Pre-Register Your Activity today!
Individual artists, diverse cultural groups, organizations, municipalities, and festivals old and new, small and large are coming together in the pan-Canadian volunteer movement known as Culture Days to catalyze and inspire greater public participation in arts and culture.
Join the movement! Fill out this preliminary registration form to let us know you intend to offer an arts or cultural activity during Culture Days in your region!
What’s This About?
Culture Days is a volunteer movement and annual event open to all communities and individuals who believe in the importance of arts and culture in Canadian life. How the movement works: Provinces and territories across Canada are each designating a weekend in September as Culture Days in their region. Volunteer committees are working at the provincial and national levels to secure media partners and corporate champions who will help get the word out to the Canadian public. During Culture Days, thousands of activity organizers across Canada will invite the public to experience and co-create arts and culture in the very communities where they live. Will you be one of them?
This is an open call for all individuals, groups and municipalities to join the movement and offer a free participatory or interactive arts or cultural activity during Culture Days in your region. Everyone is encouraged to get involved – whether you are a professional or amateur cultural creator (i.e. artist, artisan, educator, animateur, historian, curator, architect, designer, etc), group or organization, including culturally diverse, Aboriginal, urban and rural communities. There is no fee to register. If you have a free participatory or interactive arts or cultural activity to offer to the public during Culture Days in your region – be it new or something you already have planned – register your activity here!
When will Culture Days be in my province or territory?
For the year 2010, Culture Days will take place during the following dates:
- British Columbia: September 24 – 26
- Yukon: TBA
- Alberta Arts Days: September 16 – 18
- Northwest Territories: TBA
- Saskatchewan: September 24 – 26
- Manitoba: September 24 – 26
- Nunavut: TBA
- Ontario: September 24 – 26
- Québec Journées de la culture* : September 24 – 26
- Newfoundland & Labrador: TBA
- Prince Edward Island: TBA
- Nova Scotia: TBA
- New Brunswick: TBA
*Activity registration for Québec’s Journées de la culture is available on the website of Culture pour tous.
Why will this work?
Culture Days is a valuable collective experiential marketing opportunity for “the outside world” to get a glimpse of what and who is inside. People love to peep behind the scenes. People want to know who you are! Many will even want to learn how to “do” arts and culture themselves. (Look at how popular biographies and documentaries are, or the thousands of blogs and videos online that show you how to DIY – Do It Yourself.)
Culture Days is a hands-on opportunity to get intimate with arts and culture in person.
Everyone has a creative spark in them. Every community is full of creativity, arts, and culture. Culture Days is a unique opportunity to boost the reach and impact of all our arts and cultural activities year-round by collectively working together to showcase the vibrancy of our arts and culture, and to encourage everyone to discover something new, something different, and to re-connect with their own creativity and community.
For more great reasons to get involved, check the call for participation on your province or region’s Culture Days webpage.
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Provincial calls for participation
Information has been posted online for activity organizers in Saskatchewan, Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba. Organizers in Québec are asked to sign up through Québec’s Journées de la culture. Information for other provinces coming soon!
The full activity registration system will be available soon. Now’s the time to plan and prepare details like photo(s), date(s), time(s), location, etc. Stay tuned!
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