Monday is the deadline to register as a performer in Richmond’s 14th annual Culture Days in order to get national and local promotion for the event that runs from Sept. 22 to Oct. 15.
But any artist, performer or other creative person who wants to take part can register by Monday, Aug. 21 and still get local promotion.
The City of Richmond is calling on the arts and creative community to host free events during this year’s Culture Days.
Celebrated nationally and experienced locally, the events shine a spotlight on the talents of artists, chefs, dancers, designers, makers, musicians, performers, photographers, writers and others who open their studios to the public or present free, interactive events.
The city is appealing to first-time and long-time organizers to be part of this year’s Culture Days, and can offer support in connecting artists to creative spaces and interested venues to organizers.
Event registration is now open at www.culturedays.ca.
The website offers free resources to plan events, ideas for in-person and online activities, and resources for Indigenous cultural programs, volunteer management, documenting events and a school engagement toolkit.
Culture Days is an annual national celebration of arts and culture.
Culture Days invites the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to experience the importance of arts and culture in communities.
In 2022, Culture Days reported participation from a record 3.8 million people, with more than 3,000 events and 1,000 organizers, making it the most attended in the organization’s history.
For more information about Culture Days in Richmond, visit the Opportunities for Artists webpage (https://richmond.ca/culture/howartworks/artists-opportunities.htm) or contact Todd Evanger, community arts coordinator at 604-247-8320 or Todd.Evanger@richmond.ca.