Explore your creative community during Culture Days

Explore your creative community during Culture Days

Brantford, ON – The City of Brantford welcomes back Culture Days on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2016. Culture Days is a nationwide grassroots festival. Now in its 7th year, the festival invites the community to explore, discover, and participate in arts and culture in Brantford. It’s a weekend full of opportunities to learn from local talented creators, and to share your own talents with the community.

Spend the weekend touring local artists’ studios, contribute to the digitization of local histories, help paint a mural in downtown Brantford with the Alapinta Muralists from Chile, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, have your work critiqued by great Canadian artist Robert Bateman, or participate in an improv presentation of Much Ado About Nothing. These are just a few of the great activities planned, all of which are completely free. Find the local event schedule by visiting bit.ly/2cLaNME.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating the 7th annual Culture Days weekend in Brantford,” says Sara Munroe, Arts and Culture Coordinator, City of Brantford Economic Development and Tourism. “Culture Days is an opportunity to get out and explore the enormous talent and creativity that exists right here in Brantford and area. I encourage everyone to express their love of arts and culture by participating in some of the fantastic free activities.”

Culture Days is celebrated in hundreds of cities and towns from coast to coast to coast, with thousands of free activities from a wide range of disciplines including: visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, culinary arts and new media.

All events are free and open to the public, but space is limited for some activities and advanced registration may be required. To learn more about Culture Days or to find local event details, please visit www.culturedays.ca and plan your visit by using the Bright Spots Schedule, presented by Sun Life Financial.

For more information about Culture Days activities in Brantford, or to coordinate interviews with local representatives, please contact:
Sara Munroe, Arts & Culture Coordinator
City of Brantford, Economic Development and Tourism
smunroe@brantford.ca
519-751-9900 ext. 5048

About Culture Days

Culture Days is committed to reaching the goal of having all Canadians in every community declaring "I Love Culture" and making culture a daily habit. Launched in 2010, Culture Days is a volunteer-driven initiative guided by a national organization in collaboration with volunteer Provincial Task Forces, whose members come from a variety of backgrounds including cultural programming, tourism, municipal cultural planning and public engagement, who rally their arts and cultural communities to promote the event to the public in communities of all sizes across Canada. 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. Culture Days was initiated by four Founding Partners: The Canadian Arts Summit, Culture pour tous (producer of Journées de la culture), Canada Council for the Arts and The Banff Centre. National partners are Sun Life Financial and The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. National Broadcast Partner is Bell Media (CTV). National Creative Partner is BT/A. Federal Government support is provided by Canadian Heritage. .