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    September 23, 2020

    The North Shore Culture Days weekend is almost here and with 60+ events now registered, it's looks like we're in store for  an exciting three days of creative activity!

    Posters, brochures, buttons and balloons have been circulated and the media has been alerted!  If you're hosting an event, you'll find it in the special 4-page North Shore Culture Days insert in the Wednesday September 24th issue in the North Shore News.  

    Please join us on Friday September 26th from 5:00-5:30pm for the North Shore Culture Days Kick Off in Shipbuilders' Square at the final Friday Night Market of the season.  Our three North Shore Mayors will be centre stage with special musical guests from Trooper, Doug & the Slugs and Fairfield music to help kick off the celebrations.  Please spread the word, grab family and friends, and come on down to the waterfront to share in the festivities!  Learn more at www.artsoffice.ca/enews

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    September 22, 2020

    Mayors Face the Music!
    Shipbuilder's Square, Lower Lonsdale
    Friday September 26, 5pm

    Mayors from all three north shore municipalities will be centrestage at the final Friday Night Market of the season to help kick off North Shore Culture Days.  They will be joined by NVRC commissioner Lynn Jest, and special musical guests; drummer Clayton Hill (Trooper), guitarist John Burton (Doug and the Slugs), singer Rose McNeil, and the talented students from Fairfield Music.  

     

                                      

     

    The event starts at 5:00pm sharp and is scheduled to end at 5:40pm.  Each of the Mayors will speak briefly about our creative north shore community.  We hope that you can join us for this free, fun-filled, public event. 

    PLUS - Look for the special North Shore Culture Days insert in the North Shore News this Wednesday, September 24th.

     

                        

     

    For more information about North Shore Culture Days, event listings and downloadable brochure, visit artsoffice.ca/news/ns_cdays

     

    Please RSVP:

    Barb McLean, North Shore Culture Days Coordinator
    604 982-3894

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    September 08, 2020

    North Shore Culture Days is just around the corner and there are more than 70 events now registered!  We kick off on Friday September 26th at 5pm in Shipbuilders' Square at the final Friday Night Market of the season.  North Vancouver City Mayor Darrell Mussatto, North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton, and West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith will be centre stage with special musical guests from Fairfield Music including: Clayton Hill (of Trooper fame!), singer Rose McNeil, and a whole bunch of enthusiasic guitar students.

    The success of this annual community celebration will depend on our collective ability to engage the public with this fantastic line up of free activities and events.  Whether you are presenting a Culture Days event this year or not, we hope you will help us spread the word! 

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    August 06, 2020

    North Shore Culture Days events are falling into place and the promotional wheels are starting to turn in preparation for the September 26, 27, 28 Culture Days weekend.  North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton, City Mayor Darrell Mussatto and West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith will be out in full creative force on September 26th for the Culture Days Kick Off in Shipbuilders' Square at the final Friday Night Market of the season.

    There's still time to get involved in the FREE promotions coordinated by North Vancouver Recreation & Culture (NVRC).  Local arts, culture and heritage groups that host a Culture Days event will be included in a special 4-page spread in the September 24th issue of the North Shore News, as well as a North Shore Culture Days brochure that will be distributed widely.  To take advantage of these promotional opportunities, events must be registered by August 27th.

     

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    May 22, 2021

    North Shore Culture Days returns September 26, 27, 28, so get ready to get creative!  Culture Days is an opportunity for people of all ages, abilities and 'artistic persuasions' to explore and participate in a variety of free, hands-on, interactive and behind-the-scenes activities.  North Shore arts, culture and heritage groups, libraries, community rec centres, galleries, and creative community organizations that host North Shore Culture Days activities can take advantage of the FREE North Shore News promotion coordinated by the Arts Office.  Building on the success of the 2013 North Shore Culture Days celebrations where we ranked in the Top #10 of Culture Days communitiies across Canada, we're keen to raise even more public awareness and participation for 2014. Read on to find out how you can get involved.....

     

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    November 01, 2020

    Following on the success and feedback from the inaugural Survivor 101 workshop last Fall, the Regional Cultural Development Advisory Committee, through Metro Vancouver, has partnered with four municipalities to present Survivor 101 - The Next Generation.

