Tagged ‘community engagement’

BC Ambassadors: Taking the Lead in Summerland B.C.

BC Ambassadors: Taking the Lead in Summerland B.C.

by Erin MacKinnon

For Master Rhythm Circle Facilitator and percussionist Bobby Bovenzi, being a BC Culture Days ambassador extends beyond Culture Days. The opportunity has allowed him to establish himself as a leader of his community, advocating for increased participation in collaborative arts and culture activities. Through the many connections made by Bobby and team, Summerland celebrated Culture…

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BC Ambassadors: Working with Youth in the Arts

BC Ambassadors: Working with Youth in the Arts

by Erin MacKinnon

BC Culture Days ambassador Lyn Verra-Lay has arts and culture in her blood. With an upbringing rich in artistic curiosities, Verra-Lay has been paying it forward by supporting the artistic ventures of Surrey’s youth for fifteen years. Her experience as an arts administrator has informed her insight into the prowess of youth today as she continues…

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The Treasures of Minto: Cultural Planning in Rural Ontario

The Treasures of Minto: Cultural Planning in Rural Ontario

by Ontario Culture Days

As a culturally active town, Minto, ON (comprising of Harriston, Palmerston, and Clifford) has been participating in Ontario Culture Days since the movement’s beginning in 2010. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, Minto organizers planned a bus tour of the community’s cultural offerings, which included guided visits to artists’ studios, an organic farm, a historic house,…

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Beyond the logo on your flyer or ad in your program book: What it means to ‘steward’ and ‘activate’ that sponsorship – even the ones you didn’t know you had. Part 3 of 3

Beyond the logo on your flyer or ad in your program book: What it means to ‘steward’ and ‘activate’ that sponsorship – even the ones you didn’t know you had. Part 3 of 3

by Helen Yung

This is part 3 in a 3-part article on Sponsorship Stewardship and Activation: Many organizations and even individual artists have supportive business relationships that help make arts and culture happen, but we don’t always use the label ‘sponsor’ to refer to these supporters. Whether you address them as partners, supporters, friends, or good neighbours, you can optimize…

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Beyond the logo on your flyer or ad in your program book: What it means to ‘steward’ and ‘activate’ that sponsorship – even the ones you didn’t know you had. Part 2 of 3

Beyond the logo on your flyer or ad in your program book: What it means to ‘steward’ and ‘activate’ that sponsorship – even the ones you didn’t know you had. Part 2 of 3

by Helen Yung

This is part 2 in a 3-part article on Sponsorship Stewardship and Activation: Many organizations and even individual artists have supportive business relationships that help make arts and culture happen, but we don’t always use the label ‘sponsor’ to refer to these supporters. Whether you address them as partners, supporters, friends, or good neighbours, you can…

Beyond the logo on your flyer or ad in your program book: What it means to ‘steward’ and ‘activate’ that sponsorship – even the ones you didn’t know you had.  Part 1 of 3

Beyond the logo on your flyer or ad in your program book: What it means to ‘steward’ and ‘activate’ that sponsorship – even the ones you didn’t know you had. Part 1 of 3

by Helen Yung

Many organizations and even individual artists have supportive business relationships that help make arts and culture happen, but we don’t always use the label ‘sponsor’ to refer to these supporters. Whether you address them as partners, supporters, friends, or good neighbours, you can optimize the benefits of that relationship, for them and for you, by…

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What does it mean to be relevant to your community?

What does it mean to be relevant to your community?

by Helen Yung

In your life, you have many friends: the ones you see regularly, the ones you count on, the ones who mean a great deal to you but you only connect once in a while, and then people you might chat with if you run into them, you might ‘like’ their pictures on social media, but…

Engaging Volunteers

Engaging Volunteers

by Jessica Dargo Caplan

Like many cultural organizations, volunteers play a vital role in the success of the Luminato Festival. Each year a diverse team of between 400-500 dedicated volunteers…

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