Alberta

The Human Mosaic Project Brings Students Together to Celebrate Storytelling

The Human Mosaic Project Brings Students Together to Celebrate Storytelling

by Michelle Rosner

Ask a room of students to tell you a story and without hesitation, hands fly into the air, students are eager to talk about their lives. Ask experienced storytellers like Jamie Olivero and his artistic partner, Shawn Kettner to engage in students storytelling, and the stories change from simple details to bigger ideas including how…

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CBC Celebrates Culture Days!

by Culture Days

As Culture Days’ National Broadcast Partner, CBC is proud to partner on several events taking place in Calgary, one of the 2012 Cultural Capitals of Canada during the Culture Days weekend. On September 27, Q WITH JIAN GHOMESHI kicks off Culture Days with a broadcast recording from MacEwan Hall on the University of Calgary campus, The…

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Activity Ideas for Libraries

by Reuben Finley

In 2009, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ray Danyluk, communicated his support of Alberta Arts Days by challenging libraries to participate as activity hosts and organizers through local partnerships. Here are a few of the activities that were suggested in a newsletter from South-Central Alberta’s Marigold Library Network. The full article, which also provides…

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Inspiration

by Helen Yung

After officially launching the movement 4 months ago, we’re now only a few weeks from the first edition of Culture Days. Here in Central Canada we’ve also got the dog days of summer going on. Boy is it smuggy around here. My cat says she doesn’t want to go outside unless we shave her. (So…

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What’s your elevator pitch for Culture Days?

by Erica Mattson

First off, hello – this is my first post on the Culture Days site! I’ve been involved with the project for over a year now, first as a member of the Alberta Task Force when I worked at Calgary Arts Development. Since that time I’ve moved to Vancouver and I’ve just started helping with online…

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Alberta Arts Days

by Culture Days

For three days, September 18 – 20, 2009, the province of Alberta was animated with 571 events in 116 communities – from classrooms to concert halls, from libraries to choir lofts and sidewalks to studios. Albertans everywhere brought the spirit of their communities to life. In 2010, Alberta Arts Days will take place September 17…

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