Volume 9 - Issue 21

Friday, July 24, 2020
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FROM THE CITY OF ST. CATHARINES
 
Information about the City's response to COVID19


NEWS | SOME CITY FACILITIES SET TO REOPEN SOON...
Please note, with the fluid nature of the ongoing emergency, some dates listed below are subject to change.
Playground equipment, July 24 | Residents should note playground equipment will not be sanitized. 
Port Weller Community Centre, July 27 Drop in recreational activities and modified programming.
St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, July 28 Reservations required, call 905.984.8880 to book your time.
Happy Rolph's Animal Farm washrooms, July 31 Animals will not return this year to the farm.
City Hall, Aug. 10 By appointment only, book online at www.stcatharines.ca/CitizensFirst, or by calling 905.688.5600. 
Russell Avenue Community Centre, Aug. 22 Modified programming.
Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre, Aug. 22.
St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre |   Aug. 31  leisure and lane swimming only.
Sept. 21 - Swim lessons, fitness classes and rentals may resume.

Read the Press Release for full details: 


FRAMEWORK FOR RECOVERY
The Recovery Plan outlines the strategic efforts to reintroduce services; reopen facilities; and support both residents and businesses. 



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 now in effect, enacted on  Friday, July 17, 2020 .

RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES
Print and post signage:




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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.

Email us to submit content for consideration:  culture@stcatharines.ca


 
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ST. CATHARINES CULTURAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM (SCCIP)
UPCOMING FUNDING DEADLINE: JULY 31
Only One Week Left to Apply!

ARTS & CULTURE COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION PROGRAM

The Arts and Culture Community Revitalization Program support s projects that engage St. Catharines residents through performances, community art experiences, neighbourhood cultural activities and/or experiences that encourage participation, creativity and innovation. Priority will be given to arts and culture initiatives that support downtown revitalization and/or seek to enhance public life during recovery from the COVID-19 epidemic.
Deadline to apply: Friday, July 31, 4:30pm.

Deadlines for the following programs have closed for 2020: Culture Days Activity Program, and Sustaining Funding (Core, Midsized and Festival Programs)    
For More Information: www.stcatharines.ca/SCCIP

 

 
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LOCAL

Chorus Niagara Children's Choir preparing for modified season in September



BEYOND NIAGARA

ONTARIO | Framework for Re-Opening - STAGE 3
Niagara moves into stage 3 on Friday, July 24.


AGO | The Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto) Giving Free Annual Pass to Front-Line Workers in Ontario



 
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FILM | Nomadic Cinema
Presented by the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC)

A drive-in arthouse cinema with great things to eat rolling across Niagara this summer.
The first stop is at Church and Wellington Streets in St. Catharines. 

Multiple Dates | Gates to the lot open at 8:30PM / Films start at 9:15PM. 
Due to current restrictions, capacity is limited and ALL  tickets must be ordered in advance.
Tickets are $36 per car, food not included. 

Fri, July 24 |  TOMMASO
Italy, UK, USA, Greece, 2019. Directed by Abel Ferrara. 115min. R
Presented in English and Italian with English subtitles. 

Sat, July 25 |  PHASE IV 
LATE NIGHT SCREENING at 11:30PM| ONLY $20 / car
UK, USA, 1974. Directed by Saul Bass. 84min. PG

Sun, July 26 | MR.TOPAZE / I LIKE MONEY
UK, 1961. Directed by Peter Sellers. 97min. PG

To reserve your space and for more details: 



 
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Museum Re-Opening
The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre will be re-opening to the public on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. 
  • The Museum facility and the Lock 3 Viewing Platform will be open by timed entry only. 
  • Visitors will be required to call ahead and book a time to visit the facility. 905.984.8880
  • Visitors will have 1.5 hours to visit the Museum and Lock 3 Viewing Platform with their timed entry. 
  • There will be four entry times throughout the day: 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.
  • Masks will be required to visit the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre.
  • The Centre will be closed at times throughout the day to accommodate additional cleaning of the facility.
  • The Lock 3 Viewing Platform will only be accessible through the building in order to control the number of visitors to the site.
  • Visitors are encouraged to wash hands frequently and hand sanitizer stations are provided throughout the facility to help visitors stay safe
Virtual Programs from The St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

MUSEUM BLOG & MUSEUM CLASSROOM
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. Check out the Helpful resources in the Museum Classroom to keep your kids engaged this summer. 


