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JUNE 2020
 
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Niagara Falls Culture

 
Niagara Falls Culture is trying to find ways to support you through COVID-19. Everything is still very much in flux at this point and, until we've weathered this, it will be difficult to comprehend the full extent of how this situation has affected our community. We recognize that the COVID-19 crisis will impact everyone's lives and organizations / operations / businesses going forward. 
  • Please keep us informed of your cultural updates as we can assist with posting any online events/outreach or content.
If you have questions or comments, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Email is the best way to contact us as we work from home as much as possible. You can reach us at culture@niagarafalls.ca
We hope you stay safe, healthy and creative.
COVID -RESOURCES FOR THE ARTS
Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: LINK 
Canadian Heritage’s FAQs : LINK 
Canada Council for the Arts’ FAQs: LINK 
CALLS FOR ART / SUBMISSIONS

DIGITAL ORIGINALS $5000 MICRO INNOVATION GRANTS

Artists, groups or organizations can either adapt their existing work or create a new work for digital dissemination to the Canadian public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital Originals offers a $5,000 micro innovation grant from the Canada Council.
Create an account and applicant profile now if you do not have one. Deadline Jun 15 INFO

THE POPPY PROJECT
The Poppy Project is a collaborative community ART PROJECT by the Niagara Falls History Museum in conjunction with Stick 'N Needles Guild. The Museum is inviting you to work on this large scale installation of knit and crochet poppies to drape over the exterior of the Museum for Remembrance Day. 

The public is asked to create these poppies at home or at the Museum at regularly scheduled events throughout 2020.

  INFO

NIAGARA FALLS POETRY PROJECT
Dedicated to the poetry of Niagara Falls – the waterfalls, river, city, people, and history. A section of the site is also being developed to showcase Niagara poets. The very first poem that contains a reference to Niagara Falls is by Le Sievr de la Franchise, published in 1604. 
Read Poetry HERE
Submissions of original poems about Niagara Falls are welcome and can be sent via this LINK . If you are a Niagara Falls poet please indicate that you live in Niagara Falls.


ARTIST' RIGHTS QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Info for Artists - Have you ever wondered what your rights are as an artist? There’s no clear-cut textbook to consult. But Katarina Feder, a vice president at American Artists Rights Society, is answering questions of all sorts about what kind of control artists have—and don’t have—over their work. 
INFO
HAPPENINGS
NEW DAY NEW WORLD
Video by The Spoons, produced in the Falls by Peter Sacco, featuring:  Corey Hart, Glass Tiger, Wang Chung, A Flock of Seagulls, Jane Siberry, Curtis Joseph, Ed the Sock, Jim Diodati, Mike Strange, Wayne Gates, Dan Giancola, Daniel Rodrique, Michael Clarkson, Ernie Reinhart, and many of Mike Strange’s Boxrun Kids. 
WATCH
4680Q - LIVE - TALK SHOWS - EVENTS - PODCASTS: 
David Green's Tiktok video just hit 2 MILLION views! David is the host of the award winning talk show “Live on Queen with David Green”. LINK to Video Laughs. LINK to 4680Q.
NIAGARA FALLS - THEN & NOW
A Photographic Journey Through The Years
Discover historical Niagara Falls with photographs from our Local History Collection.
Browse the site or hit the streets with our interactive map! INFO

NIAGARA FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Online Events Hosted by NFPL
Facebook Online Storytime
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays @ 10:30 A.M.
Join the Niagara Falls Public Library as they perform rhymes and songs, read storybooks and teach you fun activities you can do at home.
Facebook Maker Programs
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 10:30 A.M.
Makers are people who build, design, invent, and create. Join on Facebook while they explore all sorts of materials, and projects.
NFPL Facebook page LINK.


NIAGARA FALLS CAMERA CLUB
Check out the Weekly Challenges on their Facebook page. Join in!
New challenge every Wednesday
Post as often as you like, everyday or once a week
Image: Scott Simon & Chris Empey LINK
MUSEUMS / HISTORY

4 DIRECTIONS SPEAKER SERIES
@ THE MUSEUM THURSDAY NIGHT

Take a journey with Indigenous leaders through the four quadrants of the medicine wheel. Walk together in learning the Emotional, Physical, Intellectual and Spiritual wellbeing as we move towards healing as a community.
 
KARL DOCKSTADER & SEAN VANDERKLIS
Webinar
Join us in our interactive webinar as we take a journey with Sean Vanderklis and Karl Dockstader, hosts of Niagara's Indigenous podcast One Dish One Mic radio talk show on AM 610 CKTB. You will have the opportunity to engage in great conversation and laughs with Sean and Karl as they bring their unique urban Indigenous perspective to the evening. 

Zoom webinar-click INFO to register

June 4, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM INFO

BRIAN KON
Webinar 
The presentation is intended to provide the history and culture of the Metis Nation.  Through his cultural journey of self-discovery and his art, Brian will share the story of a once vibrant nation that went into hiding for 100 years, only to resurface stronger and determined to reclaim their place among Canada’s Indigenous people.
June 11, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM INFO

INDIGENOUS DIABETES HEALTH CIRCLE 
Webinar 
The Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle promotes holistic wellness models that build on traditional teachings to develop and provide programs, education, and resources while building relationships and community.
June 18, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM INFO
History@Home: BRINGING THE MUSEUM TO YOU!

Spend some time online with us today as these short videos highlight the Museum's collection and the history of our famous City. Annie Edson Taylor! Blondin! Bridges and more! LINKS


COLLECTING COVID-19

The Niagara Falls History Museum is seeking donations of items that will help us document this defining moment of our time.

Museums collect objects and stories that help people learn from and connect with the past. Niagara Falls is a beloved hometown and an international destination connecting with people both near and far. We want to hear from our friends at home and around the world with stories of the pandemic that relate to our City.

Some examples of things we might collect: Photographs, drawings, paintings, signs, posters, scrapbooks, videos, poems, music, journals & letters postcards, flyers etc. You tell us what matters. Items can be digital or analogue. DETAILS


NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM is closed until further notice.
EMPATHIC TRADITIONS: NIAGARA'S INDIGENOUS LEGACY
The Niagara Falls Museums teamed up with Landscape of Nations 360⁰ to create an exciting new virtual exhibition that explores the Museums’ collections of Indigenous artifacts as curated through the perspective of Indigenous curators and their allies.

Featured objects selected from the Indigenous collections of the Niagara Falls History Museum reveal the presence of Indigenous peoples, their art and history in the region, extending back to the earliest human inhabitation of the region. From the Paleoindian Period reaching back 13,000 years, through the Archaic and Woodland Periods, to European contact and modern times, Indigenous peoples have always been an essential part of Niagara.
A PEEK IN THE STUDIO
A PEEK IN THE STUDIO
Artist Carlee McTavish
LINK
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