April 30, 2010: Announcements

In Announcements on May 4, 2010 by danceumbrella

The Ontario Arts Council Announces Culture Days Animator

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is taking part in Culture Days by hiring Aubrey Reeves as Ontario’s Culture Days Animator/Coordinator for the next six months.

Aubrey will be a resource for Ontario artists and arts organizations interested in participating in this volunteer-driven, grassroots activity. Culture Days invites Canadians to explore their own creativity as well as the vitality of our communities by bringing together creators and the public.  It is a collaborative, pan-Canadian celebration of arts and culture involving artists, arts organizations, municipalities, public funding agencies, provincial governments and the private sector.

From September 24 to 26, 2010, this free annual event will invite the public to participate in and explore the arts and culture in communities across the country. All artists and arts organizations interested in participating in Culture Days should visit

About the Culture Days Animator

Aubrey will work in partnership with the Ontario Culture Days Task Force and the national steering committee. She will :

Provide organizing advice to potential presenters on how to develop a free, participatory activity for Culture Days or incorporate an existing arts activity on that weekend;

Connect groups or artists in the same community that wish to share spaces or other resources for their Culture Day activity;

Work with the national steering committee to develop tips and tools for successful events;

Facilitate communication and networking between Ontario Culture Days participants;

Support alliances between artists and municipalities.

In 2009, Aubrey was the Artistic Producer and Project Manager for spOtlight, a pilot project of the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Ministry of Culture, which took place in Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Stratford and Waterloo. Prior to leading spOtlight, Aubrey was the Programming Director at Trinity Square Video in Toronto for almost five years where she worked closely with artists and orchestrated and managed large events.


To find out more about participating in Culture Days in Ontario, contact:

Aubrey Reeves, Culture Days Animator/Coordinator, Ontario Arts Council


Phone: Toll-free 1-800-387-0058 ext. 5077, or 647-258-5077 in Toronto

Free rehearsal space at the National Ballet School

All participants must be professional artists and complete Dance Umbrella of Ontario’s registration form and return it to DUO prior to contacting the National Ballet School for their first use of the space.  For from, contact

Toll free: 1-800-667-0851



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