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?


MUSEUM PODCASTS | One Hour in the Past
Did you ever notice that a simple information search can lead you in strange and wonderful directions? As in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, historical research can lead you down a winding rabbit hole that might take you off your original path and lead you to new and amazing historical places!



 
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CALLS


CALL FOR ARTISTS
Digital Exhibit: Express Your Stress, Creations in Quarantine
- Art to reflect the artists feelings and mindset during the COVID 19 pandemic
- 10 artists will be selected, artist fee of $500
- Mediums eligible: visual arts, film, photography and other multimedia
- Beginning in September, a 10 week online exhibition - one artist featured each week
For more information and to receive the application please email:  trishamrolfe@gmail.com





CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PERFORMANCES
Arts to the Folks, Presented by the Niagara Folk Arts Festival
Seeking artists from all formats: music, dance, DJ's, visual arts, dramatic readings, theater presentations and more. Presentations do not need to be cultural in nature and could be presented in other languages. Performances must be family-friendly and able to be presented on a residential front lawn, sidewalk or boulevard. The performances will be live streamed. Artist bursaries to be negotiated.

PERFORMANCES TO BE AUCTIONED
The venues for each performance will be at local residential addresses, determined by an on-line auction-highest bid wins the right to have a 'show' on their front lawn or driveway. 

Full Details & Apply: 






CALL FOR INTEREST
Audio Storytelling and Podcast Creation Program
Presented by FixtPoint
Deadline: August 20, 2020
Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of audio storytelling. Join their free virtual training program open to youth aged 18-30 who want to learn podcasting and audio production skills.



 
SURVEYS

Canada Council Seeking Input
The Canada Council we're looking for your insights on how to best target their resources and focus their efforts over the next five years;
Deadline to participate is August 21.


Tourism Industry Association of Ontario seeking Input
The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario has released survey 7.0. Info is collected to assist those trying to access provincial and federal government support and advise the government on how to best support the industry. 
Deadline to participate is July 31 at 8am.




 
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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!




MUSIC | Virtual Summer Concerts 
Presented by the City of St. Catharines
Wed, July 29, 7pm | Niagara Old Tyme Fiddlers
Previously presented concerts are also available to watch at the facebook and youtube links listed above.
  


THEATRE | Normflix 
Presented by The Foster Festival
Watch as Norm answers questions from you, and you'll see a few familiar faces, as well. Want to ask Norm a question? The Foster Festival is taking video submissions for upcoming episodes. Videos can be submitted to info@fosterfestival.com.




MUSIC | Digital Free Concert Series
Presented by the TD Niagara Jazz Festival
Mardi Gras Celebration
Missed the event? You can view all of the performance recordings on facebook. 
Also find recordings of past Mardi Gras free workshops including Mardi Gras Fashion, Cocktails, Cooking, and Dance Step instruction!








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.






YOUTH PROGRAMS
Craft Kits for Kids by the St. Catharines Public Library
Weekly craft kits for kids are now available! New kits will be released each week and are available during curbside pickup hours at Central or Merritt Libraries while quantities last. No appointment necessary. Find out on Mondays what the craft of the week will be on the Library's Facebook Page: 



FILM | The Film House At Home
Presented by the Film House at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 
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: 





SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY | Start Me Up Niagara
SMUN is looking for a Arts & Recreation Facilitator
To facilitate the development & delivery of arts and recreation activities for SMUN participants within the public health and safety protocols determined by COVID-19.

Email your cover letter & CV to: jobs@startmeupniagara.ca

The Government of Canada has funded this project through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. To be eligible, you must be: 1. Aged between 15 and 30, 2. A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status.






relatedreadings


CBC Arts | Is Live Theatre Ever Coming Back to Toronto?
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FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS & CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS


SURVEY RESULTS | Canadian Arts Coalition
The Canadian Arts Coalition has now shared the results of their recent survey of over 5,900 arts and culture organizations and 58,650 individual artists.


TOOLKIT | Creative Alternatives to In-Person Arts-Based Activities


RESOURCES | Guidance for Cultural and Heritage Spaces and Attractions Developed by the City of Toronto


SAFE-REOPENING GUIDE FOR GALLERIES & MUSEUMShttps://bit.ly/3hydPTv 
 

ONTARIO LIVE WEBSITE | Organizations Can Now Sign Up for Listing https://ontario.live/ 
 


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.