Culture Days Coming to Ontario!

Culture Days is a collaborative movement to encourage awareness, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. This Canada-wide celebration represents the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in this country. During Culture Days, thousands of volunteers will organize activities across Canada for the public to experience and co-create arts and culture in the communities where they live. Culture Days will take place on September 24 to 26, 2010, in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and on September 17 to 19 in Alberta.  Visit www.culturedays.ca to find out more. 

More details after the jump.

Culture Days is a collaborative movement to encourage awareness, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. This Canada-wide celebration represents the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in this country. During Culture Days, thousands of volunteers will organize activities across Canada for the public to experience and co-create arts and culture in the communities where they live. Culture Days will take place on September 24 to 26, 2010, in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and on September 17 to 19 in Alberta.  Visit www.culturedays.ca to find out more.

Culture Days is for everyone – professional or amateur artists, groups or organizations, including culturally diverse, Aboriginal, urban and rural communities. Culture Days fits directly into the goals of the new Ontario Arts Curriculum by introducing the creative process through interactive, participatory and behind-the-scenes activities. Activities can be aimed specifically at students or open to the community at large. Register an activity by visiting: http://www.culturedays.ca/en/organizing-activities/.

Here are some possible activities:

  • guided tours (galleries, museums, backstage, historic sites)
  • outdoor walking tours (historical, architectural etc.)
  • interactive demonstrations of technique, how-to etc.
  • introductory courses / workshops / classes
  • meet the artists events
  • presentation / performance with discussion period
  • public rehearsals (with artists talk-back)
  • interactive performances, improv creations & street theatre
  • collective creations