    The Next Generation series will focus on funding, audience development, marketing and board development - key areas that participants expressed an interest in learning more about. If you are a staff member, board member, volunteer, performer, artist, start-up visionary, or tenaciously holding on to a community arts organization in the terminal stages of decline, these workshops are for you!

    Next up is the Audience Development workshop, hosted by the North Vancouver Arts Office on November 21st, 1:00-4:00pm, Lynn Valley Library Community Room.

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    October 30, 2020

    Jane Thornthwaite, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour will host a free seminar on Tuesday November 5th at Parkgate Community Centre for North Shore organizations who are considering applying for a Community Gaming Grant.

    Guest speaker is Ursula Cowland, Executive Director of the Licensing and Grants Division of the Province of British Columbia, who will make a special trip from Victoria to talk about the program. Community gaming grants provide funding to eligible organizations for delivery of approved ongoing programs to their communities. 

    Ms. Cowlands will share basic information about the Community Gaming Grants program with respect to eligibility and the application process. In addition, she will have updates on any changes in the regulations and provide valuable tips on how to complete future grant applications.

    This seminar was very popular last year so please register early to ensure your spot is reserved.  Coffee and snacks will be provided.

    November 5, 2020
    4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Parkgate Community Centre
    3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver

    Register now:
    e-mail: 
    phone:  604 983 9852

     

     

     

    The Arts Office extends a big thank you to MLA Jane Thornthwaite for organizing this seminar and for her continuing interest and support for arts and culture on the North Shore. 

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    September 24, 2020

    Please join us for the official North Shore Culture Days Kick Off.  North Vancouver City Mayor Darrell Mussatto, North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton, West Vancouver Councillor Craig Cameron, the Adam Woodall Band, teen tappers, and the 'now famous' Senior Flash Mobsters will be on hand to help get the party started!

    DATE:  Thursday September 26, 2013
    TIME:  
    5:00 - 6:00pm
    LOCATION:
    Shipbuilders' Square on the waterfront in Lower Lonsdale! 

    North Shore Culture Days is a tri-municipal undertaking coordinated by The Arts Office on behalf of the City and District of North Vancouver, with support from the District of West Vancouver  It's part of the national Culture Days celebrations where artists and arts groups open their doors and invite community members of all ages and artistic inclinations to participate in a variety of free, interactive and behind-the-scenes activities.

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    August 23, 2020

    The Arts Office administers a wide range of community, arts and cultural grant programs on behalf of the City and District of North Vancouver. This investment focuses on local, not-for-profit arts groups and community agencies; recognizes creative sector activity as a cornerstone of a vital, energetic community; and supports the rich diversity of cultural life on the North Shore. Project Grants support an eclectic and exciting range of arts activities, community celebrations, festivals and other projects that reflect the spirit, creativity and diversity of the community.

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    August 02, 2020

    If your North Shore Culture Days event is already registered on the Culture Days website (culturedays.ca), you're also included in the event listings at North Shore Culture Days.  Plus, your listing will appear in the North Shore News 'special 4-page section' in the September 25th issue. This free listing will include the basic information for your event.  And, if you're looking for a little extra attention, you can increase the amount of descriptive copy in the listing and include your group's logo for just $95.

    The deadline to have your North Shore Culture Days event included in the free or enhanced listings in the North Shore News is Monday September 9, 2013.

     

     

    How to register your North Shore Culture Days activity:

    • Go to www.culturedays.ca - Present an Activity.
    • Fill in the event info: don't worry if you don't have all of the details confirmed, you can always go back and update the listing.
    • In the event description box, include the following to ensure that people connect with our local celebrations: Participating in North Shore Culture Days.
    • Don't forget to upload a great photo of your event, participating artist(s), or organization.
    • Confirm your participation by September 9, 2013. Email the Arts Office .
    • Interested in the North Shore News $95 enhanced listing offer? Email the Arts Office info@artsoffice.ca

    For more information about North Shore Culture Days - the benefits of participating and related promotional opportunities - visit North Shore Culture Days.

    Need more information, ideas or support? Give us a call!

