Culture Days organizers hail from the full spectrum of cultural creators—from grassroots community volunteers and independent artists to major arts, culture, and heritage institutions. Best of all, there’s always room for more. Join us!

Get started by reviewing the basics of Culture Days with our Participation Guide. Then, create a user Account to register your events and get access to customizable marketing materials and templates.

Culture Days offers a wide variety of resources, webinars, and research to inspire and assist you with all your planning, marketing, and promotions.

2020 Theme: Unexpected Intersections

In 2020, Culture Days invites event organizers and the public alike to view arts and culture programming and participation through the thematic lens of Unexpected Intersections—encouraging creative and outside-the-box thinking to reveal new avenues of discovery, learning, and expression.

We hope this theme inspires new collaborations to flourish. This may take shape by developing innovative partnerships, or fusing seemingly opposite disciplines to create fresh, and perhaps unconventional, programs and events.

This coming year, we will be sharing research, ideas, and stories examining the theme: how do artists, creatives, cultural organizations, and institutions interact with each other and differing sectors to envision new ways of presenting programming? What impact can this have on the greater public’s perception of arts and culture and its role in society?

Stay tuned to our monthly newsletter and keep up with our blog for roundups of inspiration, questions, and explorations of the many facets of the theme. For a more frequent dose of Unexpected Intersections, stay connected with our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Review our 2019 theme, Creativity, the Arts, and Well-being, initiatives here.


Culture Days offers free tip sheets, tools and other resources to support event and community organizers in the successful planning, promotion and evaluation of their Culture Days events. New resources are regularly added so visit this section frequently. Below you’ll find Culture Days-produced resources and tools—relevant not only for planning Culture Days events, but also for engaging your community with arts and culture year round.

By creating a Culture Days Account, you’ll also get access to special event-focused and customizable marketing materials. Sign in and visit the Resource section in your Dashboard to see more.

Logo and brand assets

2019 Campaign

Participation Guide

100 Event Ideas

Getting Ready for Culture Days

Planning Your Event

Promoting Your Event

Public Relations Guide

Community Organizer Guide

Volunteer Management

Documenting Your Event

Indigenous Cultural Programming

School Engagement Tool Kit

Culture Days Webinar Series