Culture Days @ the Library—Got an Idea?

April 13, 2015 | Miriam

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Culture days at the library

...then take it to the library!

But don't delay. 2015 marks the fifth year of Culture Days @ the Library. Each year during the last weekend of September, Toronto comes alive with artistic events in pretty much every corner of the city. By the numbers, more than 8,000 people have taken part in more than 217 Culture Days activities in Toronto’s libraries. This year, on Friday September 25 and Saturday 26 Toronto Public Library is again throwing open the doors of its branches to make free space available to artists and cultural creators who would like to showcase their creative work to the public.  The library invites artists to submit an application by May 5, 2015. Activities in all artistic disciplines are encouraged as well as those that appeal to families and audiences of diverse ages. To be considered for a space, your arts activity must be free and interactive. Other than that, let your imagination go wild (the only other criterion is that your activity has to work in one of our branches!).

For more information visit:  Read over the Call for Participation and then get your proposal in so that branches can start making their selections. There are usually close to 50 branches taking part, so there is plenty of opportunity. A simple application form is now on-line and applications will be accepted from now until midnight May 5, 2015.

These images from past Culture Days activities capture the fun and excitement.  

Suzette Vidal Steel Pannist Roma Dancer PM
Suzette Vidale leads children in a steelpan demo, Culture Days @ the Library, 2013. Iana Komarnytska, Roma Dance performance at Palmersont, 2014.
Thai Dance Second City fairy tales
Thai dancers, Culture Days @ the Library. Second City Storytellers at Annette Branch, 2014.