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This Week’s Highlights
- International Day of Persons with Disability is December 3.
- Congratulations to the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton You Poets for winning the Galleries Ontario Innovation in a Collections-Based Exhibition Award for ‘Breaking the Vault: Art and Poetic Liberty’ and to Genevieve Wallen for winning the Art of Writing Award for ‘Moving Beyond Fantasies: The Art of Esmaa Mohamoud!’ (co-produced with Museum London in partnership with Art Gallery of Hamilton)
- Congratulations to the McMaster Museum of Art 2022-23 mentees for the BIPOC Curatorial Mentorship Program, Sarah-Tai Black and Alex Jacobs Blum.
- Congratulations to James Sommerville who is named as the inaugural Artistic Director of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
- The Hamilton Arts Council is accepting applications for the January-June Artist Residency at the Cotton Factory. The deadline to apply is December 5.
- The Hamilton Music Collective will host the next Creative Exchange networking event for creative industry professionals at the Gasworks (141 Park Street North) on December 7 at 7pm.
- ArtsBuild Ontario has extended their deadline for the 23-24 mentorship program, where they will strengthen mentees business and management skills needed to oversee, renew and develop creative spaces across Ontario. The deadline to apply is December 14.
- Factory Media Centre will host their AGM on Monday, December 5 at 6pm.
- The City of Hamilton is now seeking nominations for the 2023 Arts Awards. The deadline to nominate is December 9.
- The Hamilton Arts Council will host their AGM on Wednesday, December 14 at 6pm.
- The annual Gina Wilkinson Prize is now accepting applications until December 15. The award seeks to recognize theatre artists from underrepresented genders which includes cis women, trans women, and non-binary folks who have acquired foundational training (from a training program or through experience) and have worked for at least 5 years. Please see the full details for nomination and submission information.
- The Playwrights Guild of Canada presents the Playwrights Resiliency Program until March 2023. The program offers free programming in Agency, Effective Workplaces, Legal and Mentorship to professional playwrights to enhance their career resiliency skills. To learn more about the program, please visit their website.
- The Arts Reactivation Program provides a one-time relief payment of up to $2,500 for live performance workers in Canada outside of Quebec, with a focus on theatrical and technical disciplines. Funds will be distributed between July 2022 and March 2023. To determine eligibility or for more information, visit https://www.artsreactivation.ca/
- The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is launching a new Green Award to recognize projects that have a sustainable impact and passion for the connection between the arts and environmental stewardship. Find out more here.
- The Government of Canada via the Department of Canadian Heritage has given the Unison Fund $16 Million to disburse to Canadian live music workers. Any independent or self-employed live music worker can apply for a one-time payment of $2,500.
Calls for Application
- The Hamilton Festival Theatre Company is now accepting applications for the 2023 Fringe Festival lottery. For more details, or to apply by December 14 (March 3 for Bring Your Own Venue), please visit their website.
- The Hamilton Festival Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for their Disability Justice Artist category for the 2023 Hamilton Fringe Festival. For more information or to apply by the December 14 deadline, please visit their website.
- The 2023 gritLIT short story contest is open until January 31, 2023. Submissions must be original works of fiction or creative non-fiction no more than 2,000 words in length. For more details, visit their website.
- The Hamilton Black Film Festival (HBFF) is now accepting applications for its 2023 film festival, running from May 25-30. Film submission is open until March 25. For more details or to submit a film, please visit their website.
- Mulberry Cafe is accepting submissions from artists interested in having their art up in the Cafe. Send submissions/inquiries to [email protected]
- Farside Hamiton is now accepting submissions for their DIY arts space. Visit their website to learn more about potential dates and submission guidelines.
- Prologue for the Performing Arts is seeking a Project Coordinator for a Brantford/Toronto part-time role. The deadline to apply is December 9.
- Red Beti Theatre is hiring an Artistic Producer. The deadline to apply is December 15.
- The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is seeking a Ticket Services Manager. The deadline to apply is December 28.
- The Art Gallery of Hamilton is seeking on-call Artist Instructors and Freelance Bartenders on an ongoing basis. For full job descriptions or to learn more, please visit their website.
- Arts for All is hiring Artist Educators on an ongoing basis.