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Ontario Culture Days is Seeking Local Partners for its Regional Hub Program!

Ontario Culture Days is seeking expressions of interest from local partners for the Regional Hub Series 2023. The 2023 Ontario Culture Days festival will feature 10+ Regional Hubs across the province and your location could be one of them! Local partners will act as a community lead for the festival, while also working alongside ONCD staff to shape each Regional Hub. These Hubs are a big part of Ontario Culture Days communications, marketing, and artistic programming, and will drive local and regional tourism attendance to festival events across the province.

Find more information below.

Who is a Regional Hub Local Partner?

Examples of local partners would be a local arts organisation such as a museum or gallery, a culture department at a municipality, a library, an umbrella arts and culture organization, or a Regional Tourism Office. A strong local partner would:

  • Plan to be part of Ontario Culture Days programming in 2023
  • Have a history of leading and supporting Ontario Culture Days programming in your community
  • Have an existing relationship with the local arts and culture community

How will Regional Hubs be structured?

Regional Hubs will be the face of the fall festival, highlighting the richness of Ontario’s arts and culture across the province. Each Regional Hub will receive:

  • A custom landing page on our website, with comprehensive event listings, feature program information, travel guides and related blogs.
  • ONCD festival swag and marketing kit
  • Social media advertising
  • Support for on-the-ground coordination, such as community info sessions
  • Targeted public relations
  • Microgrants may also be available to support artistic programming (TBC)

How to apply

Email Kaitlyn Patience, Partnerships & Outreach Manager, at by September 30, 2022.

In your email, please identify your interest in the program, along with information about your collective or organization. Please share any details about your past and future festival programming, including partnerships and collaborations (maximum 350 words). Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an online meeting.