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Research: COVID-19, Culture Days, and the Arts

“COVID-19 has affected the arts and culture sector across the country and had a huge impact on how we celebrated Culture Days both in 2020 and 2021. In order to understand this impact in greater depth, we used our annual survey campaign as an opportunity to ask Culture Days attendees, as well as the general public in Canada, how much and in what ways the pandemic has affected their participation in arts and culture.”

Read Culture Day’s Research here: https://culturedays.ca/en/research/covid-19-culture-days-the-arts

-from Culture Day

Resource: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Culture Days)

“Thursday, September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30. This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and the resiliency of their communities. We encourage everyone to take the time on this day—and all days—to acknowledge and better understand the history and harms done, explore the vast learning resources available, donate to and support important related causes and organizations, and participate in programs created and led by First Nations, MĂ©tis, and Inuit organizers.

This page features events, organizations, resources, and learning opportunities related to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. If you know of resources that would be of benefit to have in this collection, or have any questions or comments, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/en/resources/truth-and-reconciliation

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Culture Days (Sept. 24 – Oct. 24)

“4 weeks of arts and culture experiences indoors, outdoors, and online.

A colourful adventure begins this week, with the launch of Culture Days on Friday, September 24, 2021, and continuing through to October 24. Grassroots community volunteers, public libraries, independent artists, major arts, culture, and heritage
institutions, speciality festivals, and municipalities stand ready to reopen the portal to a world of art and expression, again bolstering our creative curiosity and connection to each other when we need it most. There’s something for every taste with more than 1,600 free, immersive arts and culture events and activities planned for people to enjoy across the country outdoors, indoors or right from the comfort of home.

Arts and culture emerged as a lifeline of joy, providing gifts of colour, hope, and reprieve needed to make it through this past year. Collectively, we’re imagining what a post-pandemic world could look like and how we can each contribute to that picture being brighter. Through that lens, Culture Days has chosen RE:IMAGINE as the very apt 2021 theme.

RE:IMAGINE signals a positive turning point – the commitment to building tangible change into the future of arts and culture.


Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of free participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities. In light of COVID-19, this year’s celebrations have again been extended to a 4-week run held indoors, outdoors and online. Read through our Culture Days 2021 page to find out more about this year’s festivities.”

For more information, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/

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Creative Community Recovery Webinar (Culture Days)

“The arts and culture sector—a network known for resiliency, creativity, and collaborative efforts—has been particularly devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Arts, culture, and heritage are invaluable to community identity, and therefore play a central role in reshaping and reimagining local life. In the continuation and eventual aftermath of social, environmental, and economic disruption, how can arts and culture initiatives and organizations serve our communities as we look towards recovery?

We’ve invited Community Recovery Specialist, Deb Borsos, and Carol Palladino, President of Arts BC, to discuss disaster recovery viewed through the lens of arts and culture. This webinar will explore how the sector can contribute to shape our communities for a better post-pandemic cultural life and how important the arts and cultural sectors can be to the whole of community after disaster—COVID-based and beyond.”

To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/38ppaC4 and for more information, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/

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Call For Writers: RE:IMAGINE (Culture Days)

“Culture Days is looking for contributors and writers with fresh perspectives and unique stories to share.

The arts emerged as a lifeline of joy, hope and reprieve needed to make it through this past year. Collectively, we’re imagining what a post-pandemic world could look like and how we can each contribute to that picture being brighter. Through that lens, Culture Days has chosen RE:IMAGINE as the very apt 2021 theme. With an understanding that we cannot return to how things were, RE:IMAGINE signals a positive turning point that acknowledges a desire to forge new ideas and break new ground.

The Culture 365 blog is the spot for innovative and inspirational stories of cultural engagement and participation from across the country. This coming year, we’ll be sharing research, ideas, and stories examining the theme: how are artists, creatives, cultural organizations, and institutions contributing to what comes next? What will it take to create a sustainable and fundamentally inspiring industry that champions essential diversity, equity, and inclusion? What impact can this have on the greater public’s perception of arts and culture and its role in society?

RE:IMAGINE
RE:CONNECT
RE:GENERATE
RE:__________
It’s your move.

Are you following an artist collective that is RE:MIXING their practice? Know of a young activist that is working to RE:CALIBRATE arts and culture policy in Canada? Has the past year inspired you to pick up an old artistic skill and RE:AWAKEN your creativity?

We’re looking for both English and French pieces running approximately 800-1,000 words, preferably tied to a Canadian context. Culture Days is able to offer a flat fee of $300 CAD, and can work with you to develop your piece. Drop us a line, we’re all ears.

New to the Culture 365 blog? Check out our 2020 blog series here to get a sense of the stories we publish and our style.

Call open until March 12th at 5pm EST. Please email Alyssa Trudeau at alyssa.trudeau[at]culturedays.ca with your pitch and 2-3 pieces of previous work.”

For more information, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/

-from Culture Days

Culture Days 2020: “Nearly halfway done and still so much to do!”

Nearly halfway done and still so much to do!

The 2020 version of Culture Days presents an opportunity to virtually criss-cross the country and explore arts and culture beyond your own backyard. There’s still hundreds of upcoming livestreams to tune in to, and plenty of recorded programs to participate in at your own speed.

