Volume 9 - Issue 15

Friday, June 12, 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

At its Council meeting on Wednesday June 3 2020, Council approved motions to: 
  • expedite funding to 2019 Sustaining - Core, Midsized and Festival grant recipients;
  • maintain SCCIP at the budgeted 2020 level of $400,000; and,
  • direct a portion of the $400,000 budget be used to create a temporary COVID fund for music, arts and cultural activities that support downtown revitalization and enhance public life during the recovery. 
2020 SCCIP PROGRAMS
 
Culture Days Activity Program (CDAP) - Applications were due in March 2020. Applicants will be notified of results in the summer .
 
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 Full Details: 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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ONTARIO LIVE WEBSITE LAUNCHES - Organizations Can Now Sign Up for Listing
The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Cultural Industries recently launched  Ontario.live . This website initiative is to support the broad sector during this time, and according to Minister Lisa MacLeod it will grow to be able to host different programs and resources such as concerts, virtual exhibitions, and presentations.  At this time, there is a listing of arts organizations, and we encourage organizations to sign up to be included on this resource.


Virtual Stage for Chorus Niagara Children's Choir Season Finale

The City of St. Catharines is Naming the Lakeside Park Pavillion After Neil Peart

Niagara Falls Museum Launches Online Indigenous History Exhibit

New program provides compensation for Canadian Musicians to Live-Stream

 




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




LOCAL EVENTS & RESOURCES

ORGANIZATION | Niagara Regional Native Centre





F ESTIVAL | Celebration of Nations


BEYOND NIAGARA

VIRTUAL FESTIVAL |  June 1-21 |  Summer Solstice 
Music, Digital Workshops, Pow-Wow and More!
https://summersolsticefestivals.ca/

FILM | Indigenous Film Picks from the National Film Board
The National Film Board of Canada has launched Indigenous Cinema with over 200 films by Indigenous directors. 
https://bit.ly/2ZBo1Uq

MUSIC | Iskwé

MUSEUM | Canadian Museum of History | Aboriginal Heritage Resources

 


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St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre 

FREE |  LOCAL RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Virtual Tours and Programs for Students
 
Educators can arrange for your students to meet a Museum Curator on your preferred meeting platform and take a live virtual field trip to the St. Catharines Museum with your class. Free tours and programs are also available in custom pre-recorded videos:
 
Gallery Tours
I-Spy Gallery Tour | ELKP-Grade 3 | 30 minutes
The Welland Canals | Grades 3-12 | 45 minutes
Follow the North Star | Grades 3-12 | 45 minutes
The Promise of Hope: Immigration and St. Catharines | Grades 6-10
 
Museum Programs
Junior Engineers | ELKP-Grade 3 | 30 minutes
Junior Travelling Museum | ELKP-Grade 3 | 20 minutes
Travelling Museum | Grades 4-6 | 45 minutes
Creation Station | ELKP-Grade 3 | 15 minutes

Lesson Plans & Activities
Also find other FREE Museum Classroom lesson plans and activities with local history topics available online 24/7 at www.stcatharinesmuseumblog.com
 
For more information, please contact Adrian at museum@stcatharines.ca.



LECTURES
Virtual Museum Lecture Series
Tues, June 16, 7pm | Racetracks and Runaway Carriages: Life with Horses in 19th Century 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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#NIAGARA PERFORMS

Presented by the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Providing a platform and professional artist fees for local artists. 
Watch online on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/FirstOntPAC/

UPCOMING: 
Sun, June 14, 4pm | Tony Dekker of Great Lakes Swimmers
Thurs, June 18, 7pm | Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts | Highlights from its 2019/20 season, including Measha Brueggergosman
Sun, June 21, 4pm | Celebration of Nations feature special guest performances
Thurs, June 25, 7 pm | Yellow Door Theatre
Sun, June 28, 4pm | Kurt Swinghammer and Lori Cullen

PAST PERFORMANCES: 
Are available at the Facebook and Youtube links provided above.
Mark Lalama | musician/singer
Gordon Cleland | cellist
Laurel & Hulley | singer/songwriter
Suitcase in Point | comedy cabaret 
Suzie Vinnick | roots & blues
Juliet Dunn and Peter Shea of TD Niagara Jazz Fest 
Spencer Burton | country, folk
Carousel Players | reading of Peg and the Yeti & crafts.
Vox Violins
Garden City Comedy Festival  
Joe Lapinski | singer/songwriter
John Sherwood | jazz piano
Whitney Pea | Singer-Songwriter
Shaw Festival


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WILLOW ARTS COMMUNITY
ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS (Membership is Free)
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

SUMMER CLASSES AVAILABLE | DIGITAL
Programs are provided free for members.
Including Visual Arts, Music, Photography, Literary, Zine and Peer Support programs.
Visit online for program details: 




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





MUSIC | Virtual Spring Watch Party
Sun, June 14, 3pm
Chorus Niagara Children's Choir will share a fun and entertaining video presentation VIRTUAL SPRING, highlighting theur activities this past singing season. 





MUSIC |  Live, Learn, Jazz | Digital Concert Series
Presented by TD Niagara Jazz Festival
Fri, June 12, 7pm | Thompson Egbo-Egbo
Sat, June 13, 7pm | Jillian Lebeck 




MUSIC | Save the Date |  Niagara Summer Mardi Gras
Presented by TD Niagara Jazz Festival
Sat, July 18

Tues, June 30, 6pm | Second Line Steps with Dancing Man 504
Tune in on Facebook live here: 




MUSIC | Le Duo Parisien Featuring Juliet Dunn
MusicTogether Presented by Ontario Live
Did you miss the live presentation of local chanteuse Juliet Dunn last weekend? Catch up with the set here on Facebook. 
Juliet is a 2020 nominee for the City of St. Catharines Arts Award: Making a Difference and Founder of the TD Niagara Jazz Festival. 
https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=251888196048345




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. 




 
MUSIC | Showcase Niagara | Streaming Concert Series
To view recordings of past performances:





FESTIVAL | In the Soil Arts Festival Update
The Festival has announced a pause of activities in light of recent global events. You can read their full statement here: 
https://inthesoil.on.ca/





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 | Wednesday, June 24, 8pm
Social Painting Group | Sundays, June 14 & 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
 
ADVOCACY SUPPORT REQUESTED 
Ontario Presents is requesting support for advocacy for extending the CERB and CEWS employment subsidies. To download a copy of the template letter and contact information of parties that should be contacted please click here: 

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.