DATE / TIME: Thursday June 7 at 4 pm
LOCATION: Kingston Arts Council, 253 Ontario Street, side door
Ontario Culture Days staff will be in attendance to answer questions and facilitate.
The information session is free and open to all.
For a complete list of information sessions happening across the province, please visit: www.on.culturedays.ca
Kingston, ON, (April 17, 2012) – Learn about tools and resources available to Culture Days participants at an information session hosted by the City of Kingston and the Kingston Arts Council with Culture Days staff in attendance. Aimed at helping participants increase the impact and success of their Culture Days activities, this information session is open to artists, professional and volunteer-run cultural groups, libraries, museums, schools and anyone else wishing to participate in the third annual pan-Canadian celebration of arts and culture taking place on September 28-30, 2012.
“Now in its third year Culture Days keeps growing bigger and better in Kingston! The information session is an opportunity to kick-start planning and organizing of 2012 Culture Days events in our community. We’re excited to bring the cultural sector together to collaborate on making this another successful year,” said Stephanie Earp, Communications Officer with City of Kingston Cultural Services.
“By offering these learning events, Culture Days aims to help local activity organizers create rewarding experiences during the Culture Days weekend and to have a positive impact on the public’s engagement in arts and culture throughout the whole year,” said Warren Garrett, Chair of the volunteer Task Force for Ontario Culture Days.
Culture Days invites everyone to explore, discover and participate in arts and culture in every community across the country. In 2011, the annual Culture Days event took place in more than 800 Canadian cities and towns, with attendance topping more than 1.2 million Canadians. More than 1265 activities were presented across Ontario, a 36% increase over the first year’s participation levels.
This year’s Culture Days weekend will take place on September 28, 29 and 30, 2012. Once again, the event will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes”—and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community. To learn more, please visit www.culturedays.ca
Early-registration continues until April 30. Register before April 30 to be featured in a national Globe and Mail advertisement and other spring promotions. To register a Culture Days activity, visit www.culturedays.ca
Culture Days in Ontario is supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Government of Ontario in recognition of Celebrate the Artist Weekend.
For more information about Culture Days in Kingston or to coordinate interviews with local representatives, please contact:
City of Kingston, Cultural Services
searp [at] cityofkingston.ca
613.546.4291 x 1377
For more information about Culture Days in Ontario, please contact:
Ontario Culture Days Manager
aubreyreeves [at] culturedays.ca
1-800-387-0058 ext. 7469