Initiated in 2015, Hamilton Arts Week exists to emphasize the importance of the arts in Hamilton and its associated benefits to the community as a tool for strengthening cultural appreciation, education, and promoting mental health and wellbeing.
In its 7th year Hamilton Arts Week planning efforts aligned with the following goals:
Amplifying diverse voices in the arts
Facilitating dialogue through an array of themes
Creating equitable access to the arts
Advocating on behalf of arts & culture
photography credit: Ayobami Tzu Macaulay
Hamilton Arts Week has become a calendar highlight for artists and creative groups across the city
Did you miss an event? Or loved it so much you want to watch it again?
Click the link to see past event videos (if available)
Supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the BIPOC hART MUSIC SERIES will feature 4 signature presentations with the goal of supporting the featured artists in audience development and networking. The series will emphasize the importance of prioritizing diversity in Hamilton’s artistic representation to nurture a healthy and inclusive community. The series will feature during Hamilton Arts Week (June 3-12) as a platform for emerging BIPOC musicians. Musicians selected by our host and curator, DeShaun Jones. DeShaun will bring his 16 years of experience in music management, curation, and consulting to support the trajectory of the featured artists.
Whilst we celebrate incredible presenters and performances during Hamilton Arts Week, HAC is highlighting the amazing groups and organizations that deliver arts programming across the Hamilton region, and letting people know how they can support them. HAC is calling upon our creative community to amplify the urgent request for support, from audiences and businesses who may be in a position to donate.
Information, including how organizations and groups can be added to the initiative, is linked below.