August, 2013

My Experience as a First Time Event Planner

My Experience as a First Time Event Planner

by Jolene Mackie

This has been a year of ‘firsts’ for me. I have settled down to stay in a town long term, I have left my hourly rate job, and plunged into the uncertainty of pursuing my dream of being a professional artist; I have become a first time dog owner and I am for the first…

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Choreographing Community

Choreographing Community

by Shannon Litzenberger

This is the second blog post in a 5 part series aiming to provide insight to artists and cultural organizations of all types on how they might develop new and effective ways to work with the private sector. Read the first blog post here. “Everyday Marvels” is an innovative example of corporate employee engagement in…

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Improve Your Social Media Strategy with Facebook

Improve Your Social Media Strategy with Facebook

by Anna Meshcherova

Investing time and resources in your social media strategy is as important as developing a robust marketing plan. This blog post is the second in a series of four posts covering the subject of social media promotional tools. To read the first article, which tackles Twitter, click here. Facebook: targeting specific audiences Chances are you…

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Culture Days @ the Library Presents: Suzette Vidale

Culture Days @ the Library Presents: Suzette Vidale

by Maya Bedward

Culture Days @ the Library Presents: Suzette Vidale Steelpan Artist & Educator This video is the second installment of a four part series featuring Toronto artists participating in the Culture Days @ the Library program. Presented by Toronto Public Library, the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Ontario Culture Days, Culture Days @ the Library offers artists…

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Behind Festival Doors

Behind Festival Doors

by Alina Wilson

The WORD Vancouver office is located in the charming Dominion building, originally constructed in 1912. Its time as the “tallest building in the Dominion” is long gone, but souvenirs of its glamorous past remain: an original brass letterbox hanging in the lobby, still fully functional; elevators that curiously skip the 13th floor; rich details leftover from its hotel origins. The office, comprised of three rooms and a small entry hall, supports four staff and three interns. Scheduling resembles musical chairs, the days arranged to make sure everyone has a desk

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Inclusive Leadership Inspires Engagement Across Manitoba

Inclusive Leadership Inspires Engagement Across Manitoba

by Johanne Tremblay

In Manitoba, at the end of September during Culture Days, arts and culture take centre stage from Winnipeg to Churchill. But how does a large city like Winnipeg, already renowned for its cultural institutions and vitality, build relationships beyond the usual circles and link to others outside of its centre to foster further engagement across the province?

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Improve Your Social Media Strategy With Twitter

Improve Your Social Media Strategy With Twitter

by Anna Meshcherova

Regardless of whether you are an independent artist or working for an organization, investing time and resources in your social media strategy is as important as developing a robust marketing plan*. This blog post is a good starting point for those who are ready to explore and take advantage of popular web offerings. Consider these…

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Upcycling with Thrifty By Design

Upcycling with Thrifty By Design

by Denise Corcoran

Last year, I (aka Thrifty By Design) was asked to participate in an event as part of the third annual Culture Days. I agreed to partner with the North Vancouver City Library for an upcycling workshop as part of the events they were organizing over the three days. I am new to crafting and upcycling….

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Youth, Arts, Culture: A Win-Win

Youth, Arts, Culture: A Win-Win

by Penelope Kerr

This post is the third in culture365’s youth/student blog series. Be sure to check out the earlier posts, Let’s Go Viral: A Call to Youth and Tips on Reaching the University/College Crowd. Where do arts and culture figure on the Canadian public’s priorities list? Pretty high, if a recent survey on Arts and Heritage in…

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