What We Do

The Hamilton Arts Council is the central hub for creating new partnerships among individual artists, organizations, and businesses in our region. Our membership represents a variety of creative disciplines including visual arts, fine craft, theatre, dance, music, and literary arts.

The arts are a vital part of the culture and economy of our city and, as registered charitable arts organization since 1973, the Hamilton Arts Council plays a vital role in strengthening Hamilton's arts and culture communities by making the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community.

The Hamilton Arts Council is currently engaged in the following community initiatives:

I AM AN ARTIST

An awareness campaign to the profile 30 artists in Hamilton and call attention to the contributions made by our artists through a the launch of a new micro-site, a public art banner project, and use of social media.

HAMILTON ARTS WEEK

Hamilton Arts Week is an annual civic celebration of art and culture that takes place June 2 - 8, 2018. 

ANNUAL CULTURE GUIDE

The Culture Guide is distributed for free to the general public and connects audiences across the region with artists, venues and events in Hamilton's culture scene.

HAMILTON LITERARY AWARDS

2018 will mark the 25th year of the Hamilton Literary Awards which recognizes outstanding published works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

ECHO ARTIST TALKS

The Echo Artist Talks series programs locally and nationally recognized artists exhibiting in the area to give talk-back sessions on their process and their work.

ART BUS TOURS

Bi-Monthly studio, gallery and featured exhibition tours of in the Hamilton region and beyond.

Interested in getting involved with the Hamilton Arts Council, we are always on the lookout for volunteer Arts and Culture Ambassadors to help us with events and activities. Email enquiries to admin@hamiltonartscouncil.ca