HAMILTON ARTS WEEK
A TEN DAY CITY-WIDE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS FROM JUNE 11-20, 2020
Hamilton Arts Week begins on June 11 with the City of Hamilton Arts Awards at Theatre Aquarius. Over the course of 10 days (June 11-20), an array of events of arts will be celebrated city-wide.
Hamilton Arts Council (HAC) understands that the outbreak of COVID-19 presents extraordinary challenges for artists and arts organizations in Hamilton, with loss of revenue from performances, community events, education and professional presentations, the financial strains are compounded by the loss of employment in other sectors and these are frightening and uncertain times for our community.
In an effort to maintain healthy workplaces and manage public gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak, HAC encourages applicants for Hamilton Arts Week funding to consider including options for presenting, that factor in restrictions around public spaces and social distancing. As Hamilton Arts Council continues to investigate alternatives in regards to our programming, please be assured that HAC will work with artists and arts organizations to provide support and information throughout this time.
DEADLINE FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS: CLOSED
ARTS WEEK FUNDING PROGRAM
The Hamilton Arts Council (HAC) is seeking submissions for projects and events from artists, art collectives, arts organizations and groups (Including: theatre, music, dance, literary, and visual arts) for Hamilton Arts Week.
Available funds are a minimum of $316 to a maximum of $2,500 with a focus on covering and maintaining minimum artists’ fees.
The Hamilton Arts Council is offering this program to achieve the following goals:
Connect artists, arts organizations, and audiences.
Support and encourage the payment of Canadian Artist Representation (CARFAC) artist fees.
Engaging local residents and visitors through responsive projects that strengthen community ties and increases visibility of the arts.
Support skill and capacity building opportunities for individual artists and arts organizations in the city.
Increase the community’s overall sense of connectedness through a variety of accessible, diverse, and participatory programs.