Carcross lies on the Klondike Highway between Whitehorse and Skagway, Alaska, has a population of 289 and boasts the highest number of visitors of any regional community in Yukon, including Whitehorse. Over 150,000 Canadian and international visitors were expected for the 2016 tourism season. Carcross has mountain bike trails which are regarded as amongst the best in the world, and is part of the tour traffic for all the Alaskan cruise ships which run day turn-around trips to Carcross and back to the Alaskan port of Skagway.
This Innovation Lab will focus on building mutually empowering relationships amongst and between local artists, cultural organizations and their facilities, and the The Carcross/Tagish First Nation by curating a hub of art and cultural activity in the downtown Carcross core for the summers of 2016 and 2017.
The Lab’s objective is to establish a culture of shared knowledge, cooperative planning and increased volunteerism. Measures of "trust in relationships" will be developed as part of the mapping of the quality of "ties" between various community organizations. This Lab aims to move the partners towards a more inclusive community rather than a segregated one. Success of the Lab will look like less like "us" and "them," and more like "we".
Professional artists will mentor and work with art students as they work on their craft or organize workshops and demonstrations for GCTFN citizens, the Carcross community at large and visitors to the community. The mentorship component provides opportunities to develop ties between GCTFN’s rich cultural heritage and the contemporary arts.
Targeted Audience: Local artists, cultural organizations and the Carcross/Tagish First Nation as well as tourists to the area.
Lab Leader: Lawrie Crawford, Professional interdisciplinary artist and community builder, Coordinator, Art Makes Carcross
Partners: Yukon Arts Centre (YAC); Carcross/Tagish First Nation Government - Capacity and Lands and Heritage department; Southern Lakes Artist Collective; Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation; Yukon Government - Economic Development and Tourism and Culture departments; Carcross Recreation Board.
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
Thank you Brockville for being part of Culture Days! http://www.recorder.ca/2016/11/25/citys-culture-days-rank-high Brockville, Ontario
Yukon art students tell the story of climate change science while working with scientists & northern communities http://www.macleans.ca/education/college/yukon-college-art-students-tell-the-story-of-climate-change-science/