July, 2013

Overheard at the Gateway Festival

Overheard at the Gateway Festival

by Shayna Stock

Last weekend I got to hang out at Gateway Festival in Bengough, SK, listening to great music while encouraging people to eavesdrop in the name of art and culture. The following are a couple of eavesdrop poems composed exclusively of things people overheard at the festival. Enjoy! You can’t Welcome to Canada got the batteries for your…

Events
Photography as a Method of Identity Formation

Photography as a Method of Identity Formation

by Sydney Hart

The Chester Fields photo contest was created by Presentation House Gallery to foster an interest in photography among North Shore and Lower Mainland students in British Columbia. Recognizing that the medium is a highly accessible communication tool, the project aims to give young artists a platform to expand their visual literacy by exploring the many ways…

Inspiration
Digital Ideas: Hangouts on Air

Digital Ideas: Hangouts on Air

by Madison Cawker

Most arts and cultural organizations are involved in social media by using Facebook, Twitter and occasionally services like Foursquare and Pinterest. However, the underdog of social networks, Google Plus, often goes unused or seldom updated. Although Google Plus hasn’t always been popular, many of its features are now receiving praise from businesses across a variety…

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Being an Artist

Being an Artist

by Matt Josdal

One of the most interesting things about the Culture Days Animateur program in Saskatchewan is that they were specifically seeking working artists. I know at least some of the others have some educational component to their background, as do I, but essentially, all four of us are working artists practising in our respective fields. The…

Inspiration
Art Comes to School

Art Comes to School

by Deirdre Potash

Below is an inspirational story written by Deirdre Potash, an art educator who strives to bring art back to schools, universities, and community centres. “There is a niche market for public schools that have cut down their art programs,” explains Deirdre. “I go to schools all over Quebec and Ontario and bring art back into the classroom.”…

Inspiration
Artists Lead the Way for Engagement Throughout Saskatchewan

Artists Lead the Way for Engagement Throughout Saskatchewan

by Johanne Tremblay

Saskatchewan has found its own way of igniting cultural engagement. Ever since it took on a lead role in the successful activation of Culture Days in 2010, SaskCulture has supported and encouraged arts and cultural workers in their network to promote culture and engage the public through the annual event…

Inspiration
Q & A with the ACT: A Cultural Hub in Maple Ridge

Q & A with the ACT: A Cultural Hub in Maple Ridge

by Nazanin Shoja

The ACT Art Centre & Theatre in Maple Ridge hosted a number of activities for Culture Days last year, including their own 10th Anniversary celebrations. Nazanin Shoja had the opportunity to interview Karen Pighin, Communications Manager at the ACT, to learn about one of BC’s highlight Culture Days activity hubs in 2012.   NS: Can…

Inspiration
Tips on Reaching the University/College Crowd

Tips on Reaching the University/College Crowd

by Penelope Kerr

This post is the second in culture365’s youth/student blog series. Be sure to check out the first post, Let’s Go Viral: A Call to Youth.   Are you a cultural advocate determined to make a given arts/cultural event bigger and better than ever? Target local colleges and universities. Institutions of higher learning are teeming with…

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