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Culture Days 2017 (Sept 29 – Oct 1)

Culture Days 2017 takes place September 29th through October 1st, and is poised to showcase thousands of opportunities for Canadians to express what culture means to them. Hundreds of rural and urban communities alike offer a diverse series of events for the public to experience rare-access, behind-the-scenes, and hands-on arts and culture activities – and all for free.

Millions of Canadians engage in thousands of free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations and municipalities in communities across Canada. From Nunavut to New Brunswick, and from British Columbia to Baffin Island – and all points in between – we share all the inspiration, artistry, creativity and expression that reflects the mosaic of Canadian culture. As a leading national voice for an active and engaged cultural life, we provide marketing and industry development resources that lead to greater cultural engagement. The Culture Days national awareness campaign culminates in a three-day celebration of the arts starting on the last Friday of September.”

For more information, please visit culturedays.ca/

-from Culture Days website

Appel à communications : Forum Le Pouvoir des arts 2018 (Fondation Michaëlle Jean)

“La Fondation Michaëlle Jean (FMJF) et le Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM) vous invitent à présenter une communication au FORUM LE POUVOIR DES ARTS : LES ARTS, DES ARMES POUR LA PAIX qui se tiendra du 16 au 18 février 2018 au MBAM.

  • Vous faites des recherches sur le pouvoir des arts, plus particulièrement sur la relation entre les arts et la paix, les arts et la santé, les arts et la ville, les arts et les nouvelles économies, les arts et l’inclusion, les arts et la participation démocratique?
  • Vous utilisez les arts comme outils de changement pour affronter les enjeux sociaux majeurs de notre époque : la lutte contre l’itinérance, le pouvoir d’agir des jeunes Noirs, la réconciliation et la justice pour les populations autochtones, l’inclusion des communautés musulmanes, le combat contre l’homophobie, l’intégration des refugiées, la lutte contre la violence faite aux femmes, la prévention de la criminalité et des extrémismes?
  • Alors, vous avez des enseignements essentiels et des expériences importantes à partager avec vos pairs venant du Québec, du reste du Canada et d’ailleurs et nous vous invitons à soumettre votre proposition dès maintenant.”

Pour plus de détails, visitez fmjf.ca

Call for Proposals: 2018 Power of the Arts Forum (Michaëlle Jean Foundation, Canada-wide)

“The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) invite you to submit a proposal to deliver a presentation at the upcoming POWER OF THE ARTS FORUM: LEVERAGING THE ARTS AS WEAPONS FOR PEACE, which will take place February 16 to 18, 2018, at the Museum.

  • Are you conducting research on the power of the arts, particularly tied to the relation between the arts and peace, the arts and health, the arts and urban planning, the arts and new economies, the arts and inclusion or the arts and democratic participation?
  • Do you use the arts as tools to tackle major social issues: the prevention of homelessness, the empowerment of Black youth, justice and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, inclusion of Muslim communities, the end of homophobia and transphobia, the integration of refugees, the struggle against violence against women, crime prevention and the prevention of extremisms.

If so, you have vital information and experiences to share with your peers coming from Quebec, the rest of Canada and abroad, and we invite you to submit a proposal.”

For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit fmjf.ca

Appel à communications : Forum Le Pouvoir des arts 2018 (Fondation Michaëlle Jean)

“La Fondation Michaëlle Jean (FMJF) et le Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM) vous invitent à présenter une communication au FORUM LE POUVOIR DES ARTS : LES ARTS, DES ARMES POUR LA PAIX qui se tiendra du 16 au 18 février 2018 au MBAM.

  • Vous faites des recherches sur le pouvoir des arts, plus particulièrement sur la relation entre les arts et la paix, les arts et la santé, les arts et la ville, les arts et les nouvelles économies, les arts et l’inclusion, les arts et la participation démocratique?
  • Vous utilisez les arts comme outils de changement pour affronter les enjeux sociaux majeurs de notre époque : la lutte contre l’itinérance, le pouvoir d’agir des jeunes Noirs, la réconciliation et la justice pour les populations autochtones, l’inclusion des communautés musulmanes, le combat contre l’homophobie, l’intégration des refugiées, la lutte contre la violence faite aux femmes, la prévention de la criminalité et des extrémismes?
  • Alors, vous avez des enseignements essentiels et des expériences importantes à partager avec vos pairs venant du Québec, du reste du Canada et d’ailleurs et nous vous invitons à soumettre votre proposition dès maintenant.”

