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The Arts Advisory Commission, City of Hamilton, presents:

The Big Picture
Celebrating Resilience in the Arts


In the summer of 2021, the Arts Advisory Commission (AAC), in partnership with Hamilton Arts Council and as part of the Celebrating Resilience in the Arts project, issued an open call to collect art works and stories from Hamilton artists that showcase how they have responded to the pandemic. The Celebrating Resilience in the Arts Survey was conducted from October 28-November 21, 2021, and received 107 responses from local artists, sharing how they have been affected by the pandemic.

'Celebrating Resilience in the Arts' survey results:

THE BIG PICTURE Event Details:


Join the Arts Advisory Commission at The Cotton Factory for The Big Picture.
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Time: Registration is at 8:30A.M. 
Event begins promptly at 9:00A.M. and concludes at 5:00P.M.
Location: The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 6N4

Hear from Keynote Speaker, Kelly Hill, Founder and President of Hill Strategies, who will be discussing creative pandemic pivots in the Canadian arts scene.

3 Panel Discussions will be facilitated by Host, Layla Staats. Topics were selected based on community consultation and include. Click on each panelist to read more about them!

Living & Working in Hamilton Panel


Kelly Coxson

Judy Lam

Michael Vickers

Mental Health & Wellness Panel

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Dr. John Chong

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Shelly-Anne Li

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Sonali Menezes

Diversity & Inclusion Panel

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Danielle Boissoneau

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Leslie Douglas-Shaw

Teba Faisal

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