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Virtual Exhibit Opening: 2020 Juried Exhibit
More Than Words: Truth and Reconciliation
Friday, November 20, 5pm, Live-stream on YouTube

Artists were asked to engage with the truths of Indigenous experiences in Canada and address meaningful reconciliation as we move forward together as a community.

Participating Artists: Rhiannon Barry, Kim Bell, Irma Bull, Gillian Dickson, Marge Dorant, Holly Iconomopolous-Ryerse, Rajshree Jena, Jill Lunn, Arnold McBay, Francie McGlynn, Melani Pyke, Steve Remus and Soaring Eagles School.

Watch the live-stream by tuning in at 5 pm on event day: www.stcatharines.ca/youtube
St. Catharines Receives Top Ranking in Canada for Culture Days 2020
The City of St. Catharines is proud to be recognized as #1 overall in Canada for offering the most (197) number of Culture Days activities this year!

Thanks again to our sponsors, partners and delivery artists and organizations for your commitment to engaging our community.

Read the press release for more details: bit.ly/3kFTFXN

Artist funding was provided by the St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program and through partnerships.

A wide variety of these free digital programs and performances are now available on an ongoing basis on our website.
The City of St. Catharines Arts Awards | Congratulations to the 2020 Recipients!
Recipients included: Kari-Lynn Winters, Erica Sherwood, Danny Custodio, Juliet Dunn, and Candice Turner-Smith.

Watch the event recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD-B-YZDiEk
Home For The Holidays | Virtual Fundraising Concert
Dec. 8, 8 p.m.
Featuring Ola Kiermacz and Brooke Georgeneau
Presented by the FirstOntario PAC, live-streamed from Partridge Hall Stage.
Ticketed virtual fundraising event, PWYC/$2 minimum

A holiday concert special like no other! Featuring Niagara artists Ola Kiermacz and Brooke Georgeneau coming together to support the cause and play original holiday music.
100% of all proceeds raised will be donated to Food4Kids Niagara and the Foundation of Resources for Teens (FORT) to help children and families across Niagara experiencing hardship.

To learn more about these charities, please visit: caaniagara.ca/communityboost
Events & Workshops
Museum | St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
In-Person Visits
The Museum, Centre & Lock 3 Viewing Platform
Timed entry daily, reservations suggested.
Masks Required.
Call: 905.984.8880
New Podcast | In Conversation with Author / Historian Tim Cook

Virtual Live-Stream | Lecture Series
Watch recordings of past lectures: https://bit.ly/3eZ6088

