Colorful hanging textile art installation in an indoor setting.

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World of Threads 2023, Oakville Culture Days. Photo by Sarah Arfan
May 15, 2024 Looking back at 2023 Creatives in Residence In 2023, the Ontario Culture Days Creatives in Residence program welcomed our fourth lineup of residents. These artists worked across artistic disciplines and were active in regions across the province, developing new community-engaged projects for the annual fall festival.
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A longhouse with a door open and two people entering April 8, 2024 Plan your Spring Outdoor Adventure in Ontario Looking to enjoy Ontario’s spring weather? Plan an outdoor adventure and explore the province while you take in arts, culture and history. From hiking trails with carved sculptures, to enjoying live music outdoors while sipping an Ontario craft beer, here are some must-see locations this spring.
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Three smiling people sitting on chairs March 26, 2024 Brave Space, Third Space Resources This ONTopic Series panel featured a conversation from leadership of two brave spaces in Ontario. the Woodland Cultural Centre and the newly opened Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism.
Child's hands resting on table March 20, 2024 Staff Picks for March Break Family Fun March 8, 2024 How are you going to keep your family busy this March Break? With plenty of fun arts and culture events across Ontario, we’ve got you covered. Explore historic sites, become a master painter, craft a paper quilt, draw with an award-winning author and illustrator, or enjoy an evening in a wonderland of lights.
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Saying: Did you know? 85% agree that if their community list its arts activities, people living there would lose something of value. February 14, 2024 The Economic Impact of Arts and Culture Tourism Ontario Arts Council-funded report shows that arts and culture tourism within Ontario has triple the economic impact of non-arts and culture tourism. February 13, 2024 Last November, Ontario Culture Days participated in a conversation with Ontario Arts Council CEO, Michael Murray, and Executive Director of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Kathleen Sharpe, at the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit.
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Person holding paintbrush and pen covered with paint February 2, 2024 Links from Artificial Intelligence: Problem Solver or Chaos Maker Thanks to all that expressed interest in this webinar. Many attendees requested a list of links from the chat, so we are sharing them below.
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A woman stands in shadow with lights behind her January 31, 2024 Ontario Celebrates Black Excellence January 31, 2024 We’re gearing up for Black History & Black Futures Month with events, exhibitions, and performances that highlight the contributions of Black communities in Ontario. From the historical to the creative, from Toronto to the Soo, here are some noteworthy events happening throughout the province.
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four pairs of couples dance in front of an outdoor stage December 20, 2023 Ontario Culture Days 2023 Highlights December 20, 2023 From September 22 to October 15, 2023, Ontario Culture Days brought together over a million participants across the province for a lively celebration of artistic and cultural diversity. Organizers hosted open studios, hands-on crafts, cultural family fun, dance and music showcases, museum tours, and so much more – all highlighting Ontario’s unique creative spirit.
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Outside of Bata Show Museum with "In Bloom" advertising October 10, 2023 Find Great Arts and Culture in the GTHA Oct 4, 2023 Explore cultural events and experiences in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in this last week of #ONCultureDays (taking place until October 15, 2023). From art installations to farmers markets, film screenings, dance lessons, and community-building activities, this lineup offers something for everyone, so join the celebration of arts and culture across the region.
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Artist works on piece while smiling September 23, 2023 “Fables in Yarn” Zine September 6, 2023 | Alisa McRonald The annual Ontario Culture Days’ Creatives in Residence series invites artists to develop community-engaged projects to be presented during the fall Festival. This year’s lineup of residents explore themes of material culture.
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Image of a woman with "A Place I Call Home" in several languages September 22, 2023 Exploring the Meaning of Home APlaceICallHomeHalton invites public participation during Ontario Culture Days Sept 22, 2023 What does “Home” mean to you? This question lies at the heart of #APlaceICallHomeHalton, a community art project led by media artist Faisal Anwar, taking place across the Halton Festival Hub for the duration of Ontario Culture Days. It’s an exploration of home that blends art, design, and technology, reshaping our perceptions of space and connection.
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Writing plastered to a graffiti wall September 5, 2023 Messages in the Public Realm 2023 Creative in Residence, Owen Marshall, discusses his artistic process with Dave Dyment August 10, 2023 The annual Ontario Culture Days’ Creatives in Residence series invites artists to develop community-engaged projects to be presented during the fall Festival. This year’s lineup of residents explore themes of material culture.
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