The Kingston Arts Council is pleased to once again act as the host organization for Culture Days this year. Registration for Culture Days 2019 is still open, and we encourage all arts organizations in Kingston to add their events to the Culture Days website, contact us and submit these events to the KAC Events Calendar.
Friday, 27 September
10AM-6PM Open House, Kingston School of Art
3:30-5:30PM Ollin Drum Circle on Culture Days, CMHA
4-5:15PM A Culture Days Celebration of Classical and Concert Dance, The Conservatory
4-5:30PM Lorna Crozier Book Launch: The House the Spirit Builds, Studio 22 and Kingston Writersfest
4-6PM Kingston Writersfest presents: Identity Through Poetry: Who is Bruce Kauffman?
6-7PM Afrisa Dance Workshop, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
6:30-8:30PM Art Exhibition by Pengyuan Wang, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
7-10PM Art After Dark - Fall, Downtown Kingston! BIA
8-10PM Kingston Writersfest presents: Voaden Prize Play Reading
Saturday, 28 September
10AM-12PM Kids Creativity Club, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
10AM-3PM Sheep to Fall, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
10AM-5PM Ontario Street ABCs: Artists, Builders and Creators! PumpHouse
10AM-7PM Art Exhibition by Pengyuan Wang, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
10:30-11:30AM Ayla presents Deaf Spirit Theatre, Deaf Spirit Theatre
11AM-12PM Exploring Ontario Street: Curator Tour Outside the Museum Walls, PumpHouse
2-4PM Participainting, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
3-4PM Ayla presents Deaf Spirit Theatre, Deaf Spirit Theatre
Sunday, 29 September
10AM-2PM Tett Centre Open House, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
10-11AM Community Drum Circle with Ollin, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
10AM-2PM Play with Clay!, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
10AM-6PM Art Exhibition by Pengyuan Wang, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
11AM-12PM Blue Prints: Cyanotype Workshop with Anna Soper, Kingston Arts Council
12-1PM Kingston Writersfest presents: Visual Storytelling
12-2PM Create your own Hexaflexagon, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
12:30-2PM CRAFT Hub, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
1-2PM Blue Prints: Cyanotype Workshop with Anna Soper, Kingston Arts Council
CANCELLED - 1-3PM Imagining Rembrandt Tour: See for Yourself with Carmen Papalia, Agnes Etherington Art Centre
2-3PM Kingston Writersfest presents: And the Journey Continues...
The Kingston Arts Council was the host organization for Culture Days in 2018, taking over from the City of Kingston. Overall, there were forty events that took place in Kingston that were registered with Culture Days Ontario. Among them, an instrument petting zoo, a drumming circle, poetry reading, live drawing with music and ballerinas, a children’s book launch and an art bookmaking workshop.
The Kingston Arts Council partnered with Ontario Culture Days on the Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), which focuses on supporting the next generation of community-engaged artists in our province. The program commissions emerging professionals up to 30 years old to create works of art in their local regions to be unveiled to the public over the Culture Days weekend. In addition to the presentation of the project, YAAP gives the public insight into the artist’s creative process through photos, video, writing and social media. This program was produced by Ontario Culture Days, in partnership with the Kingston Arts Council, and created with support from TD Bank. You can read a brief recap of events here.
For Culture Days 2017 we partnered with Cultural Services at the City of Kingston to deliver a digital campaign. The initiative, titled Every day is culture day in Kingston, aimed to demonstrate the diverse cultural landscape in Kingston by sharing anecdotes from artists, cultural workers, supporters, and leaders on what culture means to them. The goal was to highlight and celebrate individuals who contribute on an ongoing basis to Kingston’s cultural scene.
Design: Ben Nelson
Culture Days is a nationwide weekend to celebrate arts and culture. Launched in 2010, this public engagement initiative aims to foster support for a diverse arts and culture community that is lived, created and expressed by all Ontarians. Starting the last Friday of each September, Culture Days is an opportunity to build connection, awareness and pride in the vibrant nature of arts and culture across Ontario.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]