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BC Culture Days wants artists of the Peace

Announces call for the 2016 Ambassador and awards program.
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BC Culture Days is inviting artists of the province to apply for the 2016 Ambassador and awards program where winners will receive $1,000 towards a Culture Days activity.

Culture Days weekend goes September 30, October 1 and 2, is a national celebration of arts, culture, and heritage inviting the public “behind-the scenes” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work.

Last year, more than 600 free activities were registered across BC including artist studio and museum tours, dance and music workshops, open theatre rehearsals, collaborative art projects, and roundtable discussions.

The Culture Days Ambassador acts as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days and a community mobilizer throughout the summer leading up to the Culture Days weekend. Nina Buddhdev, 2015 Tri-Cities Culture Days Ambassador says people felt excited to see a national project that cares about them.

“And cares about their cultural participation and encourages mainstream participation, thus raising Canadian pride with cultural pride.”

Eligible applicants must be individual artists (amateur or professional) residing in B.C; active in their arts, culture or heritage community and be registered to present an activity during the Culture Days weekend.

Artists are invited to apply to the program by completing the online application form at bc.culturedays.ca. Applications will be juried by members of the BC Culture Days Task Force. The deadline is June 15, 2016.  For more information contact nazanin.shoja@culturedays.ca