Our capacity to inspire, nurture, create and curate the stories that emerge from our arts and cultural output is infinite. The 2015 National Congress will showcase some of these extraordinary stories from across Canada, provide practical insights and direction into how to best articulate them, and look at how evaluating and communicating the impact of our work can inspire many more.
Since its inception in 2010, Culture Days has become a vibrant portal to increase the awareness, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities in well over 800 cities and towns across the country.
The annual National Congress on Culture is fast becoming a highly anticipated rallying point and networking opportunity to share and learn from a diversity of innovative experiences, trends, best practices and inspiring success stories on the impact of public engagement in arts and culture in Canada.
Join leading speakers and provocative panel guests, key decision makers, arts and private sector leaders, policy makers, funders, media influencers and artists and cultural practitioners from across Canada at the Citadel Theatre in the heart of Edmonton’s arts district in exploring the following topics during the program:
The National Congress will culminate with an awards dinner featuring Alberta’s finest talent and where the 2014 Culture Days award winners will be honoured.
Organized with the support of the Government of Alberta
Take a look at what the participants in person at last year's Congress had to say:
Lights, Camera, Action! There are so many ways to Share Your Love of Culture, tell us how YOU do it! Send us a 30 – 60 second video expressing your creativity… whether you’re painting, singing an original song, dancing or sculpting, or expressing your creativity in any other way, this is your chance to share your love of culture! http://culturedays.ca/contest/en If selected, we’ll screen your video at #Cineplex Cinemas across Canada and you’ll receive 24 free movie passes for a year. #SLFCanada #SunLifeCulture #ILoveCulture #CultureDays Sun Life Financial Canada Subject to Official Rules (http://bit.ly/2acEbZ1). Ends 02/10/16. Open to residents of Canada, age of majority.
Madeleine McMillan offers another blog this week tackling the step-by-step process for registering your event for the Culture Days | Fête de la culture website! Check it out: https://hamiltonartscouncil.ca/blog/culture-days-register-activity
When patients have 'music emergencies' http://cnn.it/2a9w6EB #artshealth #culturehealth #culturedays
About a relationship between culture and good health: http://bit.ly/2a7izgV #culturedays #artshealth #culturehealth #makeart (image by Miguel Montaner)
When Culture Days swings into Flin Flon this fall, it will bring with it a celebration of all things wild!
Find out what is being planned in your community! If you haven’t thought of an activity or how you can take part #HaltonHills will be happy to provide you or your community group with this information: bit.ly/29V2w8E
Culture Days bridges the gap between Canada's communities and citizens, highlighting the notion that culture is for everyone, regardless of age, geography, background or income.
Creating art is a very effective way to stimulate the brain and anyone can do it. Learn the many benefits of art and why it’s so helpful for mental health: http://bit.ly/29OJaSl
If you missed the the live-stream of the Culture Strategy Announcement at @AGOToronto you can watch a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D962anLqDuI Ontario Government #Ontario #onpoli
The Hamilton Public Library has partnered with the Hamilton Arts Council and Ontario Culture Days to offer FREE space for Hamilton artists planning an event for Culture Days | Fête de la culture 2016! DEADLINE is TOMORROW so apply now! https://hamiltonartscouncil.ca/page/culture-days
Make More Art: The Health Benefits of Creativity http://bit.ly/29NVJtw by James Clear #culturedays #benefitsofart
Interesting read: the connection between Art, Healing, and Public Health: http://bit.ly/29P9oju #culturedays #artshealth #PublicHealth
Telling our stories, growing our economy! The Ontario Culture Strategy is out today (by Ontario Government ). This document will guide the government’s support for culture over the next 5 years! Download here: http://bit.ly/29NK5ip
Open call for music & dance performers, artisans, and visual artists in Calgary, Alberta Culture Days | Fête de la culture City of Calgary Arts and Culture
ATTN: Artists and Community mobilizers! Register and publish your Culture Days activity by July 31 at midnight EDT, and your community could win a geo-targeted online ad campaign to promote all the Culture Days activities in your area! http://culturedays.ca/en/my-culture-days/account/login If you registered and published your activity before the start of this promotion, you can opt in for a chance to win here: https://culturedays.typeform.com/to/mi8en5