2020 BC Culture Days Announcements


Introducing the 2020 BC Culture Days Ambassadors!

BC Culture Days is pleased to announce its 2020 artist ambassadors. Each ambassador will be awarded $1,000 to present a Culture Days activity and act as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days.

With the support of C*SARN (Canadian Senior Artists Resources Network) and the Hamber Foundation, all ambassadors will also take part in a three-month mentorship with an established artist.

The 2020 BC Culture Days Ambassadors are:

  • Coral Santana (Vancouver) – Coral will be producing Artivism: Sex and The Unheard, a livestreamed festival highlighting the connections between minority experiences and sex, sexuality, and body ownership. Activities will include live music, comedy, spoken word, aphrodisiac cuisine, and burlesque.
  • Damian John (Ymir) – Damian will be exploring the history and experience of First Nations peoples in Canada through an interactive presentation, creating the opportunity to expand one’s knowledge of the various contexts of a modern Indigenous person in Canada. Following this, the participants will have the opportunity to create artwork inspired by their thoughts and experiences as it relates to the presentation and their own personal journey.
  • Molly Mcdowell-Powlowski (Victoria) – Molly will be running a ten-week performing arts workshop series with queer, trans, and gender non-conforming youth in the Victoria area. The program, co-facilitated by Alida Kelly, will build cumulatively to a cabaret performed by the youth and hosted over Zoom.
  • Edward Fu-Chen Juan (Vancouver) – Edward will be offering a guided tour and workshop on how to turn foraged native plant specimens into ink material for silkscreen printmaking. The focus is to highlight the importance of conservation by bridging traditional artisanal skills with contemporary art practices.
  • Bambi (Revelstoke) – Through a line art and painting workshop, Bambi will create a collective piece with the local Francophone community to project on a building during Culture Days. Based on a game of “Exquisite Corpse,” the theme of the piece will be determined by a previous workshop given by another BC artist.

Ambassador biographies are available at:

Register Your Culture Days Event Online at CULTUREDAYS.CA!

Due to the current challenges of COVID-19 restrictions, Culture Days has been extended this year from one weekend to four weeks (September 25 to October 25, 2020), allowing organizers more time to plan, and audiences more time to experience all the virtual and socially distanced events.

Important Dates to Remember:

BC event registration deadline for inclusion in the provincial marketing/publicity campaign: August 17, 2020 

National event registration deadline: September 14, 2020

For more information on how to take part in Culture Days, please browse our online Resources page or contact Nazanin Shoja, BC Culture Days Manager at nazanin.shoja@culturedays.ca.

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