Top 5 Reasons to Host Culture Days Activities in Your Community

Top 5 Reasons to Host Culture Days Activities in Your Community

by Nazanin Shoja

With more than 600 activity registrations last year, the Culture Days movement continues to grow in B.C. Below is a compilation of the top 5 reasons participants host activities for Culture Days based on annual feedback from surveys, community outreach sessions, and consultations with community organizers: 1) To develop new audiences —” I visited the…

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Visiting BC for Culture Days

Visiting BC for Culture Days

by Nazanin Shoja

Contributed by Expedia.ca Go ahead, embrace your inner singer, dancer, or art aficionado. Even appreciating the craft of fine wine making means you surely understand the value of culture. Culture Days in British Columbia may have passed this year, but you will find more than your fair share of ways to become immersed in everything…

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4 Key Elements for Creating Successful Public Spaces

4 Key Elements for Creating Successful Public Spaces

by Lisa Yang

                                              There’s public space, and then there is good public space What makes public spaces work? In the previous post about why public spaces matter, I discussed five reasons why it’s important to create,…

“I’m ready to be gold.” Young Artist Recounts Transformative Impact of the 2015 Power of the Arts National Forum

“I’m ready to be gold.” Young Artist Recounts Transformative Impact of the 2015 Power of the Arts National Forum

by Lisa Yang

Original article written by Quentin ‘Babatundé’ VerCetty, Artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Reposted with permission from Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation The third annual Power of the Arts National Forum, Sustaining Social Change 2015, organized by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Carleton University took place November 6-8, 2015….

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Help develop Ontario’s first culture strategy

by Ontario Culture Days

Join Culture Talks across the province Ontario Culture Days is pleased to share this news from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport inviting artists, creative workers, cultural organizations, volunteers and the public alike to contribute to Ontario’s first culture strategy. Ontario is holding province-wide public consultations to ask Ontarians what they value about culture…

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“Capture Your Culture” Photo Contest Winner Announced

“Capture Your Culture” Photo Contest Winner Announced

by Nazanin Shoja

Sidney, B.C. resident Bob Orchard has won this year’s province-wide “Capture Your Culture” photo contest. Orchard was chosen from 68 entries by votes cast all across the province. Orchard’s prize was a $500 gift card to Etsy.com. The contest was part of the lead-up to the Culture Days, held September 25 through 27. During the…

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Culture as a Way to Truth and Reconciliation: The Culture Days Activities Roundup

Culture as a Way to Truth and Reconciliation: The Culture Days Activities Roundup

by Lisa Yang

“We are writing for the future, not just for this government. Our view is that this report is going to have to stand the test of time.”   -Justice Murray Sinclair, Chairman, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Every September, thousands of activities are organized during Culture Days weekend that invite people to participate and experience arts and…

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Top Five Reasons Why Public Space is Important

Top Five Reasons Why Public Space is Important

by Lisa Yang

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”  —Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities During my undergrad, one course that really struck me was, “Urban Transformations, Affective Cartography”. We studied how urban landscapes are more than just spatial. We looked…

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