Promoting and celebrating music, visual arts, literature and the performing arts in the Hamilton region.

Would you like to advertise in our 5th Annual Culture Guide?

Please see this year's rate card for more info:


The Hamilton Arts Council are seeking a cover image for our annual publication.

The selected piece will appear on the cover of the 2019/2020 Culture Guide. The artist will also be featured in an article and compensated for their work*


Submissions are being accepted until

August 30, 2019 at 4pm.


We are accepting submission images of new or existing artwork of any visual medium. For example: Graphic Design, Photography, Collage, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Painting.**



  • Entrants must be current members of the Hamilton Arts Council. 

  • All art must be original and created by the artist submitting the application.  

  • A selection of entries will be shared across social media and on our website for the public to select the final cover.


How to Submit:

  • Submissions are required through an online form:

  • There is a limit of three (3) entries per person. 

  • All digital files must be 20 MB or smaller, JPEG or .jpg format, and must be at least 1650 pixels wide by 2550 pixels tall. 


Selection Process:

There will be a two-step selection process:

  • Submissions will be reviewed by the Hamilton Artist Council, who will select 9 examples of work.

  • The selected 10 works will then be published on social media and our website. Public selection will be made through polls/voting and indicate the popular choice as the cover design of the 2019-2020 Culture Guide.


If you have any questions about membership or submissions, please contact us at or during our office hours at (905) 481-3218. 


*as per CARFAC rates for Front Cover publication

**The Hamilton Arts Council may arrange higher quality photography in some instances.

Culture Guide Rate Card 2019 Letter Head