Understanding the culture of a nation, people, or group—the arts, beliefs, customs, practices, values, and social behaviors, broadens the horizon and one gets a broader global perspective.
By attending cultural events, you experience firsthand the diverse offerings of culture and artistic expression found in a community.
Education cannot happen just at school—it must go beyond the walls of the classroom. Watching a play performed live is quite a different experience than reading a play from a book.
Learning multiple languages promotes an overall sense of cultural appreciation and understanding. The importance of holidays and traditions spans across most cultures. Participating in the celebration of holidays creates a special experience that can help bond young children with their family’s cultural tradition.
Culture is a strong part of people’s lives. It influences their views, their values, their humor, their hopes, their loyalties, and their worries and fears. So when you are working with people and building relationships with them, it helps to have some perspective and understanding of their cultures.
Through culture, people and groups define themselves, conform to society’s shared values, and contribute to society. Thus, culture includes many societal aspects: language, customs, values, norms, mores, rules, tools, technologies, products, organizations, and institutions.
Culture is defined as a complex whole of society. This can include everything that gives society its identity.
Many arts organizations are discovering that where people choose to attend arts and cultural events can be crucial to developing effective strategies for reaching broader and more diverse audiences.
According to a new research on Community Partnerships for Cultural Participation, it’s been found that more people attend arts and cultural events in community venues like Raah-Literacy & Cultural Centre, Pune, schools, and places of worship – than in conventional arts venues, such as concert halls, theaters, museums, and art galleries.
Although audiences for events held in both types of venues overlap, about one-fourth of the people who participate in arts and culture do so only in community venues like Raah. These findings confirm the wisdom of one strategy employed by many art organizations: presenting arts and cultural activities in places normally used for other purposes.
So go ahead and participate in as many Cultural Events as you can. It’s never gonna be enough!