March, 2015

Call for Participation: Take Part in Culture Days @ the Library

Call for Participation: Take Part in Culture Days @ the Library

by Ontario Culture Days

Take Part in Culture Days at the Toronto Public Library: Many branches offer free space for artists for Culture Days “Culture Days at the Library was a rare and wonderful gift.  Forty students from a Grade 3 class attended and time flew by. We had a great time and the teacher invited me to do…

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Vancouver Public Library Offers Free Space to Artists

Vancouver Public Library Offers Free Space to Artists

by Nazanin Shoja

VPL Offers Free Space to Artists for Culture Days Six Branches Make Space Available After the success of last year’s Culture Days at the Library program, six branches of the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) are making free spaces available again to artists looking for venues in which to present their BC Culture Days activities on…

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Ontario Culture Days is hiring

Ontario Culture Days is hiring

by Ontario Culture Days

Join our team! Ontario Culture Days (OCD) is hiring a part-time Fundraising Associate. In collaboration with a Development Consultant and the Executive Director, the Fundraising Associate will work to increase the organization’s financial resources and secure a more diverse funding portfolio to further the strategic goals and support the rapid growth and expansion of the…

Community Organizer Profile: Barb McLean talks North Shore Culture Days

Community Organizer Profile: Barb McLean talks North Shore Culture Days

by Elvira Truglia

Barb McLean is Cultural Services Officer for the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission (NVRC). She coordinated North Shore Culture Days, a joint initiative between the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver. Culture Days spoke with Barb about this creative municipal partnership. The North Shore Culture Days celebrations…

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Community Organizer Profile: Elizabeth Bender on Wellington Culture Days

Community Organizer Profile: Elizabeth Bender on Wellington Culture Days

by Elvira Truglia

Elizabeth Bender is the Cultural Coordinator for the Township of Centre Wellington. Culture Days spoke to Elizabeth about how Centre Wellington created a Cultural Passport to successfully build and promote Culture Days in her rural community of south-central Ontario. We are not shy to get creative and ask people to be involved. This has helped…

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Community Organizer Profile: Jacqueline Soczka on Orillia Culture Days

Community Organizer Profile: Jacqueline Soczka on Orillia Culture Days

by Elvira Truglia

Jacqueline Soczka is the Manager of Culture for the City of Orillia (Ont)., Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. Culture Days spoke to Jacqueline about how cultural hubs (including alleyways) were created in different parts of the city to encourage participation in Orillia Culture Days. My advice to other Community Organizers is to embrace challenges as…

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2015 BC Culture Days Ambassadors and Awards Program

2015 BC Culture Days Ambassadors and Awards Program

by Nazanin Shoja

M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y Media Contact: Marnie Wilson p: 604.836.2409 e: mwilson@theartsbiz.com  Calling All Artists and Cultural Workers! BC Culture Days announces the 2015 Call for Ambassadors and Awards program! Vancouver/ March 9, 2015: Each year, BC Culture Days sends a delegate to the annual National…

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Story-Struck: 8 Things You Should Know about Storytelling

Story-Struck: 8 Things You Should Know about Storytelling

by Elvira Truglia

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. ─Neil Gaiman Everyone has a story. Whether you are an artist, museum director, program coordinator for a non-profit organization,…

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