Culture Days Ontario September 28, 29 & 30

July 9, 2018

This Is Art


Ontario Culture Days has partnered with Ontarians for the Arts to produce a two-part digital vignette series called “This Is Art.” We encourage you to ‘like’, re-tweet and share with your networks!

Thank you to Raymond Helkio for creating and editing the video, and Stewart Borden for the accompanying music. You can find the videos with full image credits here.


Special thanks to the following Culture Days organizing partners for their help in making this happen: Gregory Peddie and the City of Brampton, Catherine McLeod and the Town of Halton Hills, Heather Kelly with the Royal Conservatory of Music and Bloor St. Cultural Corridor, Barbara Fischer from the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, and Jennifer Withrow and Alexandra Cousins with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.


It was a pleasure to work with the Ontarians for the Arts team on this project. Special thanks to Hamal Docter and Sue Edworthy. Find out more about Ontarians for the Arts here:

Welcoming the new Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport


Join us in welcoming the Honourable Sylvia Jones to her appointment as the Government of Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. We also welcome Vincent Ke as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister. We are looking forward to working with them both to advance arts and culture in the province.

Download the Local Marketing Kit


That’s right—our hotly anticipated marketing kit is now ready to download on our site! Get your customizable postcards, posters and digital ads to get started promoting your event (there are even OnBeat-themed versions).

Browse the Kit here

Hubs + Corridors: All You Need to Know

Want to increase visitor attendance to your Culture Days event, or better harness the organizing power of your community’s arts and culture network? Consider taking a Hubs + Corridors approach! The Culture Days Hubs + Corridors Toolkit is now available.


Ontario organizers who register their hubs before July 31st will be eligible for extra promo opportunities, including special swag packages and customized pages on our microsite.


Read more about Hubs + Corridors here.

Become a Featured Ontario Event

We’re keeping a sharp eye out for excellent participatory programs being registered through our site. To up your chances of becoming a Featured Event in Ontario, stick to these golden rules:


Have an eye-catching photo!

Participation is key: your event should offer the public a unique chance to get hands-on.

Your event description should be snappy and compelling.

You’re sharing on social! Talking about your event on social media will drive excitement.


Read more about Featured Events here.


Photo: Bollywood West Dance Studio, Milton Culture Days 2017, courtesy of Line by Line Studio