Now that the dust has settled after a standout Culture Days weekend, we’ve regrouped to begin crunching the numbers. 2018 was the most-attended Culture Days on record, with over 2.5 million Canadians celebrating arts and culture in their communities!
So many communities went above and beyond to earn a shout-out on our annual Top Ten list. The list honours standout levels of registered activities, recognizing cities and towns segmented by population size.
Nearly all of the communities placed in the Top Ten this year had designated Culture Days hubs or corridors, which played a key role in increasing our attendance. Congratulations to all of the communities who made the list, and kudos to their superstar arts and culture organizers for making it happen!
Early Survey Results
The feedback we receive from Canadians about their Culture Days experiences astounds us every year. We’re encouraged to see how recognition and appreciation for arts and culture is growing. Here’s some early feedback from attendees that put smiles on our faces:
- 98% of attendees had such a good time they intend to go to Culture Days again next year
- 59% are motivated to attend because they get to learn something new
- 54% attended events that were a part of a Culture Days hub, with 63% visiting more events than they thought they would, and 74% staying longer at a hub than they intended
- 99% of attendees thought Culture Days was a fun event! 🙂