Friday, June 9, 2023

Snapshots: The Week of July 15

Snapshots is your overview of the past week in the Hamilton arts and entertainment community. From the people and moments that mattered- and opportunities that might- Snapshots is everything you need to know to stay connected to the Hamilton arts sector.

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This Week’s Highlights

  • Hamilton City Council voted this week to sell 14 acres of bayfront land to the Aeon Studio Group for the purposes of building a 1-million squarefoot live-work-play hub for the creative industries, including film and television production sound stages, spaces for artists and makers and residential units, office, retail and outdoor civic space.
  • The 34th edition of Art in the Workplace opens at McMaster Innovation Park with a reception on Thursday, July 28 from 7-9pm. The exhibit features works by over 100 local artists.
  • Congratulations to Vick Naresh, who was announced as the Hamilton Arts Council and Cotton Factory’s Artist-in-Residence. Naresh’s residence is for a six-month period to continue his work in tackling social contemporary and personal themes around post-colonial displacement, belonging and identity.
  • Local composer and multi-instrumentalist SØLYS (Michael Chambers) has released a melodic suite entitled “Exospheres.” Listen to it here.
  • Hamilton Fringe Festival’s DISCOCAB is looking for any and all artist folks in the disability and mental health community to join their lineup on July 28 at 8pm and/or July 30 at 8pm on the Fringe outdoor stage. Message them on Instagram at @theadhdproject for details.
  • Theatre Aquarius is seeking a Head of Lighting. Applications are due July 29 at 5pm. 
  • The Hamilton Arts Council is seeking applications from emerging artists to be featured as part of the fall 2022 BIPOC hArt Music Series. To learn more, or to apply by August 7, visit the Arts Council’s website.
  • Myriad Ensemble is seeking new volunteer members for its Board of Directors, specifically the Fundraising Chair and the Governance Chair. Please visit their website for more information or to apply by August 15.
  • Mulberry Cafe is accepting submissions from artists interested in having their art up in the Cafe. Send submissions/inquiries to [email protected] 
  • Theatre Burlington is seeking producers for their winter show of My Old Lady to be directed by Judy Wilson and Remember Maggy? directed by Jerrold Karch. To apply, email [email protected] 
  • Myriad Ensemble is holding auditions for new choristers in the SSAA range. Please visit their website for more information or to apply

Hamilton Happenings

  • The City of Hamilton invites members of the public to give input on shortlisted proposals for a public art project to be located at the corner of Jackson & Locke Streets by August 22. Please visit the Engage Hamilton website to review proposals and give your feedback.

Awards Season is Upon Us

  • The Hamilton Literary Awards are now accepting submissions for their 29th edition. Works published within the 2021 calendar year are eligible. The deadline is July 17, 2022. For more information, please visit the Hamilton Arts Council’s website.

Here & There

  • The City of Burlington public art program invites artists, artist-led teams, community groups and organizations to submit their ideas to create art in public spaces celebrating Burlington’s diverse communities. The deadline to apply is July 15. This process is being managed through Cobalt Connects; please visit their site for more details.
  • The Society for the Prevention of Spectacle is seeking actors for a street-theatre production, ART CRAWL VERSUS THE FUN POLICE, which will be a part of September’s Supercrawl. A profit-share production, actors can sign up for an audition on July 17 & 18 here.
  • Hamilton Artists Inc. is accepting applications for the OAC Exhibition Assistance Program. The deadline to apply is August 15 at 1pm. For more information, visit their website.
  • Farside Hamiton is now accepting submissions for their DIY arts space. Visit their website to learn more about potential dates and submission guidelines.
  • The Hamilton Children’s Chorus is looking for new singers to join them in September. Learn more on their website.
  • 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.

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