The Culture Days webinar series provides valuable insights, skill development and knowledge that will 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. Register here for live webinars or watch past recordings.
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.
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.
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.
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.