Culture Days is the largest collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada. Every year, thousands of events are connected under the celebratory banner of Culture Days - communities large and small are united from coast to coast to coast to increase public engagement in cultural experiences through free, participatory arts and culture events.
Culture Days was initiated in 2010 by the Canadian Arts Summit, made up of some of Canada’s largest arts organizations, and was inspired by the success of Québec’s Journées de la culture weekend. It has since generated enthusiastic interest, participation, and support from a growing network of artists, organizations, municipalities, media, and both the private and public sector across Canada. After a decade of success, Culture Days has expanded beyond the weekend to support year-round communications initiatives aimed at strengthening the sector and inspiring public discourse about the value of arts and culture.