May, 2013

Culture Days Info + Ideas Sessions in British Columbia

Culture Days Info + Ideas Sessions in British Columbia

by BC Culture Days

        Last year, British Columbians celebrated 403 Culture Days activities in 61 communities across the province, a 95% increase from 2011! This year, in preparation for Culture Days 2013, BC Culture Days will be offering Info + Ideas Sessions around the province to share the many available resources, tools, and tips that…

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Opening doors to Canadian culture for new citizens

Opening doors to Canadian culture for new citizens

by Jess Duerden

For many of us born in Canada, experiencing Canadian culture is a routine part of our lives – from visiting museums on class trips, to attending live performances and festivals with our families. Participating in, and appreciating, all forms of arts and culture is a way for us to connect with our community and our…

Resources
Is Your Community Engaged in  Culture Days?

Is Your Community Engaged in
Culture Days?

by Kerri King

Happy Tuesday! I am busy preparing to present a 3-hour workshop for the University of Waterloo’s Economic Development Program this morning, and I had to take a moment to thank event organizers at Culture Days for providing such phenomenal programming to all Canadians. The presentation I am making to 43 fellow economic developers and community…

Inspiration
A “digital, diverse and non-linear” review of the National Congress 2013

A “digital, diverse and non-linear” review of the National Congress 2013

by Helen Yung

“Digital, diverse, and non-linear” – that’s how Robert Sirman of the Canada Council for the Arts described our world today. And wow, did the Culture Days community live up to that characterization this past Thursday and Friday, May 23 – 24, 2013 at the first annual National Congress on Culture. The conversation ranged widely in…

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Here to Stay- Culture Days Finds its Place on Manitoba’s Cultural Calendar

Here to Stay- Culture Days Finds its Place on Manitoba’s Cultural Calendar

by Michelle Rosner

After three years, Culture Days is already part of the vernacular for Winnipeggers. In a province where so much of the talk is focused on the weather, Manitobans wait anxiously for the warmth of summertime. Even though the summer is usually reserved for sun and fun, most Manitobans, and Winnipeggers especially, affectionately dub the summer,…

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Sneak peek of some paper clip art at the National Congress

Sneak peek of some paper clip art at the National Congress

by Helen Yung

In the foyer of the Culture Days National Congress, you will encounter a small interactive exhibition of art made by local artists and members of the public using paper clips. You are invited to participate. Join the diverse artists and amateurs flexing their creativity as they twist and arrange paper clips into works of art for the…

Inspiration
Mount Allison University  Does Culture Days

Mount Allison University
Does Culture Days

by Rosemary Polegato

This video is Inspiration 101 for teachers and students who want to create a Culture Days event. Students at Mount Allison University show how they organize and present lively, interactive events. The citizens of Sackville, NB, enjoy music, drama, poetry, and visual art while they eat lunch, shop, pick up their mail, and do their…

Inspiration
Excited about the Culture Days Congress!

Excited about the Culture Days Congress!

by Henk van Leeuwen

It’s an honour to be able to help out with the Culture Days National Congress in Toronto next week. I’m moderating a panel discussion on Culture Days success stories, which will feature the perspectives and experiences of how some Culture Days projects and events unfolded in other parts of Canada last year. It’s a great…

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The Canada Council for the Arts Addresses Public Engagement

The Canada Council for the Arts Addresses Public Engagement

by Anna Meshcherova

Culture is the connective tissue that binds humanity together. Public engagement in the arts is a crucial aspect of sustaining a thriving arts community, which in turn fosters a healthy economy and social environment for the whole country. For the past three years, the Canada Council for the Arts has been focusing on developing a…

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