July, 2014

Vancouver Island Regional Library: Call for Artists

Vancouver Island Regional Library: Call for Artists

by Nazanin Shoja

APPLY BEFORE AUGUST 8. Four branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are inviting artists and arts groups to apply for free space to present their Culture Days activity during the weekend of September 26, 27 and 28. Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast movement designed to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the…

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Wall-to-Wall Arts, Crafts and Culture!

Wall-to-Wall Arts, Crafts and Culture!

by Michelle Rosner

5 years! Celebrating 5 years calls for special events, special projects and certainly very special initiatives. Enter Synonym Art Consultation, a Winnipeg organization run by Chloe Chafe and Andrew Eastman, seek to match artists and their work to unconventional venues (such as restaurants, stores), throw events to showcase the venue and artist and create a…

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The Symbiosis of Art, Culture, & Community by Karlie King

The Symbiosis of Art, Culture, & Community by Karlie King

by Culture Days Saskatchewan

The ways in which Art creates community, and the symbiotic nature of Art and Culture, never ceases to amaze me. … When I first spoke with the group at Muskoday’s Culture Camp I told them about Marvin’s, the Camp Director’s, request that we depict one of their Clan Mothers: the Wolf.  So as to create discussion…

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Jean Giguère is Honoured for her Unwavering Support for the Arts

Jean Giguère is Honoured for her Unwavering Support for the Arts

by Michelle Rosner

Culture Days Manitoba is pleased to congratulate Jean Giguère, co-chair of the Culture Days Manitoba Task Force on receiving the Order of Canada. Giguère was awarded the country’s highest civilian honour in June 2014 for her outstanding commitment to the arts. She also received the 2014 Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts. Originally from…

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New Resources: Recorded Webinars and Presentation Slides now available!

New Resources: Recorded Webinars and Presentation Slides now available!

by Ontario Culture Days

Webinars & Slides Available June was webinar month at Ontario Culture Days, and we were pleased to offer for the first time six webinars to anyone interested in Culture Days across Ontario. If you didn’t get a chance to join us for one of our webinars, don’t worry! Recordings of the webinars and downloadable presentation…

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Culture Days Manitoba Remembers Project Manager and Friend, Kevin Walters

Culture Days Manitoba Remembers Project Manager and Friend, Kevin Walters

by Michelle Rosner

Kevin Walters, Project Manager for Culture Days Manitoba passed away on June 23rd 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba after a year long battle with stomach cancer. For over four years, the Culture Days Manitoba team has been privileged to work with Kevin. Caring and consistently positive, Kevin possessed the wonderful ability to say “yes” to every…

Culture Days is Back at Etobicoke Lakeshore!      Stage One: Marketing and Sponsorship

Culture Days is Back at Etobicoke Lakeshore! Stage One: Marketing and Sponsorship

by Joelle Berlet

This is part one of a series on the progress of the 2014 Culture Days weekend being presented by  Humber College and Lakeshore Arts in Etobicoke, Ontario. This series will highlight marketing, sponsorship and community mobilization for Culture Days. Stay tuned for more coming soon!    It’s hard to believe I began Culture Days coordination almost three months ago. As a…

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Stories of the land from Eastend, SK – By Evie Ruddy

Stories of the land from Eastend, SK – By Evie Ruddy

by Culture Days Saskatchewan

“Better to go outdoors. Better to see the flash of warblers in the willows, to smell the spicy aroma of sage, to hear the bright gurgle of the creek as it speeds under the footbridge. Better just to be here and try to accept the solace of this land that refuses to let us forget.”…

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