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Culture Days 2014

After 5 years since its inception, there is every indication that Culture Days is taking firm root in more communities and attracting an ever-increasing number of Canadians to discover the wealth and diversity of artistic and cultural activities available in their community.

According to independent research conducted nationally following the milestone 5th Anniversary edition on September 26, 27 & 28, 2014, Culture Days is beginning to have measurable impact in encouraging the year-round participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. During the 2014 Culture Days weekend, 2 million Canadians participated in 7,643 free activities hosted in 891 cities and towns across Canada.

Those who attended Culture Days activities in 2014 and at least one other Culture Days event in 2010, 2011, 2012 and/or 2013 reported that as a result of their experience, they attended more arts and cultural events (57%), became a fan of an artist or cultural organization (37%), visited more art galleries or craft studios (39%), and took on more volunteer with an arts or cultural organization (29%).

On the question of the benefits of arts and cultural participation, 73% of respondants described it as an enrichment of their lives, half claimed that it provided them with a better sense of other cultures, and one in three agreed that it helped their local economy.*

Take a look at this infographic summarizing Culture Days’ results and impact 2014.

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*Data was taken from independent research conducted by the Strategic Counsel in October 2014 following the Culture Days event (September 26, 27 and 28, 2014).


Culture Days 2013

Did you know that over 1.7 million Canadians participated in the 2013 Culture Days weekend and 7,573 free activities were held in 825 cities and towns across Canada?

In addition, a whopping 98% of Canadians who participated in Culture 2013 said they were satisfied by their experience and 97% said they intend to participate in Culture Days 2014. What’s more, 91% agreed that the arts and cultural activities make their community a much more enjoyable place to live and 88% said that it helps make their life meaningful.

Four years since the inaugural event, those who attended Culture Days activities in 2013 and at least one other Culture Days event in 2010, 2011 and/or 2012 reported that as a result of their experience, they attended more arts and cultural events (52%), became a fan of an artist or cultural organization (33%), visited more art galleries or craft studios (32%), took on more volunteer with an arts or cultural organization (22%) and more!*

Check out this infographic summarizing Culture Days’ exceptional results and success in 2013.

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*Data was taken from independent research conducted by the Strategic Counsel in October 2013 following the Culture Days event (September 27, 28 and 29, 2013).


Culture Days 2012

Report Highlights Three Years Of Success

The report on the impressive results of the third annual Culture Days event that took place from September 28 – 30, 2012 is now available. Thanks to all who provided their feedback and for contributing to the Culture Days’ dynamic impact in hundreds of communities across Canada!

Download the Report here