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Being an Artist Means Health Risks—And Better Care Is Needed

Being an Artist Means Health Risks—And Better Care Is Needed

by Culture Days

From repetitive motion injuries to PTSD, artists are subject to different health risks than the general public. Here’s what needs to be done about it. WORDS: LEAH SANDALS It was a story that made international headlines. A Toronto artist, Gillian Genser, spent more than a decade working on a sculpture made of blue mussel shells….

Living Solo / Being Social – Social Aspects of Arts Participation

Living Solo / Being Social – Social Aspects of Arts Participation

by Culture Days

WORDS: Frédéric Julien, Director of Research and Development, CAPACOA More and more Canadians are living alone. In 2016, for the first time, one-person households became the most common type of household in Canada, surpassing couples with children. Should this be seen as a concern or as an opportunity for performing arts organizations, whose offering is essentially a…

Building Mental Health Through Art

Building Mental Health Through Art

by Culture Days

Working with art can help us find community, express emotions, and develop resilience WORDS: LEAH SANDALS When teens walk through the doors of iHuman Youth Society, they find 20,000 square feet of creative space. There’s a visual arts studio with ventilated spray-paint booth. There’s audio gear for mixing beats. There’s a fashion studio with sergers…

When Art is the Best Medicine

When Art is the Best Medicine

by Culture Days

With artists sketching at hospital bedsides and doctors writing prescriptions for museum visits, links are growing between arts and medicine sectors in Canada WORDS: LEAH SANDALS Imagine being sung to before surgery. Picture weavings in a medical procedure room. Visualize a painter’s canvas and palette next to a hospital bed. In different parts of Canada,…

Revisit your city with #nbwpg’s Top Ten List!

Revisit your city with #nbwpg’s Top Ten List!

by Joy Balmana

  Haven’t started your Nuit Blanche Winnipeg planning? It’s not too late. Here is our list of #nbwpg’s top ten installations, exhibitions and hands-on art to explore! The Forks Parkade: A collaborative collection of art, design and film! [RE]ROOF by Winnipeg Design Festival – Winnipeg Design Festival finale event will highlight local designers through Architectural…

Manitoba’s Top 10 #OnBeat Activities & Hands-on Events!

Manitoba’s Top 10 #OnBeat Activities & Hands-on Events!

by Joy Balmana

Culture Days Manitoba is coming into its 9th year with the province’s record-breaking number of events from September 28 to 30, 2018. Culture Days in Manitoba will be celebrated in 26 communities, towns and cities in Manitoba and will feature 470 free activities, up 20 events from 2017. This year, Culture Days Manitoba has embraced…

Flin Flon’s Top Ten Culture Days guide hopes to bring home the top ten title.

Flin Flon’s Top Ten Culture Days guide hopes to bring home the top ten title.

by Joy Balmana

Flin Flon, Manitoba is once again aiming to take top spot on Culture Days’ “Top Ten Cities and Towns” with the highest number of #CultureDays events and activities! This year, you can expect over 130 hands-on activities, art exhibitions, #OnBeat performances and more! So how do you decide what to take part in? How do you make…

Culture Trek: On the Road to Ontario’s Arts & Culture Scene

Culture Trek: On the Road to Ontario’s Arts & Culture Scene

by Culture Days

WORDS: ALYSSA TRUDEAU Humans are creatures of habit, and it can be easy to get stuck in a familiar routine. With so much to do in Ontario, it’s a shame to miss out on new and exciting experiences just because they fall outside the realm of your usual haunts. Enter Culture Trek, a new program…

Remixing Youth Culture in Thunder Bay with Hip-Hop

Remixing Youth Culture in Thunder Bay with Hip-Hop

by Culture Days

WORDS: ALYSSA TRUDEAU In 2016, Ontario Culture Days launched a new initiative called the Youth Arts Ambassadors Program (YAAP). The program, aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community-engaged artists, commissions professional artists up to 30 years of age to create new works of art in their respective regions. The artworks and corresponding public programs…