Series) From Favours to Friendship: On Partnerships in the Arts

by Ontario Culture Days

Mike Sheppard is a Kingston-based community artist and one of the five artists participating in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting new initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. The Arts Ambassadors are currently working on community arts projects that will premiere during…

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