Culture Days offers valuable resources for artists and cultural workers throughout the year. This webinar series, produced in 2018, can help participants develop new skills, broaden their knowledge and strengthen their public engagement practices overall. Each one-hour webinar examines current best practices and new practical ideas, feature a question period, and provide downloadable resources - all free of charge.


March 27, 2018

2:00 PM -
3:00 PM EST

Volunteer Management with
Winnie Wong, Karla Ferguson and Andrea Field

Running a big event such as Culture Days can require all hands on deck. Volunteers are the life force of any organisation, particularly during a large program. This webinar will feature organisers who are well-versed with the management and coordination of volunteers. Hear more about how to recruit, schedule and support volunteers, both during Culture Days and year-round.

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February 27, 2018

2:00 PM -
3:00 PM EST


On Campus with
Susan NagyLinda Hutchison & 
David Vivian

The February session will look into Culture Days events taking place on the university or college campuses. We will discuss examples of organizers using the built-in infrastructure of educational spaces for their Culture Days programming, investigating sites that are creating events for their student body or local communities. 

Don’t have time to watch the full video? We’ve summarized Kim, Linda, and David’s top tips here!


January 24, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                           

Creating Cultural Hubs with
Lawrie Crawford
Karilynn Thompson

This webinar focuses on sites that use programming opportunities such as Culture Days to establish themselves as a cultural hub within their community. These locations have created multi-tiered events, often through partnership and collaboration, to provide a one-stop location where the public can gather and explore varying types of art forms and experiences. In this webinar, Culture Days speaks to program organizers who have successfully used this hub model, providing opportunities to learn more about their experiences, successes, challenges and advice.

Don’t have time to watch the full video? We’ve summarized Lawrie and Karilynn’s top tips here!


Webinar Speakers

Winnie WongArts Programmer, City of Richmond 

Winnie Wong received her Bachelor’s degree in Music from UBC in Piano and the Advanced Diploma in Arts and Entertainment Management from Capilano University. She is currently the Arts Programmer for the City of Richmond where she programs arts courses, is the marketing liaison, and the volunteer coordinator at the Richmond Arts Centre.  Winnie has coordinated many special events, large scale community events and volunteers for numerous years with Richmond Public Art Program, South Arm Community Association and Richmond Arts Centre.

In addition, Winnie has been teaching piano and music theory for numerous years as part of the teaching faculty at the Richmond Music School. Aside from teaching, she is a collaborative pianist for instrumentalists and vocalists for recitals and exams around the Lower Mainland. She is also a Day-of-Coordinator with Dynamic Weddings and Solaris String Trio.


Karla FergusonVolunteer Resources Manager, Winnipeg Folk Festival

Karla Ferguson loves folk festivals. She’s attended them, volunteered at them, sat on the boards of them, performed at them, and has been on staff at the Winnipeg Folk Festival since 2007, where she is now the Volunteer Resources Manager. She oversees a volunteer program of 2800 volunteers working on 63 different crews, who support both a summer festival and year-round activities. Karla has a degree in music, freelances as a professional choral singer, and sits on the boards of two choirs.

Susan NagyExecutive Director, Lakeshore Arts

For the past 18 years, Susan Nagy has fostered accessible arts-led educational programming and focused on community building as the Executive Director of Lakeshore Arts, a not for profit community arts organization in the west end of the city of Toronto.

Under her leadership, the organization has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of meaningful and innovative youth programming, developed new project ideas for multi-generational engagement and contributes to the vibrancy and social cohesion of the neighbourhood. She contributes to building the vitality of the City’s art sector as a resource and committee member: Toronto’s Cultural Plan, Community Arts Action Plan, Arts Day at the City and Artscape’s Creative Spaces outside the Downtown Core conferences. In 2012, Susan was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her commitment to strengthening the arts sector, Community Art Educator of 2015 by Ontario Arts Education Association and was awarded the 2016 Employer of the Year by Community Living Toronto.

Linda Hutchison Associate VP of University Relations, NSCAD University

NSCAD University, also known as the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, is the oldest arts school in Canada. Founded in 1887, the University has established itself internationally as a centre for artistic innovation.

Linda Hutchison is the Associate Vice President of University Relations at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Some of the many things in her current portfolio include fund development, communication, donor and alumni stewardship and the Advancement Committee of the Board of Governors of NSCAD University. Linda is a passionate advocate for the arts and arts education and was directly involved in the 2017 Culture Days programming taking place at NSCAD.


David VivianDirector, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

David Vivian is the Director of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts of Brock University and a faculty member of the Department of Dramatic Arts. Trained in music, visual arts and design for theatre, his work at Brock has included the set and costume designs for the Mainstage productions since 2004. He teaches theatrical design, production, and stagecraft. Previously the Director of the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture and the Chair of the Department of Dramatic Arts he has held numerous responsibilities in university governance and municipal cultural policy development at the City of St. Catharines.  The opening of the MIWSFPA in June of 2015, followed closely by the opening of the adjacent FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre of the City of St. Catharines provided an ideal opportunity to program Culture Days activities at the university’s new downtown campus.


Lawrie CrawfordInterdisciplinary Artist

Lawrie Crawford is a former civil servant whose work in social innovation is expressed through a dedicated concern for inclusive communities and relational governance. She puzzles for ways of creating a schema of space and matter that contains life. Those life-containers are houses, art presentation spaces, and in the north especially, community buildings, set in the apex of community life.  Art House Carcross is a manifestation of Crawford’s intention to creating place, practice and celebration for art-makers and art lovers.  Accomplishments at Art House Carcross include a hybrid presentation-retail gallery with over 42,000 visitors over two summers of operation, story-telling, art demonstrations, community programs, two years of Culture Days celebrations and major public art installations.Crawford is also a founding member of the Southern Lakes Artist Collective (SLAC) and a practicing interdisciplinary artist and abstractionist. To see her latest work, visit her website.

Karilynn Thompson Executive Assistant, cSPACE Projects

Karilynn Thompson is an administrative professional with a passion for arts and heritage spaces, and a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design with a BFA in Drawing. Growing from an artistic practice in animation, she discovered a passion for film, media, and film festivals. Past tenures in the non-profit media arts include Quickdraw Animation Society and the GIRAF Animation Festival, Calgary Underground and Calgary International Film Festivals, and the Banff Centre for the Arts.  Thompson’s work at cSPACE King Edward (an incubator for the arts located in South Calgary and featuring non-profit office and studio spaces, galleries, and event venues) includes everything from planning events to tenant, venue, and co-working space management.

Webinars Archive

To view our Webinar Series from previous years, Please click on the links below.

2017 Webinars

2015 Webinars