« The 10th annual Culture Days weekend is taking place September 27, 28 & 29th, with thousands of free events taking place across Canada! Join us in celebrating creativity in your community. Visit culturedays.ca to find events near you. »
« 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. »
« As one of our 10-year anniversary initiatives, Culture Days is examining the arts and culture sector through the lens of Creativity, the Arts, and Well-being. The topic is the anchor of our year-round communications—across social media, we’ve been sharing research, ideas, and stories involving the many ways arts and culture are connected to the well-being of individuals and the vitality of our communities. Our special blog series by Leah Sandals deep dives into the theme by profiling organizations doing work in related fields.
Nearly every Culture Days event fits within the theme of creativity, the arts, and well-being. The work you do as artists and organizers have deep, meaningful impacts in the communities where you live and work, and Culture Days is the perfect opportunity to share how and why you do it!
Culture Days organizers hail from the full spectrum of cultural creators—from grassroots community volunteers and independent artists to major arts, culture, and heritage institutions. Best of all, there’s always room for more. Join us!
Culture Days offers a wide variety of resources, webinars, and research to inspire and assist organizers in all your planning, marketing, and promotion needs. »
« 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. »
« On May 29, 2019 Culture Days was joined by BBC Arts Editor Stephen James-Yeoman and University College London (UCL) Senior Research Fellow Dr. Daisy Fancourt to discuss new research on the benefits of arts participation. A recent study conducted by Dr. Fancourt and UCL identified the different ways that people use creativity as a coping mechanism to control negative emotions, such as stress and anxiety, and how spending just a brief amount of time on artistic pursuits can have a direct impact on personal well-being.
The study has been released in connection with the Get Creative Festival – the UK-wide celebration of creativity that took place from May 11-19, 2019. Stephen James-Yeoman will speak about the festival, its audience, and ongoing research efforts, in addition to the many links between Get Creative and Culture Days. »
« 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. »
« Culture Days will be joined by BBC Arts Editor Stephen James-Yeoman and University College London (UCL) Senior Research Fellow Dr. Daisy Fancourt to discuss new research on the benefits of arts participation. A recent study conducted by Dr. Fancourt and UCL identified the different ways that people use creativity as a coping mechanism to control negative emotions, such as stress and anxiety, and how spending just a brief amount of time on artistic pursuits can have a direct impact on personal well-being.
The study is being released in connection with the Get Creative Festival – the UK-wide celebration of creativity taking place this year from May 11-19. Stephen James-Yeoman will speak about the festival, its audience, and ongoing research efforts, in addition to the many links between Get Creative and Culture Days.
« Culture Days is a national, collaborative movement designed to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Culture Days, which will take place September 27, 28 and 29, 2019. SaskCulture is pleased to offer Culture Days Funding Assistance (CDFA) in support of Culture Days initiatives throughout Saskatchewan.
There are two funding streams for CDFA:
Culture Days Hubs (presented by a minimum of 3 organizations) maximum of $4,000
Culture Days Events (presented by 1 organization) maximum of $1,000
Culture Days Funding Assistance is designed to support Culture Days initiatives (activities, events and projects) that engage public participation and inspire future involvement in the cultural life of Saskatchewan communities.
Culture Days Funding Assistance supports:
activities that will encourage and inspire people to try something new and become a regular participant in cultural activities;
the hiring of Saskatchewan artists and cultural workers who will engage new audiences and share their skills and talents;
a wide range of interactive and diverse cultural activities in communities across the province during Culture Days.
Significant priority will be given to projects that:
engage new audience
provide excellent opportunities for hands-on, interactive culturalexperiences for participants, as opposed to activities that are more passive in nature;
are engaging and accessible – Culture Days activities are to be free to the public;
contribute significantly to community involvement and/or engagement. »
« Culture Days is hosting a national launch event to kick off the 2018 Culture Days weekend. Together with media partner CBC, we will be presenting performances at the CBC Barbara Frum Atrium in downtown Toronto.
Culture Days 2018 National Launch CBC Barbara Frum Atrium Toronto, Ontario
– Flamenco dancing with Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
– Beat poetry from Toronto’s Bam! Youth Slam
– Live steel pan performance from steelpannist, Suzette Vidale – Jazz dancing with Holla Jazz
– Performances by Manatoulin-based Debajehmujig Theatre
Group Doors open at 8:30AM with remarks and performances beginning at 9AM.
Culture Days is an annual, national celebration of arts and culture. During the Culture Days weekend – Friday September 28th to Sunday, September 30th – thousands of free events will be taking place in hundreds of cities, towns, First Nations and rural areas across the country.
Join over 2 million Canadians who get hands-on and behind-the-scenes with artists, organizations, creators, experts and enthusiasts in their own communities.
For more information about Culture Days, and to find events already registered in your community, visit https://culturedays.ca/en »
« Que faites-VOUS pendant la fin de semaine de la Fête de la culture?
La Fête de la culture est une célébration annuelle nationale des arts et de la culture. Pendant la fin de semaine de la Fête de la culture – du vendredi 28 septembre au dimanche 30 septembre – des milliers d’événements gratuits prendront place dans des centaines de villes, de villages, au cœur des Premières Nations et dans des zones rurales à travers le pays.
Joignez-vous à plus de deux millions de Canadiens qui prennent part à des activités pratiques ou qui découvrent les coulisses en présence d’artistes, d’organismes, de créateurs, d’experts et autres passionnés dans leur propre communauté.
Cette année, le thème de la Programmation nationale est #SuivezLeRythme! Joignez-vous à nous pour explorer le monde des percussions et du rythme en trouvant un événement SuivezLeRythme près de chez vous.
Pour plus d’information sur la Fête de la culture et pour découvrir les événements déjà inscrits dans votre communauté (avec toujours plus d’activités s’ajoutant tous les jours!), visitez le https://culturedays.ca/fr »
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