The City of Brampton is the 9th largest city in Canada and boasts the youngest community in the Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA) with a median age at 34.7. The population is represented by more than 170 different cultures that speak more than 70 languages.
Brampton’s Innovation Lab aims to engage the city’s children and youth in a rich literary culture and encourage their participation in the local literary economy. The Lab speaks to goals outlined The City of Brampton’s 2016 - 2018 Strategic Plan.
The objectives of this Lab are growth of the local literary economy through the development of strong and diverse writers in Brampton, the connection of young readers with authors who reflect and promote diversity, and the establishment of Brampton's place on Canada’s literary map. The Lab will be measured by persons attending all Lab events and programs in the 0 - 29 age categories (programming will be divided into sub-segments different age groups), with an emphasis on attracting Brampton residents, as approximately 70% of attendees at the FOLD Festival in the spring of 2016 were from outside of the City of Brampton’s borders.
Programming will be designed for each of the following three age segments:
1) Intro to Authors (exposure to Diverse, Canadian Authors)
Target audience Children/Youth (0 - 14 year olds)
2) Writer to Writer (giving writers access to industry expertise, networking, mentorship)
Target audience Youth / Young Adults (12 - 29 year olds)
3) Writer to Reader (helping independent writers to bring their work to market, supporting entrepreneurs)
Target audience 18 – 29 years olds
Programming will run throughout 2016, with main events during Culture Days and the 2nd Annual FOLD Festival in May 2017. In 2016, the FOLD had 600 registered attendees at the festival. The majority of the attendees were ages 40+.
Targeted Audience: Children and Youth 29 years old and under
Lab Leader: Kelly Stahl, Senior Advisor, Creative Economy, City of Brampton
Partners: City of Brampton Economic Development Office; The FOLD Canada; Brampton Library; Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives; City of Brampton Recreation and Culture Division; City of Brampton Entrepreneur Centre; City of Brampton Office of the Central Area; Downtown Brampton Business Improvement Area (BIA); Canadian Publishers (Groundwood Books, House of Anansi, etc.); Academia (Sheridan College, Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board); Canadian Artists (both professional & emerging authors, writers, poets, spoken word, etc...).
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Do you think you have what it takes to make Culture Days 2017 the best ever? We’re hiring for two contract positions: Communications Manager (must be bilingual) and Digital Projects Coordinator. Read the job descriptions on our employment page: http://bit.ly/2m0EGOW
BC Culture Days | Fête de la culture is on the lookout for their 2017 roster of ambassadors! This fantastic program offers local artists $1000 to present their Culture Days activities as well as tons of exposure. Deadline March 31.
The Board of Culture Days is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director Aubrey Reeves | Le conseil d’administration de la Fête de la culture est heureux d’annoncer la nomination d’une nouvelle directrice générale, Aubrey Reeves. “We are very excited about Aubrey’s vision for Culture Days,” said Lucille Pacey board chair. “Her extensive knowledge of Canadian culture and passion for continuing our mission to promote the arts across Canada will tremendously augment our proven success over the last 8 years.” Aubrey’s prior work experience includes her position as Executive Director, Ontario Cultures Days from 2010 – 2017. Read the full announcement: http://bit.ly/2mf5h9d « Nous sommes enthousiasmés par la vision de la Fête de la culture d’Aubrey », a affirmé Lucille Pacey, présidente du conseil. « Sa connaissance étendue de la culture canadienne et sa passion pour la poursuite de notre mission, qui consiste à promouvoir les arts dans tout le Canada, vont contribuer de façon marquée à poursuivre la croissance du succès notoire des 8 dernières années. » L’expérience antérieure d’Aubrey inclut son poste de directrice générale, Fête de la culture de l’Ontario, depuis son lancement en 2010. Lire l'annonce complète: http://bit.ly/2meXPeo
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