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The Arts Advisory Commission, City of Hamilton, presents:

The Big Picture
Celebrating Resilience in the Arts

Event Details


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.

Click here to read the Survey Report.

Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Time: 9:00A.M. - 5:00P.M.
Location: The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 6N4

Join the Arts Advisory Commission at The Cotton Factory for The Big Picture, Celebrating Resilience in the Arts.

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:


Register for The Big Picture

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How much does a ticket cost?
A: Nothing! It's free to attend The Big Picture.

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