Culture Days 2021
4 weeks of arts and culture experiences indoors, outdoors, and online.
RE:IMAGINE with us.
Arts and culture emerged as a lifeline of joy, providing gifts of colour, hope, and reprieve needed to make it through this past year. Collectively, we’re imagining what a post-pandemic world could look like and how we can each contribute to that picture being brighter. Through that lens, Culture Days has chosen RE:IMAGINE as the very apt 2021 theme.
RE:IMAGINE signals a positive turning point - the commitment to building tangible change into the future of arts and culture.
Now that the 2021 Culture Days celebrations have come to an end, read through our Culture Days 2021 highlights page to find out more about the latest festivities.
How to kick-start your creative planning.
- Check out our Participation Guide where you will learn how to participate, get organized and promote your events as part of the nation-wide Culture Days celebrations.
- If you’re ready to go, sign in or create an account. We’ll walk you through the process once you’re signed in to your Dashboard.
- Need activity planning inspo? Explore our updated Programming Ideas page, which now includes more creative ways to think about programming in light of COVID-19. Plus, we’ve developed an Online Programming resource for those who are ready to get digital!
- We’ve set up a handy FAQ for those unfamiliar with how Culture Days works.
- Are you already in the process of recording an online concert, or filming a behind-the-scenes tour while your facility is closed? If you have digital content that will be online and accessible throughout Culture Days, you can register it now.
Culture Days and COVID-19
Culture Days 2021 offers something for everyone and every level of comfort. Browse over 1,000 events, self-guided activities, and virtual experiences across Canada.
For organizers: When publishing events or hubs, and in line with our terms and conditions, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are adhering to COVID-19 regional government and public health guidelines in your jurisdiction. We recommend planning in-person events with limited or pre-registered capacities. Culture Days may need to remove or unpublish your in-person event if the health restrictions in a province or region change. We will notify you of any such change, and help you adjust your listing to online programming, if you choose.
For audiences: It is our shared responsibility to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Before attending an in-person event, please review the protocols in place, and contact the organizer directly for the latest updates. Please note that all Culture Days events are independently organized.
New this year!
We’ve added 2 new features to the event registration process, Organizer Profiles and Venue, to make your registration experience that much easier. If you’re new to Culture Days or thinking about participating, 2021 is the year to do it!
- Once again, the extended timeframe gives you greater flexibility for presenting in-person events, with a chance to access new audiences from across the country via digital activities.
- You’ll be able to join in on a large, cross-country promotional campaign highlighting the resiliency of our communities and championing the importance of arts and culture!
Join the campaign
Connect with us as we share and promote the important, exciting, and reimaginings of arts, culture, and creativity. Stay up to date with the good stuff on our blog, and on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).
Our campaign posters and digital ads for 2021 are ready to go! We’re offering a few different options this year in an effort to be as flexible as possible. Choose the poster that resonates the most with you and share it with your network. More options also means more opportunity to customize in your Dashboard. You will be able to adjust the body text and add a QR code to the graphic posters, or make it your own and use the blank template to share news about your activities. Stay tuned as we release other items over the summer.
Below are links to some timely resources and tools from our cross-country network:
Canada Council: Important Information related to COVID-19
Last updated: December 21, 2020
Canadian Heritage: Frequent updates from the Federal Ministry
- BC Alliance for Arts + Culture: COVID-19 Resources, Prevention, Updates, and more.
Last Updated: December 08, 2020
To support Alberta’s Month of the Artist, Alberta Culture Days is running once again from September 1st to 30th, 2021.
Saskatchewan Arts Board: Grant Information and FAQs
Last updated: January 25th, 2021
Saskatchewan Arts Alliance: COVID-19 Resource list
Last updated: February 12th, 2021
- Organizer support and FAQ
- Ontario Arts Council COVID-19 Updates, FAQs, and Resources
Last updated: May 25, 2021