Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 28, 2014
It’s never too late to register your arts organization to take part in BC Culture Days, September 26 through 28, 2014, but the sooner the better!
Join hundreds of other BC cultural groups and individual artists in inviting the public to participate in free hands-on and behind the scenes activities. Everyone is invited to discover the world of artists, artisans and cultural organizations in their neighbourhoods and cities.
For example, Campbell River sculptor Pavel Barta will offer tours of his studio and sculpture garden, the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops will present a concert at St. Andrews on the Square, and the Kelowna Art Gallery will conduct behind the scenes back-of-house tours.
There will be an afternoon of musical fun at the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music, an opportunity to create commemorative art led by Prince George’s Water Gratitude Society, and hands-on experience writing book reviews with Revelstoke’s Kendra Runnalls. There will be calligraphy instruction at the Minorou Seniors Society, a sing-along in the parlour at Vancouver’s Roedde House Museum, and ukulele instruction with Pam Heldy Smith of Williams Lake.
So if you have a cultural experience to share with your community, be it in visual arts, music, dance, theatre, heritage, film, literature, or the culinary arts, visit culturedays.ca now and register to take part.
INFORMATION & REGISTRATION: For information about BC Culture Days, September 26 through 28, visit www.culturedays.ca. For further details on organizing a Culture Days event in BC contact BC coordinator Nazabin Shoja at 604.361.3535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CULTURE DAYS BACKGROUND: A weekend in the life of arts and culture across Canada, Culture Days will be celebrated in hundreds of cities and towns from coast to coast to coast, with thousands of free activities from a wide range of disciplines including: visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, culinary arts and new media.
Culture Days is a collaborative Canada-wide movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
“Now in its fifth year, Culture Days has demonstrated how deeply the arts and culture are woven into the fabric of Canada, and the everyday lives of Canadians,” says Antoni Cimolino, artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and chair of Culture Days national steering committee.
“Together with the collaboration and participation of artists, arts organizations, municipalities, the provinces and business, Culture Days has fostered a grass-roots movement focusing the country’s attention one weekend a year on the creative vitality of their communities.”
Launched in 2010, Culture Days is overseen by a national steering committee and volunteer provincial task forces. Culture Days provides artists, artisans and cultural organizations with an exceptional opportunity to enhance their profile and grow their audiences within their communities.
Culture Days was inspired by Quebec’s annual Journées de la culture, founded in 1997 and the success of Alberta Arts Days (now Alberta Culture Days), founded in 2008. Culture Days was initiated by four Founding Partners: The Canadian Arts Summit, Culture pour tous (producer of Journées de la culture), Canada Council for the Arts and The Banff Centre.