Tagged ‘role of arts and culture’

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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Power of the Arts: Citizenship and Politics

Power of the Arts: Citizenship and Politics

by Penelope Kerr

These days it’s common – indeed almost inevitable – to hear art discussed as a political statement. The creed “art for art’s sake” seems to be on its way out…

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Power of the Arts: Giving Voice

Power of the Arts: Giving Voice

by Penelope Kerr

This past Culture Days weekend (Sept. 27th-29th), I had the great pleasure and privilege of attending the Power of the Arts National Forum in Ottawa, co-hosted by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Culture Days and the Forum could hardly have been a better fit, since both are dedicated…

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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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Ontario Celebrates Arts and Culture

by Ontario Culture Days

The arts add tremendous richness to communities across Ontario. The Ontario government recognizes this important contribution and welcomes Culture Days, Canada’s nation-wide interactive celebration of arts and culture, by designating the weekend of September 28-30 as ‘Celebrate our Artists Weekend’. Since 2007, Ontario has selected one weekend during the year to officially celebrate Ontario artists…

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Renewing the Dialogue Between Art, Artists and Citizens: May 25th Conference in Ottawa

by Culture Days

On Friday May 25th, Culture Days and Culture pour tous, producer of Québec’s annual Journées de la culture event, in collaboration with the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française and the National Arts Centre, will host a one day professional development conference entitled Renewing the Dialogue Between Art, Artists and Citizens: Issues, Collaborations and the Impact of Cultural…

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Tips For Writing A Culture Days Story

by Culture Days

Storytelling is a great way to share your Culture Days experience! But sometimes it’s easier said than done, so Culture Days has compiled a few handy tips to get the creative ball rolling. Sharing your story will undoubtedly inspire others to take action in their communities and support the arts and culture! Whether you were…

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NRTEA Challenges Participants to Take Part in Culture Days

by Culture Days

During the National Roundtable for Teacher Education in the Arts conference held in Spring 2011 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, some 50 education professors, artists, arts administrators, teacher candidates, teachers and government officials from across Canada met to consider the best ways to provide effective instruction to teachers in the fine and performing…

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Ragtime in Niagara Falls – an interview with Ennio Paola

by Culture Days

Culture Days Project Assistant Reuben Finley recently spoke with Niagara Region’s award-winning composer and music educator Ennio Paola. Having introduced participants to pieces inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy at the City of Welland’s Public Library in 2010, this year Paola once again turned to municipal representatives in his search for a suitable venue. The Niagara…

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