Hamilton Arts Week 2020 is presented by The Hamilton Arts Council with support from the City of Hamilton, Ontario Arts Council, Downtown Hamilton BIA, DPAI Architecture, the Cotton Factory, and Hamilton Public Library. This city-wide celebration promises to showcase the resilience and resonance of Hamilton’s creative community with an array of

digital presentations from June 11-20th, 2020.

Don't have social media? No problem!

Our digital partner, Hometown Hub, will be streaming our Facebook Live events

on their site for those who can't access otherwise.

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WITH SUPPORT FROM

AND OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORS

9:00 AM

RELEASED

JUN

11

HA&L issue 13.1

CLIMATE ACTION:

The More Than Human World

HA&L WEBSITE

Issue available for all of Arts Week!

Presented by: Fiona Kinsella and Paul Lisson at Hamilton Arts & Letters magazine

With GUEST EDITORS Matthew Zantingh and Alec Follett

The City of Hamilton declared a climate emergency in 2019. What's changed? This special issue of HA&L magazine explores the relationship between art and the natural world. Perspectives range from spiritual to scientific, from philosophical to poetic, exemplifying the richness that emerges when different ways of knowing the environment are voiced.

Help HA&L to continue publishing - Become a Member of Hamilton Arts & Letters!

For more info: HAL@HALmagazine.com

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts & CCENA

10:00 AM

11

JUN

RELEASED

THE WHY ART PODCAST

Presented by: Rose Hopkins & Laura Welch

WHY ART WEBSITE

New episodes RELEASED daily!

Why do you make art? Why is art important? Hamilton artists answer these questions, and more, on the Why Art Podcast. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next painting, help pushing past your writer’s block, or conversations to keep you company while in quarantine, this is for you.

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Mayumi Lashbrook

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Josh Taylor

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Rebekka Gondosch

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Jody Joseph

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Emma Smith

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John Terpstra

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Karen Ancheta

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Gemma New

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council

10:00 AM

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11

COMPETITION DAY

Presented by Hamilton Youth Poets

Hamilton Youth Poets (HYP) was created in 2012 to give our community's youth the opportunity to develop their creative skills and have their voices heard. HYP has grown steadily and evolved into an arts organization that engages Hamilton youth in the act of telling their own stories through spoken word.

HOPIN EVENTS

June 11 @ 10am - Stories Read by Rappers

Put a little hip-hop into your story time. A great event for the whole family.

June 11 @ 11am - Middle School Competition

Middle school students from across the city have worked tirelessly to hone their mind and their pen throughout the year. Now, they'll showcase their work in a friendly competition that transcends school boundaries.

June 11@ 5:30pm - Dinner and a Dance ft. Defining Movement Dance

Grab a plate and a seat and tune into an awesome showcase of Hamilton’s hip-hop elite.

June 11@ 7pm - High School Preliminary Bouts

High school students from across the city have engaged in the poetic craft of writing, performance, and storytelling… better known as the Poetry Slam. All of this culminates in a friendly competition where we will crown the Poetic License Champion.

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JUN

(RECURRING)

3:00 PM

DANGEROUS VACANCIES

A new choreography by Aeris Körper

New episodes RELEASED daily!

AERIS KORPER WEBSITE

This creation process will take place live online with artists rehearsing in their homes. We invite audience members to witness, comment, interact and join in on the creation process.

Join us for the final performance on Friday, June 19 at 7pm

Help Aeris Korper to continue dancing - Donate Here

For more info: info@aeriskorper.com

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council

8:00 PM

JUN

11

HOW TO WRITE A SUICIDE LETTER

A rehearsed reading of a new play in development

Presented by: Make Art Theatre

FACEBOOK LIVE

Video available for all of Arts Week!

Participants: Luke Brown, Pamela Gardner, Emanuela Hall, John Riley O'Handley,

Ryan M. Sero, Amanda Storms, Laura Welch

How to Write a Suicide Letter explores depression without sugar-coating, but with a lot of humour. It is a work-in-progress, and has been in development with the Theatre Aquarius Playwrights' Unit since September of 2019.

 

Featuring a presentation about suicide prevention by Sara Orgera on behalf of CMHA Hamilton.

Content Advisory: Discussion of suicide and depression, some strong language, and discussion of sex and sexual practices.

