Each provincial initiative is supported by a volunteer committee known as the Provincial Task Force. Charged with facilitating connections and helping to promote and develop provincial events, the Provincial Task Forces also help liaise between provinces to encourage continuity and to share expertise. For a list of Ontario Task Force members, please click here.
The Ontario Task Force looks forward to building on the success and experiences of many existing and past Ontario-based initiatives around public engagement in arts and culture. These include: Doors Open Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council pilot project spOtlight, Peterborough Arts Week, Headwaters Arts Festival, and others.
To get involved with Culture Days in Ontario, please contact the Ontario Task Force.
We’ve posted a few highlights from previous spOtlight events as examples of what Culture Days Ontario might look like. If we’ve left out your favourite one, please let us know!
Examples from Ontario spOtlight
- Try Your Hand at Conducting! – Guelph Symphony Orchestra – an open rehearsal, a discussion of conducting techniques, and a chance to conduct.
- Death by Chocolate – Stage your own Death by Chocolate. Visit photographers Stefan Rose and Andrew Wright at Dairy Queen, set the stage, douse yourself in chocolate syrup, and let them capture the moment for posterity. Pictures : http://www.deathbychocolate.org
- Scandinavian Wordless Singing – Join artist Sarah Granskou for an exciting musical theatre performance, and workshop in two Scandinavian styles of wordless singing: Norwegian and Swedish “tralling” and Sami “joik”. The established and improvised wordless melodies of joik are often affiliated with a person’s identity – somewhat like a theme song.
- Warmer – Earthling Collective – Join interactive theatre games and sound & movement improve pieces, followed by a stimulating conversation about climate change and the environment.
- Kinderconcerts: The Contrapuntal Caper! – Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra – The Mendelssohn Mouse family is getting ready for a concert, but where is little Fanny? She’s hiding! Listen to the musical clues as Lance Ouellette and Sophie Drouin, Jody Davenport and Nancy Wharton solve the Contrapuntal Caper (or Cabbages and Counterpoint!) and find Fanny.
- Organic Structures - Watch artist Gareth Lichty’s exciting installation project as he creates it. Lichty will weave 2km of clear plastic tubing into organic structures that hang from the ceiling of the CIGI building. Join him as he works, and make a small sculptural creation of your very own, then attend his talk to learn more about his artistic process.
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