As the ongoing pandemic and parallel economic crisis continues to decimate Hamilton’s arts sector, Hamilton Arts Council needs your help to ‘Save the Arts’.


Below are some amazing groups and organizations that make arts possible across the Hamilton region. Clicking 'SUPPORT NOW' will link you to each organizations support page, whether it's through donations, memberships, or purchases. HAC is calling upon our creative community to amplify our urgent request for support, from audiences and businesses who may be in a position to donate.


You can support the Hamilton 'SAVE THE ARTS' Initiative by sharing this page and supporting #HamOntSaveTheArts on social media. 

Help HAC spread the word by sharing our social posts!

Please support or donate to these Hamiltonian arts organizations and collectives!

To be added to the list, please register your organization, group, or collective


Smiling Businesswoman

Aeris Körper Contemporary Dance

Aeris Körper Contemporay Dance creates performative experiences that explore movement of the body, stretching of the mind and the connection between the two. We explore human embodiment leading to uninhibited artistic expression and living.

Smiling Businesswoman

Creative Heart Space

Creative Heart Space is an independent artist run creative art ms studio.
We offer creative classes, workshops, events, and community engagement activities.
Through our online store we have an exciting selection of craft kits, arts & craft supplies, and creative arts books for all ages.
We are passionate about giving back and host several grass roots projects a year to help assist those in need in our community.

Smiling Businesswoman

Hamilton Artists Inc.

As an artist-run centre, Hamilton Artists Inc. empowers artists of all career levels to take risks with their contemporary visual arts practices and present their work in a critical context. Our exhibitions, publications, and special projects offer education and mentorship, facilitate regional and national dialogue, and encourage collaboration, conversation, and critical inquiry. Our programs are free and open to everyone.

Smiling Businesswoman

Hamilton Arts Council

Hamilton is an amazing place to live, and HAC exists to support and strengthen our Steeltown. HAC believes the Hamilton Region, and Six Nations, provide a dynamic arts scene, and HAC is committed to connecting arts in these communities and creating a colourful future. HAC envisions a community where professional careers in the arts are sustainable and thriving. Hamilton needs creative thinkers, makers, and presenters to amplify our city’s voice on the national stage. Your donations directly fuel HAC's projects and programs that promote arts for all.

Smiling Businesswoman

Hamilton Burlesque Society

The Hamilton Burlesque Society was established in 2018 to help revive burlesque entertainment in the city of Hamilton after bylaws were amended to allow for this art form to take place.

Hamilton Burlesque Society offers classes, workshops, community engagement, and live events. We believe burlesque is for every body type and ability level. 2SLGBTQIA+ safe space.

Smiling Businesswoman

Hamilton Mountain Writers' Guild

We foster, encourage, and promote the development of writers in Hamilton, Ontario. Each writer belongs, irrespective of their writing skill. Our programs take the form of workshops peer-review, and opportunities for publishing within a supportive environment. We partner with community organizations to expand the experience of writing.
1). Promote great writing.
2). Provide educational opportunities.
3). Clear the path to creative writing and publication.
4). Supporting our community through Neighbour to Neighbour.

Smiling Businesswoman

Imagine In The Park

Imagine In The Park is a free children's arts festival held annually in Gage Park on the first Saturday in June. Our festival features on hands-on workshops hosted by professional local artists in various forms of the arts such as: dance, music, storytelling, poetry, drawing, performance arts and much more. For 2021 we're going digital with pre-recorded workshops led by our artists.

Smiling Businesswoman


Industry is an idea for how things could work in the arts. We want to present and support art that is relevant and different, striving to push the envelope both in our art and our artistic governance, building a company in which power is shared. We want to be a place you feel excited, challenged, heard, and safe. Our times require discussion. Our communities require expression. Industry is theatre for the modern world.

Smiling Businesswoman

Rook’s Theatre

Rook's Theatre is an independent theatre company in Hamilton that centres story-driven work in found or non-traditional spaces to amplify the relationship between community and theatre.

Smiling Businesswoman

Studio k2

Artist-run studio (artist karen Klucowicz is practising visual artist) offering art experiences for individuals, team building art events —classes & workshops, art staycations) —and opportunities for professional artists — a contemporary art gallery & studio share, networking and creative retreats.

Whilst we celebrate the incredible presenters during Hamilton Arts Week (June 3-12, 2021), we will highlight the amazing groups and orgs that deliver arts programming across the Hamilton region, and let people know how they can support them. We are calling upon our creative community to amplify our urgent request for support from audiences and businesses who may be in a position to donate. Vital donations should not have to come from affected artists and groups from within our own community.

Hamilton Arts Council | 115 King St E, 3rd Floor, Hamilton, Ont, L8N 1A9 | 905-481-3218 |

  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle

© 2020 Hamilton Arts Council and/or the indiviudal featured artists. All rights reserved. Hamilton Arts Council is a not for profit charitable organization. Registered charity number 118951425RR0001

Our website was designed by unicorns. They are real. And make websites.