Building Mental Health Through Art

Building Mental Health Through Art

by Culture Days

Working with art can help us find community, express emotions, and develop resilience WORDS: LEAH SANDALS When teens walk through the doors of Edmonton’s iHuman Youth, they find 20,000 square feet of creative space. There’s a visual arts studio with ventilated spray-paint booth. There’s audio gear for mixing beats. There’s a fashion studio with sergers…

When Art is the Best Medicine

When Art is the Best Medicine

by Culture Days

With artists sketching at hospital bedsides and doctors writing prescriptions for museum visits, links are growing between arts and medicine sectors in Canada WORDS: LEAH SANDALS Imagine being sung to before surgery. Picture weavings in a medical procedure room. Visualize a painter’s canvas and palette next to a hospital bed. In different parts of Canada,…

Revisit your city with #nbwpg’s Top Ten List!

Revisit your city with #nbwpg’s Top Ten List!

by Joy Balmana

  Haven’t started your Nuit Blanche Winnipeg planning? It’s not too late. Here is our list of #nbwpg’s top ten installations, exhibitions and hands-on art to explore! The Forks Parkade: A collaborative collection of art, design and film! [RE]ROOF by Winnipeg Design Festival – Winnipeg Design Festival finale event will highlight local designers through Architectural…

Manitoba’s Top 10 #OnBeat Activities & Hands-on Events!

Manitoba’s Top 10 #OnBeat Activities & Hands-on Events!

by Joy Balmana

Culture Days Manitoba is coming into its 9th year with the province’s record-breaking number of events from September 28 to 30, 2018. Culture Days in Manitoba will be celebrated in 26 communities, towns and cities in Manitoba and will feature 470 free activities, up 20 events from 2017. This year, Culture Days Manitoba has embraced…

Introducing the Northern Indigenous Artists’ Collective

Introducing the Northern Indigenous Artists’ Collective

by BC Culture Days

Words by Lynette La Fontaine, BC Culture Days Ambassador (Prince George) I would like to start off by introducing myself in my cultural, traditional Cree/Métis way. Muskwamostos kesigok iskew nisagason ekwa Lynette La Fontaine. My spirit name roughly translates as bear buffalo heaven woman and I was given the French name of Lynette La Fontaine…

Flin Flon’s Top Ten Culture Days guide hopes to bring home the top ten title.

Flin Flon’s Top Ten Culture Days guide hopes to bring home the top ten title.

by Joy Balmana

Flin Flon, Manitoba is once again aiming to take top spot on Culture Days’ “Top Ten Cities and Towns” with the highest number of #CultureDays events and activities! This year, you can expect over 130 hands-on activities, art exhibitions, #OnBeat performances and more! So how do you decide what to take part in? How do you make…

An Artist’s Survival Guide

An Artist’s Survival Guide

by BC Culture Days

Words by Mandy Rushton, BC Culture Days Ambassador (Vancouver, BC) “Create the highest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.”- Oprah You must invest in your art, your child within, for what moves you ultimately moves others. This life is a “choose your own adventure,”so if you are not invested in your own journey,…

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Culture Trek: On the Road to Ontario’s Arts & Culture Scene

Culture Trek: On the Road to Ontario’s Arts & Culture Scene

by Culture Days

WORDS: ALYSSA TRUDEAU Humans are creatures of habit, and it can be easy to get stuck in a familiar routine. With so much to do in Ontario, it’s a shame to miss out on new and exciting experiences just because they fall outside the realm of your usual haunts. Enter Culture Trek, a new program…

Remixing Youth Culture in Thunder Bay with Hip-Hop

Remixing Youth Culture in Thunder Bay with Hip-Hop

by Culture Days

WORDS: ALYSSA TRUDEAU In 2016, Ontario Culture Days launched a new initiative called the Youth Arts Ambassadors Program (YAAP). The program, aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community-engaged artists, commissions professional artists up to 30 years of age to create new works of art in their respective regions. The artworks and corresponding public programs…