September, 2014

Culture Days Manitoba: Meet you at the Forks!

Culture Days Manitoba: Meet you at the Forks!

by Michelle Rosner

Here we go! For the fifth annual Culture Days Manitoba we’ve served up an exciting line up. Some acts may seem familiar, while others are stepping out onto the stage for the first time and Culture Days is more than obliged to provide the venue for their debut. At the Forks on Friday, September 26th,…

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Culture Days 5th Anniversary Weekend Kicks off with the TSO and Conduct Us!

Culture Days 5th Anniversary Weekend Kicks off with the TSO and Conduct Us!

by Ontario Culture Days

Public Invited to Conduct the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall on September 26 Who hasn’t found themselves dramatically waving their arms in the air while enjoying a classical music recording?  Now for the first time ever in Canada, Culture Days and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) are presenting Conduct Us, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…

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Going Back

Going Back

by Aditi Shah

This is the third 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…

Culture Days: Do We Have a Weekend For You!

Culture Days: Do We Have a Weekend For You!

by Lolita Boudreault

Put away your to-do list for next weekend – artists and arts organizations are offering more than enough to fill your weekend with excitement and discovery. Do you feel like being creative, going backstage at the theatre, dancing, taking pictures, conducting an orchestra? It’s all possible: just fill in your postal code, your city or…

Help Carve A Totem Pole

Help Carve A Totem Pole

by BC Culture Days

Written by: Wren Handman, Alliance for Arts and Culture If you find yourself in Terrace this Culture Days weekend, a local artist is giving you the unique opportunity to help create a stunning work of art, and try your hand at something you might never get the chance to do again – totem pole carving….

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Bloor St. Culture Corridor: A Culture Days Weekend Hot Spot

Bloor St. Culture Corridor: A Culture Days Weekend Hot Spot

by Ontario Culture Days

From September 26-28, enjoy free programming at some of the city’s most impressive cultural organizations all within a one-mile stretch TORONTO (September 17, 2014) – Toronto’s newest cultural district, the Bloor St. Culture Corridor, joins the Culture Days 5th Anniversary weekend on September 26 – 28. The Bloor St. Culture Corridor, launched in April 2014,…

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The Beauty of the Beast… and the Power of Performance:  An interview with violinist Andréa Tyniec

The Beauty of the Beast… and the Power of Performance: An interview with violinist Andréa Tyniec

by Lana Crossman

Toronto-based violinist Andréa Tyniec has thrilled audiences across Canada with her incredible talent and her 1900 Stefano Scarampella violin on loan from the Canada Council’s Musical Instrument Bank. On September 26, 2014 Andréa will be part of a full day of free Culture Days celebrations organized in partnership with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Conduct Us and…

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Crowdfunding: a sustainable funding alternative?

Crowdfunding: a sustainable funding alternative?

by Jihane El Atifi

Why do we give our money, time and expertise to projects or causes? Are we fulfilling fantasies of being a movie producer, cartoonist, author, etc. by giving to a product or project in order to feel like we are helping bring it to life? Crowdfunding has changed the way people donate to causes in a…

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