Culture Guide

The Hamilton Arts Council Culture Guide promotes and celebrates music, visual arts, literature and the performing arts in the Hamilton region. Published annually, the Guide tells the stories of the artists, performers and musicians that call Hamilton home. 

Now going on to our fifth year of publication, the Guide has proven to be the go-to source on the market that focuses exclusively on arts and culture in Hamilton. This year’s Guide will feature: 

  • A larger design and more content-driven format to better represent the diversity and scope of arts and culture in the city.
  • Original editorial articles highlighting what’s new and notable in the Hamilton arts scene as well as profiles on prominent and emerging artists.
  • A handy Culture Calendar highlighting major festivals, performances and productions for the coming year
  • A distribution model facilitated by a local publication of 20,000 copies throughout the greater Hamilton region



We're asking our members to submit their event listings for the 2018-19 Culture Guide to be added to the popular Culture Calendar at the back of the publication.

To have your event added, your Hamilton Arts Council membership must be in good standing to publish events in the calendar. To renew your membership, contact or phone us at 905-481-3218.

Events must be taking place between September 2018 and August 2019

Please submit your event listings via emai or add them to the Google Form by July 27, 2018 (any listings received past this date, will not be published)
We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your exciting programming this year!


2017-18 Culture Guide

The 2017-18 Culture Guide is filled with up-to-date listings and a timely calendar for arts and culture events in 2017-18.

View the 2017-18 Culture Guide

To view the Guide, or download your PDF copy, click on the image below.


The Hamilton Arts Council is grateful to have partnered with View Magazine in the distribution of the 2017-18 Culture Guide to ensure broad circulation across the region.

The Hamilton Arts Council is grateful to have partnered with the Hamilton branch of Reprodux in the production of the 2017-18 Culture Guide. We couldn't have done it without their generosity and expertise!