Whether you are already an active participant in arts and culture or curious to discover new opportunities within your creative community, Culture Days is the perfect occasion for you!
|What is Culture Days?|
Culture Days is a Canada-wide celebration representing the largest-ever public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in this country.
The purpose of Culture Days is to raise awareness, participation, accessibility, and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities by allowing artists, cultural workers, organizations and groups to host FREE participatory public activities in communities like our own, across the nation.
Culture Days features hands-on activities that invite the public to participate in the "behind-the-scenes" world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work.
To learn more about Culture Days and how YOU - as an artist or as an event organizer - can get involved in Culture Days, check out the Information Session that was held at the Fonthill Library on May 11th
|How it Works|
Currently, there is an open call for all individual artists, groups, municipalities, and arts & cultural organizations of all types and disciplines to offer free participatory and interactive arts and cultural activities during Culture Days. Everyone is encouraged to participate, whether professional or amateur.
Anything that brings cultural creators and the public closer together is encouraged during Culture Days. Examples of activities include a museum opening its restoration workshop to the public, a local theatre group inviting visitors to a dress rehearsal, and architect and a historian organizing a guided tour of a neighbourhood, choreographers offering a dance class, or leading discussion panels to educate the public on a cultural/artistic topic.
Through exchange and dialogue, artists and creators have a unique opportunity to engage Canadians of all ages in their practice, while citizens delve into participatory experiences exploring their own creativity.
Culture Days offers best practice and knowledge-sharing support to Canadian artists and cultural organizations, all while providing an opportunity to showcase what they do year-round!
|Activities for 2016|
All activities held at the Pelham Public Library, 43 Pelham Town Square, in the Festival Room:
Friday, September 30:
.Yarn Gathering 1:00-4:00pm
An opportunity to try out knitting, crocheting, and other fibre-related hobbies with one-on-one help for beginners. All ages
Saturday, October 1:
.Cabar-EH Youth Theatre 10:00-11:00am
Musical theatre program with acting, singing, and games. Ages 6-12
.Celebration of Visual Arts 1:00-4:00pm
A Festival Room full of visual art by local artists and a metal art demonstration.
Learn how to cut, sew, and quilt a small coaster
|How to Participate|
If you're looking to promote cultural participation in the community and have an activity that will showcase any form of cultural or artistic expression, you've come to the right place!
2. The activity takes place during the Culture Day Weekend: September 30, October 1st and/ or 2nd, 2016
3. The activity is participatory
4. The activity must be registered at culturedays.ca
|Application to Participate|
If you're interested in organizing an event and meet the required Culture Days Guidelines, please fill out the following application form.
Deadline to Register: September 16, 2016
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