Volume 9 - Issue 11

Friday, May 15, 2020
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  FROM THE CITY OF ST. CATHARINES
 
Information about the City's response to COVID19
The City updates the website frequently as new details become available.
www.stcatharines.ca/COVID19


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NEW | 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!


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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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FEDERAL
Details Released in regards to $500 million in  funding for Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Culture
Details released on Friday, May 8. For details including eligibility please visit: 


LOCAL
Brock News | Faculty Focus: Amy Friend on the Art of Visual Storytelling
Artist and Educator Amy Friend is a Faculty member of the Brock University Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, and her work is part of the City of St. Catharines Civic Art Collection. Her piece "Vestiges" is prominently displayed in the lobby of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Click the link to learn more. 


 
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THE ST. CATHARINES MUSEUM & WELLAND CANALS CENTRE

Museum Live | The St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Live content including interactive tours, activities, crafts, and fun talks live every Thursday at 11 am and 2 pm on Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/stcatharinesmuseum/

St. Catharines Museum Launches the "Legacy of a Pandemic Project"
What are your stories and experiences as society shuts down around us and we work to fight off this invisible enemy?

Museum Classroom | Free Programs for Students
The Museum is offering free programs and tours to educators for delivery to local students. details:  https://stcatharinesmuseumblog.com/category/museum-classroom/

NEW | Virtual Museum Lecture Series
Select Tuesdays at 7 pm.
May 19 | Open for Business: The Welland Canal, 1830 
May 26 | Tracing the Tracks of the Underground Railroad
For lecture series please email museum@stcatharines.ca to receive a link to a zoom session.
 
For a full listing of Museum programs visit:  https://www.stcatharines.ca/en/experiencein/MuseumEvents.asp 

 

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PERFORMANCE & VISUAL ARTS
In the Soil Multi-(p)Arts Festival | Part One: ITS Online 
Fri, May 22
LAUNCH | 6 to 7pm | Special Guests, Interviews & Performances
DANCE | 7:30 to 8:30pm | Sun(set) Dance Party with Dave Stiles
Sat, May 23
ACTIVITY  | 10 to 11am | Family Fun with Bunting
Sun, May 24
PERFORMANCE | 3 to 3:15pm | Alex Sykes
MUSIC | 3:15 to 3:30pm | Colin Williams
May 27 to June 7
For a complete schedule of all activities click here:  
https://inthesoil.on.ca/2020-2021-festival/part-one-its-online/schedule/



MUSIC | TD Niagara Jazz Festival | Digital Concert Series
Fri, May 15, 7pm  | Bruce Tournay
Sat, May 16, 7pm | Dave Restivo
Fri, May 22, 7pm | Miguel de Armas and Miguel Jr.
Tune in on Facebook live here: 
www.facebook.com/jazzniagara/live




PERFORMING ARTS | Essential Collective Theatre Presents Quarantine Cabaret
Fri, May 15, 8pm 
Live-stream will be presented on Youtube. Hosted by Lila Town and the Silent Clown. In advance of the Live-stream, participants will be presented on their Youtube account at this link:



MUSIC | Trivia Night with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra
Tues, May 19, 7pm 
Tune in on your computer or phone for our first ever orchestral music trivia and answer live to compete for the top score! Whether you get to show off your own musical knowledge, or are looking to learn a thing or two, this will be a fun evening for music lovers of all kinds! 



LECTURE | Virtual Museum Lecture Series
Presented by the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre
Tues, May 19, 7pm  | Open for Business: The Welland Canal, 1830 
Tues, May 26, 7pm | Tracing the Tracks of the Underground Railroad
More dates and lectures to be announced soon!
For lecture series please email  museum@stcatharines.ca to receive a link to a zoom session.



MUSIC | Showcase Niagara | Streaming Concert Series
Wed, May 20, 7 pm | Brad Battle, Mel Monaco, Katey Gatta, Nathan Warriner and Elton Lammie.




VIRTUAL DJ DANCE PARTY
Social disDANCE | Featuring Local DJ Marinko
Streaming daily at 10 am, 1 & 7:30 pm
Social disDANCE is a live-streamed invitation to dance together, apart, i n a spirit of solidarity, wellbeing, and uplifting play, they invite you to a new kind of dance party.




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 8 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.



 
FILM | The Film House At Home 

Virtual cinema experiences for you to enjoy from your home.
https://bit.ly/2XGT14q


 

Presented by the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
#NiagaraPerforms will provide a platform and professional artist fees for local artists to share performances with online audiences. 
Sun, May 17, 4pm | Vox Violins | Celtic fiddle tunes, folk ballads, blues & rock 'n' roll.
Thurs, May 21, 7pm | Garden City Comedy Festival | David Green with special guests Thomas Calnan and Fiona O'Brien.
Sun, May 24, 4pm | Joe Lapinski | Singer/songwriter.
Thurs, May 28, 7pm | Chorus Niagara | Watch party, featuring previous recordings of "Who We Are" and "Earth and Fire."



