1. In this inspirational talk by one of Canada’s most respected chief economists and advocates for arts and culture, Todd Hirsch shared his compelling views and examples of how the arts and culture are inextricably linked to a healthy economy and how artists and cultural organizations can tell their success story in contributing to it.

    Todd Hirsch is Chief Economist, ATB Financial and Chair, Alberta Premier’s Council on Culture. He was introduced by Karen Ball, Senior Cultural Development Consultant (Calgary, AB).

    The Congress livestream and video recording of the program sessions were made possible thanks to the generous support of The Canada Council For the Arts, National Engagement Partner.

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  2. Traditional place branding nearly always fails: the pretty new logo, and the new slogan, almost never lasts. It certainly doesn’t do what we ask of it — invite current and future citizens to find meaning in the place they have chosen to live. The most evocative places and organizations in the world have something else — a master story. What is a master story and how can a town, a city, a neighbourhood, or a region discover and bring it to life? It’s always the culture of a place, and its people, at their best. And artists are always at the foundation of it. Todd Babiak talked about a non-traditional place branding exercise underway in Edmonton, based on the city’s master story, its culture. With his help, you can also understand how you can use and participate in this process to bring it to life in your own organizations and cities.

    The Congress livestream and video recording of the program sessions were made possible thanks to the generous support of The Canada Council For the Arts, National Engagement Partner.

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  3. Through their groundbreaking work, award winning interdisciplinary visual artists, facilitators, and community organizers Eric and Mia invite audiences to become active agents in the creation of community. They are driven by how performance can be used as a tool for social action and are committed to creating community through participatory performance. An intimate conversation with one of Canada’s most cutting-edge artistic teams who are challenging the foundations of how citizenship and community are addressed through artistic innovation.

    This conversation was hosted by Marci Ien, Co-host of CTV’s Canada AM, and was presented with the support of the City of Calgary.

    The Congress livestream and video recording of the program sessions were made possible thanks to the generous support of The Canada Council For the Arts, National Engagement Partner.

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  4. Alberta Ballet Artistic Director and internationally acclaimed choreographer Jean Grand-Maître has worked with some of Canada’s and the world’s great artists to continually bring the company’s creations to new audiences. Grand-Maître also took on the honourable task of choreographing the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, touching an audience of millions of television viewers. A personal recount from one of Canada’s leading Artistic Directors on translating your creative vision and work, regardless of the scale, into a story that speaks volumes to your core audience and well beyond.

    The Congress livestream and video recording of the program sessions were made possible thanks to the generous support of The Canada Council For the Arts, National Engagement Partner.

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  5. Since its inception in 2010, Culture Days has taken root in some 900 cities and towns across Canada. In some cases, the local charge has been taken up by bold and passionate individuals, and in others, by stalwart organizations or visionary municipalities. But in some cases, leadership has stepped up to make Culture Days shine from less likely individuals, organizations and businesses who are unequivocally committed to their arts and cultural scene and its unquestionable importance to their vibrant communities. Hear the success stories of Culture Days 2014 award winners, what inspired them and how they made a difference in their community.

    The pecha kucha presentations were followed by a moderated panel discussion and a Q&A hosted by Sarah Iley, Manager of Culture, City of Calgary.

    2014 Culture Days Award Winners:

    - Pam MacKenzie, Culture Days Community Organizer, Huntsville, Ontario
    - Tracy Satin, Heritage Officer and Curator and Jordan Coble, Curatorial and Heritage Researcher, Sncəwips Heritage Museum, Westbank First Nation, British Columbia
    - Kelly Stahl, Senior Advisor, HACE Creative Economy, City of Brampton, Ontario
    - Pilar Andrulat, Assistant Store Manager, Home Depot, Milton, Ontario
    - Stephanie Kaduck, Education & Public Programs Officer, Swift Current Museum, City of Swift Current, Saskatchewan

    The Congress livestream and video recording of the program sessions were made possible thanks to the generous support of The Canada Council For the Arts, National Engagement Partner.

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