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(YAAP Series) From Favours to Friendship: On Partnerships in the Arts

(YAAP Series) From Favours to Friendship: On Partnerships in the Arts

by Ontario Culture Days

Mike Sheppard is a Kingston-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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BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Pooneh Alizadeh Play

BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Pooneh Alizadeh

by Erin MacKinnon

Meet Pooneh Alizadeh. She is one of our BC Culture Days ambassadors and is incredibly excited to share her passion for dance during Culture Days. Pooneh has her own dance academy in North Vancouver called AMED and has been practicing Middle Eastern dance since she was 5 years old. She shares her love for dance with her…

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Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

by Erin MacKinnon

The Port Moody Arts Centre is an arts and culture hotspot that hosts all kinds of events and art programs year-round. This year, the centre has signed up to hold a Culture Days activity geared towards the community’s youth with the goal of establishing a relationship between the children of Port Moody and its local…

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Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

by Erin MacKinnon

In 2009, Robert Gary Parks converted a portion of his barn into what is now, Loafing Shed Glass Studio in Surrey, British Columbia. Luckily for us, Robert and his wife Jeanette are opening up their studio to the public September 30, October 1 & 2 for Culture Days Weekend! We asked Robert a couple questions…

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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…

Become a culture curator—get involved in CD Manitoba!

Become a culture curator—get involved in CD Manitoba!

by Michelle Rosner

  There are many reasons to get involved in Culture Days and Nuit Blanche: If you work in a school, Culture Days represents a great opportunity for young people to engage with the different groups of people that make up our diverse community; If you’re an emerging artist, the three-day long weekend can act as…

National Congress: Top 5 Takeaways on Storytelling

National Congress: Top 5 Takeaways on Storytelling

by Amanda Shatzko

What an incredible opportunity it was this past week to have attended the National Congress on Culture in Edmonton, Alberta.  This year’s theme was all about Storytelling.  As an advocate for public engagement with a practice based on storytelling; I would like to share my top 5 takeaway moments and tips: 1.  Stories offer insight…

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Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2015: Emerging Voices and Illuminate the Night

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2015: Emerging Voices and Illuminate the Night

by Michelle Rosner

Some call it transformative. Some describe it as the night where the city comes alive. And some simply ache and yearn for that one night a year when our prairie town is lit from the centre with art, music, dance, inspiration and exceptional beauty. Five years ago, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg barged into the city’s cultural…

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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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