Pour plus de détails, visitez fmjf.ca

Call for Proposals: 2018 Power of the Arts Forum (Michaëlle Jean Foundation, Canada-wide)

“The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) invite you to submit a proposal to deliver a presentation at the upcoming POWER OF THE ARTS FORUM: LEVERAGING THE ARTS AS WEAPONS FOR PEACE, which will take place February 16 to 18, 2018, at the Museum.

  • Are you conducting research on the power of the arts, particularly tied to the relation between the arts and peace, the arts and health, the arts and urban planning, the arts and new economies, the arts and inclusion or the arts and democratic participation?
  • Do you use the arts as tools to tackle major social issues: the prevention of homelessness, the empowerment of Black youth, justice and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, inclusion of Muslim communities, the end of homophobia and transphobia, the integration of refugees, the struggle against violence against women, crime prevention and the prevention of extremisms.

If so, you have vital information and experiences to share with your peers coming from Quebec, the rest of Canada and abroad, and we invite you to submit a proposal.”

For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit fmjf.ca

Profile Highlight: Inspirit Foundation (Canada-wide)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

“We envision a more inclusive and pluralist Canada where our differences are valued and engaged, and everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive both socially and economically. We work to promote inclusion and pluralism through media and arts, support for young change leaders and impact investing—specifically addressing discrimination based on ethnicity, race and religion. We believe that by supporting the next generation of change leaders, leveraging media and arts for change and impact investing, we will create a virtuous cycle that contributes to greater social inclusion.”

To read more about Inspirit Foundation, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

7th annual Culture Days invites Canadians to immerse themselves in local arts and culture (Sept 29 – Oct 2)

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Canadians Get Up-Close with Culture September 30 to October 2

7th annual Culture Days invites Canadians to immerse themselves in local arts and culture

Canadians are invited to fall in love with arts and culture during Culture Days. From September 30 to October 2, the 7th annual Culture Days weekend will offer participants an eclectic range of free, rare-access, and hands-on arts and culture activities available locally.

Every year during Culture Days over 800 Canadian rural and urban communities alike collaborate to showcase their unique part in Canada’s diverse artistic and cultural mosaic. This year, experience a hybrid of dance and fitness with Pow-Wow boot camp in St. Catharines, Ontario or inspire young artists to bloom in Winnipeg, Manitoba; be transported to ancient Japan for traditional tea in Kelowna, British Columbia, or channel The Group of Seven while painting surrounding landscapes with friends in Millarville, Alberta; take to the performance stage in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan or free the inner artisan while glass blowing in Whitehorse, Yukon. Having initiated Culture Days in 2009, Canada’s largest arts organizations including the Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver Opera, the Stratford Festival, Canada’s National Ballet School, and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet are also leading the way in their cities with unique Culture Days activities. Choices abound as creativity soars.

“It’s incredible how Culture Days has been adopted in so many corners of the country by artists and creators, organizations, communities and cities as a vehicle to celebrate and share their creative talents, programs and cultural traditions with their fellow citizens,” commented David Moss, National Executive Director. “We are thrilled with the ongoing growth and maturation of Culture Days as an integral pillar of the Canadian cultural calendar.”

THIS YEAR’S ACTIVITIES: This year, organizers expect a record number of more than 8,000 Culture Days activities to be presented, all free of charge. Culture Days activities are curated and hosted by individual artists, organizations of all sizes and disciplines, community arts initiatives, municipalities and businesses. Click HERE for a personal invite. The weekend offers a startling array of rare-access and hands-on arts and culture activities in hundreds of local communities across Canada. Activities span indigenous cultural traditions to new media, crafts and music of all forms to culinary and agriculture, literature and spoken word to theatre, film, design and everything in between! Whether discovering something new, or revisiting an old favourite, there’s something for everyone, everywhere. Click HERE to search the full range of activities by location and type happening September 30 to October 2.

