August, 2014

The 204: Packed to the Rafters

The 204: Packed to the Rafters

by Michelle Rosner

With close to 300 events to date, Manitoba will be celebrating Culture Days in style in 2014. Featured events include the annual Storytelling Day at Central Park in which hundreds of students from across Winnipeg and Manitoba convene in the centre of the city to hear folk tales and stories from experienced storytellers and educators…

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Sponsorship Activation Play

Sponsorship Activation

by Jihane El Atifi

After the sponsorship deal is signed the challenging work of activation…activates! But what does “Activating,” mean? Sponsorship activation is the term used to indicate a sponsor’s intention to promote and create awareness to the sponsorship of a said organization. Is it simply a matter of placing the sponsor’s logo on your communications assets and sending…

Sponsor Stewardship Play

Sponsor Stewardship

by Jihane El Atifi

We are all aware that we need to thank our sponsors. But what we don’t necessarily realize is how important it can be to go beyond the ordinary “thank you”. In 2012, Charity Village conducted a poll and found out that close to 70% of Canadian donors said that charities should do a better job…

Culture Days in Etobicoke Lakeshore: Five Weeks to Go!

Culture Days in Etobicoke Lakeshore: Five Weeks to Go!

by Joelle Berlet

This is part two of a series on the progress of the 2014 Culture Days weekend being presented by Humber College and Lakeshore Arts in Etobicoke, Ontario – check out the first part here. This series will highlight marketing, sponsorship and community mobilization for Culture Days. Stay tuned for more coming soon!   As Culture Days approaches and –…

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Toronto Public Library Celebrates the 5th Anniversary of Culture Days

Toronto Public Library Celebrates the 5th Anniversary of Culture Days

by Ontario Culture Days

Comedy steps into the creative fold as Culture Days @ the Library returns with 45+ FREE activities at more than 40 branches TORONTO (August 21, 2014) – Culture Days @ the Library returns for its fourth year, bringing more than 45 free activities to Toronto Public Library branches across the city on Friday, September 26…

Digital Marketing: Tips for the Novice to the Seasoned Pro, Part 2

Digital Marketing: Tips for the Novice to the Seasoned Pro, Part 2

by Jihane El Atifi

Social media can often feel like the busy streets of an urban metropolis – New York, Toronto, Montreal, Bangkok, etc. We cross paths, thinking (and posting, sharing, liking, tweeting) about our product, practice, organization, or ourselves, but our interactions are often superficial. It’s only when we take the time to really read, to really ask…

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When artists collaborate great things happen – By Kevin Power

When artists collaborate great things happen – By Kevin Power

by Culture Days Saskatchewan

I’m always excited to learn about new spaces popping up that provide opportunities for artists of all genres to create. Finding affordable studio space in any city can be a challenge. During my recent visit to North Battleford to record a SaskScapes podcast with artist Sherron Burns, I had the pleasure of spending time in the newly…

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Application Deadline Extended for Culture Days @ VIRL

Application Deadline Extended for Culture Days @ VIRL

by Nazanin Shoja

  New Deadline: August 25, 2014 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…

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Finding the Right Medium: Express Yourself!

Finding the Right Medium: Express Yourself!

by Gracie Xia

This is the second 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…

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