    Barb McLean or Laura Morrison, The Arts Office
    604 980-3559

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    June 06, 2020

    North Shore Culture Days is a three-day celebration of arts, culture and creativity that happens September 26, 27, 28, 2014.  Local artists, arts and cultural groups and creative organizations invite the community to participate in FREE "hands-on" and "behind the scenes" activities.  It's a tri-municipal undertaking coordinated by the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture with support from the City and District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver and Vancouver North Shore Tourism Association.

     

    For more information about North Shore Culture Days - the benefits of participating and related promotional opportunities - visit www.artsoffice.ca/news/ns_cdays.

    Please share this opportunity with others in the North Shore creative community.

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    October 09, 2020

     

    Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer Douglas Coupland will accept the 2012 Distinguished Artist Award at this year's FANS Annual Tribute to the Arts event on Thursday October 25th at the beautiful new Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art in North Vancouver.

    FANS, the Fund for the Arts on the North Shore Society, hosts this event every year to honour outstanding north shore residents who are nationally and internationally recognized artists in their chosen discipline(s). This year, the FANS Board invites the community to join them in celebrating West Vancouver native Douglas Coupland for his exceptional contributions to the literary, visual and media arts.

    Local artists also honoured at this year's FANS Tribute to the Arts are musician Adam Woodall and visual artist Anne Gudrun. These two emerging artists will receive cash awards to assist them with their blossoming careers.

    It will be an evening to remember! Surrounded by great works of art in the new Gordon Smith Gallery space, guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, and listen to live local entertainment. A wonderful array of 'creative and consumable' Silent Auction items will be on view and open to bids with all proceeds going to benefit FANS' artist recognition and professional development programs.

     

    2012 FANS Tribute to the Arts Event
    Thursday, October 25, 2020
    7:00pm
    Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art
    2121 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

    Tickets: $25 advance / $30 after Oct 21st

     

    To purchase tickets:

    Centennial Theatre Box Office
    Online: www.centennialtheatre.com
    By phone or in person: 604 984-4484

    The Arts Office
    By phone or in person: 604 980-3559

    FANS is on Facebook. Please LIKE us!

     

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    May 07, 2021

    Open House - City of North Vancouver
    Tuesday May 8, 5:00-8:00pm
    John Braithwaite Community Centre, Harbourview Room
    145 1st St W, North Vancouver

    The creative conversation continues!

    The public is invited to share their ideas about arts and culture, view outcomes from the Cultural Planning World Café, and provide feedback at this second of two cultural planning Open Houses at the John Braithwaite Community Centre.

    No pre-registration required.

    For more information about the North Vancouver Cultural Plan, please visit www.artsoffice.ca

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    April 23, 2021

    The North Vancouver Arts Office, in partnership with the North Shore News, invites local artists and organizations to jump on the bandwagon to celebrate North Shore Culture Days this September! Culture Days is the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in this country. Here on Vancouver's North Shore, we're inviting artists, culture and heritage groups, libraries and community centres to participate in a special North Shore Culture Days / North Shore News promotion that will include a special 4-page newspaper spread, advertising, promotion, and an opportunity to be a 'Guest Arts Reporter' with the North Shore News. 

     

     

    The North Shore Culture Days / North Shore News promotion will raise the profile for participating groups and provide the community with an idea of the wide range of free, interactive events and creative opportunities that exist right here in our own backyard!

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    September 01, 2020

    Start your creative engines! 2012 Project Guidelines and application forms are now available. The Arts Office administers a wide range of community, arts and cultural grant programs on behalf of the City and District of North Vancouver. This investment focuses on local, not-for-profit arts and community organizations and recognizes creative sector activity as a cornerstone of a vital and energetic community. Project Grants provide support for a wide and exciting range of arts projects, events, celebrations and festivals that fall into the following five categories:

    1. (NEW) Grant Requests Up To $2500 (Community Arts Projects & Community Celebration applicants)
    2. Arts Projects
    3. Community Art Projects
    4. Community Celebrations
    5. Signature Events and Festivals

    Does your organization have a creative project in mind? Check out the 2012 Project Grants Guidelines for full program details, eligibility and application forms.

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