Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. With the support of volunteer groups at the national, provincial and local levels, hundreds of thousands of artists, cultural workers, organizations and groups, volunteers and supporters self-mobilize to host free participatory public activities that take place in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country over a month each year.
Culture Days will run from September 22 to October 15, 2023.
Need help funding your Culture Days program? The Saskatchewan Library Association is offering $200 grants to libraries who put on programming for Culture Days. Both individual and institutional SLA members are eligible to apply for the grants. Out of the total number of grants distributed, half will be given to programs focused on culture and half will be given to programs focused on truth and reconciliation.
The application deadline for Culture Days grants has now closed, and applicants have been notified of the outcome of their applications.
Successful applicants are required to submit a final report to SLA, including any receipts, by November 15, 2023. SLA will mail out a cheque for the exact amount requested up to $200 after the final report and all receipts have been received.
Events, activities, programs, or performances must be held between September 22 and October 15, 2023 to be eligible for a grant. SLA grants cannot be used to pay for library equipment, staff wages, or books. SLA will pay exact costs, with receipts up to $200.