Every spring Ontario Culture Days offers information sessions to both geographic and artistic communities across the province. Culture Days information sessions are free to attend and everyone is welcome.
Generally, these workshops bring together a wide variety of people who are interested in finding out more about participating in or supporting Culture Days in their community such as local artists, professional and amateur arts and cultural organizations, municipal cultural staff, staff of museums and libraries, Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) and local media. Usually, Culture Days staff will facilitate the meeting, however some meetings may be run by local organizers who have experience organizing Culture Days in their community.
Culture Days Information Sessions can help to:
In 2015, over 450 people attended Culture Days information sessions in Ontario! Twenty in-person and 4 webinar information sessions were presented to diverse communities hosted by community arts councils, municipalities and arts and cultural associations.
Communities that have hosted info sessions have seen many positive outcomes.
The City of Brampton hosted a community information session to share what Culture Days was all about with a wide audience. It allowed us to engage with event organizers early in the planning stage and acted as a kick-off for organizing our city’s program. We were thrilled when individuals and groups came with activities already in mind and new collaborations and partnerships were formed at the session.
Kelly Stahl, Senior Advisor, Economic Development and Tourism, City of Brampton
What a fabulous Culture Days event! The presentation was marvelous, comprehensive, but succinct. The stats are quite amazing and I found them to be of particular interest. I’ve had lots of interaction as a result of this meeting and have had several folks call me to follow up. Well done!
Janis Luttrell, Recreation Programmer, Arts and Culture, City of Newmarket
I just wanted to pass along my hearty congratulations and thanks to everyone involved in the webinar. It was comprehensive, easy to follow and very helpful. Job well done.
Russ Disotell, Brockville Arts Co-operative
For more information on hosting an information session, please see our Information Session Toolkit.
To book an Information Session for 2016 please contact:
Network and Outreach Manager
Ontario Culture Days
(416) 964 - 7555
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