Congratulations to the Hamilton Music Collective, whose December fundraising campaign raised $35,885 in support of their 2022 ‘Musical Futures Summer Camp.’
At this week’s Hamilton Arts Council’s Annual General Meeting, the organization announced a surplus for fiscal year 2021 of $18,260. The organization cited a shift in their granting strategy as a primary reason for the surplus, as well as pandemic-related funding.
The Art Gallery of Burlington, in partnership with Centre 3, announce The Characters: Act III by Erdem Tasdelen as their winter exhibition once restrictions are lifted. The final act of a three part audio installation, the exhibition is an exercise in dramaturgy and dystopian reflection performed by voice actors. The exhibit runs until April 2, 2022.
The City of Hamilton has opened the nomination process for their 2022 Arts Awards. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, January 14, 2022 in the categories of Creator and Lifetime Achievement Award; Arts Champion Award and the Shirley Elford Emerging Artist Commission Prize. The Awards seek to recognize the outstanding achievements of the local arts community, individuals, organizations and community members who support and engage in its work throughout the community.
Theatre Aquarius’Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story was scheduled to be performed from January 12 – 29 and will be postponed to later this year. New dates will be announced in the future.
The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s January 29 performance of Postcards from Buenos Aires is postponed to a later date. A new concert date will be announced in the future.
The West Hamilton Artists’ Tour has postponed its 2022 edition. The 2023 tour will take place over Mother’s Day weekend, May 12-14, 2023.
Here & There
Hamilton Fashion Week is currently casting designers for its February 19 Gala Runway show. Visit their website to learn more and register.
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.
GritLIT is now accepting submissions of fiction or creative non-fiction (3,000 words or less) for their 2022 Short Story Contest. Winners receive $500 (First Place), $150 (two Honourable Mentions). All winners will be invited to read at gritLIT 2022. Winning stories will be published on the gritLIT website. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2022.
Hamilton Artists Inc. and Factory Media Centre are partnering to offer eight micro grants to artists working in any medium. Six $500 cash grants, and two media grants (valued at $1,000 of equipment rentals) is available to artists working in any medium. Micro grants may be put towards the cost of creating new or in-progress artworks, with funds spent by March 30, 2023. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2022.
The Concession Street Business Improvement Association is looking for a banner design to be installed in 2022 on light poles within the BIA area to create a colourful, bold, thoughtful art experience throughout Concession Street. Three selected artists will receive $165 for their design; the winning designer will receive an additional $1,000. Submissions due by January 15, 2022.
For those looking to enter the Fringe Festival, their lottery is now open for all categories. The 2022 Festival will run from July 21-31, 2022. The deadline to receive lottery applications is January 24, 2022, with the selection process taking place both live and in-person on January 26, 2022.
Hamilton Artists Inc. is seeking proposals for the Cannon Project Wall; an 8×33 foot billboard on the side of their building at the corner of James and Cannon Streets. The successful artist will be paid based on CARFAC standards. Where possible, costs related to fabrication and installation will also be covered. Artists must apply by January 29, 2022.
The June 4 Imagine in the Park Festival is seeking professional artists and authors who are interested in hosting interactive workshops at Gage Park or creating virtual workshops. Interested parties are invited to apply by February 1, 2022.
The Hamilton Film Festival is launching a Media Arts School in 2022 and seeking instructors. Proposals are currently being accepted on an ongoing basis for one-time or series of workshops, as well as pre-designed camps.