Tagged ‘arts and culture’

What’s in a Venue? Rethinking Cultural Spaces in Flin Flon, Manitoba

What’s in a Venue? Rethinking Cultural Spaces in Flin Flon, Manitoba

by Culture Days

WORDS: Stephanie Earp Flin Flon, Manitoba was one of several communities that participated in the Culture Days Innovation Lab project this past year. We asked all the Innovation Lab Partners to reflect on our 2017 research findings, conducted by independent research firm Maru/Matchbox, and to choose one statistic that helps inform their participation in Culture…

Mission Accomplished: A Culture Days Success Story from Mission B.C.

Mission Accomplished: A Culture Days Success Story from Mission B.C.

by Erin MacKinnon

To say Culture Days in Mission B.C. was a success would be an understatement. With the town hosting 44 registered Culture Days activities and a population of 38,833, Mission is ranked nationally as having the 5th most activities by population according to a National Culture Days Top Ten report. Here’s how they did it… How did the…

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Behind the scenes Part 2: Reflecting on Culture Days and Elemental Festival

Behind the scenes Part 2: Reflecting on Culture Days and Elemental Festival

by Ontario Culture Days

Patricia Mader is an artist, curator and community organizer living on Manitoulin Island. This year she had the honour of participating in Culture Days as part of their Youth Arts Ambassadors Program (YAAP). This is the second of two blog posts she wrote about it to let you have a peek ‘behind the scenes’. To…

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Behind the Scenes: A Sneak Peak at Elemental Festival 2017 and the Billings Connections Trail

Behind the Scenes: A Sneak Peak at Elemental Festival 2017 and the Billings Connections Trail

by Ontario Culture Days

Patricia Mader – Culture Days Youth Arts Apprenticeship Program Curator Patricia Mader is a multi-disciplinary artist, curator and community arts mover n’ shaker. She currently works with 4elements Living Arts on Manitoulin Island, an organization founded by Sophie Edwards, Executive Director.  Mader moved to Manitoulin Island just over two and a half years ago and…

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(YAAP Series) I.AM Enough

(YAAP Series) I.AM Enough

by Ontario Culture Days

By Veronica Abrenica Veronica Abrenica is a Vaughan-based community artist and one of the five artists who participated in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. Read more about Veronica and the Youth Arts Ambassadors Program at…

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(YAAP Series) All Good Things Must Come to an End

(YAAP Series) All Good Things Must Come to an End

by Ontario Culture Days

By Cyesha Forde Cyesha Forde is a Toronto-based photographer and one of the five artists who participated in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. Read more about Cyesha and the Youth Arts Ambassadors Program at on.culturedays.ca/en/yaap It’s…

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(YAAP Series) Arts for All: Building an Accessible Arts Community

(YAAP Series) Arts for All: Building an Accessible Arts Community

by Ontario Culture Days

Veronica Abrenica is a Vaughan-based community artist and one of the five artists participating in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting new initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. The Arts Ambassadors are currently working on community arts projects that will premiere during…

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(YAAP Series) My Road to Culture Days

(YAAP Series) My Road to Culture Days

by Ontario Culture Days

Cyesha Forde is a Toronto-based community artist and one of the five artists participating in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting new initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. The Arts Ambassadors are currently working on community arts projects that will premiere during…

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(YAAP Series) SHELTER: Finding Safety in Your Community

(YAAP Series) SHELTER: Finding Safety in Your Community

by Ontario Culture Days

Rihkee Strapp is a Sault Ste. Marie-based community artist and one of the five artists participating in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting new initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. The Arts Ambassadors are currently working on community arts projects that will…

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