Public Engagement Innovation Labs
In 2016, Culture Days held a call for proposals from municipalities, organizations, groups or individuals involved or interested in Culture Days from all Canadian provinces and territories to lead Public Engagement Innovation Labs in their communities from June 2016 to October 2017.
What Are Innovation Labs?
In many sectors, collaboration has proven to be an effective approach to successfully addressing challenges in building sustainability and resilience amongst stakeholders. Successful collaborative partnerships have emerged in hundreds of cities and towns across Canada since Culture Days’ inception, generating lasting and meaningful connections and experiences that endure and help strengthen participants’ work well beyond the annual Culture Days weekend.
To help increase the participation and engagement of targeted audiences through effective collaborative partnerships, Culture Days is supporting a select number of Public Engagement Innovation Labs across Canada to:
- Test, track and document creative solutions to the challenges of engaging existing audiences more deeply, or reaching new audiences or population segments; and
- Share and publicize experiences and learnings with the Canadian and international arts and cultural community to help build sectorial capacity by profiling the Labs and Lab Partners, and best-practices and research findings that emerge from the Labs.
Innovation Labs Goal
The Innovation Labs project aims to help Canadian arts and heritage organizations, independent artists and cultural groups improve their collaborative partnership practices.
Innovation Lab Partners are sharing some of their knowledge through the Culture Days
monthly webinar series, blog posts and other knowledge sharing, research and
the creation of resources based on resulting best practices and experience