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Building Mental Health Through Art

Building Mental Health Through Art

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Working with art can help us find community, express emotions, and develop resilience WORDS: LEAH SANDALS When teens walk through the doors of Edmonton’s iHuman Youth, 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

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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,…

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

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

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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

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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…

Shaping New Landscapes: A Culture Cure in Winnipeg

Shaping New Landscapes: A Culture Cure in Winnipeg

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WORDS: TAYLOR BASSO In previous blogs, we’ve encouraged you to gather your family and friends and “come on out” to enjoy the many wonders of Culture Days: street parades, community festivals, drum circles, art classes and so much more. But for many individuals, going out to a cultural event is simply not an option. Confined…

A Festival Within a Festival: Clarington Bridges Community Through the Arts

A Festival Within a Festival: Clarington Bridges Community Through the Arts

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WORDS: ANGELA WALCOTT Looking for a unique festival experience to celebrate all-things food, music and art? Look no further. The Clarington Outdoor Art Festival (COAF) is the place to be. Located in Durham Region in Bowmanville, Ontario, this festival within a festival will be a hot destination for Culture Days activities. Situated on the eastern…

In Canmore, a Community Comes Together for Culture Days

In Canmore, a Community Comes Together for Culture Days

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WORDS: TAYLOR BASSO If you’re looking for an elevated experience for the 2018 Culture Days weekend, you might head to Canmore, nestled in the Bow Valley in the heart of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Not only will you be surrounded by a bounty of nature (the iconic Three Sisters mountains keep vigilant watch; the Banff National…

Deep Roots and Fresh Beats: Culture Days Takes to the Streets in Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Deep Roots and Fresh Beats: Culture Days Takes to the Streets in Wolfville, Nova Scotia

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WORDS: TAYLOR BASSO If you’re wandering the streets of Wolfville in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley on Culture Days weekend and you come across a swarm of drummers, dancers, and ten-foot-tall giants, don’t be alarmed. You’ve just crossed paths with the Fresh Beats Rhythm Parade, which roams Wolfville September 29 at noon as part of the…

Surprising Similarities – A discussion between Get Creative and Culture Days

Surprising Similarities – A discussion between Get Creative and Culture Days

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WORDS: MEAGHAN FROH METCALF We like to think that Culture Days is a unique model for arts and culture engagement, but a remarkably similar campaign exists in the United Kingdom called Get Creative. Over the past few months, Culture Days has connected with the staff at Get Creative and had the chance to learn more…