Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. Each year, millions of people across the country attend participatory events and art-filled activities across the country. In light of COVID-19 and our community practicing social distancing, Richmond-based artists and groups found unique and safe ways to come together while apart.
This year, Richmond maintained it’s rankings as one of Canada’s Top 10 most engaged communities across Canada, and placed Top 5 for mid-size cities. National rankings are based on the number of registered activities and programs offered during Culture Days and are categorized based on population size.
Between September 24 and October 24, 2021, Richmond offered a blend of 63 in-person and online opportunities. An estimated 1,500 community members of all ages participated in the Culture Days opening weekend at the Richmond Cultural Centre. Following all health and safety protocols, arts and cultural groups and individual artists offered free hands-on workshops, demonstrations, performances and learning opportunities to take visitors behind the scenes or into the thick of the creative process.
Visual and graphic artist, Jeni Chen was Richmond’s BC Culture Days Ambassador, one of nine across the province. She offered in-person and online art journaling workshops during her tenure, and designed Richmond’s 2021 Culture Days graphic that appeared on volunteer t-shirts.
An additional highlight of Richmond’s 2021 Culture Days included community participation in the creation of Barigord Studio’s stop-motion film featuring dancing characters and a model of the Richmond Cultural Centre created entirely from Lego bricks. Watch Barigord Studio's video: Reconnecting - A Stop Motion Brick Film.
Culture Days 2022 will begin on September 23, 2022. Visit culturedays.ca for details about arts and culture activities, online live-stream events, digital content and self-guided programs.
Questions about Richmond Culture Days?
Contact: Johnny Trinh, Community Arts Coordinator
Email: Johnny Trinh