The Culture Days webinar series provides insights, skill development and knowledge aimed to help strengthen your public engagement practices. Join guest experts in the field from across the country addressing current best practices and practical new ideas. Each webinar includes short engaging presentations, features a question and answer period, and provides downloadable resources—all free of charge. Here you can register here for upcoming live webinars or watch past recordings. Jump to:
- Art Education in the Digital Sphere
- Culture Days and Get Creative Festival
- Deepening Sense of Belonging Through Arts and Culture
- Arts Participation in Canada
- Indigenous Cultural Programming
Art Education in the Digital Sphere
July 17, 2019
Get on your computer, turn on the TV, and tune into see how digital platforms are changing the game in arts education.
The webinar includes guest presentations from John Dalrymple with Canada’s National Ballet School, Jay Kimball at LiveArts Saskatchewan, and Douglas Friesen, teacher and arts educator. Watch as they identify barriers to participation and discuss the ways they work to bring accessible arts programming into classrooms.
This webinar looks at current trends in online education programming, and investigates the way arts organizations create digital lessons for younger audiences. Discussion revolves around the differences between live and digital education programming, and how organizations have utilized web platforms to expand their audience.
Culture Days and Get Creative Festival
Recent findings from across the pond on personal well-being and arts participation
May 29, 2019
Steep the tea, settle into a comfy chair, and tune in as we chat with our friends at the Get Creative Festival about their recent leading-edge research around creativity, expression, and ties to personal well-being.
We hope the session will inspire Canadian arts and culture organizations and non-profits to think how they can support encouraging individual creative exploration. Perhaps you’ll also be inspired in programming your events to align with the 2019 Culture Days theme of Creativity, the Arts, and Well-being!
Take the Get Creative Feel Good Test to discover how getting creative could improve your personal well-being.
Deepening Sense of Belonging Through Arts and Culture
with Frédéric Julien
April 24, 2019
What is belonging? How does it relate to arts and culture? And how can we strengthen belonging to each other and our communities? In 2017, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) sought to answer these questions in Vital Signs: Arts & Belonging.
Building on this report and on subsequent research findings, this webinar will explore how arts and culture programs and venues make our communities better places to live by helping people connect through shared arts experiences.
The webinar is presented by Frédéric Julien, Director of Research and Development at CAPACOA. Frédéric has been active in the performing arts for several years as an artist, an arts administrator, a consultant, an advocate, and a change maker. He has been leading research and development activities at CAPACOA for the last nine years. He is a regular speaker and session facilitator at conferences throughout Canada. He also frequently facilitates online dialogues on the state of the performing arts sector as part of the Arts in Perspective series.
Arts Participation in Canada
with Kelly Hill
March 6, 2019
In Culture Days’ first webinar of 2019, Hill Strategies President Kelly Hill presented key findings from Hill Strategies’ recent report on arts participation in Canada, including overall attendance, active participation, and engagement by different groups of Canadians. The research was also linked to concepts of well-being through arts participation. Webinar participants had the opportunity to discuss the relevance of the findings for their own work during a brief Q&A session at the end of the presentation.
Kelly founded Hill Strategies in 2002, and has since worked on nearly 400 research reports and presentations on the arts and culture. He brings to the table a thorough understanding of the arts landscape in Canada.
Indigenous Cultural Programming
with Dominga Robinson
June 26, 2018
Saskatchewan-based Arts Administrator Dominga Robinson will provide background, context and insight for building lasting partnerships with Indigenous community members and producing meaningful cultural programming. Dominga will discuss some of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action, issues around cultural appropriation and terminology, treaty territory statements and more — all grounded in her experiences as an Outreach Consultant with SaskCulture and as a member of the Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation.
Since 2010, Culture Days in Saskatchewan has been coordinated by SaskCulture in variety of ways, such as through the Culture Days Funding Assistance Grant Program, with support from Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. SaskCulture also assists Culture Days event organizers with the creation and distribution of promotional materials and advertising.
All past Culture Days webinars are available on our YouTube channel.