Volume 9 - Issue 17

Friday, June 26, 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!

 
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ST. CATHARINES CULTURAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM (SCCIP) UPDATES

2020 SCCIP PROGRAMS
 
St. Catharines Arts & Culture Community Revitalization Program  - Deadlines and details will be released in July. In 2020 this program will replace the Culture Builds Community and Arts Development Programs. Make sure you subscribe to the Cultural funding newsletter to get notified of details as they become available. Visit www.stcatharines.ca/subscribe and select "Cultural Funding".
 
Deadlines for the following programs have closed: Culture Days Activity Program, and Core Program (Sustaining, Midsized and Festivals) 

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

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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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10am | St. Catharines Opening | Town Crier, Melissa-Marie Shriner sings O Canada, Mayor Sendzik remarks
10:30am | Crafts with Dena, Activities with Mad Science

11am | Niagara Region Opening | Virtual performances throughout the day by Tim Hicks, Avenue Inn, Great Lake Swimmers, Spencer Burton, Juliet Dunn and Peter Shea, and Rick McLean.

12pm | St. Catharines | live music by Tin Roof, Rusty Jacob and Sandy Vine
1pm | Canada Opening | Virtual Performances throughout the day by Paul Brandt, Marc Hervieux, Julie Nesrallah, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Laurence Nerbonne and Sarahmée, Leela Gilday, Atlantic Ballet of Canada, Sierra Noble, Faouzia, Kelly Bado, Olivia Lunny, JP Hoe and Jason Burnstick, and Patricia Cano.
2pm | Fun Facts
3pm | TikTok Dance Party
4pm Trivia

CANADA DAY DECORATING COMPETITION
Get involved in the fun and decorate your home for Canada Day! Share your Canada Day images with us on social media using the hashtag  #CanadaDaySTC



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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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St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre 

LECTURES | Virtual Museum Lecture Series
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.

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?




LAST 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





CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Suitcase in Point Theatre Company
A Community Mixtape to Celebrate Emancipation Day
August 1st is Emancipation Day, marking the end of slavery in the British Empire in the mid 19th-Century.
- Open to Niagara residents
Address what does "emancipation" and "freedom" mean to you?
Audio Recordings max. 4 minutes in the form of a song, poem, anecdote or story, piece of music, spoken word, or stream of consciousness thoughts etc.
*compensation provided to those selected
Deadline : July 20, 2020
For any questions regarding submission content, please contact marcel@suitcaseinpoint.com




Call for Artists and Performances
Presented by the Niagara Folk Arts Festival
Seeking artists from all formats: music, dance, DJs, 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.
Full Details & Apply: 






MUSIC | Black & Indigenous Pride Concert/Fundraiser
Sat, June 27, 7 to 9:30pm 
Featuring numerous Black & Indigenous queer musicians, poets, and artists from the local St. Catharines/Niagara community and wider Ontario area, this concert seeks to put a spotlight on Black and Indigenous queer performers while also raising funds for various social organizations and anti-racism causes through raffle ticket sales.
Presented by Brock University Human Rights & Equity with various community partners.




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 | #Niagara Performs
Presented by the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Providing a platform and professional artist fees for local artists. 
UPCOMING: 
Sun, June 28, 4pm | Kurt Swinghammer and Lori Cullen
Thurs, July 2, 7pm | The Foster Festival
PAST PERFORMANCES: 
Are available at the Facebook and Youtube links provided above.
And look for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT on Mon, June 29!



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.






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

WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS | Directed to Ontario Government regarding Budget Decisions
Submissions will be accepted by the Ontario Govt. Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Submissions should outline the impact that COVID has had on our community.
Written submissions will be accepted  until 6pm, Monday, July 6, 2020.

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.