June, 2013

Let’s Go Viral: A Call to Youth

Let’s Go Viral: A Call to Youth

by Penelope Kerr

As a twenty-year-old university student who has been interning at the Culture Days National Office for a little over a month now, I’m still processing everything I’ve learned so far. Attending the National Congress on Culture on May 23rd-24th has gone a long way towards finally driving it home for me just how big the…

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Learn How to Blog in 10 Simple Steps

Learn How to Blog in 10 Simple Steps

by Anna Meshcherova

Blogging might sound like something only geeks or journalists can handle, but the truth is everyone can do it, including you. Humans are born to tell stories, and we tell them in a variety of ways, from 140-character blasts to 10-page stories to photos and video of children, pets, and food. While not everyone is…

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Who Says Bankers Can’t Dance?

Who Says Bankers Can’t Dance?

by Shannon Litzenberger

Thirty Royal Bank of Canada employees will be showing off their moves this fall at the Gardiner Museum during Toronto’s all-night contemporary art event, Nuit Blanche. Together with a group of professional contemporary dancers, they will perform from sunset to sunrise on October 5, 2013 as part of my new episodic performance installation, Everyday Marvels….

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Healthcare through Music, Art and Dance

Healthcare through Music, Art and Dance

by Michelle Rosner

Artists in Healthcare Manitoba was established in 2001. A provincially funded initiative, this organization aims to enhance and improve the overall healthcare experience for patients, their families and the staff working in hospitals and healthcare settings. Artists in Healthcare is supported by many provincial and municipal cultural organizations and therefore its artistic initiatives are diverse. From…

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Last Week of Culture Days BC Info + Ideas Tour

Last Week of Culture Days BC Info + Ideas Tour

by Nazanin Shoja

  It’s been an exciting month for Culture Days in BC with Info + Ideas sessions touring around the province in preparation for Culture Days 2013! The sessions are an opportunity for artists, arts and cultural groups, municipal cultural staff, community arts councils, business improvement associations, and local media to learn about the many available…

Events
A Student Voice

A Student Voice

by Tom Haxell

I’m a Culture Days rookie. I’m also a student. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Acting from Ryerson University (2009) and I’m currently completing a post-grad in Event Management at Humber College. Though I’ve worked in the arts and culture sector for many years, this year marks my first jump into the…

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Last Chance to Attend a Culture Days Information Session in Ontario!

Last Chance to Attend a Culture Days Information Session in Ontario!

by Ontario Culture Days

After a successful run of Information Sessions across the province, Ontario Culture Days is wrapping up its tour with a final series of Culture Days Workshops. These free sessions are open to anyone interested in participating in the fourth annual Culture Days weekend, September 27, 28 and 29, 2013.  In-person Workshops Orillia: The City of…

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How to increase your audience size by 300% overnight. Part II of II

How to increase your audience size by 300% overnight. Part II of II

by Helen Yung

Cultural engagement and arts participation, regardless of what form it takes, are the catalysts for Culture Days. In the second part of a chapter originally published in “Pluralism in the Arts in Canada,” Helen Yung navigates the theory and the practice inherent in enabling Canadians to take culture, sometimes literally, into their own hands. To read…

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Culture Days Q & A with the  Museum of Antiquities

Culture Days Q & A with the
Museum of Antiquities

by Culture Days Saskatchewan

The museum of Antiquities at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon was a first-time Culture Days activity organizer in 2012. Michelle Brownridge had the opportunity to speak with Tracene Harvey, the director/curator at the museum about their Culture Days experience*. MB: Can you tell me a little about the museum and what sort collections you…

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