June, 2010

7 Ways Festivals can take part in Culture Days

by Ontario Culture Days

For festivals that overlap with Culture Days on September 24-26 participation is easy — all they have to do is register their existing free and participatory activities. But what if your festival’s season does not correspond with Culture Days? Don’t let this discourage you.  There are lots of ways that festivals can be involved in…

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Gavin Stride speaks at Art Matters. “You know what the difference is between sport and art? Sport is less competitive.”

by Helen Yung

“I would contest,” says Gavin Stride, director of UK’s Farnham Maltings, “that for our communities and the arts to survive we need to disenthrall our view of what the arts are and are not. […] We need to reject ideas that are too often posed as opposites. Excellence and popular, accessible or experimental, maker or audience, high or low art, amateur or professional. We also have to get away from the drug dealer attitude of getting people in on the soft stuff before we get them on to real art.”

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Tips on how to participate in Culture Days

by Nicole Matiation

In Manitoba we circulated a quick “5 tips to help you get started” document for Culture Days based on the post from Aubrey Reeves. The documents (English and French versions) are available below in case they might be helpful to you as well as look for easy ways to get involved and take advantage of…

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Five tips to get you started

by Ontario Culture Days

Just register the outreach activities you are already doing 1. Organizations don’t need to develop a completely new event to join Culture Days. Existing outreach or arts education programs can be included in Culture Days. Example: Your gallery hosts five artist talks a year. Simply schedule one of those talks during Culture Days. Cross-promote and…

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We’re Crossing The Line!

by Crystal Kolt

Manitoba and Saskatchewan are erasing the lines this CULTURE DAYS. For the past 9 months, artists, museums, municipalities and school divisions have been sitting at a very large round table discussing how to make CULTURE DAYS in North Central Canada the best it can be. With the huge benefit of being border communities, Flin Flon,…

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