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council & CMHA Hamilton

10:00 AM

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JUN

12

FINALS DAY

Presented by Hamilton Youth Poets

Hamilton Youth Poets (HYP) was created in 2012 to give our community's youth the opportunity to develop their creative skills and have their voices heard. HYP has grown steadily and evolved into an arts organization that engages Hamilton youth in the act of telling their own stories through spoken word.

HOPIN EVENTS

June 12 @ 10am - Stories Read by Rappers

Put a little hip-hop into your story time. A great event for the whole family.

June 12 @ 1pm - The Process of Publishing

Publishers provide insight and expertise on the world of publishing for young writers.

June 12 @ 2:30pm - Queeriosity

A performance showcase dedicated to voices who are reshaping the conversation about sexuality, identity, and community. The event is a safe space for LGBTQ+ artists to speak their truths to a supportive audience and allows emerging artists to meet established artists in a cultural forum of stories and perspectives.

June 12 @ 4pm - Speak On It! Live

Join us for Speak On It! Live, a weekly radio show syndicated on The Hawk 101.5. Tune in and listen to young poetic voices share poems, songs and tackle the big and interesting topics of the day.

June 12 @ 7pm - Hamilton Arts Awards (Facebook Watch)

Tune into the Hamilton Arts Awards for a special performance from Hamilton Youth Poets!

June 12 @ 8pm - Poetic License Grand Slam Championship

Join us as the final eight poets compete in a virtual Olympic style poetry slam for the Poetic License Championship. This night is a brave space for a citywide narrative that celebrates the identity of all individuals via hip-hop poetry, oral storytelling, and spoken word.

June 12 @ 9:35pm - DJ After Party

The competition is over but the party lives on! Join us for a DJ set and dance party to close out Poetic License 2020.

5:00 PM

JUN

12

INSIDE THE CHRYSALIS

Presented by: Taien Ng-Chan

Video available for all of Arts Week!

VIMEO 360

Inside the Chrysalis is a science fiction that is happening now. Asleep in cocoons, people dream of new worlds. Inner landscapes and strange bedfellows. What will emerge? This 360 video work is made from composited panoramic photos that Hamiltonians have sent to the artist, following a set of instructions that detail how to build a “cocoon” set from common household items. From these, the artist has created a short, immersive video piece that can be viewed from your "cocoon" at home. 

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council

7:00 PM

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JUN

12

HAMILTON ARTS AWARDS

The Arts Awards are going online! 

Presented by: City of Hamilton & Cobalt Connects

Episodes RELEASED throughout Arts Week!

The Arts Awards will be presented throughout Hamilton Arts Week in a series of videos, which include recognition of category nominees, announcements and interviews with award recipients and exciting performances.

FACEBOOK LIVE

HOMETOWN HUB

Episode 1 – Fri June 12 – 7pm

This episode features greetings from Mayor Fred Eisenberger, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Hamilton Youth Poets speaking on themes of resiliency.

Episode 2 – Sun June 14 – 7pm

This episode features awards in Theatre, Visual Art and Fine Craft – get to know the nominees and the award recipients!

Episode 3 – Tues June 16 – 7pm

This episode features awards in Arts Management, Dance & Performing Arts, and Media Arts. Get to know the nominees and the award recipients!

Episode 4 – Thurs June 18 – 7pm

This episode features awards in Writing, Music and the Shirley Elford Emerging Artist Prize in Arts Education & Community Arts. Get to know the nominees and award recipients!

Episode 5 – Sat June 20 – 7pm

This episode features the Arts Innovation award, messages from City of Hamilton leadership, and a special performance by emo dream pop artist ELLIS.

Supported by: City of Hamilton & Cobalt Connects

1:15 PM

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JUN

13

GIMBLING IN THE WABE:

Reconnecting with Creative Play

Presented by: Katrine Raymond

JOTFORM

Videos released on June 13, 15, 16, 18 & 20

Sign up here for this fun, free writing workshop and receive a week of interactive videos that get your creative juices flowing. Reconnect with your creative process. All you need is a pen, paper and fifteen minutes. Videos will be available to watch at your leisure.