Try your hand at MĂ©tis Dot Art, learn about Hawaiian culture and luau, tune in to a seasonally spooky Radio Play Serieshang out with Hamlet (that’s right, the man himself!), contribute to a screenplay and stage script, and more!”

View all livestream and digital programs here!

Culture Days runs until October 25. For more information, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/

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Register Your Culture Days Activity Now!

New registration deadline: Sept 24th at 11:59pm EDT

“Good news for those still planning Culture Days activities—we’ve extended the deadline right up until the kick-off of the Culture Days celebrations! You now have until Thursday, September 24th at 11:59pm to register your programs. 

Log in to your Dashboard to access the registration system and more details. You can register In Person (with COVID protocol details) and Livestream events, plus Digital Recordings or Self Guided activities.

Join us for an even bigger national celebration where arts, culture, and creativity intersect. Indoors, outdoors, and online—discover the world of arts and culture across Canada.

Culture Days is extending beyond the traditional Culture Days Weekend to a more inclusive and interactive 4-week schedule of activities. Kicking off September 25th and running until October 25th, Culture Days invites everyone to participate in and show appreciation for arts and culture in their own communities and nationwide!

The Culture Days website will act as a promotional platform for creators of every kind to showcase thousands of virtual and in-person activities. Visitors can find small-gathering or self-guided events near them, while going digital allows participants to virtually criss-cross the country and discover live-streamed performances and other online presentations.”

For more information, please visit culturedays.ca

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Webinar: Pro-tips from Our Peers on Going Digital (Aug 19, Culture Days)

“Planning online programs can seem limiting to those used to hosting in-person events, but doing so can actually present fresh and exciting possibilities! As a Culture Days organizer, creating digital events or programs is a great way to keep your network engaged, allows you to grow your audience, and helps remove barriers to access and participation. Absolutely, the process can seem overwhelming, but we’ve got a spectacular sector and community of friends who are kicking butt at taking things digital and are eager to share their creative ideas and strategies for adapting in-person arts-based activities with you.

In this webinar, Neil Adams shares more about taking the Regina-based Cathedral Village Arts Festival digital for the very first time in 2020, while Nadine Villasin Feldman discusses the Myseum of Toronto’s quick pivot to online programming and virtual events.

Join us Wednesday, August 19th from 2:30pm-3:30pm EDT “

For more information and to register: Webinar Registration

-from Culture Days

Culture Days 2020: September 25th – October 25th

“Join us for an even bigger national celebration where arts, culture, and creativity intersect. Indoors, outdoors, and online—discover the world of arts and culture across Canada.

Culture Days is extending beyond the traditional Culture Days Weekend to a more inclusive and interactive 4-week schedule of activities. Kicking off September 25th and running until October 25th, Culture Days invites everyone to participate in and show appreciation for arts and culture in their own communities and nationwide!

The Culture Days website will act as a promotional platform for creators of every kind to showcase thousands of virtual and in-person activities. Visitors can find small-gathering or self-guided events near them, while going digital allows participants to virtually criss-cross the country and discover live-streamed performances and other online presentations.

Our team of provincial and national partners would like to thank Culture Days organizers from across the country for their input and patience as we’ve been developing our contingency plans for the summer and fall. We’re excited to continue working with the collective network and supporters to present Culture Days in a way that celebrates arts and culture, while protecting the health of everyone.”

For more information: https://culturedays.ca/en/2020-planning


En vue de septembre

Joignez-vous à nous pour une célébration nationale encore plus grande où les arts, la culture et la créativité se croisent. À l’intérieur, à l’extérieur et en ligne, découvrez le monde des arts et de la culture à travers le Canada.

La FĂŞte de la culture va au-delĂ  de la fin de semaine traditionnelle et propose un programme d’activitĂ©s plus inclusif et plus interactif sur quatre semaines. La FĂŞte de la culture, qui dĂ©bute le 25 septembre et se poursuit jusqu’au 25 octobre, invite tout le monde Ă  participer et Ă  montrer son apprĂ©ciation des arts et de la culture dans sa propre communautĂ© et Ă  travers le pays !

Le site web de la Fête de la culture servira de plateforme promotionnelle pour les créateurs de tout genre, afin de présenter des milliers d’activités virtuelles et en personne. Les visiteurs pourront trouver des petits rassemblements ou des événements auto-guidés près de chez eux, tandis que le passage au numérique permettra aux participants de parcourir virtuellement d’un bout à l’autre du pays et de découvrir des spectacles en direct et d’autres présentations en ligne.

Pour en savoir plus : https://culturedays.ca/fr/2020-planning

source: Culture Days / FĂŞte de la culture

Webinar: Breaking Attendance Barriers (Apr 21, Culture Days)

Breaking Attendance Barriers: Why People With Interest Do Not Visit

“Research shows that a sizeable portion of people who report interest in visiting museums and other cultural organizations do not actually walk in the door. What gives? The first step to motivating attendance is understanding why interested audiences do not attend. This webinar hosts guest speakers from market research and predictive technology firm IMPACTS Research & Development – they will identify the most frequently cited barriers, from difficulty planning to preferring to watch Stranger Things on the couch. lMPACTS will provide an overview of the top data-backed barriers leading potential visitors to choose another leisure activity, and arm webinar attendees with trend research to inform the creation of strategies to overcome each of the top barriers.

Join us for this 45-minute presentation, with a 15-minute Q&A session.

Apr 21, 2020 2:00 PM EST.

Register now!

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