Burlington Culture Days expanding to three-week event this year

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Published August 3, 2022 at 10:57 am

Culture Days is coming back to Burlington and it’s going to be bigger than ever.

The 13th annual event is expanding beyond its traditional weekend format, lasting Sept. 23 to Oct. 16, for a more inclusive and interactive schedule of programs and events.

The City of Burlington is calling for local artists, cultural professionals and creative organizations to host free, interactive in-person or online events and activities.

“Burlington is pleased to participate in this national initiative to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of residents in arts and culture,” said Chris Glenn, director Recreation, Community and Culture.

“I invite our local artists, cultural professionals and creative organizations to offer free events this year and consider participating in Burlington’s Culture Days. In the past, our cultural community has really united to deliver an amazing selection of cultural programming for our residents to discover culture in Burlington and I look forward to what this year will offer.”

According to event organizers, Canada is ready for a re-emergence of arts and culture and so is Culture Days. As the world navigates to past norms and designs new solutions for everyday life, arts, culture, and expression play a vital role in a healthy, thriving society.

This year’s theme RE: emergence, explores new ideas and innovation in arts and culture while committing to building tangible change in the sector and society.

“As we learn to live with COVID-19, the Ontario Culture Days Festival will offer a hybrid of in-person events as well as digital and self-guided programming,” said organizers.

Culture Days has become the largest cultural event in Canada, attracting an estimated 2.5 million annual attendees to thousands of free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations and municipalities in hundreds of communities across Canada. Visit the website for more information.

“Every year, Burlington artists and cultural organizations offer our community creative and innovative events and programs to contribute to a successful Culture Days,” said Angela Paparizo, manager Arts and Culture.

“While we enter a new normal and learn to live with COVID-19, I encourage Burlington artists and cultural organizations to look at both in-person and online offerings that best feature their abilities to connect with our community.”

If you would like to host a Culture Days event, register your event online with Culture Days. For more information about participating in Culture Days, call Adam Belovari at 905-335-7600, ext. 7335, or email [email protected] by Sept 3.

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