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Last chance to register your Culture Days events is Sept. 19

September 12, 2016 -

Culture Days is coming to Kingston again this year on Sept.30 to Oct. 2.

Culture Days aims to galvanize communities across Canada as part of a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. Ten million Canadians have participated in more than 40,000 activities hosted by Canadian artists, cultural organizations and groups of all kinds during the first six Culture Days weekend events since its inception in 2010.

Culture Days provides a chance to explore and discover your cultural spirit through free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to the behind-the-scenes world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers in our community. It's a three-day celebration of the power of arts and culture as a tool for community connections and development.

Organizers – Register your activity before Sept. 19

To participate in Culture Days, organizers need to do three simple things:

  1. Schedule arts & culture activities on Sept. 30, Oct.1, and/or Oct. 2
  2. Make it free and accessible to the public
  3. Register it online at https://culturedays.ca/en/my-culture-days/account/login. Activities registered on the site are included in national, provincial or local promotion and marketing efforts.

Kingston currently has 28 activities registered and we are still looking for more!

View what's happening in Kingston here: http://bit.ly/2c8bAop

Four Community Hubs and Free Venue Space

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Kingston Community Health Centre (KCHC), Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning and Princess Street Promenade are community hubs for this year's Culture Days in Kingston. As part of this, they are providing their venue rental spaces for FREE on select days. The Kingston Frontenac Public Library has different spaces available across Kingston on all three days and the Tett Centre and KCHC have space available on Sunday, Oct. 2.

First come, first served. To book space at the community hubs, please contact:

About Culture Days

Culture Days exists to create a Canada where culture connects us all to see and do more. Founded in 2009, Culture Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. Through an annual three-day national celebration each September, hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural organizations in hundreds of cities and towns come together and invite Canadians to participate in free interactive and behind-the-scenes activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion.

As a leading national voice for the active and engaged cultural life of all Canadians, Culture Days provides support, tools and resources to a wide variety of artists and cultural organizations to help them unite the country through engagement in culture.

 

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For more information on Culture Days, please contact:

Bob Giarda, Communications officer, Cultural services, City of Kingston bgiarda@cityofkingston.ca, 613-546-4291, ext. 1363

Danika Lochhead, Executive director Kingston Arts Council, 613-546-2787, danika@artskingston.ca,