Culture Days 2023

Culture Days 2023

Richmond’s creative community is invited to register and host free events

Volunteers interacting with the public

Richmond’s art and creative community is invited to register and host free events during the 14th annual Culture Days, a three-week celebration of arts and culture taking place between September 22 and October 15.

Culture Days, celebrated nationally and experienced locally, shines a spotlight on the talents of artists, chefs, dancers, designers, makers, musicians, performers, photographers, writers and others who open their studios to the public or present free, interactive events.

For artists and creative individuals, Culture Days is a unique opportunity to share arts and culture practices and introduce residents and visitors to Richmond’s vibrant arts community. For groups and organizations, Culture Days is a recognized platform to increase community engagement, reach new audiences and enhance member recruitment.

Richmond is consistently recognized as being among Culture Days’ top 10 most engaged cities in the country with lots of in-person and online free creative activities to discover across the community.

Through participation in the program, Richmond-based organizers will receive promotional support through a robust multi-tiered marketing campaign from the City of Richmond, BC Culture Days and the national Culture Days organization. Events and activities registered by Monday, July 31 become eligible for promotion at all three levels. The deadline for inclusion in the local marketing campaign, including social media and event listing in local media, is Monday, August 21.

The City is encouraging first-time and long-time organizers to be part of this year’s Culture Days, and can offer support in connecting artists to creative spaces and interested venues to organizers.

Event registration is now open at The website offers free resources to plan events, ideas for in-person and online activities, and resources for Indigenous cultural programs, volunteer management, documenting events and a school engagement toolkit.

For more information about Culture Days in Richmond, visit the Opportunities for Artists webpage ( or contact Todd Evanger, Community Arts Coordinator at 604-247-8320 or

About Culture Days

Culture Days is a national annual celebration of arts and culture. Beginning at the end of September, Culture Days invites the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to experience the importance of arts and culture in communities. In 2022, Culture Days reported participation from a record 3.8 million people, with more than 3,000 events and 1,000 organizers, making it the most attended in the organization’s history.

Culture Days events provide the public barrier-free opportunities to participate in arts and cultural experiences, with the aim of inspiring continued future involvement in the cultural life of local communities.