The 9th annual Culture Days weekend will take place September 28, 29, 30, 2018.
Culture Days is an annual 3 day-long celebration that aims to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
Each year, in every province, individual artists, cultural groups, organizations, municipalities and festivals offer free participatory and interactive arts and cultural activities during the Culture Days weekend.
Any arts or cultural activity – professional, community, amateur, educational…etc., can be listed as part of Culture Days as long as it meets the basic criteria: a free event that involves audience participation or reveals a behind-the-scenes aspect to give the public a better understanding of the inner world of arts and culture.
The National 2018 Programming Theme is OnBeat!
Across the country, communities, organizations, and individuals are invited to participate in OnBeat by organizing drumming and/or rhythm-inspired events during Culture Days.
OnBeat programming does not have to be limited to drumming. Rhythm can make its way into many different art forms and cultural practices including dance, visual arts, theatre, digital arts and storytelling.
Attendees’ views on benefits of arts and cultural participation
Percentage of attendees who agreed
|Enrichment of life||
|Helps the appreciation of creativity||
|Provides intellectual stimulation||
|The experience of something new||
|Provides a better sense of other cultures||
|Offers a shared experience||
|Provides an understanding of other points of view||
|Helps the local economy||35 percent|
|Gives a better sense of history||34 percent|
|Helps develop self-awareness||30 percent|
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