A Closer Look at ON Culture Days 2020…
Update: May 19th, 2020
Dear Ontario Culture Days organizers and friends,
As September approaches, we are gaining a better understanding of what the Culture Days festival will look like this year. Here are our most recent updates:
Culture Days celebrations have been extended from September 25th – October 25th, 2020.
We expect national event registration to launch in early June. There will also be a provincial registration deadline in early August to be eligible for targeted communications and promotions. Expect more details about this deadline in the coming weeks.
This year, programs will feature both digital and in-person events. In light of the current situation, we recommend digital presentations, DIY activities, and self-guided programs; for in-person activities, we suggest a pre-registered, limited capacity approach. Resources, tools and programming ideas will be shared with our organizers throughout the summer.
We encourage organizers to create programs that can be adaptable to changing circumstances. **Organizers must always ensure they are adhering to the public health guidelines pertaining to their jurisdiction.**
JOIN OUR OFFICE HOURS
Have a few questions about the Culture Days festivities? Want a second opinion on a program idea? ONCD will be holding virtual office hours via Zoom on Thursday, June 4. Our Outreach and Programs Manager Meaghan Froh Metcalf will be online and available to answer your questions as they come up. Registration is not required – follow this link to drop in any time between 12:30 – 2pm.
SOME HELPFUL RESOURCES
Below are links to some timely resources and tools from our cross-country network:
- Canada Council: Important Information related to COVID-19 updated regularly
- Canadian Heritage: Frequent updates from the Federal Ministry
Ontario Culture Days has created two resource pages for Ontario organizers and audiences: