Volume 9 - Issue 16

Friday, June 19, 2020
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FROM THE CITY OF ST. CATHARINES
 
Information about the City's response to COVID19


FRAMEWORK FOR RECOVERY
On June 3rd,  The City of St. Catharines released its Framework for Recovery. 

The Recovery Plan outlines the strategic efforts to reintroduce services; reopen facilities; and support both residents and businesses as we adapt to a new post-COVID-19 'norm'.

The city is mapping a path forward towards recovery with:
- Four strategic stages
- Economic Development and Tourism plans
- Facilities and Amenities plans

To read a copy of the plan go to this link: 


COVID 19 INFORMATION
The City updates the COVID19 Information website frequently as new details become available. Find it here:
www.stcatharines.ca/COVID19





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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!

 
STAY CONNECTED WITH THE CULTURAL SERVICES OFFICE
 
A new e-newsletter released every week.  Please share & s end to a friend!

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ST. CATHARINES CULTURAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM (SCCIP) UPDATES

2020 SCCIP PROGRAMS
 
Sustaining - Core, Midsized and Festival Expedited Funding Program -  The deadline for this program will be June 22, 2020. The application review process will be expedited. Please note that only organizations that received Sustaining Program funding in 2019 may apply to this program.
 
St. Catharines Arts & Culture Community Revitalization Program  - Deadlines will be published in the coming weeks and program materials will be released soon after. 
 
For More Information: www.stcatharines.ca/SCCIP
 

 
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FOR LOCAL ARTISTS & ORGANIZATIONS
 
We want to help you get the word out about your upcoming arts or culture events, programs or helpful resources. Content may be included in upcoming issues of Culture Ink and may be featured on the St. Catharines Culture Social Media accounts.

Submit content for consideration:
Please email us at  culture@stcatharines.ca to submit.

Please include:

  • who is presenting/performing/involved.
  • date & time.
  • 1-2 descriptive sentences.
  • a link to a website/facebook event where people can find more details.

 
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LOCAL

Suitcase In Point Theatre Company Opens Applications for Nest Residency 
Launched in 2019, The Nest Residency offers new generation theatre artists in the Niagara Region a creative home for 12 months to gain exposure, training, and hands on experience. Artists are mentored and supported to build and develop new work, learning how to hone their creative process, the power of collaboration and what it takes to develop work within the Niagara market.


BEYOND NIAGARA

BREAKING | PM Trudeau Announces CERB will be Extended by 8 Weeks
Announced on June 16, 2020. Click the link for full details. 

Juno Awards to Webcast on June 29



 
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LAST CALL
FOR VISUAL ARTIST SUBMISSIONS
City of St. Catharines 2020 Annual Juried Exhibit
MORE THAN WORDS: Truth and Reconciliation
This exhibit aims to educate and inspire both artists and the community to move from the written words of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to the actions needed to effect change.   
Deadline: Monday, June 22, 2020 at 4:30pm
Click here for more details and to apply: 
http://www.stcatharines.ca/callstoartists





ORGANIZATION
Niagara Regional Native Centre




F ESTIVAL
Celebration of Nations




ONLINE EXHIBITION
Empathetic Traditions, Niagara's Indigenous Legacy
Presented by Niagara Falls Museums and Landscape of Nations



BEYOND NIAGARA

VIRTUAL FESTIVAL |  June 1-21 |  Summer Solstice 
Music, Digital Workshops, Pow-Wow and More!

CBC | Picks for Indigenous History Month
Sun, June 21, 6 to 8pm on APTN
The lineup includes Juno nominated Cris Derksen, Juno Award-winning G.R. Gritt, Leela Gilday, Twin Flames, and more. 



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St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre 

LECTURES
Virtual Museum Lecture Series
Tues, June 23, 7pm | Lost & Historic Architecture in St. Catharines
Tues, June 30, 7pm  | Holding the Torch High: Remembering War in
St. Catharines

For lecture series please email  museum@stcatharines.ca  to receive a link to a zoom session.


MUSEUM LIVE
Interactive Tours, Activities & Talks

Every Thursday at 11 am and 2 pm
https://www.facebook.com/stcatharinesmuseum/



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?
See how you can contribute to this historical legacy project:



For a full listing of all Museum programs visit:  https://www.stcatharines.ca/en/experiencein/MuseumEvents.asp



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TD NIAGARA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Live, Learn, Jazz | Digital Concert Series

Save the Date | Niagara Summer Mardi Gras
Sat, July 18

Mardi Gras Free Workshops
Tues, June 30, 6pm  | Second Line Steps with Dancing Man 504
Tune in on Facebook live here:  www.facebook.com/jazzniagara/live
You can also find past workshops at the link.



