FROM THE CITY OF ST. CATHARINES
Information about the City's response to COVID19
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CULTURE DAYS | FREE
Online & Socially Distanced
Family-Friendly Arts & Culture Activities
Mark your Calendars: September 25 to October 25, 2020
Culture Days is a Canada-wide celebration that is the largest-ever public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in this country.
Culture Days features FREE hands-on activities that invite the public to participate in the "behind-the-scenes" experiences.
Activities will be listed online in advance of the event.
In 2020 the event has been expanded to one month and activities will be led either online or in-person with social distancing and enhanced cleaning considerations. Participants are given the opportunity to get creative, get messy, engage with performances, make art and experience culture!
IN-PERSON SOCIALLY DISTANCED ACTIVITIES:
Collaborative murals, puppet creation, painting, portrait drawing, illustration and textiles/knitting.
Drama games, improv, community play development, mixed media art, steel drum music and shadow puppets.
The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Suitcase in Point Theatre Company, and the TD Niagara Jazz festival will each present a series of online performances and the St. Catharines Museum will present a series of virtual lectures.
Special interest groups are also presenting activities (online or in-person) that address Social Diversity & Inclusion, feature LGBTQ2+ artists, and explore Cultural Traditions by providing teachings, art-making and music experiences.
We look forward to celebrating Culture Days with you!
THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE NOW ACCEPTING PRE-REGISTRATION
At Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
In the Pavillion | Carousel Players presents the Giant Puppet Party
Saturday September 26, 2 pm
In the Dr. Huq Library | Ready, Set, Paint with Dena Colling-Gelentso
Saturday, September 26, various times
At Start Me Up Niagara Work Action Centre
Introduction to Watercolours with Renu D C'unha
Saturday, September 26, various times
Introduction to Knitting with Tanya Jackson
Saturday, October 3, various times
Introduction to Gelli Printmaking with Steve Plews
Saturday, October 10, various times
At the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Illustration with Jon Shaw
Sunday, September 27, various times
CELEBRATION OF NATIONS | VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
Sept. 11 to 13, 2020
On Friday 11 September, Celebration of Nations will begin virtually with a profound short film entitled Starborn that captures the essence of our current existence. The virtual festival will feature livestreams of Blood Water Earth by renowned Indigenous creator Santee Smith of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. Indigenous JUNO Award winners LeE HARVey OsMOND (aka Tom Wilson), Celeigh Cardinal and 2020 Polaris Music Prize shortlisted artist Lido Pimienta are set to share livestream performances. Presentations and teachings will centre on the 2020 theme of Mighty Niagara and the Great Lakes Watershed. The Indigenous Niagara Living Museum Tour, an online experience, will transport visitors to several significant cultural and historical Indigenous locations within the region.
THEATRE | CALL FOR NEW PLAY SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: November 27
Seeking to develop new works for children in Grades 4-8. Scripts and works in progress eligible.
CALL FOR ARTISTS | HYDRO BOX WRAP COMPETITION
Presented by the Niagara Pumphouse and NOTL Hydro
Deadline: September 11
The competition is open to artists who live, work or operate in the Niagara Region.
Three different designs will be chosen and each will be transferred onto a vinyl wrap.
$500 honorarium to selected artists.
CITY OF ST. CATHARINES VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES
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!
RECREATION | Russell Avenue Community Centre
Select drop-in programs return
Table tennis, aerobics, crafts and more!
Regular drop-in rates and fees apply,
FILM | The NAC Nomadic Cinema
On the TCO Rooftop Terrace at NAC
10-12 Sept / 17-19 Sept / 24-26 Sept
Doors: 7PM Screening: Twilight
Rain: In the event of rain, the screening will be canceled and tickets will be refunded
General Admission: $10
Feast on Film: $30 includes food+drink
NAC Nomadic Cinema is also popping up at Stratus Winery and Niagara Falls City Hall.
