Tagged ‘getting involved’

Home Town Homecoming

Home Town Homecoming

by Matt Josdal

Last week, I had the strange experience of getting to go back to the tiny town that I grew up in in order to lead a Culture Days workshop. We has about 22 participants in the workshop, ranging from the woman who taught me grade 2, to a few kids so young that I think…

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How to Increase Your Audience Size by 300% Overnight. Part I of II

by Anna Meshcherova

Cultural engagement and arts participation, regardless of what form it takes, are the catalysts for Culture Days. In this first part of a chapter originally published in “Pluralism in the Arts in Canada,” Helen Yung navigates the theory and the practice inherent in enabling Canadians to take culture, sometimes literally, into their own hands (to read…

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Animateurs Key to Success in Saskatchewan

by Culture Days Saskatchewan

This is a wonderful article by Michelle Brownridge that was published in ENGAGE magazine [2012, vol. 3, issue 1]. Michelle tells the story of Culture Days’ animateurs and their passion for creativity and public engagement in arts and culture. Read along and get inspired! Since Culture Days began in 2010, SaskCulture has hired artists from various…

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CBC Celebrates Culture Days!

by Culture Days

As Culture Days’ National Broadcast Partner, CBC is proud to partner on several events taking place in Calgary, one of the 2012 Cultural Capitals of Canada during the Culture Days weekend. On September 27, Q WITH JIAN GHOMESHI kicks off Culture Days with a broadcast recording from MacEwan Hall on the University of Calgary campus, The…

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Six Tips for Museums and Heritage Organizations

by Ontario Culture Days

Does your museum, heritage site or heritage association need a little inspiration to get started on planning an activity for this year’s Culture Days taking place September 28-30? Here are six great examples of how museums and heritage organizations are participating in Culture Days. Culture Days is not just for the arts – Heritage is…

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Tweet Info-Session – June 6 at 2 pm ET: Marketing Tips and Tools

by Culture Days

Following the success of the first Tweet Info-session in April, join in the conversation on marketing your Culture Days activity next Wednesday, June 6 from 2 – 3 pm Eastern Time. With the increasing use of Twitter by the Culture Days community, many artists and organizations are using this social media tool to broaden their…

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Culture Days Workshops Offered Across Ontario

by Ontario Culture Days

Culture Days (Ontario) is offering new skills development opportunities for artists, professional and volunteer-run cultural groups, libraries, museums, municipalities and anyone else wishing to present an activity during the pan-Canadian celebration of arts and culture next September 28-30. Aimed at helping participants increase the impact and success of their Culture Days activities, a variety of…

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Stratford and Perth County-Perth Arts Connect host a Culture Days Information Session

by Ontario Culture Days

Learn about tools and resources available to Culture Days participants at an information session hosted by Perth Arts Connect for Stratford and Perth County with Culture Days staff in attendance. Aimed at helping participants increase the impact and success of their Culture Days activities, this information session is open to artists, professional and volunteer-run cultural…

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Toronto Public Library Hosts Artists for Culture Days

by Culture Days

The Toronto Public Library, in collaboration with the Neighbourhood Arts Network and the Culture Days Ontario Task Force has launched Culture Days @ The Library for the second  consecutive year. A wonderful local collaboration to showcase artists in their neighbourhoods during Culture Days. The highly successful inaugural program in 2011 provided free space for  some…

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