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LOCAL
 
Call for Visual Artists
City of St. Catharines 2020 Annual Juried Exhibit | MORE THAN WORDS: Truth and Reconciliation
Deadline: June 22 at 4:30pm
http://www.stcatharines.ca/callstoartists

Call for Volunteers 
TD Niagara Jazz Festival
If you love jazz & would like to join the team of volunteers for the TD Niagara Jazz Festival please contact them: volunteer@niagarajazzfestival.com

Call to Youth | Writing Submissions | St. Catharines Library | "Fresh Ink"
The 20th annual creative writing contest for teens.
For Niagara youth ages 12 to 18, live in the Niagara Region, accepting  Poetry and Short Story submissions. 
Deadline: June 30


NATIONAL

Call for Poetry | Canada Council and CBC Books
Call to submit your original, unpublished poem or collection of poems.The winner will receive $6,000 from the  Canada Council for the Arts , have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the  Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity  and have their work published on  CBC Books .
Deadline: May 31
https://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/calling-all-poets-the-cbc-poetry-prize-is-now-open-1.5516751 



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FOR KIDS
 
Stor y Time | Goodnight with Dolly Parton https://bit.ly/2VsvXDN
 
Drama Games | Young Peoples Theatre |  https://bit.ly/2T98oQ4

Drawing | The Guggenheim Presents Sketch with Jeff |  https://bit.ly/3btbULu  


FOR ALL AGES
 
Digital Experiences | Culture Days |  https://buff.ly/3boZi8u

Free Colouring Pages | Designed by Canadian Artists |  https://bit.ly/2wEilx3  

Weekly Arts Roundup Guide | CBC Arts |  https://bit.ly/2XdpqOv

Art Tutorials | Art Tutor.com |  https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtTutorOnline/videos  

Performing & Visual Arts Resources | Toronto Arts At Home |  https://www.artsathome.ca/


FOR ADULTS
 
Drop-In, Free Drawing Virtual Art Lessons | The  Metropolitan  Museum of Art |  https://bit.ly/2Z6cUCF

Free Online Art Appreciation & Art History Programs |  T he Museum of Modern Art |  https://bit.ly/3607cE0


RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
  
Free Virtual Programs and Tours | St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre |  https://bit.ly/3dND5lL 
Or contact Adrian for details & booking information:  museum@stcatharines.ca  | 905-984-8880




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PERFORMING ARTS

Toronto Arts At Home | Multiple Organizations Listed |  https://www.artsathome.ca/

The Social Distancing Festival | Updated/Ongoing |  https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/


MUSIC

Toronto City Hall Live Online |  Streams every weekday at 12:00 noon |  https://bit.ly/2WWMUqY

CBC Music Listings for Virtual Concerts by Canadian Artists | Updated/Ongoing |  https://bit.ly/2XJDvoo


FILM

CBC Hot Docs Festival |  https://bit.ly/2XjDGXs

Indigenous Film Picks | CBC Arts | Free Viewing on NFB |  https://bit.ly/3e5HyRG


VISUAL ARTS 

Experience the Group of Seven | Painting Locations Revealed |  https://bit.ly/3bCcmHr

Artists Scrapbooking to Document Pandemic | CBC Arts | Read the Story  https://bit.ly/2Scckiq
Check out some of the related scrapbook art on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/daweski/

Toronto Arts At Home | Multiple Organizations Listed |  https://www.artsathome.ca/



 
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UPDATES FROM FUNDERS

St. Catharines Cultural Investment Programwww.stcatharines.ca/SCCIP

Government of Canada |  https://bit.ly/2RNOpG9
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidyhttps://bit.ly/2KckfZ1

Canada Council for the Arts |  https://canadacouncil.ca/covid-19-information

SOCAN |  Contact:  1-866-307-6226 , or by email at  members@socan.com

Department of Canadian Heritage |  https://bit.ly/2yqgw7b

Ontario Arts Council |  https://bit.ly/3aMhMA1



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FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS & CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS

The Event Safety Alliance | Safe Re-opening Guide |  https://bit.ly/2zrolKw

Webinar | The Future of Live Events | Presented by the Canadian Live Music Association

Virtual Panel Discussion | Myseum Toronto | Art in the Time of COVID
Virtual Town Hall | The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) |  Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm ET
PACT Upcoming Webinars   https://pact.ca/events/

Resources | Heritage in Times of COVID |  From the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) |  https://www.iccrom.org/heritage-times-covid

Resources for Artists and Freelancers |  https://bit.ly/3bKgYfa

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries |  https://bit.ly/2JgxLKD

Ontario Presents |  https://ontariopresents.ca/

Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) |  https://capacoa.ca/

 

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.