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Snapshots: The Week of June 17

Snapshots is your overview of the past week in the Hamilton arts and entertainment community. From the movers, shakers, 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 Happenings

  • The NeuroArts Lab at McMaster is seeking musically-trained research participants for a paid neuroimaging study. Participants will listen to a series of musical and spoken sound clips while undergoing a brain scan. For more information, or to participate, please email 
  • Theatre Aquarius announces the appointment of Kelly Straughan to the position of Executive Director, effective July 2022. Straughan succeeds longtime Executive Director Lorna Zaremba, who retires after over twenty years with the theatre company.

Awards Season is Upon Us

  • The 2022 Siminovtich Prize is accepting nominations to celebrate the transformative and influential work of directors working in English or French. The successful prize winner will receive national recognition as recipient of the prestigious award, $75,000 and the opportunity to support an emerging artist with mentorship and $25,000. Nominations may be submitted here until July 4, 2022.
  • 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 Hamilton Arts Council and the Cotton Factory are also looking for a mid-career visual artist who is interested in participating in the European Artist Exchange Program. The program provides airfare and studio live/work accommodation in Estonia, as well as a weekly residency stipend and production allowance for material costs. Apply by June 19 here.
  • The Burlington Public Library is receiving submissions for their 2022 writing contest, open to those ages 10 and up. The deadline to submit is June 30. 
  • The Art Gallery of Hamilton is producing an exhibition featuring works created by Hamilton artists between 1950 – 2000. Artwork will be accepted until July 7, 2022. For more information, please visit their site.
  • 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.
  • Shari Lee Hollis & Studio Beulah have opened a call for artists for Art MRKT Project; an art print project that features artists from Hamilton and beyond, showcasing limited edition prints at Hamilton’s Ottawa Market and Dundurn Market.To apply, send 2-3 images, a short bio and links to your website and social media to

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