Culture Days Animateurs: Getting New Communities Engaged
Culture Days Animateurs are artists or cultural workers who work with community organizers to identify and deliver interactive cultural activities that would engage a range of community residents during Culture Days. In the past, the Animateurs have engaged people in painting parties, drum-making, interactive dance, theatre workshops, clay workshops, meme-making, photo art, video journals, and more. The Animateur will present one or more workshops, or various sessions, over the course of the Culture Days weekend, that are free and open to the public.
SaskCulture is piloting a new program this year, working with Saskatchewan Districts for Sport, Culture and Recreation, to bring Culture Days Animateurs to communities that have not previously held a Culture Days activity/event; Animateurs will present a cultural activity for residents during Culture Days taking place September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017.
Stay tuned for information about our new Culture Days communities, the Culture Days Animateurs and their plans to get communities to "Try Something New for Culture Days".
** Please note: This is not the same program as the Community Engagement Animateur (CEA) program. The CEA Program has been put on hold this year, to accommodate Canada 150 programming.**
SaskCulture has taken a lead role in the Culture Days movement in Saskatchewan through support from Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.
For media inquiries or more information on Culture Days in Saskatchewan, contact Shelley Fayant, Communications Consultant, SaskCulture, at 306.780.9289 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.