Ontario Culture Days Announces 10th Anniversary Edition

Published on: 2019/08/21 - in Releases

The 10th anniversary of Ontario Culture Days is taking place across the province September 27-29, 2019 with free activities and events encompassing visual art, theatre, cinema, dance, and beyond resonating across Ontario.

The 10th anniversary celebrations will include a number of innovative cultural experiences in Kingston, among them Art After Dark and Kingston Writer’s Fest, as well as the multi-site exhibition, DO BLUE BUTTERFLIES EAT PARTS OF THE SKY?, curated by Dyment, an artist and curator associated with various editions of Nuit Blanche around the country, and featuring interactive free programming that invites participation.

For those wishing to venture farther afield, Ontario Culture Days has mapped out three unique Culture Treks, made-to-measure travel itineraries highlighting Ontario’s diverse regions, with tips on the best places to eat, sleep and bask in culture.

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“This year’s celebrations explore the essential link between creativity and well-being” says Ontario Culture Days Executive Director Ruth Burns. “Ontario Culture Days will use its unique perspective to highlight the direct impact arts and culture has made in communities large and small — while also shining a light on the essential role arts and culture organizers play in these regions. This year’s 10th anniversary offerings were programmed to help boost community engagement, foster deeper social connections, and build an understanding and appreciation for the collective artistic experience.”

Find out more at Ontario Culture Days

Ontario Culture Days was initiated as a project of the Ontario Arts Council, and became an independent non-profit in 2015. Ontario Culture Days works in collaboration with the national Culture Days office, and provincial organizing bodies in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Together, Culture Days works to support organizers in producing their own Culture Days events, as well as leading a marketing and communications campaign that drives general audiences to the arts and supporting regional tourism. Starting in 2018, Ontario Culture Days began producing travel itineraries to localized communities, as well as expanding a public programming and artistic presentation series, which are produced in partnership with local organizers.

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