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WILLOW ARTS COMMUNITY
ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS 
Membership is Free, as are programs
For artists or creatives (ages  18+)  with lived experience of mental health/substance use in Niagara. 
If you are interested in becoming a member, call 905-328-9277 
or email 
thewillowcommunity@gmail.com






CALL FOR YOUTH WRITERS
St. Catharines Public Library | Fresh Ink
For Niagara youth ages 12 to 18, who live in the Niagara Region, Accepting Poetry and Short Story submissions. 
Deadline: June 30





YOUTH PROGRAMS
Carousel Players Summer Virtual Theatre School
For Students ages 5-14
A daily mix of on and off-line activities for children to explore and express their dramatic creativity.






MUSIC | Jessica Wilson
Live Stream presented by the Vegan Hippie Chick
Thursday, June 25, 7pm
Find the live event on Facebook here: 
Jessica is the 2018 City of St. Catharines Emerging Artist Award Receipient.  You can also check out past performances on her facebook page here: 




MUSIC | #Niagara Performs
Presented by the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Providing a platform and professional artist fees for local artists. 
UPCOMING: 
Sun, June 21, 4pm  | Celebration of Nations with special guests
Thurs, June 25, 7pm | Yellow Door Theatre
Sun, June 28, 4pm | Kurt Swinghammer and Lori Cullen
PAST PERFORMANCES: 
Are available at the Facebook and Youtube links provided above.



MUSIC | Bravo Niagara Pre sents Two New World Premiere Digital Music Events

Amplified | We are the World
A new virtual video recording series to unite their global family of artists and audiences. "We are the World" features over 150 artists and students recording remotely from their homes.
United in Music
Bravo Niagara invited Maestro Shlomo Mintz and more than 50 artists from around the world to present a digital performance in support of the UN Agency's COVID-19 fund to support Refugees. 




FILM | The Film House At Home 
Virtual cinema experiences for you to enjoy from your home.
https://bit.ly/2XGT14q



PROGRAMS | Seniors' Centre Without Walls
Presented by the City of St. Catharines Older Adult Centres
Interactive telephone-based social and educational programming.
Free for St. Catharines residents ages 50+.
Program schedules are posted at:  www.stcatharines.ca/OAC
Please register by calling 905-688-5600 ext. 1554, or email: 





COMEDY | Garden City Comedy Festival
Every Friday at 9 pm
Free Live-streams 
The Garden City Comedy Festival is devoted to bringing you the best in live comedic entertainment!
Each Friday during the pandemic they will be broadcasting a special free live stream comedy event broadcast on Zoom featuring some of Canada's funniest performers.






DIGITAL ACTIVITIES | Arts & Wellness
ATTCH Niagara Caring Community Connections
Yoga, breathing and Meditation | Wed, June 24, 8pm
Social Painting Group | Sun, June 28, 1pm
Join the Facebook group to learn more about these and other activities:




ART LESSONS | With Lisa Agnew of TotemWorks
Every Friday at 6 pm on Facebook
Free live lessons
Lisa posts a supply list and sample image before each workshop.
Past lesson recordings also available.
https://www.facebook.com/Totem-Workshops-830489374018156/





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DIGITAL EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

MUSIC | Toronto City Hall Live Online |  Streams every weekday at 12:00 noon |  https://bit.ly/2WWMUqY
MUSIC | Canada Performs | National Arts Centre |  https://nac-cna.ca/en/canadaperforms

FILM | Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) | Virtual Festival | https://www.tiff.net/stayathome

LITERARY | CBC Books, Recommended Reading | Short Stories by Canadian Authors |  https://bit.ly/2Xle7DX

THEATRE |  Soulpepper Presents Emerging Productions | Friday's at 4pm |  https://www.soulpepper.ca/about/fresh-ink/


DIGITAL ACTIVITY RESOURCES

ART ACTIVITIES | AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) | https://ago.ca/learn/teacher-resources
DIGITAL EXPERIENCES | Culture Days |  https://buff.ly/3boZi8u


MUSIC | MusiCounts Free at Home Music Education | https://www.musicounts.ca/learningresources/


RESOURCES FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS & CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS
 
SAFE-REOPENING GUIDE FOR GALLERIES & MUSEUMS | https://bit.ly/3hydPTv 
 
ARTS RESPONSE TRACKING SURVEY (ARTS) | Insights from Audiences for Organizations | https://bit.ly/30SD1Ow 
 
PATRON SURVEY RESOURCES | https://bit.ly/3e3sgwu 
 
WEBINAR | The Art of Board Governance during COVID |  Wed, June 24, 3 to 4:30pm | https://bit.ly/3eaEW4F 
 
ONTARIO LIVE WEBSITE | Organizations Can Now Sign Up for Listing | https://ontario.live/ 
 
WEBINAR | The Future of Live Events by CLMA | https://bit.ly/3doVPIv 
 
MENTORSHIP & THEATRE WORKSHOPS | GhostLight | https://www.ghostlight.ca/ 
 
GUIDE | For Safe Re-Opening | https://bit.ly/2zrolKw 


The Cultural Services office is a division of the City of St. Catharines' Community, Recreation and Culture Services department Cultural Services focuses on public art, community development, planning and policy related to arts and culture in the City of St. Catharines.