PLAN YOUR WEEKEND WITH THE BRIGHT SPOTS SCHEDULE: Creating a personalized Culture Days weekend itinerary of activities is made easy with the Culture Days Bright Spots Schedule. This innovative tool is generously made possible by Sun Life Financial through its award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible TM program. Click HERE to get started.

“At Sun Life, we believe that all Canadians should be able to enjoy arts and culture regardless of their means. It’s through our award-winning Making the Arts More AccessibleTM program that we’re able to support many arts organizations across Canada, enabling individuals and families to enjoy the best of arts and culture our country has to offer,” said Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice- President, Philanthropy and Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial. “As the National Partner of this grassroots, community-based movement, we’re pleased to play a role in the success of this national celebration of culture.”

ABOUT CULTURE DAYS

Culture Days exists to create a Canada where culture connects us all to see and do more.

Founded in 2009, Culture Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. Through an annual three-day national celebration each September, hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural organizations in hundreds of cities and towns come together and invite Canadians to participate in free interactive and behind-the-scenes activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion.

As a leading national voice for the active and engaged cultural life of all Canadians, Culture Days provides support, tools and resources to a wide variety of artists and cultural organizations to help them unite the country through engagement in culture.

For more information please visit www.culturedays.ca

Partners

Culture Days was initiated by Founding Partners The Canadian Arts Summit, Culture pour tous (producer of Journé es de la culture in Québec), the Canada Council for the Arts and The Banff Centre. National Partner is Sun Life Financial. National Broadcast Partner is Bell Media (CTV) and National Communications Partner is St. Joseph Communications. National Creative Partner is BT/A and National Digital Partner is Plank. Cineplex Media is an official partner of the Share Your Love of Culture contest. Federal Government support is provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Provincial Partners are: Government of British Columbia, Government of Alberta, SaskCulture, Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council, The Asper Foundation, Government of Ontario, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Government of Québec, Government of New Brunswick, Government of Nova Scotia, Government of Prince Edward Island, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador, and the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Register Your Culture Days Activity now!

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The Summer Registration Promo Blitz is On!
Register before July 31 and you could win a free online ad

Register and publish your Culture Days activity by July 31 at midnight EDT, and your community could win* a geo-targeted online ad campaign to promote all the Culture Days activities in your area!

These digital ads will lead back to a web page with all the amazing activities happening nearby on the Culture Days weekend – including yours! Three prizes are available to be won*, each with a retail value of up to $500 CDN!

If you got a jump start and already published your activity before the start of this promotion, you could also enter for a chance to win by clicking here.

*Please read contest promotion rules here.”

-from Culture Days newsletter

National Indigenous Writing Contest Supports Families of Sisters in Spirit, Deadline Feb.29

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Contest Details: Thunderbird Stories is proud to announce our second year hosting a National Indigenous writing contest. The contest will run to February 29th, 2016.

Our stories & legends are an important part of our culture and history. This contest supports & encourages Indigenous writers to showcase their talent and provides them with the profile to further their aspirations. Thunderbird Stories will be judged by 5 Indigenous people.

Portion of the proceeds will go towards Families of Sisters in Spirit, a volunteer, non-profit organization led by families of missing & murdered Aboriginal women. Through the efforts of this contest, we can assist Families of Sisters in Spirit to help continue their efforts in their search for missing and murdered Aboriginal Woman.”

Visit www.thunderbirdstories.com for more details or email: info@thunderbirdtimes.com.

Posted with permission from Dylan Whiteduck

Webinar: New Funding Model / Nouveau modèle de financement (Canada Council for the Arts)

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“Want to learn more about our new funding model? Register to attend one of our public info sessions in January. A great opportunity to take a guided tour with staff, and ask your questions.

Join us for an online information session, and Q&A on the new programs.
Friday, January 8, 2016
1 to 3 pm EST
English

Subscribe here to receive registration details.”

“Vous voulez en savoir plus sur notre nouveau modèle de financement? Inscrivez-vous à une de nos séances d’infos en janvier. Brève présentation sur les programmes avec des membres de notre personnel, suivi d’une période de questions.

Joignez-vous à notre séance d’information en ligne et période de questions et réponses sur les nouveaux programmes.
Jeudi 7 janvier 2016
De 13 h à 15 h HNE
Français

Abonnez–vous ici pour recevoir les modalités de l’inscription”

-from Canada Council’s website