Tagged ‘role of arts and culture’

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) 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) 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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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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Engaging in Arts & Culture with Gillian Smith

Engaging in Arts & Culture with Gillian Smith

by Kaylen Small

Culture Days and National Broadcast Partner CTV (Bell Media) invited Canadian journalism and media students to participate in a Student Reporter and Media Internship program during the Annual National Congress on Culture in Edmonton, Alberta on May 7 and 8, 2015. Five lucky students participated in this innovative program including a behind-the-scenes guided tour of…

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