Snapshots is your overview of the last week in the arts and entertainment community. From the movers, shakers and moments that matter- and moments that could- Snapshots is everything you need to know at a glance to stay connected to the Hamilton arts sector.
- Theatre Aquarius and Hamilton Fringe are inviting artists to come together to share optimism for the future and catch up on February 7 at 2pm. A limited number of artists can attend in person in the Theatre Aquarius lobby by RSVPing; a Zoom meeting is also available for online participation.
- Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to announce the recipients of the 10th annual Ignition Award of Distinction. The award is presented to graduating students in the McMaster and Waterloo visual art programs. An exhibit honouring award winners is available exclusively online from February 4 – March 12. Congratulations to Hanan Abbas, Santosh Chandrasekar, Wen Li and PauTheRebel (Paula Rebello)!
- The Safer Spaces project aims to ensure the physical, emotional and mental well-being of everyone in performing spaces. Audience members, performers, volunteers and arts workers are invited to complete the Safer Spaces Survey and provide their input on this topic.
- With new provincial restrictions in effect to minimize community spread of COVID-19, the Federal government has confirmed that the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit, the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit and the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit have been extended to May 7, 2022. As of December 30, applications are open for an expanded Worker Lockdown Benefit.
- Organizations affected by revenue losses due to the most recent regulations may also be eligible to apply for wage and hiring support and/or the rent and property expense programs.
- The Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts has postponed their February 13 piano recital featuring Valerie Tryon. The recital has been rescheduled to March 20, 2022 and available to stream, as well as attend in-person.
Here & There
- The Dundas Valley School of Art is accepting original art submissions in all mediums between February 7 – March 10, 2022. Artwork will be auctioned off at the School’s annual fundraising event. Find out more here.
- The Art Gallery of Hamilton is seeking submissions from emerging and established local and regional artists for their April 28 – May 1, 2022 art sale. Interested artists may submit up to 10 works for consideration by Tuesday, February 22nd at 9am. Submissions will be reviewed and juried with all applicants notified of their results in March. Find out more here.
- The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra is looking to fill two positions as soon as possible; Education & Youth Orchestra Manager and Development Officer. Applications will be accepted immediately with interviews taking place until the positions are filled.
- Kitchener’s Open Ears Festival of Music & Sound is seeking a part-time General Manager. The deadline to apply is February 4, 2022.
- The Hamilton Children’s Choir is seeking a Development Officer. The deadline to apply is February 6, 2022.
- The Dundas Valley School of Art is hiring an Art Auction Assistant for a six-week contract (March 14 – April 26). The deadline to apply is February 11, 2022.
- The Arts Awards of Waterloo Region is seeking a Coordinator. The deadline to apply is February 11, 2022.
- The Art Gallery of Hamilton is seeking an Art Consultant. The deadline to apply is February 13, 2022.
- Deadline Extended- For those looking to enter the Hamilton Fringe Festival, their lottery is now open for all categories. The 2022 Festival will run from July 21-31, 2022. The new deadline to receive lottery applications is February 15, 2022, with the selection process taking place live on February 17, 2022.
- The Art Gallery of Burlington is seeking a Marketing Manager (Digitally Focused) and a Director of Marketing and Communications. The deadline to apply for either role is February 28, 2022.
- The City of St. Catharines is seeking a Culture Coordinator. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2022.