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Hamilton Arts Council, in partnership with The Cotton Factory, is pleased to announce that Radha S. Menon, an interdisciplinary artist, playwright, producer, and director, has been selected as the Artist in Residence for April through September 2024.


Radha is the founder of Red Beti Theatre, Hamilton’s first feminist IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour) theatre company, and has an impressive body of work that spans plays, films, and research. With an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and a Diploma in Film and Television Production, Radha’s unique voice and vision have made significant contributions to the artistic community.


During her residency, Radha will focus on developing her "Touched by Devi" sculpture for an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, as well as completing the "Devi Triptych" series of plays. Her residency aims to explore themes of Goddess culture, feminist narratives, and the decolonization of presentation practices. 


"Radha’s work engages with important cultural and societal themes and provides visibility to marginalized narratives," said David Hudson, Executive Director for Hamilton Arts Council. "We are excited to see Radha’s visionary work and impact continue during the residency."


Her upcoming "Touched by Devi" exhibition opens at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on June 26th, 2024, and the "Devi Triptych" suite of plays will premiere in Ontario in the fall of 2025.

To learn more about Radha and her work, visit her profile on Red Beti Theatre and follow her on social media at @lal_beti.

In partnership with The Cotton Factory, Hamilton Arts Council offers an Artist in Residence (AIR) program. This opportunity is designed to support the individual artistic practices and professional ambitions of emerging and mid-career artists/creatives in Hamilton.


The AIR program provides a selected recipient with access to free studio space and associated benefits of being absorbed in the creative ecology of The Cotton Factory.


This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual to develop both their creative processes and professional skills in building a successful career in the arts.

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