Culture Days 2021: September 24-October 24, 2021
Culture Days is a national campaign that promotes inclusivity, awareness, participation, and engagement in arts and culture in Canadian communities. Through an annual event full of free activities, Culture Days highlights the notion that culture is for everyone, regardless of age, geography, background, or income.
This year, Culture Days national, provincial, and municipal events will take place between Friday, September 24 - Sunday, October 24, with Culture Days activities happening at the RCA on September 24-26 and October 1, 2, 8, 15, and 22.
For the fourth year in a row, the RCA will act as an official Culture Days Hub. The RCA is producing several community events and presenting additional events as a host venue. Due to provincial guidelines regarding safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the RCA’s commitment to the health and safety of its artists, tenants, and guests, programming will be in accordance with all Provincial Health Orders. Please find our updated Communicable Disease Plan here.
For more information, please visit the RCA Culture Days Hub page.
CULTURE DAYS 2021 AT THE RCA: SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
|Sept. 24-Oct. 24||N/A||Downtown Kelowna Scavenger Hunt||Downtown Kelowna||Rotary Centre for the Arts
Sponsored by the Downtown Kelowna Association
|Sept. 24||12:30 PM-1:00 PM||Pottery Making Demos||RCA Atrium||Potters Addict||No|
|5:00 PM-5:45 PM||Kelowna Culture Days Kick-Off Reception||RCA Atrium||Rotary Centre for the Arts||No|
|6:00 PM-7:00 PM||Launch||Mary Irwin Theatre @ RCA||Ballet Kelowna||Yes|
|8:30 PM-9:30 PM||Launch||Mary Irwin Theatre @ RCA||Ballet Kelowna||Yes|
|Sept. 25||11:00 AM-2:00 PM||Creative Kids at the RCA||RCA Atrium & Rotary Arts Common||Rotary Centre for the Arts||No|
|11:30 AM-12:30 PM||Immersive Classical Music Experience||Rotary Arts Common||Kelowna Community Music School (Part of Creative Kids at the RCA)||Yes|
|2:00 PM-3:00 PM||Launch||Mary Irwin Theatre @ RCA||Ballet Kelowna||Yes|
|4:00 PM-4:30 PM||Middle Eastern Folkloric & Belly Dance Performance||RCA Atrium||Banat Al Raks||Yes|
|4:30 PM-5:30 PM||Launch||Mary Irwin Theatre||Ballet Kelowna||Yes|
|7:00 PM-10:00 PM||Cultural District Roving Audience Experience||Kelowna Cultural District||
Rotary Centre for the Arts in Partnership with Tourism Kelowna; Sponsored by the Downtown Kelowna Association with support from Festivals Kelowna
|Sept. 26||1:30 PM- 7:00 PM||Pop-up Gallery||Harmony Honda Studio @ RCA||Maggie Mae||No||LINK|
|2:00 PM-3:00 PM||Kelowna Old Time Fiddlers Performance||RCA Atrium||Kelowna Old Time Fiddlers||Yes|
|3:00 PM-4:00 PM||The Art of Bellydance Workshop||SunFM Studio @ RCA||Leona From Kelowna||Yes|
|4:00 PM-5:30 PM||Watercolour Painting Workshop||Harmony Honda Studio @ RCA||Rotary Centre for the Arts with Guest Instructor Maggie Mae||Yes|
|7:00 PM-8:00 PM||The Kore Dance Project Performance||Mary Irwin Theatre @ RCA||The Kore Dance Project||Yes|
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22
|N/A||Cultural Cuisine Web Series||Online||Rotary Centre for the Arts||No|
|Oct. 1||7:30 PM-8:30 PM||Sands of Time Dance & Discussion||Mary Irwin Theatre @ RCA||Leona from Kelowna||Yes|
|Oct. 2||1:00 PM-2:00 PM||Feel the Rhythm Drum Circles: Rhythm Journey||SunFM Studio @ RCA||Feel the Rhythm||Yes|
|Oct. 15||7:30 PM-8:30 PM||Mixed Dance Performance||Mary Irwin Theatre @ RCA||Mission Dance||Yes|
|Oct. 15||6:30 PM-8:30 PM||Dancing Under the Stars||RCA Atrium||Sharon Sebo Dance & Tango Kelowna||Yes||LINK|
|Oct. 22||7:30 PM-8:30 PM||Mexican and Colombian Dance Program||Mary Irwin Theatre||
Okanagan Mexican Folklore Dance Group and Somos Colombia
The Downtown Kelowna Scavenger Hunt, part of Kelowna Culture Days 2021, is sponsored by the Downtown Kelowna Association.
The Cultural District Roving Audience Experience, part of Kelowna Culture Days 2021, is presented as a between the Rotary Centre for the Arts and Tourism Kelowna; and sponsored by the Downtown Kelowna Association. Additional support provided by Festivals Kelowna.
The RCA will be hosting 20 registered Culture Days events.
More than 80 artists will be participating in a diverse slate of programs and events.
86% of attendees, surveyed across Canada, say Culture Days has an impact on their feelings of community pride.
In a commitment to remaining fully accessible, Culture Days activities are free of charge or by donation. To support our efforts in providing accessible programming to the community, while supporting artists, you can become a sponsor of Culture Days events at the RCA. Please connect with Elana Bizovie, RCA's Community Engagement and Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with interest.
Apply to present at the RCA during Culture Days 2021.
Presenters receive free use of our space and promotion via Kelowna Culture Days channels.
If you are interested, kindly fill out this FORM. Deadline to submit your application is July 26, 2021.