Unexpected Intersections

Temporary mural by Carlos Delgado for the 2016 Culture Days Launch at Union Station, Toronto, ON. Courtesy of Kevin Jones.

In 2020, Culture Days invites event organizers and the public alike to view arts and culture programming and participation through the thematic lens of Unexpected Intersections—encouraging creative and outside-the-box thinking to reveal new avenues of discovery, learning, and expression.

We hope this theme inspires new collaborations to flourish. This may take shape by developing innovative partnerships, or fusing seemingly opposite disciplines to create fresh, and perhaps unconventional, programs and events.

This coming year, we will be sharing research, ideas, and stories examining the theme: how do artists, creatives, cultural organizations, and institutions interact with each other and differing sectors to envision new ways of presenting programming? What impact can this have on the greater public’s perception of arts and culture and its role in society?

Stay tuned to our monthly newsletter for roundups of inspiration, questions, and explorations of the many facets of the theme. For a more frequent dose of Unexpected Intersections, stay connected with our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Review our 2019 theme, Creativity, the Arts, and Well-being, initiatives here.