2014

Expressing Saskatchewan Narratives Through Technology

by Culture Days Saskatchewan

By Paul Spasoff With a background in journalism, Evie ruddy is a natural storyteller. As a SaskCulture animateur, she is helping others develop that very same skill. Ruddy was leading digital storytelling workshops in Saskatchewan as part of her role on the Culture Days animateur team. It’s a skill she learned at the Centre for…

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SaskScapes Podcast Chronicles the People of Saskatchewan

by Culture Days Saskatchewan

By Paul Spasoff Kevin Power was once accused of being all talk and no action. Today, fortunately, he is still all talk, but there is also plenty of action. Kevin Power is the creator and host of SaskScapes, a series of podcasts devoted to arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. As one of three SaskCulture…

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Avoiding Art History?

Avoiding Art History?

by Paul Byron

This is the third contribution from Paul Byron, an artist, art therapist, and educator based out of Toronto.  He will be sharing his stories, and highlights pertaining to the arts and cultural sector. To read more of Paul’s work, head to his personal blog, The Y/X-change. Stay tuned for monthly contributions from Paul.  A lot of…

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What We’re Really Talking About When We Debate the Value of the Arts: A reflection on the #CultureShock Debate

What We’re Really Talking About When We Debate the Value of the Arts: A reflection on the #CultureShock Debate

by Shannon Litzenberger

Shannon Litzenberger shares her take-aways from the Culture Shock debate entitled  “Hard Facts VS. Proverbial Truths: The Impact of Arts & Culture on Canadian Citizens & Communities” held on November 20, 2014 at the Community Knowledge Exchange Summit.  Moderated by Canada Council for the Arts Director and CEO Simon Brault, O.C., O.Q. you can watch the archived livestream here.  “Hard Facts VS Proverbial Truths: The…

Events
What’s the matter with numbers?

What’s the matter with numbers?

by Inga Petri

The following post was originally commissioned and published by CAPACOA.  Inga Petri shares her take-aways from the Culture Shock debate entitled  “Hard Facts VS. Proverbial Truths: The Impact of Arts & Culture on Canadian Citizens & Communities” held on November 20, 2014 at the Community Knowledge Exchange Summit.  Moderated by Canada Council for the Arts Director and CEO Simon Brault, O.C., O.Q. you can watch the…

Parade of Noises

Parade of Noises

by Jessica Hein

This article is part of a blog series showcasing exemplary projects that speak to Culture Days’ new Cities for People award objectives. The recent introduction of the Cities for People Award to the Culture Days Award program aims to identify and recognize socially and community engaged art and cultural practices/projects that transform civic spaces, public narratives and…

Field Notes Collective

Field Notes Collective

by Jessica Hein

This article is part of a blog series showcasing exemplary projects that speak to Culture Days’ new Cities for People award objectives. The recent introduction of the Cities for People Award to the Culture Days Award program aims to identify and recognize socially and community engaged art and cultural practices/projects that transform civic spaces, public narratives and community practices during the…

Embracing My Culture

Embracing My Culture

by Sonu Varghese

This is the fourth post in a new blog series highlighting the experiences and expertise of Brampton’s Multicultural Youth Council, an organization run by youth, for youth with the goal of celebrating cultural diversity and providing the youth of Brampton, Ontario with opportunities to develop awareness of and respect for a variety of cultural backgrounds. In…

Pursuing An Uncertain Creative Career

Pursuing An Uncertain Creative Career

by Paul Byron

This is the second contribution from Paul Byron, an artist, art therapist, and educator based out of Toronto.  He will be sharing his stories, and highlights pertaining to the arts and cultural sector. To read more of Paul’s work, head to his personal blog, The Y/X-change. Stay tuned for monthly contributions from Paul.  One of the…