The Ontario Culture Days Festival is an annual celebration of arts, culture and heritage taking place each fall across the province. Each year, we work with organizers and artists of all disciplines to produce this province-wide festival.

Markham Arts Council Collaborative Art Project, Markham Culture Days 2022. Photo by Sarah Arfan.

Festival Primer

Organizing an event for the 2024 Festival and want to know where to begin? Just need a refresher? Let us guide you through the benefits, criteria, and steps to get involved. Explore our Festival Primer for all the details.

Festival Primer
Njacko Backo plays at Jamii’s Kisanii Hub, Toronto Culture Days 2022. Photo credit: Eilish Waller.

Organizer Information

Whether you’re an individual artist, part of a collective, or work with an organization or a municipality, you are warmly invited to present an activity for the public during Ontario Culture Days – a three-week festival with over 1000 events presented by people like you.

Organizer Information
Creative in Residence Betty Carpick's workshop. Photo by Marc Doucette.

Send Us Your Best Shots

Whether you were an attendee or an organizer, we want to highlight the events put on this year during the 2023 Ontario Culture Days Festival.

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2023 FESTIVAL REWIND

Thank you to everyone who made the Ontario Culture Days Festival a success! From Sept 22 – Oct 15, Ontarians participated in arts and culture in their communities. Check out this recap video featuring a few of the many incredible 2023 Festival events.

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2023 Spotlight Recognition Program

The Spotlight Recognition Program celebrates exemplary programming taking place each year as part of the Ontario Culture Days Festival. Vote now for People’s Choice nominees!

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Creatives in Residence

Our eight Creatives in Residence are working in communities across the province to develop new community-engaged projects for Festival. This year, the Creatives in Residence series is inspired by themes of material culture.

Read About the Creatives