The vision of Ontario Culture Days is to foster awareness, participation, engagement, and support of a diverse artistic and cultural community that is lived, created and expressed by all Ontarians regardless of age, ability, culture, ethnicity, or discipline. In urban, suburban, and rural areas alike, Ontario Culture Days affirms every citizen as a guardian of the cultural vitality of our communities, and promotes direct interaction between creators and citizens as a means to strengthen understanding and appreciation of the potent legacy of our shared artistic and cultural heritage.
Now in its seventh year, Ontario Culture Days is part of the national Culture Days celebration representing the largest-ever public participation campaign undertaken by the Canadian arts and cultural community. Over three days, the annual Culture Days Weekend features free, hand’s-on community arts activities inviting the public to participate in the behind-the-scenes world of artists, creators, heritage workers, architects, curators, and designers. Through a variety of shared initiatives, Ontario Culture Days is also committed to fostering long-term support for the arts and strengthening the skills and capacity of community-engaged creators and cultural leaders locally and across Ontario.
2016 YAAP Artist Rihkee Strapp continues their great work in skill sharing and development with the return of Make A Living Making Art with a special online webinar: "Finding Funding 101" that will support artists and community members on how to attract clients, and obtain funding outside of the Algoma District. March 30th, from 7pm - 8pm. Webinar and event link: goo.gl/blaVHa Supported by Social Entrepreneurship Evolution de l'entrepreneuriat social's Youth Changemakers Social Entrepreneurship Event Grant.
Culture Days is . . . performing at the Open Mic Acoustic Blend Cafe at the Milton Centre for the Arts (MCA).
JOB OPPS l Great opportunities from our colleagues at Culture Days | Fête de la culture! They are hiring 2 contract positions - Bilingual Communications Manager and Digital Projects Coordinator. Details: http://bit.ly/2m0EGOW
Join AOE Arts Council | Conseil des arts AOE for two days of discussions and hands-on workshops in community engaged arts practice Mar 31 & Apr 1. Early bird registration is open until Friday.
Encouraging meaningful interaction between guests to cultural institutions and your front line staff and volunteers is one of the most effective tools to increase visitor satisfaction! Check out this data from the national Awareness, Attitudes and Useage Study: http://bit.ly/2lze04g