"To see our community come together in celebration of the various cultures was a dream come true for me. To have each and every aspect of our community presented, and enjoyed was so rewarding." -Anne Wilson, Elbow & District Museum, Saskatchewan
A National Celebration of Arts and Culture
Each year during the last weekend of September, millions of Canadians engage in thousands of free events hosted by artists, cultural organizations, institutions, and municipalities in communities across the country—these events serve to showcase the importance of arts and culture in our communities year-round.
During the year, Culture Days connects thousands of arts and culture organizers, professionals, and enthusiasts through a vital network committed to supporting increased cultural engagement.
In our 10th year, Culture Days is expanding its role to become a year-round voice and resource for all Canadians. You can expect more research and writing about the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, more case studies and stories about the impact that arts and culture have on individuals and communities, and greater engagement with those on the ground in cities, towns, and rural areas across the country.
Your support will allow us to implement better, easy-to-use online tools for arts and culture organizers, broaden our research abilities to provide vital cultural data to advocates, and investigate more deeply the role that creativity, the arts and culture play related to individual and community well-being.
Culture Days aims to:
- FOSTER appreciation and support of the artistic and cultural life that is lived, created and expressed across the country in urban, suburban and rural areas alike;
- PROMOTE direct interaction between creators and citizens, as a key to increasing understanding and appreciation of art and culture; and
- AFFIRM that every citizen is the guardian of the cultural life of his, her or their community.
"People who had never participated in the arts before found it exciting and rewarding, finding a side of themselves they did not think existed. To us, that is what Culture Days is all about." -Pam MacKenzie, Consolidated Artist Group of 7s (North Bay, ON)
Please note: Tax receipts will not be issued for donations under $20.