The Culture 365 Blog is your source for innovative and inspirational stories of cultural engagement and participation from across the country. In the Culture 365 blog, Culture Days extends the conversation all year-round, highlighting best practices and lessons from writers and contributors who represent not-for-profit cultural organizations, individual artists and cultural creators from all walks of life.

Reframing Aging Through the Arts

May 22, 2019 – Leah Sandals

Arts activities can increase social connectivity and a sense of well-being—as well as help move the needle on unhealthy, ageist norms.

Being an Artist Means Health Risks—And Better Care Is Needed

April 11, 2019 – Leah Sandals

From repetitive motion injuries to PTSD, artists are subject to different health risks than the general public. Here’s what needs to be done about it.

Living Solo / Being Social—Social Aspects of Arts Participation

April 8, 2019 – Frédéric Julien

More and more Canadians are living alone. In 2016, for the first time, one-person households became the most common type of household in Canada, surpassing couples with children. Should this be seen as a concern or as an opportunity for performing arts or...

Building Mental Health Through Art

March 19, 2019 – Leah Sandals

Working with art can help us find community, express emotions, and develop resilience.

When Art is the Best Medicine

February 5, 2019 – Leah Sandals

With artists sketching at hospital bedsides and doctors writing prescriptions for museum visits, links are growing between arts and medicine sectors in Canada.