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council

7:00 PM

JUN

13

SITA'S REVENGE

A rehearsed reading of a new play in development

Available for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

FACEBOOK LIVE

Presented by: Red Betty Theatre

Written & Directed by Radha S. Menon

Featuring: Shelly Antony, Maya Huliyappa-Menon, Senjuti Aurora Sarker,

Mirabella Sundar Singh, Jake Runeckles, Farid Yazdani

A devised feminist adaptation of epic poem Ramayana, written by sage Valmiki somewhere between the 1 st and 5 th century BCE, about Ram’s quest to rescue his abducted wife Sita. Our telling of this entrenched text is through the eyes of Sita, a living-breathing woman, with the intention of subverting this problematic myth. Dramaturgy by Judith Thompson.

Help Red Betty Theatre to continue performing - Donate Here

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, CAEA & ACTRA

6:00 PM

JUN

14

THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED: SPACE

Produced by: Industry

FACEBOOK LIVE

Defying space and time, one night only

In this third instalment of the curated interview show, Matthew MacFadzean talks live to artists around the world (Canada, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Poland, England, and Australia) on the topic of "space." What is it? What does it do for us? And why do we miss it so much right now?

Help Industry continue performing - Donate Here

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council

14

JUN

7:30 PM

LIVE IN CONCERT

with Michelle Titian

Live performance from Michelle Titian, with signature personal storytelling, and amazing vocals.

Tune in, or miss out!

FACEBOOK LIVE

HOMETOWN HUB

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council & Ontario Arts Council

7:30 PM

JUN

16

APOSTOLÉAS

Presented by: Deeps Ruxton Production

HOMETOWN HUB

'Apostaléas' is a Live-Encounter Merging The Analog With The Digital Through Music And Art Via Soundscape and Visual Projections.

 

'Apostoléas' is a collaboration of Current Fantasy (Analog Synthesizers), Winter Child (Piano), Deeps (Digital Effects), Avery Tanner (Visual Art), and Jim Ruxton (Immersive Visual Projections).

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council & Ontario Arts Council

17

JUN

7:00 PM

SOARING SPIRITS:

Indigenous Shorts

Presented by: Hamilton Film Festival &

The Westdale Theatre

EVENTBRITE

Tune in, or miss out!

Join us for a FREE online screening of TEN short films by Indigenous filmmakers, curated by Cher Obediah, with a Q&A after the films.

Help Westdale Theatre continue - Donate Here

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council

7:30 PM

JUN

18

DIRTY DONNA AND THE

PENIS PAINTINGS

Short Film Screening Primere

FACEBOOK LIVE

Donna Ibing has been called many things. Feminist, shit-disturber, printmaker, painter, consciousness-raiser, all around badass. But her favourite? “I think it was Bryce Kanbara that called me Dirty Donna and yeah, I was happy with that.”

Help HAC & BCL continue existing - Donate Here

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council & Trillium Foundation

8:00 PM

JUN

19

"SWITCHED"

A rehearsed reading of a new play in development

Written by: Anna Chatterton

FACEBOOK LIVE

Co-produced by Industry and Theatre Panik

Actors: Marjorie Campbell, Nicki Landau, Richard Lee, Andrew Moodie, and Juno Rinaldi

A scene recorded (via Zoom), from Anna Chatterton's comedy about family, originally scheduled to be produced at Theatre Aquarius this past Spring.

Help Industry continue performing - Donate Here

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council

20

JUN

8:00 PM

LIVE IN CONCERT

with Logan Staats

FACEBOOK LIVE

Logan Staats is hell-bent on raising the bar for Indigenous/mainstream crossover music. Ingrained with the mentality that anything is possible when you put your heart and soul into it and always on an open journey of art, expression and culture, Logan is celebrating the release of a new album (June 21).

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council, Hamilton Public Library, The Cotton Factory & Ontario Arts Council

9:00 PM

JUN

20

LIVE IN CONCERT

with Tom Wilson & Jesse O'Brien

FACEBOOK LIVE

Tom Wilson is the best selling author of Beautiful Scars as well as a four-time Juno winning Canadian musician with multiple gold records. Wilson's eclectic musical style has ranged from the psychobilly/R&B sounds of the Florida Razors, to the western/roots style of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and the funk/blues inspired rock of Junkhouse.

Supported by: Hamilton Arts Council, Hamilton Public Library, The Cotton Factory & Ontario Arts Council

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AND OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORS

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