Download the Saskatchewan call for participation.
The Task Force sees Culture Days in Saskatchewan as an opportunity to:
- spark people’s interest by promoting the vibrant culture in Saskatchewan communities;
- motivate Saskatchewan residents to try a new cultural activity or visit a cultural attraction;
- be inclusive of all areas of culture: arts, heritage, multiculturalism, ethno-culturalism, First Nations and Métis cultures and cultural industries;
- encourage collaboration of cultural groups and other community partners;
- create and leave a legacy of strong connections between citizens, cultural workers, artists and their communities; and
- highlight Saskatchewan’s culture to the rest of the country.
How do groups or individuals get involved?
- Identify an activity that you or your organization could promote to the public during Culture Days;
- Ensure the activity is free, open to the public and provides an interactive engagement experience;
- Register your activity
Supported by a growing Task Force, Culture Days Saskatchewan is quickly gaining ground with SaskCulture spearheading the provincial movement. Working closely with the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the two organizations have reached out to the majority of the arts, heritage, and creative industries groups in their large networks – including the culturally diverse, First Nations and Métis communities in the province. Most recently, the Task Force connected with over 1,000 municipal councillors and recreation directors attending the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association conference in Regina. Good news travels fast! Some municipal councillors had apparently already heard about the initiative through their local arts councils.
A few more updates from the Task Force:
- Culture Days Saskatchewan will also take place September 24 – 26, 2010. The Saskatchewan Provincial Task Force has made a request to the provincial government to proclaim the entire third week of September as “Culture Week in Saskatchewan,” and will continue to promote the suggestion that similar proclamations be made at the municipal level. It is hoped that proclamations at the provincial and municipal levels will help government and businesses rally around the Culture Days Saskatchewan dates in their planning moving forward.
- More and more groups are coming forward with activities to include as part of Culture Days Saskatchewan, including the Word-on-the-Street program in Saskatoon, and a community “Art in the Park” Festival in Regina.
- The cultural conseil Fransaskois is helping to inform Saskatchewan’s francophone community about the opportunity to be a part of Culture Days, as well as to connect with their national counterparts.
- Responding quickly to the call for participation, a number of smaller communities are looking at ways to adapt existing cultural events to offer free and interactive programs to the public during Culture Days Saskatchewan.
- Share This