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:
1) Test, track and document creative solutions to the challenges of engaging existing audiences more deeply, or reaching new audiences or population segments; and
2) 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.
The Innovation Labs project aims to help Canadian arts and heritage organizations, independent artists and cultural groups improve their collaborative partnership practices. This will be accomplished through knowledge sharing, research, reporting and the creation of resources based on resulting best practices and experiences.
Further to a widespread national call for proposals issued in the spring of 2016, the following four Labs were selected by the National Advisory Committee to pilot programs through the 2016 and 2017 editions of Culture Days:
For the purposes of Culture Days’ Innovation Labs, Collaborative Partnerships refers to a formal working relationship amongst a Lab Leader (Applicant) and Lab Partners that can include arts and cultural organizations, artists, cultural practitioners and other community and marketing partners.
Within each Lab, partners will pool resources, networks, expertise and programming to address the achievement of a particular Innovation Lab goal identified by the partners.
Call for Volunteers, for Honest Ed's Festival, "An Honest Farewell" from February 23-26. Apply today: http://bit.ly/TO4EVolunteer
Stay tuned for next year's Culture Days event on September 29, 30 & October 1st, 2017!!! #culturedays
The National Arts Centre today announced the National Creation Fund, a $25 million fund that will support ambitious new Canadian work in theatre, dance and music by artists and arts organizations across Canada. https://nac-cna.ca/en/media/newsrelease/15377
Le « Dix en Tête » des villes et villages 2016 a enfin été révélé! Winnipeg, MB (population de plus de 500,000), London, ON (population entre 50,000 et 499,999), et Flin Flon, MB (population de moins de 49,999) se sont hissées au sommet des villes participantes, classées selon le nombre d’activités enregistrées à la Fête de la culture cette année! https://cdn2.culturedays.ca/assets/2016%20Final%20Infographics/CD2016_Top10_infographic_FR.jpg
The 2016 Top Ten cities and towns lists this year include on-going champion Winnipeg, Manitoba (for cities with a population over 500,000), London, ON (population of 50,000 – 499,999), and Flin Flon, MB (population under 49,999). These cities and towns were ranked by the total number of activities published on the Culture Days website this this year. https://cdn2.culturedays.ca/assets/2016%20Final%20Infographics/top-10-cities-and-towns-2016.jpg