Posted by Mélissa Courcelles

Culture Days in Manitoba Kicks Off with a BANG

Culture Days in Manitoba Kicks Off with a BANG

by Mélissa Courcelles

Everyone has worked so hard to get their events ready, and the day has finally come — Culture Days kicks off tomorrow! Here in Manitoba, Culture Days will be celebrated in 28 communities and will feature over 400 free activities (new record!) from a wide range of disciplines including visual arts, heritage, educational tours, street festivals,…

Open call recipients announced + CLOUD, The Deep Dark, and Quadriga

Open call recipients announced + CLOUD, The Deep Dark, and Quadriga

by Mélissa Courcelles

The seventh year of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is gearing up to be a spectacular showcase of Canadian artists, due in large part to increased funding from the Winnipeg Arts Council. This year, three major art installations will be presented as part of the free all night festival of contemporary art. CLOUD, an interactive sculpture created from…

Dauphin’s Yardfringe Redefines Grassroots

Dauphin’s Yardfringe Redefines Grassroots

by Mélissa Courcelles

We often say that rural Culture Days events require a grassroots effort to get off the ground, well what if an event becomes successful by staying on the front lawn? Dauphin’s Yardfringe turns community yards into venues for the arts. On the evening of Oct. 1, groups travel by bicycle from yard to yard and…

Events
Culture Days Activity Ideas for Businesses and Companies

Culture Days Activity Ideas for Businesses and Companies

by Mélissa Courcelles

Ok, so let’s say you’ve heard of Culture Days and you own a business or work for an organization or company that seems like a good fit. How do you think up a way to get involved? Well, we are here to make it easier by coming up with some ideas for you, based on…

Inspiration
Easy ways to get the most out of hosting an event for Culture Days

Easy ways to get the most out of hosting an event for Culture Days

by Mélissa Courcelles

At the very core of the intention of Culture Days, we are trying to captivate new audiences and get them to get involved in arts and culture all year round. Everyone has their own reason for hosting a Culture Days event, and we have our reasons for making our events free – accessibility for all! But…

Open Calls for Artists and a Q+A with a past winner Play

Open Calls for Artists and a Q+A with a past winner

by Mélissa Courcelles

First thing’s first: Nuit Blanche Winnipeg has extended the deadline to submit for the Open Calls for Artists until July 11, 2016. Never heard about our Open Calls for Artists? Each year, two Open Calls are held for artists to propose pieces that will enhance the audience experience of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg. Projects are selected by…

How to do Culture Days YOUR way

How to do Culture Days YOUR way

by Mélissa Courcelles

If you think you have no reason to participate in Culture Days Manitoba, I bet you’re wrong. We all have our own hobbies, skills and interests – and many of them are related to arts and culture. Here’s how you can take the things you enjoy and turn them into a Culture Days activity, or participate…

Resources
Artsfest 2013 – UWinnipeg Cultural Treasures

Artsfest 2013 – UWinnipeg Cultural Treasures

by Mélissa Courcelles

“Could we ever know each other in the slightest without the arts?”  -Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, quotes the celebrated Canadian author Gabrielle Roy when discussing the University’s long-standing dedication to culture and arts.  This dedication will be celebrated during the first ever Artsfest 2013 – UWinnipeg Cultural Treasures…

Events