Culture Days offers valuable resources for artists and cultural workers throughout the year. This webinar series, produced in 2017, 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.


July 20, 2017

Culture Days 2017-18 Webinar Series: Event Promotion with
Mercedes Findlay, Jeffrey Halcro, Joshua Sinclair, & Kaitlyn Patience

Whether you're an activity organizer or mobilizing your community, this webinar will help you make the most of your Culture Days promotional efforts. Learn how to use free marketing tools from an experienced designer at a creative agency; find out how to harness the power of social media and create a Bright Spots Schedule from a PR professional; then hear first-hand from a municipal arts coordinator how to integrate multiple activities in a Culture Days hub.

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June 22, 2017 Cultural Event Management for Rural Presenters with Crystal Kolt

Join Crystal Kolt, O.M., Cultural Coordinator at the Flin Flon Arts Council, for a cultural event management workshop tailored to rural arts presenters and cultural animators.
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Webinar Speakers 

Mercedes Findlay Public Relations Consultant, Mercedes Findlay Consulting

Mercedes has more than a decade of media experience with Rogers and Bell Media in public relations, advertising, brand partnerships, and communications. As a consultant she’s developed and led initiatives for non-profit and private clients, resulting in increased audience engagement, brand awareness, stronger sponsorship collaboration, and sustained media coverage. Mercedes specializes in unearthing your story and telling it in such a way that people can’t help but listen.

Jeffrey HalcroCreative Director, BT/A

In the past 20 years, Jeffrey has brought a blend of strategy, brilliance and award-winning design to his work at BT/A. A classically trained designer, Jeffrey is an expert at balancing compelling design with new and innovative ideas across all channels. Jeffrey is BT/A’s strategic creative lead, managing creative across multiple channels.

Joshua SinclairDesign Studio Manager, BT/A

Joshua is a designer and production artist with more than 15 years of agency and in-house work under his belt. He has contributed to the rebranding of companies such as A&P (USA), American Express and Walmart (CAN), covering everything from illustration to food packaging to national and international ad campaigns.


Kaitlyn PatienceArts Coordinator, Arts Milton

Kaitlyn Patience is in charge of planning the Milton Culture Days events. Milton is known for its successful integration of multiple activities within one central Hub location, the FirstOntario Arts Centre in Milton. Kaitlyn has worked in both public and commercial art galleries, and with not-for-profit organizations like Craft Ontario. Her talent lays in event planning, and her passion is to connect communities to arts and culture in a welcoming way.


Crystal Kolt, O.MCultural Coordinator , Flin Flon Arts Council

Crystal Kolt, O.M., is a talented musician and dynamo arts executive who, with boundless enthusiasm, dedicates an incredible amount of energy and hard work to developing a thriving arts and culture scene in the north. Kolt is a typical Canadian artist who has several jobs. She is the cultural coordinator of the Flin Flon Arts Council, coordinator of Culture Days Flin Flon, a member of the provincial task force for Culture Days Manitoba, and director of the Flin Flon Community Choir.


Webinars Archive

To view our 2015 Webinar Pilot Series, Please click on the link below.