Virtual | Museum Classroom
Music | The Gallery Players, Eybler Trio
Sun. Nov. 22, 2pm
Virtual Concert
The Eybler Trio performs Mozart.
$10 digital ticket provides 7 days of access.
Music | Ron Sexsmith with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra
Sat. Dec. 5
In-person and digital options presented by the FirstOntario PAC
Niagara’s own Ron Sexsmith and the NSO perform for this fundraiser. Experience a beautiful dinner followed by in-person viewing of the show (hurry limited seats selling fast) or enjoy it from the comfort of your home by digital livestream. 
Music | FirstOntario PAC presents Cris Derksen
Fri. Nov. 27, 8pm
Live-Stream Performance
Internationally celebrated Indigenous cellist / composer Cris Derksen for a live-stream performance of original compositions. Her instruments are loop pedals, a drum machine and cello. Visuals by Niagara's own video artist Adam CK Vollick.
Pay what you can tickets for the virtual presentation:
Fundraiser In Support of Carousel Players
Virtual Silent Auction
Online Bidding until Nov. 30
Music | The TD Niagara Jazz Festival | Free Live-Stream Concert Series
Upcoming Concerts:
Fri. Dec. 4, 7pm | Faith Amour Duo
Watch upcoming live-streams or catch up with recordings of past performances:
Home for the Holidays | Virtual Sing-Along Fundraiser
TD Niagara Jazz Festival Presents
Sun. Dec 6. 4 to 5pm
Stay tuned for announcements about special guests.
Pay What You Can, in support of TD Niagara Jazz Festival upcoming programs.
PWYC donations can be made here: www.niagarajazzfestival.com/donations
Theatre | The Foster Festival, The Christmas Tree
By Norm Foster
**Update**Now Online: Dec. 4 to 19
There’s never been a more important time to bring Norm Foster’s Humour with Heart to Niagara! The Foster Festival will be offering staged readings of Norm Foster’s one-act play, The Christmas Tree featuring Niagara couples.
Visual Arts | Storefront Sculptures
Local artists Sheldon Rooney and Jana Bergsma collaborate to present "Storefront Sculptures" in select St. Catharines businesses.
Find window installations at: Mindbomb Records Someday BooksMahtay Café & LoungeFrontier Barbers & CompanySecond DanceThe Watering Can Flower Market and FightFit.
Music | Virtual Concert: Welcome Christmas, Chorus Niagara Children's Choir
Dec.13, 3pm
CNCC presented an online holiday concert. Watch on their Facebook page.
Art | Creative Conversations: Pen-Pals
Connect creatively with a Pen Pal in an expressive conversation. This is a project organized by local artist Rhiannon Barry, free to participate and designed to foster long lasting connections for all types of individuals with all creative skills levels. 
Museum Exhibits | Niagara Falls Historical Museum
In-Person: On View until Jan. 10, 2021
North is Freedom, a photographic exhibition created by photographer Yuri Dojc.
And We Rise, an exhibition co-created with Justice 4 Black Lives founder, Sherri Darlene.
Virtual Experiences | City of St. Catharines
Stay engaged at home with a variety of virtual experiences, activities and programs. Watch a performance or film, explore our history, stay active with fitness videos, find options for local delivery / pickup, and so much more!
Music | Bravo Niagara! Presents Voices of Freedom: A Musical Short Film
The Maple Blues Award-winning Blackburn Brothers, descendants of freedom seekers, and special guest Measha Brueggergosman give voice to Niagara’s significant Black history with powerful performances of spirituals and new music. Experience the world premieres of the Blackburn Brothers’ original songs Freedom Train and Sister Wilma (commissioned by Bravo Niagara!). 
Calls | Local
Comedy | Call for Submissions
Suitcase In Point Theatre | Deadline: Dec. 6
Holiday Cabaret Call for Submissions, Seeking Digital Comedy Shorts


Theatre | Call for New Play Submissions
Carousel Players | Deadline: Nov. 27
Seeking to develop new works for children in Grades 4-8. Scripts and works in progress eligible. For details and to submit: email scripts@carouselplayers.com


Community Calendar | OUTNiagara
Add your upcoming LGBTQ2S+ friendly events to the OUTNiagara community calendar. https://www.outniagara.org/events/
Calls | Other
Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival | Applications Open
The festival runs Jun. 21 to 27, 2021 and is held at Nozhem: First Peoples Performance Space at Trent University Nogojiwanong/Peterborough, ON. 

Surveys
Survey | The National Arts and Culture Impact Survey (NACIS)
All arts organizations, artists, and arts workers across Canada are encouraged to participate in the survey by Mon. Nov. 23.
For more information and a link to the survey, visit:

Resources for Organizations and Professionals
Funding Opportunities

Ontario Trillium Foundation | Resilient Communities Fund | Deadline: Dec. 2


Webinars & Round-Tables

Ontario Presents | What If? Imagining New Ways of Working in the Performing Arts
Nov. 27, 1 to 2:30 pm, Virtual, free event, on zoom.


Digital Tools Professional Development Series | Free Workshops
Each topic has 4 associated workshops.
Culture Brew’s IBPOC Artists Database | Jan. and Feb. 2021
Digital Engagement with Large Arts Organizations | Mar. 2021


Recorded Webinar | COVID-19 Risks and Precautions for the Performing Arts
National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH)


Professional Development

ThisGen Fellowship from WhyNot Theatre
A national initiative that supports BIPOC Female, Trans, and/or Non-Binary theatre practitioners get to the next stage in their careers through training, mentorship, guided self-study, and peer-to-peer connection.
Deadline to apply: Dec. 4

Resources for Community Safety
COVID-19 Information
The City updates the COVID19 Information website frequently as new details become available. 

Mandatory Masks By-Law
St. Catharines by-law requires owners and/or operators of enclosed public spaces, to require mask use by those entering their establishments, in addition to the provision of hand sanitizer at entrances. The Mandatory Masks By-law is currently in effect, enacted on Jul. 17, 2020.
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