Alberta Culture Days began in 2008 as Alberta Arts Day, a one-day event to recognize the value of Alberta's arts and cultural communities. There were 100 events held in 30 communities across the province, and a flagship celebration at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.
Since then, it has expanded into a vibrant, three-day, provincewide celebration that has helped inspire the creation of Culture Days - a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
In 2015, thousands of Albertans discovered and celebrated our arts, heritage and cultural diversity with almost 900 events in over 70 communities across the province.
Alberta Culture Days 2016, September 30 to October 2, will continue to encourage all Albertans to experience how culture contributes to a prosperous, vibrant society.
Alberta Culture Days is helping to achieve the goals of our province's cultural policy, The Spirit of Alberta.