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Hazy Days of Summer

Summer has roared in hot, heavy and humid. At times even the most ardent lovers of “the heat” have cried mercy. The rest of us try to remain hydrated and mete out any exertions outdoors sparingly. However arts activities roll on relentlessly as summer is always a busy season, regardless of the humidex. Next time […]

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Spring into April

While the weather seems to have missed the memo, spring has indeed arrived. Rose coloured memories omit all the records of past spring storms we’ve experienced, but they’re part of spring. Just like the annual revving up of local events. Make no mistake there are arts and culture events the whole year through, but once […]

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Spring Arrives With Plenty To Offer

Continuing on the theme of opportunity the Brockville & Area Community Foundation’s Grant Season is here with over $7,500 of “unrestricted” funds available to local organizations in increments between $250 and $2,500. Brockville & Area Community Foundation supports applications from the following sectors: arts and culture, children and youth, education, the environment, health, heritage, recreation, […]

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When Opportunity Knocks Open the Door

Working in the arts and culture community in a rural setting can be challenging. Yes we are considered rural in the grand scheme of arts and culture organizations. Limited funding, limited markets, smaller population base and therefore patrons and support. Larger cities may appeal, but due to economy of scale the cost of living can […]

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2018 Offers Plenty of Promise

Happy New Year! Eleven days into 2018 and there’s an abundance of activity spanning the arts and culture spectrum. From a new gallery, to new art exhibitions, to a newly minted downtown destination there should be something to pique your interest. As the title of the blog implies 2018 is a promising year. The first […]

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Time To Network!

It seems paradoxical but as the days get shorter, and we prepare for the annual holiday frenzy, the calendar of events grows proportionally. All manner of exhibits, shows, open houses and such crowd the social calendar. Every weekend positively bristles with tantalizing choices. Not to mention the usual roster of year end summations by groups […]

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Fall for Culture & the Arts

There are still a few matters from Brockville Culture Days to discuss, but those can wait for a bit as a busy fall schedule is upon us. It seems everyone is working overtime putting to rest the idea that, “there’s never anything to do”. If you’re like me there are often two or three things […]

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Brockville Culture Days 2017

The weekend of September 29th to October 1st 2017 saw the Culture Days celebration spread its wings throughout Leeds & Grenville. The third annual event grew to 3 days, 5 communities, 19 venues and nearly 100 participants, events and activities. The new partnering communities included Delta, Frankville, Lyndhurst and Mallorytown, as well as the oldest […]

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Fall for Brockville Culture Days+

Where can you find nearly 100 free events and activities, open to the public? Stuck? The answer of course is Brockville Culture Days+ 2017. Brockville Culture Days takes place from Friday Sept. 29th to Sunday Oct. 1st, 2017. ┬áThink about it; 3 days, 5 communities, 19 different venues and the aforementioned activities and events. That’s […]