ST. CATHARINES MUSEUM & WELLAND CANALS CENTRE
IN-PERSON VISITS | MUSEUM, CENTRE & LOCK 3 VIEWING PLATFORM
Timed entry daily: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Museum is closed between these times for additional cleaning.
Call ahead to reserve: 905.984.8880
Masks required. Hand sanitizer stations are provided throughout the facility.
VIRTUAL | MUSEUM BLOG
Hear about interesting artifacts that are being catalogued, exhibition and programme development and events and activities that are upcoming for you to enjoy! Share your memories or experiences of an event or artifact; or ask staff questions about caring for historic objects.
VIRTUAL | COMMUNITY LEGACY PROJECT | Legacy of a Pandemic
What are your stories and experiences as society shuts down around us and we work to fight off this invisible enemy?
VIRTUAL | MUSEUM PODCASTS | One Hour in the Past
MUSIC | CD LAUNCH | Gallery Players
The Gallery Players celebrates the release of it's first full length
Available for purchase:
The Gallery Players of Niagara, Capella Intima and Nota Bene Baroque
Players-four singers and a six-member instrumental ensemble led by
Musical Director and tenor Bud Roach have based their performance on the
surviving scores and libretti from libraries in Brussels and Bologna,
with a new English translation by Gabriele Erasmi.
THEATRE | In Case You Missed It - Normflix
Presented by The Foster Festival
NORMFLIX began as a three-part, online series that is sure to tickle your funny bone and will continue to deliver our trademark Humour with Heart that you have grown to love. Watch as Norm answers questions from you, and you'll see a few familiar faces, as well.
ARTS | Niagara Falls Nights of Art
Sept. 17 to 20
The City of Niagara Falls is proud to host the 9th annual Niagara Falls Night(s) of Art-Queen Street Edition! This year things will need to be a bit different, including the location. We are very excited to be partnering with the Queen Street BIA to bring art to the Queen Street Promenade (St Lawrence to Chrysler). The event will run for four days and features large scale street, window and video installations. Taking a hiatus from performances and vendors for 2020, just come and enjoy some amazing art on an urban streetscape while supporting local Queens Street businesses.
Presented by the Welland Historical Museum
Wed, Sept. 23, 7pm | Genevieve Graham, Author Lecture: Forgotten Home Child
Missus Mooney's Halfpenny Dreadfuls Online Lecture Series
Four interesting lectures that are perfectly creepy for the season, with intriguing and macabre information for viewers.
Fri, Sept. 18, 6:30pm | Victorian Day Secrets
Sat, Sept. 26, 1:30pm | Corsets Deadly Beauty
Tues, Oct. 20, 6:30pm | Cabinet of Curiosities
Wed, Oct. 28, 6:30pm | Victorian Death Rituals
$10 access each or all 4 lectures for $35
VIRTUAL FESTIVAL | BALLS FALLS THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL
Sept. 12 to Oct. 7
Join us on this virtual adventure where guests will enjoy heritage village tours and historical demonstrations, as well as music and entertainment, all from the comfort of their home. This year's virtual event will feature more than 80 juried artisans, vendors, demonstrators and entertainers participating in this long annual tradition.
More information to come including in-person and drive-in/drive-through opportunities!
FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS & CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY | Niagara Community Foundation
Investment Readiness Program
Deadline: Oct. 9
RE-OPENING GUIDE | National Artists Centre releases guide: Support for a Safe Re-Opening of Canadian Performing Arts Sector
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY | Ontario Trillium Foundation | Resilient Communities Fund
The Ontario Trillium Foundation has introduced the one-time Resilient Communities Fund to invest in the recovery and rebuilding efforts of the non-profit sector impacted by COVID-19. Supporting capital and non-capital activities to aid in the medium to longer-term recovery efforts of organizations.
Apply by Dec. 2
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY | Ontario Arts Council | Arts Response Initiative
The OAC launches the Arts Response Initiative to help Ontario's artists and arts organizations respond to challenges posed by the pandemic.
Individual Applicants Deadline: Oct. 20
Organizations Deadline: Nov. 3